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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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Sloss Furnaces is highly recommended!

Amazing place, especially if you are visiting or new to the area. An industrial photographers... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Craig O
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Port Townsend, Washington
via mobile
Sloss Reminds Visitors of Birmingham's Beginning

Sloss rises up above you like an iron castle. It was saved from destruction by concerned local... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
travelwriter52
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Conyers, GA
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Historic iron manufacturing facility
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, especially if you are visiting or new to the area. An industrial photographers dream. Lots of history and lots of great places to explore. Set aside several hours. Also has a new visitors center with a very friendly staff.

1  Thank Craig O
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Sloss rises up above you like an iron castle. It was saved from destruction by concerned local citizens. Sloss was at its heyday, a furnace that produced tons of pig iron (cast iron) but the invention of plastic for pipes and the advent of EPA...More

1  Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a really cool, unique museum. If you like business and industry history, you should stop. It is also great if you just like walking around outside seeing big, rusting, hulking old factories this is the place!

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I visited here once before and loved it. I'm not huge on ghost stories so going down below the ground in the dark was a bit scary. It's a great place to walk around, take photos of and even better if you know the history....More

1  Thank lilkk
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Wow. What a great glimpse into the industrial revolution. The museum is set up so you are free to roam (with some restrictions of course) where you want. Walking through on a hot summer day in August I could only imagine the hard, hot work...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Full-disclosure - I am an artist who learns and is stimulated by the visual world. I also like American history. This is a great story and there's so much to learn here about the place (Birmingham), about the technology and industry (iron) and about the...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A nice place to walk around. Very interesting/ Would like to experience a concert there. Would be better if there was am outdoor restaurant

1  Thank Janice Z
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've always been fascinated with old industrial areas but this is really nice. It is free to the public and you walk around at your own pace. It takes about 45 - 60 minutes to walk around. Sometimes you can catch a concert there too....More

1  Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great location to visit if you are a history buff,the site has not been upgraded and was left as it had been. This adds to its charm and is a hidden jewel in Birmingham. We took 2 teenaged boys and they were...More

1  Thank Barb C
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I attended a music festival here, which was very cool. The Landmark/park, though was extremely interesting just itself. There is so much "current" American history to be learned and experienced here (at the festival they had an iron works expo -where you could watch workers...More

1  Thank lesliefr2016
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msbren06
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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wilyquilt
7 February 2015|
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Response from 1oldseagull | Reviewed this property |
google this: grocery near 20 32nd Street North Birmingham, AL 35222
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