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Where in the world: USA  /  Alabama  /  Mobile

Top 15 things to do in Mobile

1. USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

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.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

Dedicated to preserving the history of naval aviation, National Naval Aviation Museum displays more than 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft and spacecraft. In addition to the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, the museum's collection includes other historical helicopters, biplanes, fighter planes, gliders, and space capsules. The museum also operates a flight academy, a six-day program meant to teach the youngest of aviation enthusiasts about the importance of science and math in aerospace careers. Pilot wannabes of all ages can ride the museum's flight simulators or watch IMAX films at the on-site theater. The museum gift shop sells aviation books, toys, caps, flags, patches, and posters.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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4. Conde-Charlotte Museum

The Conde-Charlotte Museum House is located on Theatre Street adjacent to Fort Conde. It is beautifully furnished with period antiques depicting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, American and Confederate. Visitors of the house and garden get a unique overview of the history of the Mobile area.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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5. Dolphin & Whale Watching, Orange Beach

Orange Beach dolphin and whale watching excursions provide an ideal way to sail the placid waters of the Gulf of Mexico and spot a range of native land and marine animals. Pick your favorite time of the day and the most appealing watercraft--boat, jet ski, or kayak--and prepare to meet the underwater community of some of the most intelligent marine creatures in the world. Exploring with an informative guide, you'll learn about their eating and breeding habits and have plenty of chances to capture their acrobatic stunts on camera. Most tours last from 90 minutes to 3 hours.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Chase-N-Fins, Pensacola Beach

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Pensacola Beach, Pensacola Beach

Beautiful Pensacola Beach is known for its white sand and emerald water. Favorite activities include snorkeling, diving, sailing, and fishing off of the pier. Nearby you can head over to the boardwalk, lined with shops, musicians, and sidewalk artists, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many fresh seafood restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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9. Mobile Bay

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Mobile Carnival Museum

The Mobile Carnival Museum is a history museum that chronicles over 300 years of Carnival and Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. The museum is housed in the historic Bernstein-Bush mansion on Government Street in downtown Mobile.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. Middle Bay Lighthouse

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Dauphin Street

Budgets are falling, markets are getting crowded. We're here to give you more ways to help new artists break out. Dauphin Street Sound was founded by major league pitcher Jake Peavy out of a passion for making music the way it's meant to be; not just with the best equipment, but with talented people who give a damn.

Here's what that means for you: a world class recording studio run with heart, soul, and creative kick-ass by Grammy© award-winning producer Trina Shoemaker.

Spaces to live, rehearse, and work through new material. A band house. A live club. Creative getaways to Southern Falls, Jake's 5,000 acre retreat. First rate sessions with backline support that's right here where you need it, helping you hold down the bottom line.

The deep hospitality and musical roots of Mobile, Alabama, the South's last undiscovered treasure. A day's drive from Nashville, two hours from New Orleans, and a heartbeat away from Gulf Shores; and all of it on a budget that gives you more time and greater freedom to get working, get creative, and get it right. That's our deal.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perdido Key

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores

Enjoy white sand beaches, three lakes, an 18-hole golf course, and a network of hiking and biking trails at Gulf State Park. The park combines unspoiled nature with amenities, such as restaurants and Wi-Fi coverage. For longer stays, you can rent a cabin or a cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, satellite television, and fishing pier. If you want to camp with a tent or an RV, the park offers campgrounds with running water, sewage facilities, electricity, picnic tables, and grills. If you prefer to be surrounded by unspoiled nature, primitive camping sites are also available. Make reservations via telephone, and check online for discounts.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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15. Environmental Studies Center

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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