If you are thinking about heading to the only seaport in the state, Mobile, Alabama has many things to do and see. With many historical places, museums, and parks, there is sure to be something to do to keep visitors of all ages happy.
History awaits you in Mobile, Alabama. There are many historical homes that are open for the public to visit. The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Cox-Deasy Cottage, Oakleigh Historic Complex, and Richards-DAR House are all beautiful historic homes, featuring the former lifestyles of the affluent society, as well as the middle and lower classes of society from the 19th centuries, mostly from the pre-Civil War era. The Conde-Charlotte Museum showcases the oldest jail of Mobile, Alabama. Battleship Memorial Park is a military park located at Mobile Bay, and holds the World War II battleship, the USS Alabama, as well as the WWII submarine, the USS Drum. Also at the Battleship Memorial Park, you can find different types of military equipment and memorials for both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Other museums include the Gulf Coast Exploreum, is a science center with activities for the entire family. There are exhibits designed specifically for toddlers and preschool aged children, as well as older school-aged children. An IMAX theater is also located at the Exploreum, showing adventurous films. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is located on Mobile Bay, and houses the Estuarium, which is an aquarium featuring the four habitats of the ecosystem at Mobile Bay.
The Mobile Botanical Gardens features over 100 acres of beautiful gardens and flowers, promising to provide a peaceful time for visitors. Mobile also has a number of public parks with interesting features, such as Bienville Square, named for Mobile's founder. Cathedral Square is another park that focuses on performing arts. Fort Conde is a park that houses Mobile's welcome center as well as a history museum.
You will not be lacking in things to do on a visit to Mobile, Alabama!