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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
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+1 205-933-1409
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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.

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A very interesting museum about early Birmingham and the building of the statue,set in nice grounds with free parking.I didn't go up the tower as I am not good with heights but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 May 2016
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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

A very interesting museum about early Birmingham and the building of the statue,set in nice grounds with free parking.I didn't go up the tower as I am not good with heights but the people I was with said it was a magnificent view from up there.There is a viewing telescope in the grounds and the setting is on top of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The gigantic Vulcan statue is definitely impressive, but, beyond that, it's relaxing to walk around the park, with its superb views of the city of Birmingham.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the HUGE statue.... The museum was awesome and the view spectacular ! I've never seen anything that compares....

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

This guy is worth seeing, but be sure and Google it up, first, there's quite an interesting history that goes along with the statue. Definitely worth the read, and definitely worth a visit. The view from the observation deck is fantastic! Be prepared, though, when we visited, it appeared to be a popular "first date" type spot for the locals... More 

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Visited here while passing through on business. The views of the city were very nice. The Vulcan statute was disappointing. Looked like a hobbit and yes it's butt is exposed...lol. You can go in side the statute's base for a better view but it cost $6.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I think this is one of the best views of downtown Birmingham. Only because of this reason I would recommend anybody new to birmingham to visit the Vulcan. Give you a good idea of locations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I grew up in Birmingham and when I return to visit family we sometimes wish to re-visit the Vulcan statue. It is fun to ascend to the high ground of Red Mountain, and the view is exceptional--both day and night.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The best time to visit is as evening is setting it, the time between dusk and dark. The park has a visitor centre (closed at that time of night) but what you come for are the views. A 4 dollar ticket allows you into the park and the overlook which allows for fantastic views over the city. However the best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Interesting museum depicting the history of the area as it relates to the steel industry. The Vulcan Statue, absolutely massive, was impressive. The view of Birmingham from the top could have been breathtaking if we had clear skies. No fear-there is an elevator! Great pace for kids. The park itself is nice too. Lots of walking options available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to check out an expansive view overlooking Birmingham. Awesome selfies with Vulcan and panoramic shots of the city. Vulcan is huge and I guess that's why they call him the largest cast iron statue in the world. Get a taste of post Civil War Birmingham history and the role the region played in America's Industrial Revolution. Definite see... More 

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