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“good view of Birmingham”

Vulcan Park and Museum
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham
Ranked #5 of 95 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

great views of the city. Only had one day in Birmingham and it was overcast and cold it was good. The museum was intresting

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Everybody needs to go to Vulcan Park atleast once in a lifetime.It makes for an interesting afternoon.The Vulcan looks so majestic standing so proudly.At one point in time ,you could tour the Vulcan by walking inside and overlooking the city of B'ham.

1  Thank Betty S
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

The statue is impressive, standing on top of a tower looking over the city. The museum features the story of the founding and growth of Birmingham in addition to information about the creation of the statue of Vulcan. While it's true that standing on the windy platform in February is uncomfortable, it is still a unique experience. February is Black History Month and the museum also featured an art show about Civil Rights by high school students. The show is exceptional, and I feel fortunate to have seen it. I hope the art show travels, or perhaps is incorporated into the Civil Rights Museum. It is that good.

1  Thank Go N
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

the walk out on the platform is romantic and breath taking with the wind is blowing. You feel like you are walking on air.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

A very interesting and reasonably priced attraction, but don’t go when it is cold and windy. I was in Birmingham on a very cold day and it was not pleasant and it was even worse on the observation deck!
Make sure you have a map to find it, there are signs, but it is a little hard to find. Once there, parking is free, you walk up to a small house and it is $6 for an adult which gives you full access to the observation deck and museum. There are also trails if you want to explore the mountain top (I think they are free). You take a glass elevator up to the open observation deck just below Vulcan. If you have a fear of heights DON’T GO. The observation deck is a perforated metal grid with very open railings. The view is great, but it can be very cold and windy in winter.
Off to the side is the little museum that tells the history of Birmingham, steel and the Vulcan Statue. Being from St. Louis, I knew it was made for the world fair here in 1904, then shipped back to Birmingham. There are also great exhibits both inside and outside on how the statue was reconstructed and the geology of Birmingham that allowed the steel industry to thrive. I found it very impressive and educational; it was just too darn cold the day I went!
Note that while I found the exhibits fascinating, I saw teenagers there that were not very impressed. They were more interested in their phones. I don’t think they appreciate history like I do.

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