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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #7 of 46 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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Gulfport, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see and so much history. The view of the city was nothing but breathtaking. The city of Birmingham has come so far. Loved it!

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new haven, ct
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

great museum, beautiful park and astounding iron sculpture. if you are staying in one of the nearby neighborhoods, The Vulcan should be on your list of places to see. after our visit to see the Iron Man we poked in and out of little shops in Five Points. one of the shops had lots of Star Trek stuff, including a... More

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Vulcan, the largest cast iron statue in the world, forged for the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, overlooks Birmingham, Alabama, from the top of a hill. He also moons Homewood, Alabama, from the opposite side, but that just adds an extra facet of interest to this park. The park is beautiful and well maintained, and has a spectacular... More

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Houston
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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The view from the observation tower was spectacular on this beautiful fall day and the grounds are so well maintained and pleasant to look at. The small museum explains the history of steel production in Birmingham which is very interesting and also showcases the history of Italian immigrants.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Vulcan, Roman God of fire and forge, stands on a mountain overlooking Birmingham. This 100,000 pound statue was forged from steel in 1904 for the World's Fair. One can climb the stairs which number over 150 or take the elevator. This brings him to the point underneath the statue but still provides a great view of the city. The grounds... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very nice park, great view of the city, and the history of steel production in Birmingham. If you like any of those things, then go to this parks.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The view from the park and observation tower was great. We went on a fall day - I would not have gone up in the winter. The wind really whips up there. The museum is interesting and takes an hour or less. A good introduction to Birmingham history. Right now they have a special exhibit on the Italian history. Worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place was really neat to visit when i was in the area. The museum was small but had lots of interesting information. The staff working were very nice as well. We went up in the vulcan statue. Loved the view that overlooked the city.

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North Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The grounds are absolutely beautiful, the location on top of the scenic hill amazing, enjoyed the museum, has some interesting things in it - kids will love this place. The view from the observation tower is well worth the small admission price. There's a Vulcan trail just before you get to the museum (bottom of hill) that gives joggers or... More

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Fayetteville, NC
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5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While visiting with friends in Alabama, the decision was made that we would all go and see Vulcan. DH and I had never heard of it before. It was over into the evening when we arrived, so there were only a few people still visiting. I would highly recommend that anyone in the area make the stop. The views are... More

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