Mobile, Alabama: U.S.S Alabama Battleship

The "Mighty A," veteran of World War II, was saved from the scrap heap by the nickels and dimes of Alabama school children.
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL
Just off I-10, exits 27 or 30 to Hwy 90/98.
Summer daily 8-6; off-season daily 8-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $15.00
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U.S.S Alabama Battleship.

U.S.S Alabama Battleship

Very interesting exhibit. It was fun exploring the battleship. Also a great workout!

[Heather, 07/07/2015]


USS Alabama

You can walk all over this huge decommissioned warship and visit areas of the ship that normally tourists wouldn't get to -- all self-guided. And there's another bonus: you can also climb onto the USS Drum submarine, and there are plenty of planes to investigate as well.

[Carolyn Earle, 02/26/2015]


USS Alabama Battleship

The USS Alabama Battleship Park covers everything from World War II to the Iraq War. The USS Alabama battleship, which can be toured very extensively, was used in World War II. There are three routes that you follow through the ship that are color coded. They all lead to each other. However, you can quit at any time. But you get to see everything from the ship's mess hall to its jail, isolation ward for the sick, and even the depths of the ship where there are engine components. You also can tour the USS Drum submarine. Previously people were not allowed in because of damage done after a hurricane. However, everything is now back up and running.

The submarine is amazing to tour as well. There aren't many areas that are blocked off, so you can literally reach out and touch anything. If you just want to go to the park and pay $2.00 then you can tour the tanks, planes, and helicopters outside, but you cannot go inside them. The battleship is a very entertaining experience.

I live in Mobile, and I go here every few years. It is fun every time. If you plan to tour the whole thing, which you should, plan to be there for two hours at least. Wear comfortable shoes. All of the tour areas are well lit, but if you bring a flashlight you can peer into some of the areas that are blocked off, which I find very interesting.

Also, part of the tour is a warehouse filled with World War II planes, helicopters, boats, and other vehicles. There is a motion ride inside as well that costs about $5.00 and is moderately fun, not the best. It simulates flying in a plane and being in a dogfight.

[Sharon, 03/13/2014]

Battleship Alabama.

U.S.S Alabama Battleship

We showed up during the last hour the park was open so we didn't have to pay admission. We were able to walk around the exhibits, just not board anything.

[Brandi, 03/11/2013]

Battleship Alabama.

U.S.S Alabama Battleship

We just drove by and paid the $2/car admission. This is way more than just a battleship and submarine memorial. It has a B-52 Bomber, Calamity Jane, a rocket, and about a dozen tanks. We just drove around for ten minutes and hopped out next to the various armored vehicles - which you can touch, but are strongly urged NOT to climb on. There is even a "jet on a stick"! And a mini Veterans Memorial wall. This was a very nice attraction and seems to be growing in quality -- you can spend a few minutes or a few hours.

Alabama seems well prepared to fight a vintage war with Florida, if it ever were to act up.

[Rob Wight, 08/19/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Sub USS Drum - Up On BlocksSub USS Drum - Up On Blocks, Mobile, AL - < 1 mi.
Mobile Carnival MuseumMobile Carnival Museum, Mobile, AL - 2 mi.
Oyster Shell Community Art ProjectOyster Shell Community Art Project, Mobile, AL - 2 mi.
In the region:
Iron Bowl Monument - Junk Athletes, Daphne, AL - 7 mi.

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