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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Drive
205-933-1409

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Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama’s colossal statue is the world’s largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904, Vulcan has overlooked Alabama’s largest city from atop Red Mountain since the 1930s.

By 1999, the 50-ton statue was in desperate need of repair. The surrounding 10-acre park was closed. Vulcan was removed from his pedestal. Realizing Vulcan’s importance to the region’s history, city leaders sought public support for its restoration, forming the non-profit Vulcan Park Foundation. The foundation would oversee a master plan to return this colossal statue to his 1904 grandeur. They also created a dynamic educational park complex interpreting Alabama’s rich industrial history for both residents and visitors from across the globe.

Today, thanks to public-private partnerships and a $15.5 million campaign, this beloved symbol of Birmingham and the nation’s iron and steel industry stands preserved and proud as the centerpiece of it rehabilitated and expanded park, now referred to as Vulcan Park and Museum.



Reviews

Tanner Godfrey

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Vulcan is one of the most iconic landmarks in Birmingham, and as such, everything there is top notch. The views are great of Vulcan and the entire city. The grounds and facilities are always in pristine condition. The museum covers the rich history of the Birmingham area, particularly the mining industry. This is a poplar spot for weddings, field trips, picnics, first time visitors to Birmingham as well as long time residents. I highly recommend visiting Vulcan park!

Shashank Jadhav

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The view of of Birmingham from above is absolutely breathtaking! The place provides a detailed description of how Birmingham was built and the significance of the closed mines along with red soil there. The statue is the largest cast iron monument in the world! It does not appear to be huge until the time you go to the top and view it from there. As there are no sky scrapers near the monument, you can feel a lot of wind! Be careful not to drop your phone from this height!🤣 The pavement in front of the "museum" is portrayed with a map of Birmingham that is completely visible and makes sense when viewed from above. There is a staircase right in the central core of the monument or an elevator right besides it. Using the staircase is "fun" 😂

Crimson

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Nice place. For starters, the view from the park is amazing. You can see for miles from up there. There is also a small museum that you can walk through and learn about the city's history. You can even ride an elevator up to the top of the Vulcan statute. All in all it is a nice place to spend some time.

Debbie Shell

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Great place to have a dynamic view. I want to go back in the evening next time I am in Birmingham. The museum was nice for me to learn more about the history of Birmingham. One of my favorite things there was the map sketched out on the pavement to show you much of the layout of the suburbs of the city. And oh yes there is a big Vulcan moon..😉

Natalie S.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Love the view here! I went for a walk on the new trail that they have and it was amazing! I’ve gone to the museum on several occasions to take family members from out of town so they can learn a little bit about Birmingham. They all seem to love it as well. We take the elevator ride up to the top to look out of the city and each time it takes my breathe away to see the changes that have been done to the city and the changes that are currently being done. This is a great place to take friends and family that are visiting from out of town.

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