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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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  • We took our family to visit the USS Alabama. It was great! We truly enjoyed the historical value provided with pictures and details about the ship and others like it. We actually found my great grandf...  more »
  • We are staying in Gulf Shores and drove up to tour the battleship. We've been reading about WW II and wanted to check this out. We didn't have time to see the submarine or the airplanes. That will hav...  more »
  • This memorial park is amazing. There is so much to see. The cost of the tour is $15 and they also give a small discount for military and AAA members. I visited with my wife and both of our fathers wer...  more »
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  • Full of Pokémon. :) Also awesome battleship, tanks, planes, and a submarine. Also has an interactive tour app for your phone. Also, way of in the back of the field, there is a nice bird sanctuary, where you can walk on a pier full of bird facts over the marshland. They should probably find a way to advertise that more, most people don't know it is there.
  • Lot of walking - about 2.5 miles if you walk each and everywhere on the ship, so be prepared! Clearly lit and marked pathways inside. Watch your head at all times, and if possible wear a helmet. Went there on the 4th of July, 2016 and witnessed some of the most awesome planes (including stealth) in the adjacent bunker and old tanks on display. Must visit for both young and old. Don't miss the huge guns on the deck!
  • This was an awesome stop! We had no idea that we would be going on a day that they had the "living crew" on board and it was so cool to watch them shoot the guns. It would have been great without them, but it definitely made it a more memorable experience!
  • Love spending some time down at the battleship just relaxing and looking at some very cool monuments. Great place to remember those that have fought and sacrificed to protect freedom. Entering the park is cheap and has a few things to view. The Battleship itself, while expensive to enter, provides hours of entertainment and discovery about a huge piece of American history. Be sure and check out the aircraft hangar to see sights such as an SR-71 "Blackbird" then head over to the USS Drum to experience how life on a WW2 era submarine would have been.
  • The USS Alabama Memorial Park is not just the battleship itself, but also the submarine USS Drum, and a very nice aviation museum. You get to explore the entire battleship and it is amazing how big it is, and the history is very well presented. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy everything the park has to offer. One comment is that the battleship is only air conditioned in a few areas, so it can get very hot in the summer.