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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Very cool, kids loved it!

Well, we visited on a monday, and the visitor center was closed. So I guess we missed out on a lot... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Arnt78
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Stavanger, Norway
Birmingham's history

Visited while in town with family, and was interested about how Birmingham became known for its... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
H P
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Historic iron manufacturing facility
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Well, we visited on a monday, and the visitor center was closed. So I guess we missed out on a lot of information. We sure missed the map for the self guided tour, but somehow we made our way around the place, and the little...More

Thank Arnt78
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Visited while in town with family, and was interested about how Birmingham became known for its steel. Although iron was produced here rather than steel, it is a necessary part in making steel. (Main ingredient), this is what put Birmingham on the map. The area...More

Thank H P
Reviewed 21 May 2016

An introductory film and talk was helpful to understanding this historic spot in Birmingham.A small museum is on site. There is much to learn at each structure. If you have chest congestion or allergies,stay out of the buildings. The dust inside may cause a flareup...More

Thank DorothyZ2013
Reviewed 17 May 2016

An interesting place to learn about the industry of Birmingham and Alabama, or to just enjoy looking at the furnaces etc.

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Even as Birmingham hurtles into the 21st century, this attraction reminds visitors of its industrial roots. Walking around the grounds, it was easy to visualize the scale of the operation, and to imagine the intense heat of furnaces at full blast. As a history buff...More

Thank Flushing G
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a great opportunity to help understand some of our industrial history. The new visitor center is "icing on the cake".

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Went with my son and husband. Learned a great deal and enjoyed walking around history. We all found it fascinating especially if you take the time to review the history of the workers and how they endured such hard labor. We walked around on our...More

Thank fsuhikers
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We visited because the city was named after our hometown in England and family members worked in the steel industry in Dudley (Round Oak Steelworks) before it closed down in the 1970's. Dudley is about 15 miles from Birmingham and forms part of what is...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you are planning a place to check out during the day this is a great self guided tour. Very nice people and a great presentation with short movie before you venture out along with someone who will answer any questions you may have prior...More

Thank BSParanormal1
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Thanks to the citizens of Birmingham who ensured this place would be preserved. This is an outstanding industrial outdoor museum, which really depicts the industrial might of 19th and early 20th century America. If you go, make sure you study the self-guide brochure before starting,...More

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msbren06
I understand that it is haunted, have you heard of any or had any experiences?
5 August 2016|
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Response from MagicLadyMA | Reviewed this property |
I have only been there during the day when there was plenty going on. I could see it being a great place for feeling spooky at night.
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wilyquilt
What are the closest grocery stores to Sloss Furnaces?
7 February 2015|
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Response from 1oldseagull | Reviewed this property |
google this: grocery near 20 32nd Street North Birmingham, AL 35222
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