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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 had spent the day taking care of other things and arrived at the battleship later in the day. If you plan to go, get there early so you can see everything. There is a lot to take in and we didn't p...  more »
  • Went sightseeing with my cousins who were visiting. Always fun to roam around this historic ship, Also the USS Drum submarine and aircraft museum.  more »
  • There was so much to see: tanks, submarine, the USS Alabama, war planes, and even a simulator to sit in. It was up close history with lots of walking. My dons really enjoyed climbing through it all!  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.