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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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"observation deck"
in 74 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 50 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 29 reviews
"cast iron statue in the world"
in 20 reviews
"elevator ride"
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"red mountain"
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"iron man"
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"roman god"
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"iron industry"
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"city lights"
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"entire city"
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"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
in 45 reviews
"birmingham skyline"
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"history lesson"
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"birmingham area"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

After reading books by Anne George, I just had to see Vulcan. What a nice place with great area history. A must see.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We wanted to see the Vulcan when we went to Birmingham for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed seeing the lights of the city and we were pleased it was open for viewing the skyline that holiday weekend.

Thank Sally Q
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great place to go on date or with the family. Educational for anyone new to or visiting the Birmingham area.

Thank Randi C
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

On our last visit the tower lobby was closed apparently due to water leaking. The lobby plaster has water damage. We may wait until they get that problem fixed before we come back. Otherwise, beautiful grounds and museum!

Thank 6016-1824
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Love the history and museum area. Vulcan was fun and the views alone were worth the trip. The grounds are well maintained and hiking trails are good and nearby.

Thank Shearer A A
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The desk clerk at out hotel suggested we go see the "Vulcan" when we asked her what we should see in Birmingham. She said" its like our Statue of Liberty ". We only did the outdoor area because the museum doesn't open until 10:00 am....More

Thank JArcherBennett
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Vulcan Park and Museum is a very safe, clean and affordable attraction in downtown Birmingham, AL. There is a GORGEOUS lawn to be enjoyed for picnics, games, relaxation, etc that is just a little extra perk of being there. There are fabulous photos to be...More

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Usually end up taking visitors to Vulcan for the views, the museum and the humorous "Moon over Homewood". Memorabilia offers more than just Vulcan & Birmingham, plus the prices a better than many other places.

Thank hoob545
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We did not pay to go through the museum tour but did enjoy visiting the property. The park and grounds are very attractive. If you are an out-of-towner, it's worth it to find this place and pay a quick visit. The view is really great...More

Thank MrsJAMc
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Walked the 150 stairs to the top and saw the beautiful view. There is an elevator for those that need it. Around the statue there is a beautiful view of Birmingham. a Park is also ther to enjoy.

Thank Donna B
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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
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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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