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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

Layla Schade

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The museum is very modern and has nicely designed interpretative exhibits that focus on the interesting manufacturing and civil rights history of Birmingham, as well as the history of the Vulcan statue itself and its refurbishment. There are plenty of hands-on/touchable exhibits for little ones. The price of admission for the museum allows you to ride the elevator or take the stairs (your choice) into the pedestal of the statue, which is 100 feet in the air. The view is really spectacular. It's a cool way to see the old foundries and surrounding landscape. This is a great place to bring out of town guests. There's also trails and a beautiful green space if you just want to hang out in nature. We saw lots of people simply enjoying the weather, reclining on picnic blankets around the base of the Vulcan statue.

Jathan a

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
This location is the centerpiece of the city, however, it is truly a Hidden Gem. It cost only $5 to produce a wonderful scenic view and amazing environment 4 alone time or a nice simple date night. It's more than just a wonderful view. It has many historic elements and I Museum that educates you along the way. The staff is very helpful and very professional.

Jordan Hurt

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
If you haven't been on top of the Vulcan Tower, you really should try it! This is one of the best views of Birmingham. It's a really fun thing to do for just $5. The surrounding trail and museum is also nice and well-maintained.

lsti 10

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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
We went around 9:00 on a Saturday night. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and my granddaughter loved the light show. The view of Birmingham at night was quite stunning and did I mention we only paid $5 each😊😊

Stanley Wentworth

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Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
A beautiful State Park. Well run and great management. Friendly employees. Well worth going off the road to see it. Would recommend.

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