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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
Phone Number: +1 205-933-1409
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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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Great views of the city

Only $6.50 for the museum and entrance to the obsevation area. Mesum is small but informative with a small gift shop. Free parking!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only $6.50 for the museum and entrance to the obsevation area. Mesum is small but informative with a small gift shop. Free parking!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the #1 attraction I would take visitors to our city! So unique, symbolizing Birmingham's tie to the steel industry responsible for our growth. Standing high above and seen from all areas, Vulcan has quite a history dating back to 1906! Learn all about this in the museum - take photos to your heart's content!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to the Vulcan , nice view of the city and a beautiful place to see. The museum is very small but it shows the history of Birmingham and the Vulcan. Just cost $6 to go to the museum and to go up to the statue, but if you don't to pay you can just walk around. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there late in day and only had a short time. Beautiful overlook of the city. Nice gift shop. About 15 minutes from downtown. The park is very nice.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best overall view of Birmingham. Also, the cheapest admission to visit the areas most famous icon. There is also a nice trail.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relatively small park with tables, gift shop, and museum. All free when our group went there. The statue\sculpture depicts a small stature man which appeared white odd to us. The fpuntain has been filled in although must have been quite something in its day.Pleasant surroundings with nice views of the city.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a couple hours to kill on a sunny day, you can't go wrong with Vulcan Park. The park is situated atop Red Mountain and has awesome views of the city and surrounding areas. For $6ish you can go up the elevator to the top of the statue for even better views. Your ticket also gets you inside... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opted not to buy tickets for the museum as this is a park. Not much of a park. It's more of a statue with a museum attached. You can take an elevator to the top of the statue for a view of Birmingham for a price. Kind of a let down.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew that Birmingham was a steel town? And that there were dozens of working ore mines in the area? Certainly not us. This was an incredible stop on our trip. The view from the Vulcan Tower catwalk is unbelievable and a little terrifying. Spend some here, it's well worth it!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the top of awesome. You can get some excellent pictures of the area. There is also a very nice park surrounding the Vulcan statue.

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