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The spectacular 90,000-square-foot GulfQuest National Maritime Museum is the first museum dedicated to the Gulf Coast's rich maritime traditions and only the third interactive maritime museum in the world. Step on board a full-size replica of a docked container ship, ready to leave port. Thematically linked exhibits explore the main ...


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Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras – and don't you forget it. If you need a refresher course in the fascinating history of how the party got started, there's no better place than the Mobile Carnival Museum. One of the most fun, colorful, and interesting museums – housed in ...


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Get up close and personal with not one but two National Historic Landmarks – the USS ALABAMA and Submarine USS DRUM, tributes to the bravery of Alabama's men and women who served in World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, and Desert Storm, and those who serve today. Walk the ...


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Enjoy a leisurely trip and eco-tour on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta on the pontoon boat "The Pelican". Explore one of the largest wetland ecosystems in the United States with a knowledgeable and entertaining captain pointing out diverse wildlife and plant species, telling stories of the history and characters of the ...


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Long forgotten chapters of history are brought to life in a variety of tours spotlighting Mobile's culturally diverse heritage. Historic contributions and events are linked with significant locations in the story of African Americans’ role in Mobile's history. Africa town, Fort Conde, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Union Baptist ...


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Giving a rare glimpse of life in the Old South, this 1855 house was the center of social life, surrounded by century-old oaks and furnished with antiques. A stunning example of Greek revival architecture, it is one of the most photographed buildings in Mobile and a delightful destination for corporate ...


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Built in 1850, the house is furnished with period antiques depicting Mobile's history under five flags: French, British, Spanish, American, and Confederate. Now a charming museum owned and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guided tours ...


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Located in the heart of downtown, the Crescent is Mobile's only independent art house movie theater. Featuring a big screen and 100-seat auditorium, the locally owned and operated theater specializes in a diverse selection of first-run independent, foreign, documentary, and retrospective films. The concession stand offers a full selection of ...


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Named after Louis XIV's son, Dauphin Street has benefited from an urban renewal movement that has given new life to a host of restaurants, clubs, shops, and galleries housed in historic buildings in downtown Mobile. Known as LoDa (Lower Dauphin Street Entertainment District), attractions include the Saenger Theater, Bienville Square, ...


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Personalized tours on Mobile's History in Architecture are given by L. Craig Roberts and can accommodate up to five people (no children under 16). Tours may be individualized to fit a group's schedule and special interests. Roberts is a member of the City of Mobile Architectural Review Board, adjunct professor ...


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Mobile's official Period House Museum, built in 1833 by a wealthy cotton broker, the house features an impressive collection of furniture, coin silver, porcelain, and art in a raised T-shaped Greek Revival. The property includes the 1850 Cox-Deasy home, the residence of one of Mobile's most talented brick masons. Guided ...


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Built in 1860 by steamboat captain Charles G. Richards and his wife, the house is a perfect example of Italianate style. It includes a cast-iron facade depicting the four seasons, marble mantels, massive bronze and brass chandeliers, red Bohemian glass, and furnishings dating from 1870. Placed on the National Register ...


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Since 1927, the historic Saenger Theatre has hosted thousands of performances, delighting audiences in Mobile who marvel at the stately architectural beauty of this treasured landmark. Its original decor – inspired by classical Greek mythology and Mobile's coastal setting – was described as the "motif of a French palace of ...


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Beautiful views of the delta are a bonus here, on top of delectable seafood and gracious service. Feast on an outstanding selection of fresh Gulf seafood and steaks while enjoying the panoramic views through gigantic windows.


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Founded in 1971, the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab reveals the mysteries of the Gulf Coast through exciting interactive displays and exhibits on the animals, plants, resources, and ecology of the area. Alabama's only marine science education and research laboratory, the lab offers a closer look at the ...


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