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Battleship USS ALABAMA, Mobile

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Walk the decks of Battleship USS ALABAMA, 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 Battleship USS ALABAMA and other Mobile attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Really enjoyed this visit!. An excellent look into the living conditions and operations on board the ship. Liked the way you were left to explore on your own following the numbering system around the ...  more »
  • I visited when passing through Mobile today. Allocated 2 hours to visit the USS Alabama and should have given it more time. I got through the Red (living quarters) and Green (engine room, radio room, ...  more »
  • We went for the 75th anniversary. We got there a little later than we had hoped but it was still awesome!!! My daughter and I self-guided ourselves through the ship, be prepared for the heat and it do...  more »
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  • I am a vet of US ARMY from '69 to '78 and it was great to touch a piece of history. There were some old-time vets and friends of vets to answer questions, point out specific items, or to just chat. Take tour, or explore on your own. Have driven by many times while traveling between Texas and Florida but this time wasn't in a hurry. It was a great way to spend a few hours with the battleship, submarine and assorted aircraft. You can see it from the highway, so take less than five minutes to get to the parking area and explore the past where heroes were born
  • We went on what must have been one of the coldest days that Mobile has ever seen. Even so, it was really a neat experience. The self-guided tours are easy to follow with numbered arrows on the walls/floors (or, for those of us who are directionally challenged, it was a fun labyrinth to solve). The submarine is also interesting. Side note: Be sure to read about how many people were on that sub. Then try to imagine it... The only thing I didn't like was the virtual reality ride in the museum. I've been on them where they feel like you are actually flying, but in this one the virtual instruments on the screen block a lot of the view and it didn't feel very real. It was $5 a person and there were seven of us. We should have spent that money elsewhere. But, all in all it was a pretty good 2-3 hour outing for $15 admission each. Great views from the top, and tons of places to take some neat pictures in both the ship and the submarine.
  • Great place to learn some Naval history. I didn't realize when I got there, but a gentleman that works there told us that they have three different routes that take you to different parts of the ship. He explained all about them and even told there kids a few things to look for in certain spots on the your. It is really cool to see how the ship was set up. The aviation museum is nice. My kids really enjoyed the submarine, too.
  • A place to reflect. A place to have kids learn hands on history. A place filled with interesting weapons of war from the seas the land and air dating from WW II to modern times. They have an outstanding Air Museum that even has a SR-71 Blackbird. Well worthwhile on your list of vacation places to see! I would advise everyone to wear tennis shoes as you get to descend to the interior of the battleship and the submarine that are keystones of the park. Have fun and enjoy as I did.
  • This place is so much fun! The history is so evident you can even smell it. Old sailors will know what i mean. Plan to spend a long time here. In every way possible the park is wheelchair friendly. However, the ship itself is not. It is a warship... Kid friendly as well. Overall great retelling of history!

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