Mobile, Alabama: U.S.S Alabama BattleshipThe "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 Interstate 10, exits 27 or 30, Highway 90/98.
- Oct-Mar 8 am- 4 pm, Apr-Sep 8 am-6 pm. (Call to verify)
- 12 and up $10, 6-11 $5 and kids under 6 free.
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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]
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]
You can peer into a snapshot from World War II to Iraqi Freedom at this fine American military park. At Battleship Memorial Park you are able to walk the decks of a mighty battleship, go below in a World War II submarine, view cockpits of combat aircraft... you can also see tanks, a Vietnam River Patrol Boat, and a plane like the one flown by the Tuskegee Airmen.
The largest part of this park, the USS Alabama, was the one thing I didn't do since it wasn't quite open when I stopped by on my recent trip. The park in and of itself is amazing though. There is a $2 admission fee to park, but it's worth it. To enter the USS Alabama, it's around $12.[Christina Bolling, 08/19/2010]
The U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is the home of the battleship Alabama and the submarine the U.S.S Drum. It also contains different models of airplanes. You can tour the ship, and submarine for 10. It is without a doubt one of the most interesting sites I have ever seen. I strongly encourage people of all ages to visit this site.[Tochia Hendrix, 05/22/2006]
It has, obviously, the USS Alabama, a huge WWII battleship, which is now in very shallow water (it makes you wonder how it got there), a submarine, which they don't let people in anymore because it was so badly damaged in hurricanes and tropical storms, a bunch of planes, tanks, and a bunch of guns.[Ian Beverly, 03/22/1999]
The U.S.S. Drum was subsequently cleaned up and reopened to the public.