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Address: 16th and 17th Streets and 2nd and 3rd Avenue, Bessemer, AL
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Debardelen Park

This is a nice park to have a picnic. This park has a Gazebo and there are many jazz concerts held during the summer.

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Vicky B
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Bessemer, Alabama
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is a nice statue and tribute to World War I soldiers in the area and in general. The park is fairly large, taking a whole city block, but its very dated and some of the structures are in need of repair. Worth a quick visit if in the area.

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Bessemer, Alabama
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a nice park to have a picnic. This park has a Gazebo and there are many jazz concerts held during the summer.

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Bessemer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This doughboy monument is one of the first things I remember seeing at DeBardleben Park. As I child, I always wanted to go up and salute him.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Located in Debardeleben Park, about 2 blocks from the Bright Star Restaurant, is The Doughboy Statue which was originally dedicated in 1922 and is inscribed with the names of local World War I veterans. There are 2 plaques naming the servicemen who died while in service. It is a beautiful statue in the middle of the park which also has... More 

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Mobara, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This monument stands as a tribute to our Fighting Men & Women, who payed the ultimate price for OUR freedom.Even tho it was cast in early 20"s, the spirit and meaning of this life-size monument is the same now For all wars and police actions.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a life-size copper sculpture of a World War I "Doughboy" soldier standing at the crest of a barricade with a rifle in his left hand and a grenade in his raised right hand. Created by Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney of Americus, Georgia, There are around 140 in several U.S. cities, including Birmingham, Bessemer... More 

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