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“THIS IS A MUST SEE U.S.A. TREASURE!”

Vulcan Park and Museum
Ranked #5 of 88 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Oden, AR
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“THIS IS A MUST SEE U.S.A. TREASURE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Birmingham is a beautiful city with all the pieces of history that make a great American story--immigration, innovation, determination, and integration. My wife and I looked on tripadvisor for a place where we could picnic for lunch on our way to Orlando. We stumbled upon Vulcan Park and Museum. The $6 per person ticket was a small price to pay for spectacular landscaping, scenic view of the city, museum and the wonderful staff at Vulcan Park and Museum. We spent two hours at this clean and relaxing community treasure where we learned about Birmingham's history. The main focus of the museum is the role of the pig iron production and the story of the Vulcan statue that overlooks the city. (A great surprise to me since I didn't know anything about the statue or Birmingham.) I recommend this to any and all! Thank you Birmingham for adding a great memory to our wedding anniversary road trip.

Visited June 2014
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Auburn, Alabama
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Get a great view of Birmingham from Vulcan Park! You don't need to spend a ton of time here, but you can spend more time there if you like. You'll definitely want to visit on a clear day to get the best view of the city.

Visited August 2013
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Pasadena, Maryland
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Easy to get to and the museum had great detail on how the statue was built and the people involved. Panprama view of Birmingham from the museum was a plus.

Visited June 2014
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Findlay, Ohio
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worth the drive and short walk.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

You can't get a better view! Good history of the statue and city. Loved the part about the "Full Moon" over Homewood. Fee covers both museum Go on a clear day!

Visited May 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's short and to the point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I take all my couch surfers here. Loved the view since I was a child. Check out their music scene as well

Visited February 2014
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