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Vulcan Park and Museum
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US$6.00*
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Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with...
Ranked #12 of 96 things to do in Birmingham
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This was a cool place. My mom and I mainly came to get souvenirs but also enjoyed seeing the park. The statue was cool. The museum looks good though we didn’t visit.

Thank Ren P
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"observation deck"
in 79 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 50 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 20 reviews
"roman god"
in 14 reviews
"iron industry"
in 20 reviews
"city lights"
in 12 reviews
"entire city"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 47 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 4 March 2018

Great place to go and see the best views of Birmingham. A lot of history about the statue and the city.

Thank JEFSUSHAY
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice park for a short visit. Pretty views of downtown Birmingham. Museum was an eclectic mix of Birmingham history, the iron and steel industry in the area and NASCAR, yes, NASCAR !!!! Anyway, senior admission was $5.50 each....but if you have a National Park Senior Pass, you might be able to use that....we didn't have it with us so we are not sure.

Thank Ken S
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Vulcan Park M, Manager at Vulcan Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Ken,

How could we improve to better your experience on your next visit? We would love to hear your thoughts on how we could turn those 3 stars into 5!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

A few friends and I had an hour or so to kill before our favorite shop opened up. They have never been to Birmingham so I wanted to make sure they had the opportunity to see a cultural icon of Magic City- The Vulcan Monument!

It costs nothing to walk around the small nicely-landscaped grounds and see the monumentous sculpture celebrating the vast amount of Iron Ore mined from the ground underneath the large mountain Birmingham sits atop. The monument is humongous and was featured at the World's Fair. If you're not afraid of heights, you pay $6.50 for the opportunity to climb around 5 flights of stairs- WOW! and walk around the 360 degree observation deck to look out at the vast city. The view is breathtaking.

Your donation to its preservation also will get you into the museum inside the gift shop center so you can see how it all came together. Be advised that most of the trails around the park are currently under construction so less is available than usual to explore.

Thank bethoc
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The museum inside offered great insight into the industrial history of Birmimgham and was very accomodating. The Vulcan statue and walkout was excellent as well. We decided to take the stairs all the way to the top. After a short break I walked out onto the circle overlook which is made out of a steel grate material and allows you to see all the way to the ground. The overlook offers great views of the city and is well worth the $6 price of admission.

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