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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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+1 205-933-1409
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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We had some extra time in the morning so we went here to walk around. It was not open but you could walk around the Vulcan monument and see great views of the city. They had a... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
Jeannie P
Fairborn, Ohio
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Fairborn, Ohio
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had some extra time in the morning so we went here to walk around. It was not open but you could walk around the Vulcan monument and see great views of the city. They had a nice picnic area. Easy to get to and from the park from the highway.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We've been visiting Vulcan since we were children. Now we enjoy taking our grandchildren, along with out of town guests. It's Birmingham's most recognizable landmarks. It's sits high above the city in a lovely park setting. Make certain to visit the museum, which tells of Birmingham's iron and steel origins.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We live just outside the city of Birmingham, but from time to time we like to visit attractions around the area and take our grandkids. The history of Vulcan "the Iron Man" is extremely interesting and has a lot of exhibits placed inside the venue, to not only read it's past, but the photos of the making of the city... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We just went for the view and not to go to the museum or inside Vulcan (which cost money). I liked the view but my kids were not impressed and thought Vulcan was much smaller than they expected. One had wanted to climb it, but changed his mind when he saw it and said it was not worth it. The... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

I was in Birmingham for business and wanted to see a little of the city. I saw brochures for Vulcan Park and it looked like an interesting place to go. I was able to visit the park with my husband and we found the museum to be very informative about the history of the area. After we enjoyed the museum... More 

Thank Paulette A
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

What a fun thing to do in Birmingham. Nice and simple history lesson with the best view in town. Not to mention dropping pennies into the fountain from the top of Vulcan. That is truly a wish come true.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

We arrived Sunday June 26th 2016 and noticed how beautifully the landscape was done . Very clean place . Very nice staff . Really enjoyed the history we learned . From the top of Vulcan you can see for miles wonderful view . I couldn't believe how inexpensive it was . Great family place

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

It's a nice place for a spectacular view of the city, but other than that ... The museum is very small but I believe they are under some kind of renovation

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It's at the top of a hill with a nice breeze at the top. The statue is impressive but the addition made of cement w/ the elevator really took away from the impression. The visitor center was closed but the placards at the top explained the statue and how it ties to the local environment. It also has interesting maps... More 

Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great place to stop and read some history of the town. Reasonable priced. View the museum and go up in the Vulcan tower for a great view of the city.

Thank Doris M

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