Vulcan the Iron Man photo by gregw66 on flickr

The World’s Largest Iron Statue: Vulcan the Iron Man

Vulcan the Iron Man
Vulcan Park & Museum
1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham AL 35209

At a height of almost 600 feet, atop Red Mountain, the statue of Vulcan watches over the city of Birmingham in Jefferson County. Vulcan is 56 feet tall and is the largest iron statue in the world and the second tallest statue in the world, number two right behind the Statue of LIberty. Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm. Vulcan Observation Balcony:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 10 pm. Holiday Hours:
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Liberty Enlightening the Parkway replica in Birmingham Alabama

Liberty Enlightening the World

Statue of Liberty Replica

“Liberty Enlightening the World” replica (36 ft tall) in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Cast in bronze in 1956 at the Société Antoine Durenne foundry in Somerville Haut Marne, France for placement atop the Liberty National Life Insurance Company Building in downtown Birminghamin 1958. It was relocated and placed on a 60 foot tall granite pedestal adjacent to Interstate 459 in 1989. Located at 516 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham Alabama in Jefferson County.

Birmingham Barons Baseball

Birmingham Barons Baseball

Birmingham Barons
Regions Field
1401 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Jefferson County Alabama

The history of the Birmingham Barons traces back to 1885, when the Barons (originally named the Coal Barons) played in the many southern leagues that existed during the early years of baseball. In those years, the leagues came and went, but baseball in Birmingham survived. In 1901, the Southern Association formed, with teams in Birmingham, Selma, New Orleans, Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. Phone: (205) 988-3200
Fax: (205) 988-9698

General E-Mail:

McWane Science Center Birmingham AL

McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center
2009 19th Street N
Birmingham AL 35203
Jefferson County Alabama
Phone: 205-714-8300

Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers – from ages 1 to 100 – flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham AlabamaBirmingham Alabama 35223
Jefferson County Alabama

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and over 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the most visited free attraction in Alabama, is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.

Opera Birmingham

Opera Birmingham

Opera Birmingham
Opera Birmingham, the only professional opera company in Northern and Central Alabama, has entertained audiences for over 55 years. From its humble beginnings in 1955 to its 50th anniversary in 2005 and beyond, Opera Birmingham has produced world-class operatic productions and concerts that have been hailed by critics and loved by audiences. Opera Birmingham
3601 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Jefferson County Alabama

Phone: 205-322-6737
Fax: 205-322-6206

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art
The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 26,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
(Formerly 2000 8th Ave. N)
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Jefferson County Alabama
T: 205.254.2565
F: 205.731.9425

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
First Thursdays: open until 9pm
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
General Admission is FREE