USS Alabama, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile

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    2703 Battleship Pkwy,
    Mobile, AL, United States
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    USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy named after the US state of Alabama. Alabama was commissioned in 1942 and served in World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the reserve Show more... duty. She was retired in 1962. In 1964, Alabama was taken to Mobile Bay and opened as a museum ship the following year. The ship was added to the National Historic Landmark registry in 1986.

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    Very nice museum. I liked being able to follow the color coded tours of the USS Alabama; made for a nice experience. I was a cook in the Navy, and it brought back fond memories of my Navy days. I tool the aircraft simulator ride, fun as well. The submarine the USS Drum was like an added bonus. They had some aircraft in the hangar bay area, and outside; as well as some other craft it looked like they were in process of restoration. For me it was like a Veterans remembrance, and discovery park at the same time.

    2014-04-09 5
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    An incredible ship from a good era. An excellent tour that really took you back in time.

    2014-02-22 5
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    I visited the Alabama the first time as a child, during a family vacation, and it was awe inspiring. A couple years ago I had the opportunity to revisit it and it brought back a lot of the same feelings. I don't think this type of museum is for everyone but I think there is something to be enjoyed for most people. As a kid I enjoyed playing with the antiaircraft guns and walking the interior as if it were an adventure. It was bigger than life and now that I have returned it remains so. I would give 2 pieces of advice. 1. If you have any difficulty with steps, long walks, inclines, etc you may want to consider passing on this. I suffer from congestive heart failure and have a surgically repaired back so it was a challenge for me. I required numerous stops and needed to have a beverage with me at all times. If however if you are motivated to do so, as I was, there is an air conditioned room in the ship's interior, or at least there was. 2. If you're tall watch your head. I'm 6'6" and hit my head pretty hard on a beam within the interior. Which prompted me to sit in the aforementioned air conditioned area. But if you are in reasonably good health and have an interest in history, warfare, the navy, ships, etc this is an excellent way to kill a couple hours. Not to mention the USS Drum, the aircraft hangar, or the tanks on display which are all on property.

    2013-08-22 5
    Name user

    Fantastic place to visit, learn and see what has helped preserve our freedom.

    2014-01-31 5
    Name user

    Love visiting! Would bring me back to the area. Be prepared it is not for everyone, but great for those who have an interest.

    2013-05-21 4
    Name user

    Very nice museum. I liked being able to follow the color coded tours of the USS Alabama; made for a nice experience. I was a cook in the Navy, and it brought back fond memories of my Navy days. I tool the aircraft simulator ride, fun as well. The submarine the USS Drum was like an added bonus. They had some aircraft in the hangar bay area, and outside; as well as some other craft it looked like they were in process of restoration. For me it was like a Veterans remembrance, and discovery park at the same time.

    2014-04-09 5
    Name user

    An incredible ship from a good era. An excellent tour that really took you back in time.

    2014-02-22 5
    Name user

    I visited the Alabama the first time as a child, during a family vacation, and it was awe inspiring. A couple years ago I had the opportunity to revisit it and it brought back a lot of the same feelings. I don't think this type of museum is for everyone but I think there is something to be enjoyed for most people. As a kid I enjoyed playing with the antiaircraft guns and walking the interior as if it were an adventure. It was bigger than life and now that I have returned it remains so. I would give 2 pieces of advice. 1. If you have any difficulty with steps, long walks, inclines, etc you may want to consider passing on this. I suffer from congestive heart failure and have a surgically repaired back so it was a challenge for me. I required numerous stops and needed to have a beverage with me at all times. If however if you are motivated to do so, as I was, there is an air conditioned room in the ship's interior, or at least there was. 2. If you're tall watch your head. I'm 6'6" and hit my head pretty hard on a beam within the interior. Which prompted me to sit in the aforementioned air conditioned area. But if you are in reasonably good health and have an interest in history, warfare, the navy, ships, etc this is an excellent way to kill a couple hours. Not to mention the USS Drum, the aircraft hangar, or the tanks on display which are all on property.

    2013-08-22 5
    Name user

    Fantastic place to visit, learn and see what has helped preserve our freedom.

    2014-01-31 5
    Name user

    Love visiting! Would bring me back to the area. Be prepared it is not for everyone, but great for those who have an interest.

    2013-05-21 4
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