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Vulcan Park and Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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Wonderful view of the City

This is definitely a must-see for anyone coming to Birmingham. From the top of the Vulcan, you can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RonnieWhite04
via mobile
Top of Birmingham

We enjoyed the park and tower. If you just want a quiet stop and enjoy overview of Birmingham this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jody E
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Clanton, Alabama
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a must-see for anyone coming to Birmingham. From the top of the Vulcan, you can clearly see the whole city and then some. It gives you a great prespective of the city and is a good place for families, children, and everyone....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RonnieWhite04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the park and tower. If you just want a quiet stop and enjoy overview of Birmingham this is it. We enjoyed the Musuem also. Your ticket is good all day, so see in the daytime and comeback and see the beautiful night view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jody E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum provides the historical background of the “Magic City” and a context in which the civil rights movement took hold here. The staff are super friendly and more than willing to help. Make sure you go up the tower.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterw426
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a quick ride out to Vulcan Park prior to going to dinner. Prior to going, I was not aware at just how tall and large this sculpture/display actually was! It is quite breathtaking and a very well-kept park. There are a lot of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mae_438
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with husband and 8 year old. Scavenger hunt for kids kept kid engaged. Museum exhibits relate Birmingham's history to present day audiences. Took stairs (159) up to Vulcan. Would recommend same if you are able to do it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank romansam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during Christmas time.. the lights, music was awesome. Loved every bit of it. We went to the top n the view of Birmingham was very good. Glad that v paid a visit there. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Noelline D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visited the civil rights museum.an several other things.visited the vulcan statue it was great u can see over birming my kids loved it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank michaelrO1198AC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is well worth the trip and short walk to statue. It is free or charge to walk around the statue and read information boards. But you will want to explore the interesting museum and see the view from the top of the statue....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I enjoyed this museum. This place has such awesome history and a great view with the exception of the wind. Highly recommended!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TashaBTravelin22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so here on a sunny and crisp afternoon. It’s a nice walk up to the observation deck although the deck itself can be a bit disconcerting for those with a fear of heights. There’s an elevator to the deck and picnic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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tsciort904
8 October 2017|
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Response from 461amberw | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
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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
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TravelingHeart6
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
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