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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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Description: This park is built around the ruins of Birmingham's first 19th-century...
This park is built around the ruins of Birmingham's first 19th-century iron factory.
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Trade Day Fun!

Tannehill was beautiful! Even though it was rainy we had a blast. The museum has a lot of history and the trails are good for hikers of any experience level. The trade day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tannehill was beautiful! Even though it was rainy we had a blast. The museum has a lot of history and the trails are good for hikers of any experience level. The trade day event was great. It had vendors from all over and a lot of unique items! Be sure to check out the craft cabins!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This park is one of the finest, most educational historic parks ever constructed. It's historical value alone, added into the mystique and ambiance of the surrounding hills, teleports one or a family or group, back to a time in our nation's not too distant past. The volunteer re-enactors (when present) add imeasurably to the surrounding atmosphere. The little shops throughout... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Birmingham Alabama is closest city. Shopping centers, small towns are a few miles away. Tannehill was a civil war confederate iron producing town that was so important, that the Union army sent a cavalry to destroy it. It lay as a ghostly site of ruins for long many years. Everything needed to make Iron is located within a few mile... More 

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Saint Amant, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We rented a cabin for two nights. We were not ready to leave. This is such a beautiful park. We took our girls on a few trails. We woke up to deer's outside of our cabin.

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Trussville, Alabama
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For the 6th year in a row, our family volunteered at the Baby Steps Memorial Run 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run, which my son and daughter-in-law and another couple started after losing children. (Funds raised go to the Amelia Center, a counseling center for parents who have lost children, children who have lost parent or siblings, etc.) As usual,... More 

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McCalla, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have been visiting Tanniehill Park before it was a park!! I am 58 and have loved it a long time! I have 2 nieces that were married in the little church. One 30 years ago and one 15 years ago. My niece a photographer, uses it for many of her photo shoots! We have had parties there, family reunions,... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Tannehill Park is a nice break to get away. There are civil war iron furnaces and a museum. There's also trails to hike or bike, a creek to fish, campgrounds, a small train on weekends that children love, trade days once a month and craft cabins open on weekends. We love to take our grandchildren for a picnic, a hike... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So much to do we stayed an extra day and went to the horse section and resaw the park in a whole new way on horseback. Well worth the stop over. it was hot muggy but beautiful, kids loved the horseback riding, with the trails at tannehill.

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Sulphur, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

museum within state park. plenty of displays on iron works history in the Birmingham area. very enjoyable.

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited as a day outing with family from out of state. This would be a great place to camp. Stuff for everyone to do from Hiking to biking to history to relaxing by creek. Noticed there is also trade days on the weekends, would love to come back and check that out. Spent some time just relaxing by the creek... More 

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