Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham: Hours, Address, Vulcan Park and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Vulcan Park and Museum
4.5
Lookouts • Parks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The largest cast-iron statue in the world created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair placed on top of Red Mountain with a beautiful view of downtown Birmingham. Also, inside Vulcan Center, is an interactive museum that contains the historical timeline of the city of Birmingham.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Brad H
Nashville, TN251 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2021 • Solo
For $6 dollars this is a wonderful value. Fun historic site and educational experience. Staff was welcoming and available to answer questions. Highly recommend.
Written November 21, 2021
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zombienic
Minnesota1,180 contributions
Cool place!
Nov 2021 • Couples
We walked up the hill to this park from 5 points. Museum was small but had a lot of info so we were in there about an hour. Interesting and educational. The tower and statue are both unique and cool! We took the elevator up and stairs down. Very windy at the top and you stand on aluminum grates so not for those with height fears! Excellent views of Birmingham, even watched a plane come in. Employees here were awesome, friendly and funny. A very small fee to enter, absolutely worth it!
Written November 15, 2021
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Nora & Plug
Decatur, AL2 contributions
Beautiful Views and Educational
Nov 2021
Climbing to the top of the tower. approx 160 steps but it was a cool day and felt good. Elevator was nice to have if needed. The view of Birmingham is fantastic from there. Great views from below as well as along the paved trail. The museum is small but very educational. Great to learn the history of The Vulcan and Birmingham...The Magic City!
Written November 12, 2021
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rogersober
Clermont, FL28,063 contributions
What a great Vista
Sep 2021 • Couples
The statue is amazing and view on top fantastic. The WPA project is a wonder not to be missed. The benches are a great rest.
Written September 22, 2021
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA565 contributions
Great View
Sep 2021 • Solo
You get such a nice view of Birmingham from the top. I also enjoyed the walking path there. Birmingham is a nice city to explore, so definitely stop here for an aerial view!
Written September 13, 2021
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gullivertravels62
Lilburn, GA498 contributions
Unique experience worth the visit
Aug 2021 • Friends
Unique history for the statue and its environment. Minutes from downtown. Its great to see the tower supporting the statue restored to the deco look and the beautiful sandstone. Statue itself is lovingly restored. Great views of Birmingham and surrounding area from the tower and park. An hour here is more than enough or you could bring a picnic and spend longer.
Written August 21, 2021
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Megan
Malinta, OH62 contributions
Nice views and informative
Jul 2021
My husband and I just walked up to the base of the statue and took in the sights from there. We also did not tour the museum, as we were short on time, but wanted to check out the statue. The park has information boards scattered throughout so we were able to glean some information on our quick walk through, while seeing the view of Birmingham. We were impressed with the park itself, as it cost us nothing to get in and we had an enjoyable time.
Written July 30, 2021
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BoyMomTexas
Dallas, TX54 contributions
Great view of B'Ham mixed with a bit of history!
Jul 2021
Wonderful view of the city both on the terrace as well as on the top of the statue. Pleasantly surprised by the museum as it provided both the history of the city and the geology of the area.
Written July 19, 2021
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Robert R
Helena, AL143 contributions
Very enjoyable!
Jul 2021
Worth the visit!. Even though the Vulcan is just a site that you take an elevator to see a beautiful view of Birmingham, the museum inside the ticket building is fantastic. The grounds are well kept and there is adequate parking. It is an hour of interesting and historic time.
Written July 15, 2021
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Spinerz4
Indian Trail, NC389 contributions
Beautiful View of Birmingham
Jun 2021 • Family
During a trip visiting my son, he took me to here. The view was amazing and the history was very interesting. We just walking around, but did not buy a ticket to go into the museum. Great place to go walk around and maybe bring a picnic. It was amazing to see!
Written June 25, 2021
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Vulcan Park and Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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