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Vulcan Park and Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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Historical Jumping Off Point

Start your trip to Birmingham with a real overview! Incredible city vista. Historical museum that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anne W
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We started our trip to Birmingham with this park. It was very pretty and cheap. Just a warning, I'm... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alex H
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Start your trip to Birmingham with a real overview! Incredible city vista. Historical museum that helps explain the development of the Steel Capital of the South.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We started our trip to Birmingham with this park. It was very pretty and cheap. Just a warning, I'm not afraid of heights but the observation deck is grated and that freaked me out.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Birmingham, Alabama, you don't want to miss this awesome work of art. A definite must see!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great to go somewhere without all the gizmos. just like when I visited as a child, almost 45 years ago. Interesting little museum and some cute items in the gift shop. Park was nicely landscaped. A showplace of civic pride. Glad it's been restored.

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely well maintained grounds and tower with a very well done museum. Excellent view, good parking and easy access.

Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t expecting much beyond great views at the park. So we were very pleasantly surprised to discover quite a nice little museum about the history of Birmingham, including the iron industry and the creation of the Vulcan statue. As for the statue itself, well,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this. You can see for miles. The day we went the winds were strong but not strong enough for them to shut the attraction down. It is sooo awesome. Well worth the stop.Just loved it.

Thank Billie B
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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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