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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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+1 205-933-1409
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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I enjoyed it a lot! It is very neat to learn the history, I liked the museum a lot. Educational but still fun! The views from the top are amazing! I didn't go to the top of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2016
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed it a lot! It is very neat to learn the history, I liked the museum a lot. Educational but still fun! The views from the top are amazing! I didn't go to the top of the statue and I regret it!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Wow! I really didn't expect this museum to be as informative about the formation of the city of Birmingham Alabama as this one. The exhibit was worth the drive up the winding incline up the side of a mountainous hill that was transformed into a park with a statue that serves as a "beacon" for the city. Its located in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The museum leaves a lot to be desired, but the statue itself is a beautiful sculpture and the view from the observation deck is nice. If you're looking for a quick cheap stop then this is a good one.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The museum at the Vulcan was really interesting and well presented. I enjoyed that it included a little bit of information on Birmingham, as well as detailed information about the Vulcan statue and how it was built. I'm glad the museum was there, because otherwise the trip to this park would've been really disappointing. The statue itself, while magnificent, is... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had not been here in several years ,,well worth a trip up US31 to the top of RED MOUNTAIN .Views are great and the museum had lot of interesting facts

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

You can have nice views of the city but the spot from which you can take pictures is tiny. The museum is small as well and not interesting enough. The fee is not worth it in general.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Nice view of Birmingham and interesting historical information in the museum, but without rushing we were in and out in an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

As a Birmingham native I never fully appreciated Vulcan Park until I moved away from the city. Seeing the view of the city through my children's eyes the first time they visited Vulcan was amazing. That was many years ago and we try to go back as often as possible when we "come home". It's a great lesson in history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Stopped here for a quick break to show my visiting in-laws from Birmingham UK a view of Birmingham USA. The museum was closed for renovations at the time -- but that was fine since we really just wanted to see the view from the park. Was a little surprised that when we walked in the building no one spoke to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

If you have never been to it and u love a view this is the place it was so peaceful the view was great and if u are from out of town the museum gives u a bit of the history of birmingham

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