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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Beautiful view

Nice place to visit for a great view of Birmingham. Vulcan provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere... read more

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Vanessa L
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Awesome for kids and dogs

Visited this park after a kids sporting event with various families. It was close by, easy to get... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Riley R
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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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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place to visit for a great view of Birmingham. Vulcan provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Great for a couples or family picnic. Don't forget to visit the museum and brush up how the steel industry begin in Birmingham.

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this park after a kids sporting event with various families. It was close by, easy to get to and a great activity for families with kids of all ages. The views were awesome and the kids had a blast rolling down the hills and...More

Thank Riley R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make this your first stop while in Birmingham! It’s a must see! A fair warning if you are scared of heights though. It’s a bit unnerving- the balcony is see through so don’t look down. The museum was fantastic. Staff were all very friendly!

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This park is amazing! There is a great walking path and you have an awesome view of the city down below. We had our dogs with us so we didn't go to the top if the Vulcan statue, but that's an option!

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start your trip to Birmingham with a real overview! Incredible city vista. Historical museum that helps explain the development of the Steel Capital of the South.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our trip to Birmingham with this park. It was very pretty and cheap. Just a warning, I'm not afraid of heights but the observation deck is grated and that freaked me out.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Birmingham, Alabama, you don't want to miss this awesome work of art. A definite must see!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely well maintained grounds and tower with a very well done museum. Excellent view, good parking and easy access.

Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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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