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Vulcan Park and Museum

Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Venice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Had a few friends recommend we go here on our day trip to Bham. It was super neat! Had no idea what it was about before we arrived and were greeted with the largest cast iron statue in the state! Grounds are very nice, even in winter. The view from the observation deck was magnificent! You can even see Legion... More 

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Oxford, England
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful location, extremely friendly and helpful staff - and a great introduction to the local industrial history of the Pittsburgh of the South. Good views from the observation deck - if you're not good with heights then this might not be for you

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Perfect little quick trip and history lesson. Make the climb, don't take the elevator to the top. Once you are up there, enjoy the view. We visited late in the day, dusk, it was perfect to see it in natural light and then to see the views at the town lit up. You only need about 45 minutes to get... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The view was great but the best park was the history of the city. A great place to start you visit to Birmingham.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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90 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great attraction with a nice little museum about the statue and the city. I advise on taking the elevator to the top of the statue's pedestal. Only downside is the only picture you can get of the statue up close at the top of the pedestal is of his backside. Nice little gift shop after the museum where you can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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129 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This public works project from the 1930's is a true gem of the city. If only they could have restored the cascade fountain flowing from the base of the Vulcan statue/tower to complete the full Art Deco feel of the park. Nevertheless, this beautiful ( and free) park overlook perched on the top of a bluff offers a fantastic view... More 

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INVERNESS
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First time in Birmingham. Worth a visit. Found it very interesting. Deffinetly worth a visit atleast once. Workers very nice and helpful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Vulcan Park is a park that sits on a mountain. It has a large sculpture of the God Vulcan. For $6.00 per person you have access to the museum and an elevator that takes you to the top of the statue to an observation deck. There are also stairs you can use.The view of the city is amazing. Parking is... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Birmingham, AL is called Iron City. Vulcan is the symbol of the city and the industry. A post Civil War city

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Phenix City, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lots of eye candy and local history in the climate-controlled museum. Greats sights of Birmingham, would highly recommend a visit on a clear, breezy day to see everything from Vulcan.

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