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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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Beautiful park with nice sculptures.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank GWhitcroft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Tyrus J
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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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Thank davetcmom
Lexington, KY, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with several sculptures depicting a few key events and people of the civil rights movement in Birmingham.

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Thank Ronda S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a really nice little park with lots to read and see...and hear. We were welcomed by a self-proclaimed homeless historian who recited the information from almost every marker by memory. He then asked to be paid for his services, which we did. 👍🏼

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

There are four walking tours that begin at this park. One is contained within the park. This is the only one we took with my three elementary children. Go clockwise and start at #1 walking around the circle in the sculpture park. It tells a great story and they could grasp it. Be ready for requests from homeless folks. Consider... More 

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Thank Scott D
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I would highly recommend taking a stroll through the park to view the sculptures after you have walked through the Civil Rights Institute. It was great to see artistic depictions of events that we had just learned about - my favorite sculpture was of children behind bars - very powerful and moving. Yes, there are a few homeless people in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This park is a logical conclusion after your visit to the Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church. When you view the statues it should bring about introspection about what actually happened.

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