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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. Put Battleship USS ALABAMA into our Mobile vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mobile.
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  • August 13, 2017
    For military enthusiasts and especially Navy sailors and Marines, this is a great place to visit. They have a very impressive outdoor display of a B52, a Coast Guard helicopter, and other vehicles tha...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It is amazing how this ship was built and all the design concepts used. Walking though the ship really made you think of the Sailors who served aboard and fought the Japanese to keep America safe.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    What a wonderful piece of living WWII history! Awesome self-guided tour - just know there are lots of narrow steps. Great shaded picnic area. If you go in the summer be warned - it is HOT in lower Ala...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Great visit. Wish they had a touch more money for upkeep, but I can't imagine what takes to take care of the large battleship, submarine, and airplane hanger. They obviously put a lot of work into the entire park. Lots of walking take good shoes, not a great place for flip flops, narrow step stairs. Bring plenty of water. I'm very glad we made the trip.
  • July 5, 2017
    Awesome place to visit! We enjoyed the duck boat tour while we were here! & I HIGHLY recommend it! You should definitely ask for Jeremy and Ashley! They did a great job! Made it so much fun. & learned so much about Mobile that I didn't know.
  • May 27, 2017
    Something to enjoy for all ages. A great hands on history lesson. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look. For the full tour I would recommend about 3 hours just for the battleship and submarine. They also have a hanger with planes and a memorial and other planes located around the property. Definitely an all day trip and worth the time!
  • July 7, 2017
    This is such a fun place to take family. I believe it is run all by private donors and they have done a great job. The first time I visited with my husband we had the pleasure of talking with a sub vet who was volunteering in the USS Drum. Super fun and everyone was so nice.
  • June 20, 2017
    Fun & interesting to look around the ship. Everyone we dealt with were friendly. Not too crowded when we went. Lots of cool things to look at and learn about! There is a submarine too! You literally could spend all day there.

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