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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair placed on top of Red Mountain with a beautiful view of downtown Birmingham. Also, inside Vulcan Center, is an interactive museum that contains the historical timeline of the city of Birmingham.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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"observation deck"
in 79 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 52 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 31 reviews
"cast iron statue in the world"
in 22 reviews
"red mountain"
in 53 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 19 reviews
"iron man"
in 21 reviews
"roman god"
in 14 reviews
"iron industry"
in 21 reviews
"city lights"
in 12 reviews
"entire city"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 49 reviews
"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"birmingham skyline"
in 12 reviews
"history lesson"
in 16 reviews
"birmingham area"
in 19 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend the few bucks and do the museum and go to the top of the Vulcan. Great history and views of Birmingham.

Thank patty0424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to the zoo and made a quick stop at Vulcan Park and Museum. It was worth the trip and seeing the whole place only takes about 45 minutes. The story and journey of the vulcan statue is interesting and the...More

Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go into the museum, but the views from the tower were amazing. It was great to have the option to revisit the tower if we wanted to see the view at night as well.

Thank ejirvine32
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to go up the elevator but there was a storm coming and it was closed so I didn't buy the ticket. I sat outside and enjoyed the view. It's a nice place to come a read a book, since there is absolutely nothing...More

Thank trainaholic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vulcan is a well kept beautiful site. There is not a lot to do, but if you would love to see all of Birmingham at one time, this is the place to go.

Thank Oldweeza
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE VIEW! And, the history! Both very interesting for all ages. Check the weather first! This is, obviously, outside. Some walking involved, uphill.

Thank kkm9183756
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If not familiar with Birmingham, this place can give a nice overview - in more ways than one! The walkway at the top allows 360° view of area. If any acrophobia, do not look down thru the grating! It is a spectacular view and best...More

Thank DeannaM642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park, beautiful view and very friendly staff. Park location easy to get to and plenty of parking.

Thank William I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best view of the city of Birmingham and surrounding areas. Museum of how the steel industry built Birmingham. Gorgeous grounds.

Thank Marti B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument to Vulcan, the Iron Forging god, can be climbed and the view covers most of Birmingham downtown and the Homewood community and area.

Thank W7776QQjoes
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tsciort904
9 October 2017|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
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Lucrisha M
10 May 2017|
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Response from DrMarc9491 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lucrisha, you would have an enjoyable time at this location. There are picnic benches in the area. The View would be worth while also. Don't forget to bring your camera and you can also go up inside the tower for an... More
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TravelingHeart6
30 January 2017|
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Response from Lifetraveler1 | Reviewed this property |
it is safe at night too. many come to watch the sunset from the platform at the base of the Vulcan statue. there is a ticket agent who has a clear view of the parking lot as well as an attendant at the base of the elevator... More
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