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Battleship USS ALABAMA, Mobile

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Walk the decks of Battleship USS ALABAMA, the highly decorated U.S. Navy ship that served for 37 months in World War II, now a museum at Battleship Memorial Park. The ship is half as long as the Empire State Building is tall and weighs 44,500 tons. Initially, the military intended to scrap the ship in 1962 due to its maintenance costs, but Alabama school children and corporate fundraising saved the ship and brought it back to its home state in 1964. After you’ve explored the historical vessel, you can step inside a World War II submarine, see cockpits of military aircrafts, or even enjoy a picnic on the park’s grounds. Our Mobile online visit planner makes visiting Battleship USS ALABAMA and other Mobile attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • USS Alabama is WW 2 battleship. Now retired & converted into a museum ship in Mobile Bay. She operated in the Pacific against the Japanese. Decommissioned in 1947. The park is open 0800 to 1700 hrs... 
    USS Alabama is WW 2 battleship. Now retired & converted into a museum ship in Mobile Bay. She operated in the Pacific against the Japanese. Decommissioned in 1947. The park is open 0800 to 1700 hrs...  more »
  • Amazing trip, helpful staff, not the easiest to navigate if you’re not physically able to go up n down a lot of ladders. Very nice layout once we got our bearings and loved that we were able to see... 
    Amazing trip, helpful staff, not the easiest to navigate if you’re not physically able to go up n down a lot of ladders. Very nice layout once we got our bearings and loved that we were able to see...  more »
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  • We enjoyed this morning much. The exhibits are reminiscent of the days gone by and well framed with descriptive captions. The indoor plane exhibits were wonderful and in particular, I was mesmerized by the POW exhibit. Poignant reminders of the cost of freedom. We were on a mission finding the engine room and it led us by the munitions, control, infirmary, dental and chow hall. There are other interesting displays aboard the ship and something for everyone.
  • I took my father in law (retired marine) this past weekend. We were able to walk around and view all the tanks, planes and troop carriers in the outdoor exhibit. Then went inside, enjoying the many restored pieces they had a couple of nice vintage vehicles and vignettes. Then, on to tour the Drum, a restored submarine. Impressive and you actually get to walk through the sub. Finally, we spent some time exploring the USS Alabama. I was impressed that visitor have access to much of the ship including crawling up into the 16 inch gun turrets. You get to see where those brave service men worked. Kudos to the museum team, nicely done!!

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