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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St...
The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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1st trip to Vulcan.

I took my daughter to Vulcan for the first time. She LOVED it! The scavenger hunt was a great idea to get the kids to ask questions and keep their attention. She looks for Vulcan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The park is clean, pleasant, and has a good view of the city, but it is also fairly small and overall uninteresting. I wish there had been some trails leading up the hill to the park. Maybe there are, but we couldn't find them? The museum is very, very small, so don't expect much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I took my daughter to Vulcan for the first time. She LOVED it! The scavenger hunt was a great idea to get the kids to ask questions and keep their attention. She looks for Vulcan now anytime we are riding downtown.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great historical landmark in Birmingham. A must do for out-of-state travelers. Learning experience for all ages.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

In town visiting my brother and spent the day exploring the city. It was awesome to see Birmingham from that view. Got some great photos of the Birmingham and even my 6 month old son enjoyed it :)

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Best views in Birmingham. This is a lovely little park for a picnic if the weather is nice. The back of the statue reveals Vulcan's bare butt -- it's a hoot.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

OK, I didn't know anything about this statue before going to Birmingham. The Vulcan statue is the world’s largest cast iron statue. We did not climb to the top, but we enjoyed the views of downtown Birmingham from the park. A lovely place to visit. And there is also an elevator, so it is accessible to folks using wheelchairs!

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

See the entire valley from atop the Vulcan statue. There is also a nice little museum that explains steel production mining, how the statue was made and assembled as well as some Bham history.

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We enjoyed the grounds, the museum and the statue. You can climb the stairs to the top of the statue or take an elevator. Once you are up there the 360 degree views are just wonderful. The museum is a good way to learn about the history of Birmingham and the industries which grew with the City.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Not much to see...nice view on Birmingham from atop the tower...a little history of the Greek Vulcan and Birmingham. ..not much else...

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SCHAUMBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend and I took the elevator to the top of this 125' statue (you can take the stairs if you like). The view was incredible just remember you are really high up. It was a bit intimidating when you walk out on the platform which is like steel grating. Just don't look down and you will be fine! If... More 

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