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Kelly Ingram Park

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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Should see when you are Birmingham

Across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the park provides a very brief but graphic walking tour through the sculptures... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sfgallagher
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the park provides a very brief but graphic walking tour through the sculptures depicting the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham. The three sites together provide an important memorial to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up during the civil rights era, this park has long been on my bucket list. It did not disappoint. The history of the brave women men, and children is powerful and instructive. Glad to have Alex, a local, as my guide. He was very knowledgeable and enabled me to focus on what I was seeing without distractions. The park... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This park is actually quite well maintained. I visited it both yesterday afternoon and again this morning, when there were quite a few workers cleaning the grounds and replanting. Yes, it is unfortunate that the reflecting pool contains no water, but the homeless people who I encountered were not at all aggressive. I had one yesterday who was quite knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Peter_01039
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The statues and plaques in Ingram Park are beautiful and very informative. This park was the start of an historic march for Civil Rights.

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Thank Linda R
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This park was quite small. It did have a lot of excellent statues commemorating famous and infamous Civil Rights events. Ideally situated next to the Civil Rights institute.

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Thank Yvonne S
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

From the moment I parked on the street in front of Kelly Ingram Park, I was constantly asked for money by aggressive panhandlers. It never stopped. There is no security, I didn't see one cop drive by. I felt very uncomfortable. I WOULD NOT come here at night. In the center of the park, about 20 loud, many angry, homeless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because it was across the street from the BCRI. We had our history lesson as we walked through the park. For me the sad part was that there was no water in the reflection pool. I asked the police officer why. She said the water stays off because of the homeless population using it for bathing. The... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Agree with other reviews that this park and the interpretive history program is a must see. Other reviewers have commented on encountering locals in the park. We did see a couple of the usual inner city schizophrenics, and they were entirely non-threatening. However, my son and I had two separate encounters with homeless men - one in the park and... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was the center of the racial conflict in 1963 Birmingham. The park is interesting and worth the visit, but the characters who hang out there will have you ready to leave in a hurry.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This park is Outstanding. I love the Statues and Monuments of the Civil Rights Movement! This is a must see and experience Park!

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