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WORLD'S LARGEST CAST IRON STATUE



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Vulcan Park is home to the world’s largest cast iron statue and features spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham. We tell the story of Birmingham’s past, present and promise for the future.

Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire and Forge, was originally built in 1904 for the St. Louis World’s Fair to represent Birmingham’s iron industry. The newly renovated Vulcan Park sits atop Red Mountain with Vulcan standing 124 feet off the mountain on his original 1938 pedestal.

A 10-acre urban green space surrounds the 56’ high statue and open-air observation deck. Visitors find interactive exhibits and displays that give insight into the region’s geology, history and industrial growth. Vulcan Park is also a unique, memorable location to host private events, both corporate and social.

Groups welcome. Free parking and bus parking.

Visit Vulcan Park, the gateway to the region, and come feel the magic!

Hours of Operation and Admissions:

Vulcan Center and Observation Tower
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.

Observation Tower Open every evening from 6 – 10 p.m.

Evening Admission to Park Grounds and Observation Tower (plus sales tax)
$3.00 all visitors age 5 and up
Children 4 and under free
*Vulcan Park grounds open daily at 7 a.m.

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Address:
1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

From Montgomery
I-65 North to Oxmoor Road exit # 256A. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Oxmoor Road. Oxmoor Road becomes Palisades Boulevard. Travel on Palisades Boulevard until you come to Valley Avenue. Turn right onto Valley Avenue. Travel 1.6 miles on Valley Avenue. Vulcan Park entrance is on your left before the four-way intersection of Valley Avenue and Richard Arrington Boulevard.

From Huntsville
I-65 South to exit # 261A (on the left) onto I-59 North/ I-20 East toward Gadsden/Atlanta. After a short distance, take exit #126A (on the right) onto 280 East. Travel 2.8 miles and exit at 21st Avenue South. Turn right onto 21st Avenue South and travel .4 miles. Vulcan Park entrance is on your right immediately upon crossing the four-way intersection of 21st Avenue and Richard Arrington Boulevard.

From Tuscaloosa
I-59 North / I-20 East to exit #126A. Follow above from Huntsville.

From Gadsden/Anniston
I-59 South / I-20 West to exit #126A. Follow above from Huntsville.

From Auburn
280 West. Follow signs for 31 South, Montgomery, Homewood. (31 South/Montgomery will go to the left.) You will stay straight and follow the sign for Homewood to a dead end. Turn right at the dead end onto 18th Street South. Stay on 18th Street South to the intersection of Valley Avenue and Richard Arrington Boulevard. Turn left at this intersection and immediately turn right into the entrance to Vulcan Park.

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Admission (plus sales tax):
$6.00 adults
$5.00 seniors (65+), students with id, and adult groups of 10 or more
$4.00 children 5 – 12
$3.00 groups of 10 or more children 5 – 12
Children 4 and under free

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