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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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1:00 pm - 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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A must see in Birmingham.

Visited this amazing place with my son on a misty afternoon. Even with the low cloud and light rain the view was spectacular. Admission was very reasonable and the entire museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited this amazing place with my son on a misty afternoon. Even with the low cloud and light rain the view was spectacular. Admission was very reasonable and the entire museum and gardens were very well presented. I will go back again.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very interesting facts about the Vulcan statue's history. Also wonderful city views of Birmingham. Many people get wed at this location, especially on Valentine's Day or on some other dates that only come once in awhile, like 1/11/11 etc.

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Pell City, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Alabama spent a lot of money repairing and updating this park. It's about as nice as it can be made. There is an elevator that takes you to the top for a very panoramic view of the area. It's truly a great view. They have put in a nice museum that houses interesting items like a full sized foot &... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The WPA constructed much of this park, with a lot of beautiful stone work that adds to the beauty. The observation tower and charming little museum is a nice 2 hour diversion.

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Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was great. Actually went back twice. We are traveling with 2 small dogs and were allowed to take them on the grounds with us. Amazing sculpture and fabulous views of the city from top of statue. great gift shop. Definitely recmend this.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. I had been to Birmingham several times but this was my first time at this park. It's free to drive up the hill and get out and take pictures. It may be a charge to go up to the deck surrounding the statue.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Vulcan is a local treasure and a great place to take visitors for a view of the city as well as an educational visit to the attached museum. The grounds are beautiful and great for a picnic lunch too. Best view in Birmingham from the walkway around Vulcan.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A must visit if you are Birmingham. Story of what iron has meant through the years to this town. Lots of history and hands on for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I didn't really know anything about Birmingham history before I went here and I came out feeling much better informed. The origins of the city and its wealth (at least for most of the time) were well explained, including how the Italians came to Birmingham. The sculptor of the Vulcan statue (Moretti) was also covered. The view is exceptional and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not to much going on from on top of the mountain. Pretty boring unfortunately. I wish there was more to do up there or better sights to see.

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