Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

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#1 of 7 in Parks in Birmingham
#Lookout, #Monument, #Must See
Home to what's thought to be the largest cast-iron statue in the world Vulcan Park and Museum tells the history of steel production in the city. Created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and made of 100,000 pounds of iron, the statue was modeled after Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge. It represents the spirit of the city and symbolizes its origins in iron. Tour the museum to learn about the impact of steel production on this area. Climb to the top of the observation tower for a view of the city, but make sure to bring a jacket or sweater since it can get windy. There is a jogging path at the bottom of the hill, picnic areas throughout the park, and free parking available. Make Vulcan Park and Museum part of your personalized Birmingham itinerary using our Birmingham trip planner .
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  • Visit the Park because it was one of the recommendations of Birmingham. The Park is pleasant and accessibility is very good. The views are excellent, but have to confess that the statue looks like a Golem.
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  • It was a cold, windy day when we visited the park. However, still enjoyed the elevator to the observation deck and the wonderful views of the city. The statue is pretty amazing also.  more »
  • Best view of the Birmingham area and the museum gives a historical perspective on Birmingham that you may have never heard. Entrance fee is nominal.  more »
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  • Really nice place, one can go up using elevator or stairs. A nice Landscape view of city is visible from top. There is metal ramp at top surrounding the statue. It is very windy up top. Museum has lot of information if you are interested. Which will give you the insight of the mine worker life. You can get yourself a punched coin if you want.
  • Great little park on top of the mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. The park is well kept and has a little museum/gift shop on the property. There is a picnic area as well for lunch and the views from the park are excellent. It costs a little bit to go through the museum or to go up Vulcan but the park is free if you're pinching pennies. A great place for an afternoon excursion!
  • Majestic... gorgeous views and a great deal of history... this town has strong roots and through the stories in the museum you see how Birmingham became strong. We owe a great deal to the hard working men and women that built this world... they were amazing and resilient
  • Came for a visit to Alabama and was brought to this location by friends. The view of the city is amazing and I thought it was a great spot to take pictures. They have a small museum there that provides a lot of historical information along with a gift shop. As for the large tower, you can either walk up the stairs from the inside to the top or they have an elevator. Recommend checking this place out!!
  • Great views and history! See the museum first, then come back at night to get amazing views of the city skyline. They also do a crazy 4th of July fireworks show.

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