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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #7 of 46 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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Ghent, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Good place to get a bird's eye view of the city of Birmingham. We just passed through as a quick stop-over on our way to Vicksburg and spent about 20 minutes here. Didn't go up the tower, we just wanted to see the view and you don't need to go up the tower for that.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our business group came by the park in the evening after dinner around 9pm. We went up the statue to see the city. The view was nice. The walkway on top of the statue is see-through. If you are squeamish, don't go up. Couldn't enjoy the park at night. Park closed at 10 so we had to rush.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see and so much history. The view of the city was nothing but breathtaking. The city of Birmingham has come so far. Loved it!

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Berlin, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

great museum, beautiful park and astounding iron sculpture. if you are staying in one of the nearby neighborhoods, The Vulcan should be on your list of places to see. after our visit to see the Iron Man we poked in and out of little shops in Five Points. one of the shops had lots of Star Trek stuff, including a... More

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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155 reviews 155 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Vulcan, the largest cast iron statue in the world, forged for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, overlooks Birmingham, Alabama, from the top of a hill. He also moons Homewood, Alabama, from the opposite side, but that just adds an extra facet of interest to this park. The park is beautiful and well maintained, and has a spectacular... More

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Houston
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The view from the observation tower was spectacular on this beautiful fall day and the grounds are so well maintained and pleasant to look at. The small museum explains the history of steel production in Birmingham which is very interesting and also showcases the history of Italian immigrants.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Vulcan, Roman God of fire and forge, stands on a mountain overlooking Birmingham. This 100,000 pound statue was forged from steel in 1904 for the World's Fair. One can climb the stairs which number over 150 or take the elevator. This brings him to the point underneath the statue but still provides a great view of the city. The grounds... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very nice park, great view of the city, and the history of steel production in Birmingham. If you like any of those things, then go to this parks.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The view from the park and observation tower was great. We went on a fall day - I would not have gone up in the winter. The wind really whips up there. The museum is interesting and takes an hour or less. A good introduction to Birmingham history. Right now they have a special exhibit on the Italian history. Worth... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place was really neat to visit when i was in the area. The museum was small but had lots of interesting information. The staff working were very nice as well. We went up in the vulcan statue. Loved the view that overlooked the city.

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