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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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Address: 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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+1 205-324-1911
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Historic iron manufacturing facility

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Remarkable National Landmark: Iron Works WOW

If you travel to Birmingham, taking the time to visit the Sloss Furnaces is a must due. From the time you enter the 32-acre blast furnace plant your imagination goes wild. Iron... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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Franklin, Kentucky
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Franklin, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you travel to Birmingham, taking the time to visit the Sloss Furnaces is a must due. From the time you enter the 32-acre blast furnace plant your imagination goes wild. Iron was made here for nearly 100 years. Now it is a museum of history and industry. The site has a collection of machinery, building and industrial structures. Sloss... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It's incredible to imagine how this furnace operated in the late 1800s/early1900s. It must have been the noisiest, dirtiest, smelliest, hottest place around. It was interesting to learn how pig iron got its name and how it was made. The difference between the hand cast pig iron compared to the machine cast pig iron was amazing. We learned a lot... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a great, free attraction for the family, explorer, photographer or history lover. Free admission to this National Historic Landmark. Sign in, grab a self guided tour (which isn't really that great as its could use a map of the place to help guide you) and set out on your own. They do have guided tours available. If you have... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Passing through Birmingham & looked up interesting places to see. Peaked our interest due to normally not being allow see old industries without trespassing. Pretty neat to see something like this preserved and listed as a historic landmark. Double check website for hours. Tours are self guided except on certain days when they offer guided tours. Visit is free but... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I worked in the chemical and auto industries for many years, so my curiosity drew me here. I only had a short time, so I did a self guided driving tour. This place is really cool. I hope to go back and do the whole experience.

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Thank Frank M
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a really cool place. They have lots of concerts here but it is super cool to just spend an afternoon and walk around, just beware of the ghosts (Sloss is thought to be haunted).

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Thank Michelle S
Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

My husband and I had never visited an iron furnace,but found it intriguing.The staff were very informative,and went out of their way to spend time with us ,to make our visit more enjoyable.

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Thank mandyradin
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Self guided tour, interesting place to explore! Shows you the local history. Make sure to check out the gift shop for metal art work by local artist working on site. Very nice pieces. Also a few geo caches on site too! Good place to visit and admission is free!

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Thank Oliver M
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I really wasn't sure when Dan asked if I wanted to visit an old steel mill. However, I was intrigued by the tour of the site. It's definitely worth watching the short film before you begin as it gives you a perspective on what working there must have been like. It's a self-guided tour with an informative colorful handout. We... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Interesting Landmark, good video in the beginning of the tour and neat place to walk through. Make sure to do it in the day time.

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