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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
All reviews observation deck great view of the city afraid of heights cast iron statue in the world red mountain elevator ride iron man roman god iron industry entire city gift shop interesting history history lesson worth the trip birmingham area visiting birmingham civil rights
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 outstanding view of the city.
this is also a wonderful location to sit and gather your thoughts. Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy your picnic and have a wonderful time. Doctor Marc PS 63:7
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
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 to take you up to the Statue platform.