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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
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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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Carried My Kids For 1st Time

This is a really economical activity to do. My 2 kids and I got to go through the museum and got up to observation deck of Vulcan for $15. Great value. Museum is wonderful in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really economical activity to do. My 2 kids and I got to go through the museum and got up to observation deck of Vulcan for $15. Great value. Museum is wonderful in depicting the steel industry in Birmingham, Vulcan, Birmingham Civil Rights, and the restoration of Vulcan. A must see and do.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Park consists of beautiful grounds, the Vulcan Tower and statute, a museum, and a gift shop. It is reasonably priced and worth a visit. The statute was built for a World's Fair and was brought back to Birmingham and erected on a high tower. The Tower has an elevator and stairs to a small platform which allows a panoramic... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The statue park is the icon of the city of Birmingham. When we were there we had the park to ourselves. You can walk up and get to the top of the statue and see a beautiful view of the city.

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Dublin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great view of the city. Vulcan's story and the history of steel in the area very interesting. Lady in gift shop very helpful with info for other places to visit. Bring and eat a meal in the beautiful park.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We absolutely love visiting the outdoor park as a family. The grounds are alive with the history of the City. Views are amazing. I'm not fond of heights, but I will go to Vulcan's observation deck with the kids. They love it. We have not taken the museum tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had a quick stop here and didn't do the museum or go up to the observation deck. Even so, the area outside was nice and offered some lovely views of the city.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove up to see the views of Birmingham, and was not disappointed. So been there, done that & bought the T-shirt! At some point there was a water cascade at the side of the column/statue, but removed when whole site was renovated. A great shame in my opinion! It must have been quite a spectacle! Worth a visit though.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from Vulcan is breathtaking and worth your time. The museum is not big but it provides and excellent overview of the establishment and growth of Birmingham including the turmoil of the Civil Rights era. Good place to visit and experience.

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Glenwood, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was spectacular. Enjoyed the exhibit hall and visitor's center. View from the lookout was breathtaking...not for the faint of heart!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history and nice views. Good place to visit and not too pricey. I went up to the deck great views from there.

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