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Kelly Ingram Park

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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Plan to spend at least an hour walking around the park. Please take notice of the statue of the 4 girls killed in the bombing. Your heart will break.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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salem, va
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salem, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to spend at least an hour walking around the park. Please take notice of the statue of the 4 girls killed in the bombing. Your heart will break.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They've done a nice job of commemorating the horrors of the attacks on Civil Rights protestors via stunning statues and a few explanatory placards. It is a public park, and there are folks there asking for money. It's safe, but be prepared to be approached. One guy is actually a fantastic font of information about the park; he said his... More 

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Overbrook, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This sculptures in this park are fantastic in their beauty and the way the represent those horrible times in 1960s Birmingham. They were engaging and dramatic. I especially loved the sculpture of the 4 little teenager girls. The one of the dogs was horrifying but real, it was very well done.

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Thank Shandy V
Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems that Birmingham wants to transform the entire city into a memorial for its dark history rather than spend just a little money on a bright future. There are more reminders in this city of the abuse of African-Americans (which was absolutely horrible) than there are happy-fun-enjoyable attractions. History is important, but if you spend too much time there... More 

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Thank Jamie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Paired this with the visit to the museum across the street. The walking tour with the audio was very helpful. The sculptures were very dramatic and emotional. The park is beautiful and clean.

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Thank Deena T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Walking one of the civil rights trails from the courthouse. Very nice park but walk was ruined by a guy shooting at some other guys. Maybe not an everyday occurrence but was enough for me to get out of Birmingham.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The sculptures in this park tell the stories of people that sacrificed for freedom in a way words do not necessarily convey. Definitely a must-visit area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

It's a nice park right beside the Civil Rights Institute... but I was followed and approached on a number of occasions by men asking if I wanted a personal civil rights tour... Be careful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Walk in the foot steps on the mother, father and so on who help to make this city no world a better place to live thank you Birmingham for having a place I can take my kids so they can see their future or just a precognition of what to come for all if we don't get it right (2016)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Since the Sixth Street Church is an active church with limited access for tourists, this park is the place you should spend some time if you are interested in Birmingham's place in the civil rights movement.

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