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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Great 1st date

My husband had never been to Vulcan, so I suggested we head up there on our 1st date. What a great bonding experience, high above the Birmingham skyline. We've been back several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jennielowery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband had never been to Vulcan, so I suggested we head up there on our 1st date. What a great bonding experience, high above the Birmingham skyline. We've been back several times.

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Thank Jennielowery
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our cub scout troop to Vulcan. The boys were able to learn about the coal and steel industries and history of Birmingham. They loved the lookout over the city from atop Vulcan!

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Thank AUTigerGal75
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall this was a good place to visit and explore on a nice sunny day in Homewood/Birmingham. The video showing the history of Vulcan and the museum was very educational. The elevator ride up to the top of Vulcan was also nice.

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Thank channond2016
Fayetteville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This park was pretty and interesting, the view from the statue was very cool, not a lot to do other than that but it was informative. Not more than an hour or two to spend here

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Thank tyej299
Irondale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been going to Vulcan for over 50 years and it's still an exciting trip every time I go. This time I went I was using the cityscape and various locations in the park as a background for a video I was shooting for my school system. There are so many beautiful scenes around and the view of Birmingham is... More 

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Thank gburden
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you're interested in Birmingham history. The museum is very well done. And kids always enjoy a ride up to the Vulcan. Plan for about an hour or so or bring a picnic lunch and hang out longer

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Thank Jennifer W
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I go here with my friends and girlfriend quite frequently and every time I go the view is more and more beautiful. You can clearly see the skyline of Birmingham and there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding area as well. I love Vulcan Park and Museum very much.

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Thank D C P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Birmingham's history is very interesting and the Vulcan is part of it. Great view and museum large area for pick nicks and just a relaxing time away from the city while you are still in it.

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Thank franksI2835HZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful attraction that is much more fun than you would think ! The museum is really well done and surprisingly quite interesting, and the story of how the Vulcan came to be built and ended up in Birmingham is pretty fascinating. The Observation Tower is my favorite part, and not for the faint of heart - kids and adults both... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views spectacular.Living in florida kindof a horizontal walking kind of girl...so up up in the tower,loved it and the historical museum ; outstanding.great afternoon to do place

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