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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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Canon, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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333 reviews 333 reviews
140 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Old VIRGINIA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Well, my wife spotted it - I was busy watching where we were going in the traffic - so, we went back the next day. Drove up Red Mountain and into Vulcan Park. To visit the mini-museum and ride the elevator to Vulcan's observation deck is $5 or $6 depending on your age :-) It's a good view of downtown... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For 6 dollars you get to go up to the lookout on the statue and entrance to the small but interesting museum. Plus the ticket is good all day so if you want to go back at sunset for the view you can. A bargain. We were lucky to visit on a very clear day so we got great views.... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is the place to start any touring you do in Birmingham, Al. The statue is over 100 years old. It has a great lookout over the city of Birmingham and very good small museum on the history of Birmingham as well. At the time we went is was $6 per person which included the observatory and museum. Overall was... More

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Sullivan,Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Accidentally stumbled across this while exploring Birmingham. It was after the museum closed, so I didn't get to experience that, but the price was reduced. The statue is bigger than you would imagine, but it's the view up top that is the real thing to pay for. We rode the elevator to the top, but you can also take the... More

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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I guess if you love state history, this might be a good stop for you, but we felt the fee to go up to see Vulcan up close (and get a view of the surrounding area). It just felt like a cash grab. I would not bother going back.

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Columbus, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

All they really need is windows, a nice evening or a sunset, and you have it made. A lovely setting and the Vulcan Statue has always intrigued me, a beautiful thing in and of itself. I was there for a rehearsal dinner. Sorry, but I hear the glasses were dirty. They were not by the time we arrived but not... More

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COLUMBIA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Vulcan is a big iron statue and also houses a small museum on the history of mining and the creation of Birmingham. Going to the top of the statue provides a clear panoramic view of the city.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Reasonable price you get a history lesson of how the Magic City came to be and how Birmingham got the nickname. Goes into great detail about how steel is made and about the lives of the workers in the furnaces. From the top of Vulcan you get a nice view of downtown, around the park there are info tables that... More

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