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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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+1 205-933-1409
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Vulcan Park is one of the most interesting places in Alabama. It is well worth the money to go to the top of the statue and look across miles of beautiful hills, large buildings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amy F
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Troy, Alabama
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Troy, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vulcan Park is one of the most interesting places in Alabama. It is well worth the money to go to the top of the statue and look across miles of beautiful hills, large buildings, and gorgeous homes.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view was breathtaking as you gotten to the top,as well as getting up the stairs! The museum was very educational and it took me back in time and made me feel as if I were actually a worker back in the 1900s. The park was gorgeous I would always recommend a visit here. It might not be suitable for... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much history in this small museum! The city of Birmingham has a quiet treasure in its midst. Was very interesting to read how the city and the Vulcan came to be.

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Thank ShoppingM0M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history! Great place to relax and enjoy the view of Birmingham! Grab a picnic basket and GO! Signed, Nashville Gals

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

While visiting my brother in Birmingham, on a beautiful cool Sunday morning we headed to Vulcan Park. It was recently restored to its original state early in the last century, when production of steel was growing to its peak. Due to the discovery of the natural resources necessary for steel production cause the growth of Birmingham to an industrial power... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Loved the museum and ride to the top of the tower. I was pretty creepy walking around the top with lots of vision to the ground. Vulcan is overpowering.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Take the stairs! Great views. Awesome little gift shop with helpful tourist info. Museum gives good snapshot on area background. Just wish trail accessible from top of red mountain. Lovin us some Vulcan.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The museum is interesting, the view from atop Vulcan is incredible. Definitely a place to see when visiting Birmingham

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

From an historical viewpoint this is a good place to visit. The lower visitor center provides some education about the City of Birmingham that I enjoyed seeing. You can either walk up/down or take the elevator to the top of the Vulcan to get a far as the eye can see view of Birmingham. The park itself has a nice... More 

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Franklin, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

While in Birmingham I took the time to visit the Vulcan Park & Museum area. The Vulcan is Birmingham’s city symbol and the largest cast iron statue in the world. It sits atop Red Mountain. The statue is 56 feet tall and has an observation balcony on its pedestal for a remarkable view of the city, and the statue stands... More 

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