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Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

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Address: 12632 Confederate Parkway, Mc Calla, AL 35111
Phone Number: 205 477 5711
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This park is built around the ruins of Birmingham's first 19th-century iron...

This park is built around the ruins of Birmingham's first 19th-century iron factory.

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A little off the beaten path but worth a visit. The museum is very interesting and informative. Be sure to get a map of the grounds on your way in to find the original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We have been camping at Tannehill for 25+ years so we have an accurate reference from a historical perspective. During our yearly Thanksgiving trip, we were appalled at the appearance of several sites. There was so much trash, clutter, and junky campsites that it was an embarrassment for our friends who joined us for the first time. Obviously the requirement... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the prettiest parks that I've visited. Great place to do some adventuring. Bathrooms not so nice. Camping crowded. Had to park in between trees with a 26 footer. If you call, make sure they don't put you in overflow. Much worse. Would go back only to show others how pretty it is.

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Thank Raider1964
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A little off the beaten path but worth a visit. The museum is very interesting and informative. Be sure to get a map of the grounds on your way in to find the original ironworks. It is a small hike to get there.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place to camp. We visit TH several times per year. The campsites are a bit tight in the full hookup but really shaded. The electric/water sites are our favorite but if we're feeling lazy and dont want to deal with the tootie-toter we go full hookup. There's a creek that runs through the park and many campsites are along... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The park is a little ways from the interstate but worth the drive. There is lots to see and do here. They have moved some of the log cabins from other places. They have several festivals and craft sales in the log cabins. There is a stream running through the park that is nice for fishing and swimming. They have... More 

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Mccalla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wonderful quite place to get away. Gret camp sites clean bath houses with lots of trails to hike or a lazy river to play in. Iron works museam on property and scheduled events through out the year

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Thank 655lewisjj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The area is beautiful and has a few areas that can be fished. Lots of people set up their RVs and camp. Trade days are good for walking around and browsing local wares ranging from hair bows to plants and crafts. The price to get in is affordable but there aren't many trails to hike and the museum costs extra.... More 

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Thank Misswags
texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Very clean and interesting park. I hiked along many of the well-kept trails and never saw another person. The stream water was cool and clear. The historical buildings alone are worth the trip. It's not far off of I-20/59 between Birmingham & Tuscaloosa. Very easily accessed and I would highly recommend visiting if you are interested in a little civil... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place is much bigger than we anticipated, there is far more to see here than we had allowed for. The site has buildings over a very large park, and it would easily take a day to see it all. We found the actual Museum building to be extremly interesting, there are many historical artifacts covering the hisory of the... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The park was in very nice shape, cleanliness, very friendly staff. Will come back again when in the area

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