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“veryy nice trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum
1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #8 of 94 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
phil campbell, alabama
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“veryy nice trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

it was a reat trip if you go there a must is the biringham zoo very nice went to both that day and had a great tine wife loved it

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great stop during a day trip to Birmingham.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My girlfriend & I took our dog (allowed on the grounds leashed; not permitted in the museum or tower) on a beautiful spring Saturday day trip to Birmingham. Walked around the hilltop grounds for some great views of Birmingham (that provide an excellent means of orientation to the layout of the city for visitors). Then, enjoyed the small museum. Then, enjoyed the hike up the tower to the observation deck immediately below the Vulcan. $7 for an enjoyable stop for an hour or so during our day trip. Also, looks like the grounds would make a nice picnic spot most of the year. Cheers.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Vulcan visit...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was a little boring.The museum is self explanatory,but it could have a lot more history I would think.
Big surprise was the view from Vulcan at night!

Visited September 2012
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Newnan, Georgia
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“No Place To Sit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This exhibit and museum have been redeveloped and greatly modernized. The elevator is a wonderful addition. The museum is very well done and informative.The museum and statue are a short walk about 100 yards from the parking lot. There are no benches outside and only 2 benches in the museum. These two benches are padded but only about 10 inches off the floor, for senior citizens it is nearly impossible to get up. This was not very well planned to assist persons that have difficulty standing for long periods.

Visited March 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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“Better seen from outside complex”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Well Vulcan does have the largest cast iron statue in the world, and also allows visitors to take an elevator up to the top of the tower for some nice scenic views of Birmingham, I feel the entrance charge to the museum was not worth the trouble. The museum is quite dull and boring, and theres a reason that as soon as you get into the museum, a person representing the Birmingham Tourism department greets visitors (maybe cause they realize theres not much to see at Vulcan and people wont stay long?) Truly is more of a waste of time then anything.

Visited March 2013
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