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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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Address: 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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+1 205-324-1911
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Historic iron manufacturing facility

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An Impressive Historic Landmark

Coming from England and being interested in Industrial History, the Sloss Furnaces were recommended to us for a visit. We read the background to the site on line, but in the end... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 11, 2016
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Coming from England and being interested in Industrial History, the Sloss Furnaces were recommended to us for a visit. We read the background to the site on line, but in the end we had little time in the City and therefore we were limited to an exterior view. Most impressive and, in it's own way, very photogenic. We will be... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Birmingham is just rocking their downtown area. Being a city gal I truly enjoy urban settings Sloss has it all! Super cool open concert venue interesting eerie with the industrial rusted steel menagerie looming in the back ground. Love!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The Sloss furnaces are interesting but I found the self-guided tour to be very frustrating. The brochure refers to arrows and signs that I never found. A site plan and a few "you are here" maps would have been really helpful. Never found half the stuff before I gave up. Glad it was free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

I really enjoyed exploring this site and its great for photography. I learned a lot about iron works and Birmingham's industrial history.

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Ranburne, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

this is the best place to go to a haunted house..... they have a big screen playing horror movies.... people dressed up in costumes to scare the crap out of you while you are waiting for your turn to go threw the haunted house

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

This is a must see! A totally unique experience. We didn't go on the tour, but next time we probably will. We just walked around (in some places we probably weren't allowed to) for about an hour and a half. Very cool place for someone that likes this ascetic.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

The furnaces are an amazingly preserved part of American industry. When the furnace shut down years ago, they simply left the site in tact, as it had been since the 1920s. Preserving the site for tourists was apparently a long, difficult struggle, but it is now an open museum to the public. But they seem to be under-funded, because the... More 

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2 Thank PhilipyFelipe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great place but when we went to the NEW visitors center all the doors were locked. We saw employees inside but they wouldn't open the doors even though the website said "open". One lady had her arms crossed and said no. Why have a center if you don't let people in. At the old visitors center...Jane was very helpful, informative... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

here for a run at Halloween-- got to look around with no one there-- good old historical venue-- kids might be less impressed-- but so what.........

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is worth a stop by anyone travelling through Birmingham. It should be one of the first stops by any history buffs visiting the city. This landmark is a monument for what made America great. Expect to spend a lot of time. It is free.

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