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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck
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  • Average10%
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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
+1 205-933-1409
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cam here on a recommendation of a local. The place has beautiful views of Birmingham. The museum has the history of mining in Birmingham and how the statue came to be. You can then take the stairs or elevator to the top. The views are...More

Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family trip to Birmingham, Alabama and we had to visit Vulcan. The history of the Statue is woven with the story of Birmingham. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the view of the city below. Go to the top of the tower...it is worth...More

Thank C D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town visiting friends. This was one of our stops. We did not go into the statue, but enjoyed the walk up to it and the view from the mountain. The gift shop was nice and the displays very well done. we did...More

Thank webbgirl49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby took his 80 year old second cousin here. You must take your visiting relatives here to show off Birmingham!

Thank travelingtamm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been to Vulcan in about 35 years, despite living in Birmingham. Visited as a child a number of times. Wow, what a nice layout! Took our granddaughter (12 years old) and she had a great time. The exhibits were very well done and...More

Thank Hiker4747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I asked someone in town if there was a place to get a view of the city, & they sent me here! I had no idea what to expect. Alas, I got there too late to see the exhibits -- plus, the night I was...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Park has been totally renovated and they did a first class job. Great little education experience and the views are great. Plenty of space for picnics and it doesn’t seem crowded. There is a really good walking trail along the top of Red Mountain...More

Thank nathan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a stop on our annual summer office outing and everyone enjoyed it. Between the history and the great views of Birmingham, I would highly recommend it. We did it in about an hour. The grounds are beautiful. You could bring a picnic.

Thank Tiffanykhp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice nod to Vulcan the museum and tours were closed otherwise it may have been a higher rating. It was a great vantage point to look over Birmingham. Worth a trip. I preferred Samford campus which was more architecturally interesting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best view of Birmingham and surrounding area. Truly impressive statue of the god of fire and anvil. Make sure to visit display that tells the story of Iron in Birmingham

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8 October 2017|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
Lucrisha M
9 May 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
30 January 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