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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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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 timeline of the city of Birmingham.
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  • Average11%
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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"observation deck"
in 79 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 50 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 31 reviews
"cast iron statue in the world"
in 22 reviews
"red mountain"
in 53 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 19 reviews
"iron man"
in 20 reviews
"roman god"
in 14 reviews
"iron industry"
in 20 reviews
"city lights"
in 12 reviews
"entire city"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 47 reviews
"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"birmingham skyline"
in 12 reviews
"history lesson"
in 16 reviews
"birmingham area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I love Historical sights in general, so I Loved the History of this park and the views down over the city. Went up in the tower at night..so beautiful.

Thank SheliaJim2015
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Vulcan. It offers nice views of Birmingham from the top. I'm not afraid of heights but I could see it being a problem for others. It's only 11 stories up, but the walkway is grated - you can see...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A good place to visit to get a panoramic view of Birmingham, AL. There is a charge if you want to go up Vulcan Observation tower. There is a museum and small gift shop in the visitor centre.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

As a guest at a wedding at Vulcan Park, I had the amazing opportunity to spend a lot of time taking in the incredible views of the Birmingham skyline. The structure itself (the statue of Vulcan) is a masterpiece and rises above the city. I...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was the first place we visited in Birmingham and we return with each visit. The statue is an appropriate tribute to the city's roots and has an interesting history. The grounds are lovely and provide nice views of the downtown especially. The view is...More

Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

What a great place to take our out of town visitors! It is clean and well organized and Vulcan Park beautifully displays Birmingham's history. Our friends got a wonderful view of the city from atop the statue of the Vulcan. Such fun! Then we all...More

Thank janewF199KV
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the park that is free to walk around. The day we visited it was a science day where they dropped eggs from up high to see if they made if safely to the ground with their homemade containers. The view of the...More

Thank Redd517
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Now that I have your attention - this is a very interesting attraction and a must to take visitors to Birmingham. Perched atop the hill is Vulcan towering above the Birmingham skyline. If you want a work out try the stairs or you can take...More

1  Thank Randy B
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I loved visiting this statue. The museum was filled with history of the city. I found that that the day was so beautiful and I could see around me for miles and miles. It was worth the price to go all the way to the...More

Thank Semgrl86
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is the second year that my 6-year-old daughter has asked to visit Vulcan Park. The view is beautiful and the museum is small, but worthwhile. Make sure to visit the gift shop and take a look at the bobble-buns Vulcan...since he's famous for wearing...More

Thank Jennifer C
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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
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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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