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“Interesting snapshot of Birmingham's history & a great view of the city”

Vulcan Park and Museum
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham
Ranked #6 of 93 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.
Reviewed 29 June 2014

If you are visiting Birmingham, a brief stop (60-90 minute) at Vulcan Park & Museum is well worth it. In the past 10 years, the city has completely refurbished the park and built a nice museum. As such, visitors have an opportunity to learn about the city of Birmingham and the importance that the iron mining and steel industries played in the city's development for well over a century.

I found the museum to be very well done. Its is not a large facility, but certainly provides an excellent overview of Birmingham's history, economic development and civil rights struggles since the end of the American Civil War. The displays and videos were quite informative.

The city has also completely restored the Vulcan statue and pedestal. It is well worth a visit to the top observation deck as the views of Birmingham and surrounding areas are spectacular. We caught it on a very clear day right at sunset. It was beautiful, and I highly recommend it!

Vulcan Park and Museum is a family friendly attraction, and is inexpensive. If your travels bring you to Birmingham, I suggest a visit to the "Iron Man" of Alabama!

Thank Chuck M
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Growing up in Birmingham, visiting Vulcan was just something you did as a child with your family or on a field trip with your school. As an adult, we just take Vulcan for granted as he's always been there. I had not been visited the park in many many years and recently enjoyed a return visit. It was fun to go to the top again and the views of the city are beautiful.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Vulcan statue on the top of a huge tower overlooks the city. So glad there is an elevator and I didn't have to climb the staris.

Thank mlnf
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Go here only for the view. Nothing else to do but look over the city. There is a trail that leads to the top.

Thank 30090Laura_S
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great venue for wedding rehearsal dinner. Great museum and lookout point from upon Vulcan himself. Not being from the local area the exit traffic light arrangement difficult to understand, we turned right and turned around.

Thank John M
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