Best Landmarks in Birmingham, AL

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Birmingham, AL. How do we actually find the most highly rated landmark? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


331 Cotton Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, AL 35211

Since 1845

Museum, Historical Places, Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Programs and Exhibits, Events, Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Galas, Fundraisers, Meetings, Caterer, Event Sponsor, Observation Deck, Corporate, Buildings, Gift Shop, Group Visits, Architectural Buildings, Reception, Dinner Party, Social Event & Facility Rentals

It is a former plantation house and 6 acres (24,000 m2) of landscaped gardens - The house serves as a decorative arts museum, featuring a collection of 19th-century furniture, textiles, silver & paintings


Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon : Closed

I've been here twice, once with a tour guide and once without. The tone of the tour itself is an interesting look into how Southerners like to romanticize our not-so-pretty past and the antebellum way of life. The tour guide was a sweet Southern white lady who euphemistically referred to the black slaves who worked here as servants as she described the residents and their lifestyle. Ha. They were definitely enslaved people, not servants in 1845/50.
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20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222

Since 1881

Architectural Buildings, Furnaces, Landmarks, Historical Places, Attractions, Interactive Timeline, Preservation and Restoration, Education Programs, Group Tour, Events, Cultural Activities, Event Rentals, Summer Camp, Furnace Apron, Water Tower, Spray Pond, Casting Shed, New Visitor’s Center- East and West Room, Metal Arts & Field Trips

16,000 square foot Visitors' and Education Center to be located on the south-west corner of the furnace site - Its collection consists of two 400-ton blast furnaces and some forty other buildings

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon : Closed

If you want to know more about the history of Alabama and how we became the iron city here this is a must. Take a tour of Sloss Furnace and see first hand what they had to work through and endure. Also for their age in time technology was pretty good. See up close all buildings in smelting process and what the long hard process we go through to get metal we use today so often and take advantage where it came from. Rich history here and Sloss is a landmark and can use your support!
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1701 Valley View Drive, Red Mountain, Birmingham, AL 35209

Since 1903

Monuments and Statues, Park, Museum, Observation Tower, Gift Shop, Special Events, Wedding, Reception, Private Party, Corporate Event, Field Trip, Meeting Space and Facilities, Guided Tours, Groups, Educational Programs, Scouting, Overnights, Rental Facility, Architecture Buildings, Birthday Party, Conservation, Classrooms, Research & Workshops

The statue is the world's largest iron-ore statue, and among the nation's tallest - The completed weight of the god Vulcan's figure alone is 100,000 pounds (45,359 kg)

Mon - Sat : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Sun 1:00 am - 10:00 pm

Classic old world attraction with modern visitor's center, park and picnic areas. This statue commemorates the importance of iron in the local steel industry. Displays demonstrate how all the ingredients necessary for steel production exist in the Birmingham area. When visiting the park, you will notice a lot of rusty red rocks and boulders, reminiscent of lava rocks. These very heavy rocks are iron ore. The park sits astride one of the largest iron ore seams in the country.
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