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Battleship USS ALABAMA, Mobile

Categories: Tourist Spots, Ships, Educational Sites
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4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a very interesting museum of naval and air history. The USS Alabama and Drum are so interesting to go through and recommend the audio tour. The planes and memorials are also a history lesson. ...  read more »
  • Lots to see and take in, definitely plan on being here for at least 4 hours. My entire famiky enjoyed it, especially the submarine, which my boys insisted we go through twice 
  • The USS Alabama was a lot of fun to walk through. There is more than just a battleship though, there is a hanger with 10 or so airplanes and a submarine that you can walk through as well. Be sure to w...  read more »
  • Nicely preserved and opened up museum ship. She's quite beautiful still on the inside, AND they have it opened up so you can get below and check out inside the gun turret of one of the 16" main gun batteries to see where rounds were loaded and sent up. Going up down and all through the ship on a summer day can be hot, but once you get into the boiler room, imagine how THOSE guys felt. The aircraft hangar along with the exhibits outside the ship are something you shouldn't miss either. With some great examples of more modern aircraft, including an A-12 Oxcart (think the SR-71's dad) the aircraft pavilion is can't miss. The USS Drum is a fun tour as well. It's quick, since it's a small sub but totally worth the walk through. Inside there is one clean boat.
  • USS ALABAMA is very maintained and beautiful inside and out, very hot 🔥 inside but there is a room with A/C inside to cool off. I love it and my wife and kids where excited to see it, was interested to learn all about it. If your in Mobile Alabama go and see it, it's worth the time and money. Thanks to all of the people that work to keep it clean and well maintained. Keep it up ☝.
  • Awesome, awesome, awesome. Decommissioned in 1947, this ship is in amazing condition and visitors are allowed unprecedented access onboard. Rooms are decorated with authentic period items which I found pretty neat in the several hours my family spent there. Probably my favorite single attraction in a week spent down south. It's a must visit if you think you have even the faintest interest in it!
  • Awesome experience! So neat to see all the historical aspects of the USS Alabama. Be prepared for it to be HOT if you visit during the summer because only parts of it have A/C. And I do mean super crazy melting HOT.
  • It was interesting. Very detailed, and had many attention grabbing displays throughout the whole ship. Be prepared, it is very hot inside most areas of the ship. There are a few areas that are air conditioned, but most are not. You can buy water before you enter the ship, and I strongly advise to do that!! The ship is HUGE on the inside. It has so many rooms. We took 4 hours touring it, but we went through every room.
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