Field Trip 5 – Vulcan

VulcanAfter our trip to Sloss Furnaces, we headed across town to visit Vulcan!  We’ve been in Alabama for a little over two years now, and other than seeing Vulcan from a distance while driving, we hadn’t yet made it to visit him, so we were excited!

Vulcan was designed by Giuseppe Moretti and is the largest cast iron statue in the world.  He sits atop Red Mountain, overlooking Birmingham.

We went up to the observation deck to get a closer look. Vulcan, apparently, doesn’t wear pants…

After hanging out outside, we went in to the museum to learn about Alabama and the iron industry.

We had a great time seeing Vulcan and learning more about what we touched on at the furnaces.