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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
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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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited here back in OCT 2013 just to burn some time. The museum is very informative, and has a lot of artifacts and history of the blue collar hands that built this city. It really gives you a feel of how this country was formed. The statue is a cool site, and i did go to the top for... More

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Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Birmingham for 40 years and finally went to see the Vulcan Park. It was worth the trip. What a nice view of the city. The museum was small but well presented.

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HOOVER
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been several times to Vulcan and enjoy each visit, especially when taking out-of-towners. We enjoy the history of the museum and always enjoy the view from the top!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the Vulcan Park and Museum on a Sunday night. The museum closed at 6pm and so we walked the grounds and visited the observation tower for $4 each. It was a nice view of the city and excellent view for the sunset.

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We climbed the Vulcan and bought the achievement certificate from the gift shop to frame. Novelty fun with a view from the top! A must to see & do while in Birmingham :)

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went up afterdark to view the city lights. Had family with us who were not interested in going up the statue, who had been up earlier during the day. Found it Odd that there is an enterance fee just to walk the grounds after 6pm and it is the same fee as if yiu actualy go up the statue. $4... More

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Loxley, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very fun, we very much enjoyed the view! Can't wait to go back again. only 6 dollars you can't beat that..not only was it fun it was a good history lesson for the kid.

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Pensacola, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were on a tight schedule so we walked around the free viewing center and then left. The museum looked interesting and bet the view from the top of the Vulcan was even better but we just spent 20 mins. and then headed home. There are lots of hiking trails to explore if the weather is nice. This is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had no idea that Birmingham was a post-Civil War developed city. With an old English name, I presumed an old world connection. After visting this museum, I learned about the roots and heritage of this area. I found fascinating facts about the old ore mines and how "pig iron" was made. Also, the town founders were quite ingenious on... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I thought The Vulcan was a very neat place. I love knowing what the history behind The Vulcan is. It is amazing what Birmingham is now, compared to what it used to be. The view is amazing! The admission is not a bad price at all. I LOVED the staff! It was older people, which I thought was great, not... More

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