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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck
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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 timeline of the city of Birmingham.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"observation deck"
in 79 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 50 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 31 reviews
"cast iron statue in the world"
in 22 reviews
"red mountain"
in 53 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 19 reviews
"iron man"
in 20 reviews
"roman god"
in 14 reviews
"iron industry"
in 20 reviews
"city lights"
in 12 reviews
"entire city"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 47 reviews
"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"birmingham skyline"
in 12 reviews
"history lesson"
in 16 reviews
"birmingham area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park and museum are certainly worth a visit. The small museum has some interesting artifacts (don't miss the pig iron) and provides some history about Birmingham and its steel-making industries. The staff were welcoming and willing to chat to provide additional information. The grounds...More

Thank Evelyn C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a neat cheap place for a self guided tour. Staff was friendly as well. We took the (159) steps up to the top of statue for a great view of Birmingham skyline. Save your ticket so you can go back at night and...More

Thank Jamie N Ike B
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I had not visited the Vuklcan sence 1970-Boy it had changed. The park is free to get into however there is a fee (under $7 adult) if you want to go to the top. You have choice of elevator or stairs....the elevator is what I...More

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

When we arrived, several school groups were leaving. The history behind the statue and the city of Birmingham was very interesting. The view from the observation deck was amazing and the steps to the top were good exercise (don't worry...there is an elevator). Gift shop...More

Thank Meg D
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

You may or may not want to ride the elevator- a paid ticket necessary-to the top of the statue We,were more than happy to stroll on the walking path that encircles Vulcan

Thank jfadds
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

VULCAN, the largest cast iron statue in the world, stands atop Red Mountain overlooking Birmingham, Alabama. Vulcan is a symbol of the great steel industry that was responsible for Birmingham earning the title "Pittsburgh of the South" many years ago. The icon recently celebrated its...More

Thank FreddieBraswell
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was a cool place. My mom and I mainly came to get souvenirs but also enjoyed seeing the park. The statue was cool. The museum looks good though we didn’t visit.

Thank Ren P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to go and see the best views of Birmingham. A lot of history about the statue and the city.

Thank JEFSUSHAY
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Nice park for a short visit. Pretty views of downtown Birmingham. Museum was an eclectic mix of Birmingham history, the iron and steel industry in the area and NASCAR, yes, NASCAR 😄 !!!! Anyway, senior admission was $5.50 each....but if you have a National Park...More

Thank Ken S
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Vulcan Park M, Manager at Vulcan Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Ken, How could we improve to better your experience on your next visit? We would love to hear your thoughts on how we could turn those 3 stars into 5!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A few friends and I had an hour or so to kill before our favorite shop opened up. They have never been to Birmingham so I wanted to make sure they had the opportunity to see a cultural icon of Magic City- The Vulcan Monument!...More

Thank bethoc
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tsciort904
8 October 2017|
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Response from Amber W | 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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