Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, residents and visitors alike.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
As a marine laboratory the DISLís mission encompasses marine science education, marine science research, coastal zone management policy and educating the general public through the Estuarium, DISLís public aquarium. The DISL primarily serves the 22 four-year colleges and universities of Alabama through its college summer courses and graduate programs of University Programs (UP).
Battleship Memorial Park
Displacing more than 44,500 tons, the USS ALABAMA measures 680 feet from stem to stern, half as long as the Empire State Building is tall. Armed with nine, 16-inch guns in three turrets and 20, 5-inch, .38-caliber guns in 10 twin mounts, her main batteries could fire shells as heavy as a small car accurately for a distance of more than 20 miles.
Mobile Museum of Art
The Mobile Museum of Art in beautiful Langan Park is the largest art museum along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Tampa. The 95,000 square foot facility is the setting for a permanent collection of over 9,000 works of art spanning two thousand years of culture, as well as world renowned traveling exhibitions and regional art exhibits.
Built in 1855 by Judge John Bragg, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is a 13,000 square foot Greek Revival facing Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. Judge Bragg built the home for his wife and family to enjoy Mobileís social season, Thanksgiving through Mardi Gras. The Bragg family split their time between the Mansion and their cotton plantation in Lowndes County outside of Montgomery.
Mobile Carnival Museum
The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile Alabama. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Last tour begins at 3:00 pm). Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama has been described as being the largest, family-orientated street party celebration in America.
Parks & Recreation
Travel Alabama - More Vacation Places of Interest
Alabama State Parks
Unclaimed Baggage Center - Scottsboro, AL
First White House of the Confederacy - Montgomery, AL
International Motorsports Hall of Fame - Talladega, AL
The Official Travel Site of Alabama - Sweet Home Alabama