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Vulcan Park and Museum

Closes in 27 min: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Best view of the city from the very top!

This statue, and museum, celebrate the true steel industry that was present during the boom of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edgewater, Florida
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Must do at least once

We always visit Vulcan on our trips. We love to just see the Birmingham skyline. The admission... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Savannah, GA
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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...more
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This statue, and museum, celebrate the true steel industry that was present during the boom of Birmingham. The museum has plenty of information, amongst the exhibits. The grounds around the park are clean, and well lighted at night. The view from the top of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit Vulcan on our trips. We love to just see the Birmingham skyline. The admission price is a bit much for a large family, but you should do it all at least once.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cubscoutmomga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vulcan Park is great for its scenic views, history, and laid back atmosphere. The new light shows on the statue are fun and impressive. I think the schedule for those can be found on their website. The new walking trails are really great too. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leigh Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is always a fun stop because you get to see the “Iron Man” that is standing guard over the city. There is a great museum that tells about the history of the city and how the steel industry put Birmingham on the map. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BillBodacious
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want a good view of Birmingham then this is it. Something to do in Birmingham that in unique to Birmingham.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DJH35
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Neat little museum that tells the history of Birmingham, specifically as it was tied to the making of iron. Also, why/how the Statue of Vulcan came about. Going to the top of the tower is just so/so. You get a good view of Birmingham, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Butch E
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A must for all visitors and locals! Great Statue and museum. Lots of interesting information about the city fantastic view!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Spectacular panoramic views for Birmingham , Great Music ,Museum and observatory . Lucky to hear concerts in sept and oct. The artists are good and views are smashing ..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kinner P
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment decision to stop and we are glad that we did. It was an interesting place. The statue of Vulcan was impressive as it is the world’s largest cast iron statue. Do not miss the wall of iron inside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mrsreed0412
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Before visiting Birmingham for a church conference, I read about this place. I am so glad my friend and I decided to visit! The views of Birmingham are spectacular! We also enjoyed the museum which contained the history of the Vulcan and Birmingham.

Date of experience: June 2018
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October 8, 2017|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
Lucrisha M
May 9, 2017|
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Response from DrMarc9491 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lucrisha, you would have an enjoyable time at this location. There are picnic benches in the area. The View would be worth while also. Don't forget to bring your camera and you can also go up inside the tower for an... More
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Lifetraveler1 | Reviewed this property |
it is safe at night too. many come to watch the sunset from the platform at the base of the Vulcan statue. there is a ticket agent who has a clear view of the parking lot as well as an attendant at the base of the elevator... More
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Is there anything to do in the city on Sunday? (10 Replies)
I'm looking for things to do on Sundays and everything seems closed on Sundays (for example: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park and Museum) Can someone advice please? thanks!
August 18, 2012|
Response fromCancun4|
According to their websites, both Vulcan Park and the botanical gardens are open on Sunday. Southern Museum of Flight is open, as well as the Barbar Vintage Motorsports museum. I'm sure someone can chime in with more options.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Visiting in Birmingham next month (24 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm new here... I'm going to Birmingham on 14/9 to visit a friend for 2 weeks (I will stay in his house) I'm looking for places to visit alone during the day, because my friend is busy until afternoon, I will rent a car. So I thought about a few things: Birmingham botanical gardens Birmingham zoo Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Statue of Liberty Vulcan Park and Museum In addition, I want to visit also Chattanooga, Tennessee in LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. I will appreciate...More
August 17, 2012|
Response fromdbh2|
Additional places in Birmingham area - Barber Motorsports Park and Museum, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Oak Mountain State Park, Sloss Furnaces. Near Tuscaloosa - Moundville Huntsville - Space and Rocket Center