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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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Historic iron manufacturing facility
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place! The self guided tour is really well done, just the right level of detail. This is a place worth seeing for children and adults. If you are in Birmingham, go and see it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kaUS_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Sloss Furnace was very interesting. There are several plaques with interesting information about what was available for white workers and black workers. We have come a long way... no longer does color matter when it comes to jobs. Hurrah!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeraldine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

TripAdvisor informed us about Sloss Furnaces, and we’re glad we went. We enjoy factory tours, and this is a self-guided one, of an abandoned pig iron factory. Although no longer a working factory, and looking quite derelict, it’s really interesting to visit, as they have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank streich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting details of the industry that shaped Birmingham. Unusual walk through the historic furnace site.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank carold780
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sloss Furnace is a great way to spend the afternoon in Birmingham Alabama, a awesome park, right downtown, very interesting place to get a real idea of how our steel industry came about, well worth the time and easy to get to on and off...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stclair1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we went here. It's interesting and fun and you learn something - if you try - about the city and history. The entrance is not the best designed - and parking is tight - but go for the experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank michigantraveler05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend grew up in Birmingham but had never been to the furnaces, so when we came down to the South for a week, she wanted to go. I had no idea what to expect, but I ended up loving it! The sign interpretation was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Sloss Furnaces was really cool! I've always seen them from far away when I visited Birmingham but it was amazing to get an up close view and take our self guided tour. I would've liked to have taken the guided tour as advertised...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kitsulie
Reviewed March 14, 2019

Wow, what an incredible place. We got to get inside the workings of the furnace and see how it all was designed to produce pig iron. This is a unique place and definitely worth a visit. as a Historic landmark and museum this is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank eliselvachon
Reviewed March 10, 2019

This place looks like it was shut down temporarily with plans to restart. It is complete except for the coke ovens and a few other ore things. The hand stoked ovens are still intact as are the air heaters and converters. The Coriolis steam engines...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rebekka T
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Brian O |
It IS pet friendly - says the self-guided tour map I got 8/2018. There are ‘pet waste systems’ and pet bowls at the drink stations! Pets must be leashed please and not allowed inside the visitor center.
January 27, 2018|
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Response from scarletdivas | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weather, if it is dry you'll enjoy more of the colors imo, the movie in the visitor centre is nice, we took a couple a hours, becoause we like to take the time to take pictures
Tara F
October 22, 2017|
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Free and fantastic