The Vulcan Park & Museum is an ideal place for a day-picnic when you are in Birmingham. The park has beautiful manicured grounds where you can lay back and enjoy some peaceful time. There are many trails that you can avail for a leisurely stroll. Once you are at the observation deck in the park you will be greeted by panoramic views of the city. The park also has the largest cast iron statue in the world which was created in 1904. The statue is majestic and marvellous to look at. The museum has collection that depicts the history of the Vulcan and is thoroughly informative. You can also buy souvenirs from the gift shop at the park. Visit this place if you are in Birmingham to spend some quality time.
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Vulcan Park And Museum Reviews & Ratings
This place is very interesting for history buffs and the simply curious at heart. The Vulcan statue is very cool and even cooler when you find out you can ride an elevator up to walk around the statue for some super views of the valley below. I didn't know about it until a function that we attended was held at their facilities next door at the museum. It's fairly inexpensive and worth a look at least once!
Vulcan is a great place to learn a little bit about the history of the steel and iron industry in Birmingham and have a nice walk. There is a small exhibit that gives information on some workers and on some of the work they used to do back then. I did not take pictures of all of it as it is nicer when you stroll through it and read some of the info. They also have a screen running and advertisement of how manufacturing increased during wartime. In case you want to take a walk after seeing the Vulcan statue, seeing the sights from a high place, or are done with the exhibit, there is also a trail that extends for quite a bit. You can take your pets on the trail and ride a bike if you want to, but be mindful of others who are walking on the trail as it does get narrow in some parts, but still wide enough for two people to walk side-by-side. Visit Vulcan if you want to learn a little, have a small family outing, or just want to walk a new trail.
I've been visiting Vulcan Park since I was a small boy. The newly renovated facility has a wonderful museum exploring the history of Birmingham, AL and how iron runs through it, just as the iron ore seam of Red Mountain runs through Birmingham. Definitely a must-see for visitors. Warning: if you have a phobia of high places, skip the tower. The museum alone is worth the $6 admission.
I had not been to Vulcan park since before the restoration. They have done a fantastic job. Go in the fall on a sunny, cool day. You will have a great time in what I like to call Air-Conditioned Sunshine.
It has been many years since I have visited Vulcan. The park has come such a long way. It is absolutely beautiful! The grounds are kept up nicely and there is so much more to do there now. I was very impressed with the park and Vulcan. All of the fun facts around the park were pretty incredible. We will definitely be going back on a regular basis. Great job guys for making Birmingham a beautiful attraction, keeping it up and making it inexpensive.