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Vulcan Park and Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Great Local History Stop w/ a GREAT view!

This is always a fun stop because you get to see the “Iron Man” that is standing guard over the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, Alabama
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Interesting Landmark and History

Neat little museum that tells the history of Birmingham, specifically as it was tied to the making... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Butch E
Nashville, Tennessee
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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...more
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2004

We visited Vulcan Park to get a look at the statue-the ride up in the glass elevator and the incredible view of the city were treats. The part we hadn't expected is a museum/visitor center with an easily digested history of the city and some...More

5  Thank FrequentFlier29205
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 February 2007

You have to pay addmission for the elevator ride up to the observation deck. I suppose you could pay to walk up if you wanted to, my friend walked down. It was night time (deck closes at 10) and we could see lights for what...More

3  Thank RoadWarriorWannaBe
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is always a fun stop because you get to see the “Iron Man” that is standing guard over the city. There is a great museum that tells about the history of the city and how the steel industry put Birmingham on the map. The...More

Thank BillBodacious
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want a good view of Birmingham then this is it. Something to do in Birmingham that in unique to Birmingham.

Thank DJH35
Reviewed 5 days ago

Neat little museum that tells the history of Birmingham, specifically as it was tied to the making of iron. Also, why/how the Statue of Vulcan came about. Going to the top of the tower is just so/so. You get a good view of Birmingham, but...More

Thank Butch E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for all visitors and locals! Great Statue and museum. Lots of interesting information about the city fantastic view!

Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular panoramic views for Birmingham , Great Music ,Museum and observatory . Lucky to hear concerts in sept and oct. The artists are good and views are smashing ..

Thank Kinner P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spur of the moment decision to stop and we are glad that we did. It was an interesting place. The statue of Vulcan was impressive as it is the world’s largest cast iron statue. Do not miss the wall of iron inside...More

Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting Birmingham for a church conference, I read about this place. I am so glad my friend and I decided to visit! The views of Birmingham are spectacular! We also enjoyed the museum which contained the history of the Vulcan and Birmingham.

Thank rossgool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined a group of 5th graders and rode the elevator to the foot of the Vulcan statue. The views are impressive and there are many docents and markers to learn more about the city. The museum focuses on the history of B’ham and its...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited twice, each time it's an impressive monument. I'd recommend going to the top, the view is incredible and it's a great place to watch a sunset.

Thank natechertack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only $6 to get in. A good museum with the history of the iron and mining in the area. The highlight though is a lift, or steps, to the top of the Vulcan monument for great views over the city

Thank Peter J
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
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
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