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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Historic iron manufacturing facility
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“haunted house” (23 reviews)
“industrial site” (16 reviews)
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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"self guided tour"
in 64 reviews
"haunted house"
in 23 reviews
"industrial site"
in 16 reviews
"blast furnace"
in 9 reviews
"industrial age"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 16 reviews
"underground tunnel"
in 4 reviews
"photographers dream"
in 4 reviews
"an iron"
in 10 reviews
"learn how"
in 6 reviews
"welcome center"
in 6 reviews
"own pace"
in 12 reviews
"an engineer"
in 4 reviews
"an interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"wander around"
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"cell phone"
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"steel industry"
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I am very interested in old buildings and urban decay. I am also interested in atmospheric and somewhat haunted places. This together made Sloss Furnaces a must see for my trip to Birmingham. The first thing to note is that this site is free, which...More

Thank Meowy
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I'm an engineer. I grew up in an engineering family. I like industrial stuff. A visit to Sloss furnaces is a trip back to a time when America led the world in industrial stuff. In context with today's world of work... yes, the work was...More

Thank InConstantPursuit
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

OK, I admit this landmark will not hit the mark with everyone, but I loved it! The massive size of the furnace, the historical aspects of an industry so harsh and yet such an important part of the US becoming a world leader, the odd...More

Thank Gloria K
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This place isn’t going to be for everyone. It’s old, dirty and outside. There are no guided tours. As you wander around this old steel plant, there are various signs that give you some idea of what various objects were used for when the plant...More

Thank TailgateJeff
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I have lived in Birmingham for many years, but I remember my first trip to Sloss. I went on my own and just wandered around the grounds listening to an audio tour piped through my cell phone. The history of the furnace is fascinating, and...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice and free place to explore and visit in the city. Packed with history and a little creepy! Tweens and teens will enjoy!

Thank Katrina P
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Sloss Furnaces is an interesting bit of Birmingham history. The self-guided tour can be a bit hard to follow but the facility itself has a lot of character. Sloss is a free attraction (unless you would like to make a donation) and if you have...More

Thank GeorgeFeeny
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My husband worked in a steel mill while he was in college so although this dated back much earlier, he was fascinated to see how this compared. He probably would give it 5 stars but I am giving it 4. It is all outside, so...More

Thank Myra77
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Sloss furnaces is a self guided tour and is truly amazing to see the size of this facility that produced pig iron for 90 years here is south it is now on the historic register as landmark. No cost for this tour.

Thank Julian P
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

It was interesting to see these massive structures and read about the historic significance - great for photos, too

Thank Elizabeth B
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NewName123
27 January 2018|
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Response from DiabloDesigns v | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weather, if it is dry you'll enjoy more of the colors imo, the movie in the visitor centre is nice, we took a couple a hours, becoause we like to take the time to take pictures
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Tara F
22 October 2017|
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Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Free and fantastic
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5 August 2016|
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Response from MagicLadyMA | Reviewed this property |
I have only been there during the day when there was plenty going on. I could see it being a great place for feeling spooky at night.
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