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Sightseeing and landmarks in Birmingham

History museums

Scenic Viewpoint
“The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing, it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge.”
  • 45 locals recommend
National Park
“When Birmingham was first founded many would travel to work at the sloss furnace. They were paid well and were able to get rich fast. This is how Birmingham got its name the Magic City.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing, it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use”
  • 14 locals recommend
National Park
“When Birmingham was first founded many would travel to work at the sloss furnace. They were paid well and were able to get rich fast. This is how Birmingham got its name the Magic City.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Libraries

Botanical Garden
“The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre of botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Library
“In walking distance next to Avondale Park. Programs for kids during the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Book Store
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“My wife and I love this place! It is a super neat design for a library. It is in the middle of the woods, and you can actually hike from there all through the woods around a stream.”
  • 1 local recommends
Botanical Garden
Library
“Please visit this library to see the beautiful paintings and architect it’s a secret gem of Birmingham ”
  • 1 local recommends