We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vulcan Park and Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
Phone Number:
+1 205-933-1409
Website
Today
13:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 891 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 408
    Excellent
  • 351
    Very good
  • 100
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fascinating!

There is so much history in this small museum! The city of Birmingham has a quiet treasure in its midst. Was very interesting to read how the city and the Vulcan came to be.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
ShoppingM0M
,
Wichita, Kansas
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

891 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 869: English reviews
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view was breathtaking as you gotten to the top,as well as getting up the stairs! The museum was very educational and it took me back in time and made me feel as if I were actually a worker back in the 1900s. The park was gorgeous I would always recommend a visit here. It might not be suitable for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Traveluser25
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much history in this small museum! The city of Birmingham has a quiet treasure in its midst. Was very interesting to read how the city and the Vulcan came to be.

Helpful?
Thank ShoppingM0M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting history! Great place to relax and enjoy the view of Birmingham! Grab a picnic basket and GO! Signed, Nashville Gals

Helpful?
Thank Heather R
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting my brother in Birmingham, on a beautiful cool Sunday morning we headed to Vulcan Park. It was recently restored to its original state early in the last century, when production of steel was growing to its peak. Due to the discovery of the natural resources necessary for steel production cause the growth of Birmingham to an industrial power... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Elizabeth D
Rapid City, South Dakota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the museum and ride to the top of the tower. I was pretty creepy walking around the top with lots of vision to the ground. Vulcan is overpowering.

Helpful?
2 Thank Gail G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the stairs! Great views. Awesome little gift shop with helpful tourist info. Museum gives good snapshot on area background. Just wish trail accessible from top of red mountain. Lovin us some Vulcan.

Helpful?
Thank AmyC511
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is interesting, the view from atop Vulcan is incredible. Definitely a place to see when visiting Birmingham

Helpful?
Thank vcb57
Seattle
Level Contributor
47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From an historical viewpoint this is a good place to visit. The lower visitor center provides some education about the City of Birmingham that I enjoyed seeing. You can either walk up/down or take the elevator to the top of the Vulcan to get a far as the eye can see view of Birmingham. The park itself has a nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank LolaInSeattle
Franklin, Kentucky
Level Contributor
684 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Birmingham I took the time to visit the Vulcan Park & Museum area. The Vulcan is Birmingham’s city symbol and the largest cast iron statue in the world. It sits atop Red Mountain. The statue is 56 feet tall and has an observation balcony on its pedestal for a remarkable view of the city, and the statue stands... More 

Helpful?
Thank DrMarc9491
Level Contributor
757 reviews
492 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of how they refurbished the statue was very interesting. You have great views of the surrounding area from both the park or four stories up in the statue. There is a visitor center there as well and the agent was quite helpful in pointing out all the key stops. A small museum was next to the statue.

Helpful?
Thank Melodycthomas

Travellers who viewed Vulcan Park and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Vulcan Park and Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vulcan Park and Museum and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Alabama
over a year ago
6 months ago
Hot Springs National Park
5 months ago
8 months ago
Hot Springs National Park
5 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Vulcan Park and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?