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“Great View, neat history”

Vulcan Park and Museum
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$6.00*
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with...
Ranked #12 of 96 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Vulcan park offers fantastic views of the city, complete with an area map carved into the surrounding stone pavers that gives the visitor a total view of Birmingham geography and some history of the area. The tours of the statue and museum are a little pricey, but it's free to go up to the park.

Thank JustinTSh7529
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I saw signs for "Vulcan Park" from the highway and decided to pull off and check it out. It's a beautiful facility including a museum highlighting the history of labor in Birmingham and the Civil Rights movement. Vulcan itself has an elevator up to the statue base, and features beautiful views of Birmingham. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Mountaineer2015
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

An educational spot for the young ones. Also a great spot for photos. I loved the back drop of the city of birmingham and the little educational plaques that surround the views. What I didn't appreciate was the lack of inclusive educAtional information about labour and the exploitation of black workers in the very mines that were once there.

The only way to overcome history is to start by acknowledging that it happened.

Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We went to see the world's largest cast iron statue and got so much more. The statue is impressive (and free) but the museum (a fee) is a study in the history of Birmingham and the civil rights movement. It tells of the struggles of blacks in the south and the rise of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A wonderful compilation of that time in history - one that should be seen by all and never forgotten. Go to see the statue but stay to tour the museum.

Thank wrldtrvlers
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

can see the whole city on a clear day, learn about casting iron in the city named after Birmingham, England, Statue of Vulcan is over 100 years old made for the 1904 Worlds Fair, and is the tallest cast iron statue in the world.

Thank Gary32417
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