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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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Address: 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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+1 205-324-1911
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Historic iron manufacturing facility

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Soooo Much History!

I never imagined I would be so intrigued by this place! There is so much history and takes you back to another time when men worked harder than we can fathom. The self-guided... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never imagined I would be so intrigued by this place! There is so much history and takes you back to another time when men worked harder than we can fathom. The self-guided tour gives you time to take it all in and explore the crevices of this gem. Highly recommend.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting place. Too bad they let it deteriorate for years before making it a national landmark. I can only imagine what this place would have looked like in its heyday! Still yet the self-guided tour was interesting and gave you a glimpse of what an iron furnace looked like in the early 1900's.

Thank Butch E
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so cool! There are guided tours and self-guided tours, and we did a self-guided. Great photo spots, and the vastness of the place is just astonishing. You can climb on some things, and it is very interactive. Complete and total must-see. If you go to one thing in AL, go here!

Thank Giana S
Franklin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel to Birmingham, taking the time to visit the Sloss Furnaces is a must due. From the time you enter the 32-acre blast furnace plant your imagination goes wild. Iron was made here for nearly 100 years. Now it is a museum of history and industry. The site has a collection of machinery, building and industrial structures. Sloss... More 

Thank DrMarc9491
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's incredible to imagine how this furnace operated in the late 1800s/early1900s. It must have been the noisiest, dirtiest, smelliest, hottest place around. It was interesting to learn how pig iron got its name and how it was made. The difference between the hand cast pig iron compared to the machine cast pig iron was amazing. We learned a lot... More 

Thank Melodycthomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great, free attraction for the family, explorer, photographer or history lover. Free admission to this National Historic Landmark. Sign in, grab a self guided tour (which isn't really that great as its could use a map of the place to help guide you) and set out on your own. They do have guided tours available. If you have... More 

Thank photocpin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through Birmingham & looked up interesting places to see. Peaked our interest due to normally not being allow see old industries without trespassing. Pretty neat to see something like this preserved and listed as a historic landmark. Double check website for hours. Tours are self guided except on certain days when they offer guided tours. Visit is free but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I worked in the chemical and auto industries for many years, so my curiosity drew me here. I only had a short time, so I did a self guided driving tour. This place is really cool. I hope to go back and do the whole experience.

Thank Frank M
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a really cool place. They have lots of concerts here but it is super cool to just spend an afternoon and walk around, just beware of the ghosts (Sloss is thought to be haunted).

Thank Michelle S
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My husband and I had never visited an iron furnace,but found it intriguing.The staff were very informative,and went out of their way to spend time with us ,to make our visit more enjoyable.

Thank mandyradin

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