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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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  • The self guided tour of the battleship and submarine were great. My kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the cost of entry.  more »
  • The USS Alabama is a great piece of history... like most ships they are not made for tall people but this will give you a positive sense of success and a great appreciation for the ship.  more »
  • You could easily spend a full day here. We spent a couple of hours in the sweltering heat, wandering through the well-curated ship. The inside is climate controlled, but was still on the warm side.....  more »
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  • Great attraction to see. We enjoyed seeing this with our kids (6&8). They really thought it was awesome. They were able to climb through without any trouble. For parents, there are a lot of steep stairs to climb. Our kids were the perfect age but I could see that being a challenge if they were younger.
  • This is an awesome piece of history. This is one of the best things to do in Mobile, definitely a must see. It is a slice of history. She was the fourth and last member of the South Dakota class fast battleships from the 30's. It's been a floating museum since 1964. It's about 38000 tons and 680 feet long. Be sure to check out those awesome 16" guns.
  • Very nice ship to visit, it takes a few hours to get through all, but it's very worth the time. If going in the summer, go early, it does get hot. The grounds with all the other planes a d vehicles are set up in a nice display. It's very hands on and good for all ages. The ships ladders are tight and may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Cool place to visit. It was a little over an hour drive for us from Gulf Shores. The kids really enjoyed it. The submarine they have, is also really cool to explore. You can expect to spend a couple hours here exploring. It's an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.
  • Took an awesome tour of a battleship with our 10 and 7 year old. Ship is kept nice and clean with easy to follow self guided tour signs and printed tour guide brochure. A full tour took us 3 hours. Make sure to visit the upper decks first before it gets too hot since there is no A.C. up there. Below deck at least has A.C.. Make sure to see the inside of the 16" turrets which is really cool to see how they fired a projectile 22 miles and was manned by 140 people to do so.

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