Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

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  • This place isn’t going to be for everyone. It’s old, dirty and outside. There are no guided tours. As you wander around this old steel plant, there are various signs that give you some idea of what va...  more »
  • I have lived in Birmingham for many years, but I remember my first trip to Sloss. I went on my own and just wandered around the grounds listening to an audio tour piped through my cell phone. The hist...  more »
  • This is a nice and free place to explore and visit in the city. Packed with history and a little creepy! Tweens and teens will enjoy!  more »
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  • Do you love exploring factories and industrial sites? If so, this place is for you! Such a cool price of history to explore. Mostly untouched since the furnaces were shut down, you mostly get free reign of the place. Would be awesome for photographers.
  • We were disappointed in Sloss. The video is nice to show people and walking around is cool but we felt there was SO much more that could have been done with the space. Walkways didn't really get you everywhere and there weren't a ton of good, updated signs that's told you what you were looking at. Building some nice, elevated walkways so you can see more, and adding some fun interactive options would be a great way to engage people more.
  • This sounds like a sleeper but it's an outstanding site to visit. Come on a blue sky day and in the later afternoon sun (careful, they close at 4!), and the site lights up in hues of orange snd rust. It's a photographer's dream and an engineer's heaven! Come in good weather as most is outside.
  • This was just an incredible opportunity to see and feel the might of the South. The magic behind "The Magic City" starts here. When you see the machinery, the boilers, the electrical turbines, and the grounds you are transported to the might of American ingenuity. This is a 100% self service tour. You are given a map of the location with descriptions of the layout and history behind it. TIP: See the movie in the welcome center BEFORE walking around the place. Takes 15 minutes, but worth the history presented.
  • Passing through Birmingham and needed someplace to burn my 4 year old's energy for a couple hours while my wife needed to feed our baby. This place was great! He has so much fun looking at all the old machinery and going in the tunnel. Highly recommend!
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