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.
Address:
2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL
Directions:
Just off I-10, exits 27 or 30 to Hwy 90/98.
Hours:
Summer daily 8-6; off-season daily 8-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
251-433-2703
Admission:
Adults $15.00
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Battleship.

U.S.S Alabama Battleship

They close at 6 pm, but they sell the last admission ticket at 5 pm. So if you want to go aboard the ship, get there before 5 pm. There are other things to look -- we arrived at 5:15 and stayed until they closed at 6 pm. Lots of planes, tanks, and memorials. Pretty amazing place! Next time will plan to get there early so we can go on the ship! It was massive!

[Karah, 06/17/2016]

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]

Battleship.

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]

Battleship.

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]

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:
Walk into a Giant Open-Mouthed Shark, Gulf Shores, AL - 36 mi.

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