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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile

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Walk the decks of USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, the highly decorated U.S. Navy ship that served for 37 months in World War II, now a museum at Battleship Memorial Park. The ship is half as long as the Empire State Building is tall and weighs 44,500 tons. Initially, the military intended to scrap the ship in 1962 due to its maintenance costs, but Alabama school children and corporate fundraising saved the ship and brought it back to its home state in 1964. After you’ve explored the historical vessel, you can step inside a World War II submarine, see cockpits of military aircrafts, or even enjoy a picnic on the park’s grounds. Our Mobile online visit planner makes visiting USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park and other Mobile attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This was so cool for our whole family. Not only do you get to look around the top of the boat but you also get to explore inside the ship and there is soooo much to see!! It was such a cool, unique... 
    This was so cool for our whole family. Not only do you get to look around the top of the boat but you also get to explore inside the ship and there is soooo much to see!! It was such a cool, unique...  more »
  • Extensive collection of military equipment with the Alabama as the center piece. Also has an impressive group of planes and army vehicles. Some of the plaques identifying the vehicles outside were... 
    Extensive collection of military equipment with the Alabama as the center piece. Also has an impressive group of planes and army vehicles. Some of the plaques identifying the vehicles outside were...  more »
  • Amazing! Was by far our highlight of visiting Mobile. So much interesting history and information. The self tours was easily marked and was impressed with how much access you have to the ship... 
    Amazing! Was by far our highlight of visiting Mobile. So much interesting history and information. The self tours was easily marked and was impressed with how much access you have to the ship...  more »
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  • It amazes me how something like this was ever built, or how it's survived as long as it has. It's clear that they take very good care if the Alabama and Drum. Hats off to all the workers and volunteers of this place. Our visits are always quick here. It's really hard to keep 5 young kids together in a place like this. But everytime we visit the kids are always talking about it for days. The battleship can get extremely hot and humid inside even though they have parts of it air conditioned. Be sure to take your time and bring a bottle of water. I you could easily spend an entire day here exploring and learning. But they closed down the concessions stand so plan on either bringing, or leaving to get lunch. The bathrooms were clean, and every employee or volunteer we encountered were very nice and helpful. We've been here several times over the last few years and it's become a regular stop for us on our way to the gulf coast. Keep up the great work on preserving this amazing part of history!
  • Wow!!! This place is just amazing. The USS Drum is the best preserved submarine I have ever saw. There is military aircraft on display that I have never seen before, including a B-52 and A 12. There were tanks too. Of course the main attraction is the Battleship Alabama which is restored to perfection, and it still in the process of more restoration. It looks like the crew is just gone on shore leave. It’s an amazing place.
  • A must-see! It’s a self-guided tour that was kind of difficult to follow but even if you just wander around you still get the full experience. Be prepared to climb lots of “ladder stairs.” I’m afraid of heights and it was a little difficult for me. A section was being renovated while we were there. Plan on several hours to see everything. There’s a nice display of historical information, planes, vehicles, etc. you can walk thru. Also, don’t forget to visit the USS Drum too. It’s a shorter tour but really cool. Overall it’s an amazing piece of history not to be missed!
  • Amazing experience seeing fighter jets of all kinds and some helicopters. So cool. They have some very rare equipment and even an sr71 blackbird. Or maybe an a12 not sure but it's amazing to see pieces of history right in front of you. Then you go on a historic battleship and it's so well preserved and there are amazing exhibits and tours to walk around a historic battleship. So glad they kept it around to share with new generations and i hope they get enough visitors to keep up the funding. It's fantastic.
  • A wonderful complex with more than just the USS Alabama ship! The airplane hangar has a variety of airplanes that were used in a few wars with their history. The submarine is also great, on-site, and the views from both the decks of the submarine and ship are so beautiful. A definite must stop if in the area.

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