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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #10 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
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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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My first adventure to Vulcan was apart of a great date night through the city. I must say the night view of the city is beautiful and the photo opportunities are endless atop of Vulcan Park. It's a definite must see. Later I actually visited the museum portion with family and my nieces and nephews really enjoyed themselves. The museum... More

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bronx ny
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Got to visit but decide it not to go up as it was a cloudy cold day. But the grounds are nice. Wish there was an option to see the small museum without going or paying to go up the tower.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Vulcan Park and Museum was renovated a few years ago and the renovation was very well done. If you are from out of town or if you live in the area and have out of town guests, this is a good landmark to show them. The view at the top of Vulcan is stunning. On a clear day, you can... More

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stopping by Vulcan is a must for visitors to the Magic City. The park offers a nice place for a picnic and a walk. Climb to the top of Vulcan or take the elevator, but make sure you go to the top and get a wonderful view of the city. Take your camera because you will want to take photos... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lots of city history detailed here. A towering statue you can pay to rise above the city even further. Come check it out.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a resident of Birmingham, this is one of the places I take visitors. The park is attractive and the views of the city from the park and from the observation deck are beautiful. The park is also a good venue for events.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited the Vulcan Park and Museum only once. I have a friend that goes quite often just to walk up and down the stairs in the tower that supports the Vulcan statue. Vulcan is literally the god of fire and volcanoes; however I believe this name was copied from the patron god of the English steel-making city of... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The statue, base and park have been restored to original glory and it it the quintessential must see in B'ham. Climb the stairs or ride the elevator to the observation deck. If you have any fear of heights, don't look down!!! Very safe, but looking thru a grated floor and test your nerves.

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Vulcan Park and statue is a small but wonderful attraction to stop by. We went in the evening after sun down - so we did not go into the visitor center - the overlook was beautiful with a glistening view of Birmingham and beyond. The elevator quickly takes you to the observation deck for lovely panoramic views. The well manicured... More

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Paris, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Amazing views of the city. The statue is huge and the gift shop is nice. Small but nice. When the weather is nice I' m sure it's a great picnic area too.

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