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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #9 of 44 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Lookouts
Description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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Manteca, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We lived our visit here. Beautiful park . The Iron man is huge . Glass elevator to the top, step out on a see through iron walkway. Not for everyone but the view is out of this world. Nice museum to find out about the Iron man. Interesting story.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stopped here for a break while on a road trip. A great example of the way the WPA added beauty to our nation. You can pay $6 to go up the tower and visit the museum or just walk around and enjoy the sights.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an old but great spot in Birmingham. You have the great old statue and museum and not to mention wonderful views of the city.

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Orcutt, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just happened to come across this spot. It was worthwhile. The view from the top of Birmingham was great. The museum was great for my little 6 year old. Best part was climbing the 159 steps to the top of the Vulcan statue. Interesting history of the area. We loved the computer interactive exhibit that had us locate the different... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum was interesting but the highlight was the view at the top of the Vulcan overlooking downtown Birmingham.

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Cleveland, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great views of the city! Beautiful at sunset! It would probably be too hot at the top during lunchtime.

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Orange Park, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I didn't realize central Alabama had such a high mountain. Fantastic view of Birmingham, also a nice little picnic area if you'd like to lunch al fresco.

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The observation deck was a little frightening, but I do have a fear of heights. It is still an amazing statue and park. it was a great stop and the staff was very kind and informative.

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Canon, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Tickets are good all day until 10 pm. that night.. Museum was ok.. View of Birmingham was fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Sculpted by Italian artisans more than 90 years ago, this landmark symbolizing Birmingham's minerals and metals industry, provides not only a lovely setting, but also panoramic views of the city below. There is also an excellent museum and visitor center. And...no matter how hot and humid it is elsewhere, there is always a cool breeze at the summit here.

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