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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Nice Views of the City with Good Historical Overview

Always wanted to see the Vulcan and I was impressed with the park and the museum as well as the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
Shreveport, Louisiana
Nice little park with view over the city

Nice little park with interesting monument and museum to understand a little more about Birmingham... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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  • Average11%
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to see the Vulcan and I was impressed with the park and the museum as well as the displays which tell much about Birmingham's history. Worth the effort for sure.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little park with interesting monument and museum to understand a little more about Birmingham and a nice view over the city.

Thank Viviane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from Red Mountain of Birmingham is worth it!! The museum has very interesting information on early Birmingham as well

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the trip! After being in the Civil Rights Museum, this place was only good, but the trip to the top of the tower was totally worth the view.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metal working is a fitting Birmingham landmark which is seen as a visual sentry overseeing the city. It was originally forged as a exhibit demonstrating the steel industry to the St. Louis world's fair of 1904. The park...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being able to look over the city was remarkable. It was a fun filled experience, especially seeing the Iron Man up close. He can be seen from a distance on the freeway, but up close is really something. We enjoyed visiting the museum also.

Thank Jeanetta M L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It was okay if you have reason to be interested in the history of Birmingham coal and the like. The elevator ride and the view were nice. We made a lot of jokes about the "moon" over Hammond (?) This stop might have been a...More

Thank JohnWard2013
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our visit here was interesting and entertaining! There is plenty to keep all family members wanting to go. Back!! The area is well kept and clean.we enjoyed the whole area! A lot of good history-displays very nice you can see the city from the top...More

Thank RuRuStatesboro
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the park. It's well landscaped, with great views over the city. The museum is interesting and gives a balanced view of the history of the area. The geological displays are very instructive. There's an elevator or stairs to get to the Vulcan...More

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The view from the viewing deck is amazing especially at night! The museum was so interesting. We were there for hours. The personnel there were so friendly. The area is beautiful.

Thank Janice W
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Lucrisha M
Would this be a good spot to stop for a picnic during a road trip? We only want to spend an hour and a half or so eating, stretching our legs, and exploring something new.
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
Is this a safe area?
30 January 2017|
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Response from ArtTeacher7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had no problems.
Maxine D
Can you Bike at this Park?
18 October 2016|
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Response from 2013teach23 | Reviewed this property |
The paths in this park are very steep and not too long. You,d be better off riding somewhere else. There were several cars in the parking lot with bike racks attached. The bikes were in the racks, none were in use,