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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
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+1 205-933-1409
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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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Buns of IRON!

Vulcan - quite an impressive statue, easily seen all over the city as he stands over his forge. What a cool historical remnant from one of our nation's World's Fair. The park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mississippi
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They wanted $6.60 each to go to the top and see the museum. I might have paid $2 or $3. The view of Birmingham is not that great.

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Roswell NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vulcan - quite an impressive statue, easily seen all over the city as he stands over his forge. What a cool historical remnant from one of our nation's World's Fair. The park stands on top of a red iron ore mountain, and Vulcan has the best view of Birmingham. This is a great local venue for special events (weddings, etc).... More 

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Thank takrafty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vulcan is a landmark in Birmingham and towers over the city so I felt what better way to drag my girlfriend, at the time, from Daphne, AL to Birmingham and propose to her at the Vulcan? Also, what better way to make memories than get married at the same place! By the way, the Museum is a great thing... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only went cause Birmingham really doesnt have a lot of places to visit.. ok view from the vulcan... learned some history from the museum... $6 admission Nice elevator ride... no fee for parking... tricky exit street--- be careful

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Thank 1fitrn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a commanding view of BhM, Vulcan is good for all ages. a nice museum, but the draw is the largest iron statue in the world, The Vulcan, and definelty awesome view of the city. try at night

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Thank Jeff F
Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice short outing. Went on a beautiful spring day and you can ride an elevator to the top and see the city. I felt a little fear of heights at the top as the platform is metal and you can see the ground through it, but holding the rail helps. At the bottom you can also view the city.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific views of Birmingham. Go for views if nothing else. Has to be best in Birmingham (I was visiting from out of town). Found the museum with history of the Vulcan Statue and Birmingham very interesting. Could have dealt a little more about racial strife. Good place to spend an hour and a half. Staff very friendly. Definitely recommend for... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me say that I have reviewed this park before. However, I had an opportunity to go to it again on a recent visit about 3 weeks ago The weather was much better this time, so I just wanted to share some really good photographs taken with a Note 5. These were taken from the outside observation deck 100+ feet... More 

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DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a little gem. Wonderful views of Birmingham allowed us to get a great sense of the city. The historical interpretation in the museum presented an excellent history of not only the Vulcan sculpture but the city and its challenges and triumphs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family was in town for MLK weekend. We decided to go to Vulcan and check out the views and enjoy the beautiful weather. We had fun, took some great pics, and took in the amazing views of downtown Bham!

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