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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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Address: 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
Phone Number: +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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Sloss Furnaces

This is an oldie but goodie. A very old historical site to nose around in. Lots of history from way back when. The working conditions and the amazing struggle for these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2015
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wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is an oldie but goodie. A very old historical site to nose around in. Lots of history from way back when. The working conditions and the amazing struggle for these workers long ago. They offer tours and it is well worth listening to. Halloween is a huge event at the Sloss Furnaces. They say the place is haunted. According... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

During October they were getting set up for a Halloween adventure of some kind. Did not appreciate that in National Historic Landmark. I did not do the audio tour because of time and the previous comments about Oct. event. If this is a National Historic Landmark as indicated, it needs some work and needs to be made into such! It... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a good stop for anyone interested in history or engineering. We learned a bunch about Birmingham that we didn't know (first visit). We found it intriguing, yet it's a mixed bag. Allow an hour or so. Pro's: - It's free. - You have excellent access to see the ironworks up close. - The interpretive displays have great info.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The landmark is great to visit in October. Thats when they turn it into a haunted attraction. It functions as a rental place and landmark for the other 11 months of the year also. You can take a tour and read about the history of the park and city. There are some haunted stories behind this place also.

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Decatur, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Fun and spooky outdoor "museum" of an important part of Birmingham's history! Lots of walking and stairs so I wouldn't recommend for small kids or older adults. I believe they have "ghost" walks in the fall, and having been in the broad daylight on a tour, I can only imaging how creepy it could be at night. Make sure to... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Great walking tour, a real piece of Birmingham history !!! A must see !! no cost, audio tour available on your cell phone

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TUSCALOOSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The self guided tour was good but I would like to go back and have an experienced guide to explain everything in more detail.

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Harvest, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We really enjoyed taking a look around this place! It was a really neat experience and it was free!! I would NOT recommend a stroller and it could also be a little difficult/dangerous for elderly, toddlers or just a clumsy person!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I attended a party at the new visitor's center and was very impressed with the modern, beautiful design. I have attended several concerts here, and recently went to a brew fest here. They offer classes in cast iron sculpture, creative welding, blacksmithing and you can even create a bowl by carving into a pre-set mold - prices differ. Tours are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

As an engineer, walking the self guided tour was very interesting, but my teenage daughter had more fun exploring and finding the "creepy" spots. The Staff was amazing. Well worth the time.

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