Mobile Alabama Attractions
The incredible seaport of Mobile, Alabama, is located at the junction of Mobile Bay and the Mobile River. It is one of the most populated cities in the southern part of the United States. This is a fabulous vacation spot because there are so many things to do in the area.
• American Sport Art Museum
There is so much to see and experience at the Battleship Alabama Memorial Park. Visitors can stroll through the famous battleship at their own pace on a self-guided tour. The World War II submarine, the USS Drum is also on display. The aircraft pavilion has two dozen planes from the past 70 years. This is a great place to learn about the history of our military equipment.
Bellingrath gardens opened to the public in 1932, and the 10,500 square foot Bellingrath home was completed in 1935. The breathtaking gardens were designed so there would be flowers blooming throughout the year. The sprawling property has numerous styles of gardens. There are butterfly gardens, rose gardens, rock gardens, and the world famous azalea gardens just to name a few.
The house is huge and visitors will enjoy the guided tour. The home is filled with precious antique furniture, china and crystal. Bellingrath Gardens and Home was featured on the television show “American Castles”.
• Big Zion AME Church
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Big Zion AME Church was founded in 1842. It is believed that the church was founded by slaves but held in trust by white people. This was done because slaves were not allowed to be landowners.
• Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
• Conde-Charlotte Museum House
In 1850, the Conde-Charlotte Museum House was built as a Federal style home. Later, it was redesigned in the Greek Revival style. The original structure dates back to 1822 and served as Mobile's first courthouse and city jail. The rooms have French, British, Confederate, and American period antique furnishings. There is a glorious walled courtyard that is done in Spanish style.
• Explorium Science Center
The Explorium Science Center is a wonderful place for families with children of all ages. The exhibits are not only educational but they keep the kids interested because they are fun. This is a hands on science center that children will enjoy.
• Fishing in Mobile, Alabama
The fishing in Mobile Alabama is absolutely incredible! Anglers will certainly enjoy fishing the rivers or bay. Many avid fishermen enjoy going out on one of the many charter boats for some deep sea fishing. Mobile, like the rest of the Alabama Gulf Coast, is truly a paradise for fishermen.
• Fort Conde Museum
Fort Conde Museum is a living history museum located near the Mobile Welcome Center. It opened in 1976 as part of Mobile’s United States Bicentennial Celebration. Fort Condé is a reconstruction of 1/3 of the original fort at 4/5 scale. The museum inside the fort houses artifacts found on the site. Admission to the 18th century French fort is free, and advance reservations are required.
• Dog Racing in Mobile, Alabama
The Mobile Greyhound Park is a great place to relax after a fun day on the beach or sightseeing. You can try your luck betting on the dog that looks like a winner to you. Dining is also available at the park.
• Golfing in Mobile, Alabama
Mobile was rated as one of the nation's best values for golfers by Golf Digest magazine! The city is one of eight locations on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. There are numerous challenging courses that will please golfers of all skill levels.
• Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, even though New Orleans hogs all the glory! The Mobile Carnival Museum is an incredible place to learn more about the history of Mobile Mardi Gras. After visiting this wonderful museum, you will walk out with a vast knowledge of all aspects pertaining to Mardi Gras.
• Mobile Alabama Police Museum
Located in the downtown precinct, the Mobile Police Museum is certainly an interesting place to visit. One of the most unusual things in the museum are the Patricia Krenwinkle documents regarding her arrest in the city. She was one of the infamous Manson Family members who murdered numerous people in California, including Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, the LaBianca’s, Voytek Frykowski and Steven Parent.
• Museum of Mobile, Alabama
The Museum of Mobile, Alabama, is a must for all history buffs and families with older children. Interesting exhibits tell the fascinating story of Mobile, Alabama. There is also a wonderful and interactive exhibit explaining the slave trade.
• National African American Archives Museum
The National African American Archives Museum has an incredible collection of detailed information about African American history. There are numerous exhibits on prominent African Americans in history.
• Oakleigh Historic Complex
The Oakleigh Historic Complex actually consists of three individual museums on one site. Encompassing three and a half beautifully landscaped acres, the Oakleigh complex includes Mobile's official antebellum period house museum, the Cox-Deasy House, Mardi Gras Cottage Museum, and the Minnie Mitchell Archives Building. The buildings date from 1833 to 1850.
• Portier House
The Portier House was named after its owner, Michael Portier. In a843, he became the first Bishop of Mobile. This is a Greek revival, Creole style house and is on the National Register of Historic Homes.
• Richard’s DAR House Museum
The Richard’s DAR House Museum is a must see for those that love unique architecture. This gorgeous home is one of the best examples of Italian style architecture. It was built in 1860 and actually has a cast iron façade on the house. The façade has scenes of the four seasons on it. This is an incredible place and they even serve tea during the tour!
• Space 301
Space 301 is a fine art gallery dedicated to contemporary art. Visitors will enjoy the exhibits of art created by both locally and nationally known artists. There are programs available for young and old alike.
Dauphin Island is a wonderful place to explore. One of the prettiest beaches in the world, this is a great place to play in the sand and water.
Dauphin Island is also home to the historic Fort Gaines. This was the site of the Battle of Mobile Bay. Guided tours of the fort are available on the weekends.
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium is an interesting place to learn about the ecosystems of the Alabama coast. There are aquariums and nature exhibits at the facility. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is a fabulous 160 acre site on Dauphin Island. Bird watchers from all over the world visit to catch a glimpse of native birds. There are lovely walking trails that go on for miles.
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