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Best Places to Visit in Mobile

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No matter what's your purpose of visiting Mobile, there are myriads of reasons that make this city an outright tourist-infested place, a few are visible and a few are hidden. But, we are sure that you also love surprises as we do. If you are a die-hard traveler at heart, then believe us, this is the city to lose your heart for. From your first morning cup of tea till your last dance in the bopping nightclub, the city boasts of things-to-do galore for a wide spectrum of travelers. It's a kind of place you would love visiting time and again, and we bet you can never get bored of it splendor. Boasting not anymore, let's share our list of top-rated and the most-worthy sights-of-interest in Mobile that may add some more cherished moments to your album.

Mobile Carnival Museum

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Mobile Carnival Museum opened its doors for the visitors in 2005. Delve into the astonishing history & tradition of the renowned Carnival celebration, i.e., Mardi Gras in Mobile. Mobile became French Louisiana's first capital to host this festival as a French Catholic tradition. It takes you back to the time of coronation of the Queens of Mardi Gras. Catch the glimpse of pomp scepters, royal robes, and crowns donated by the families of monarchs. The museum is beautifully decked up with 14 gallery rooms, theater, area for social gathering, a pictorial hallway, and a gift shop. You can buy for yourself and your loved-ones some of the exciting gifts from its gift shop, like, wedding party gifts, specialized doubloons, cups, & necklaces, boutique carnival merchandise, convention novelties, complimentary gift wrap, artwork by local artists, Mardi Gras tee shirts and caps, and Shower presents.

Address: 355 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.432.3324
Website: www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com
Operation Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

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Judge John Bragg laid the stones of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in 1855. He gave birth to this magnificent creation for his beloved wife and family. In 1931, A.S. Mitchell became the last owner of this property and remarkably up-kept it for years. In turn, the mansion earned an unprecedented popularity and became a noteworthy spot in Mobile. In 1970s, the mansion turned into an interactive science museum in the wake of being donated by A.S. Mitchell foundation to the Explore Center. The mansion opened its doors for visitors tours in 1987, and since then, it has been engaging into  inspiring, educating, and facilitating historic & cultural preservation for the existing communities and the posterity. The mansion also provides space for corporate dinners and community wedding receptions.

Address: 1906 SpringHill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36607, United States   
Phone: 1 251.471.6364
Website: www.braggmitchellmansion.com/index.php
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Saturday and Sunday

Conde-Charlotte House

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The stones of Conde-Charlotte House were laid in 1850 on the site of a jail built in the 1820s. The house was established by Jonathan Kirkbride and his wife, Elizabeth. Cell doors and a certain portion of the jail were kept intact and can be seen even today during your visit to the house. You can enjoy the splendid view of the five flags, namely, French, American, English, Confederate, and Spanish hoisted over the house. The house boasts a British Commandant’s room, two American bedrooms, two Confederate parlors, a French sitting room & bedroom, and an American Federal dining room. A walled Spanish garden boasting the late 18th century design and a kitchen decked up with late 19th and early 20th century equipment are worth your visit.

Address: 104 Theatre Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.432.4722
Website: www.condecharlotte.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11:00 am-3:30 pm); remains closed on Sunday and Monday

Mobile Botanical Gardens

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If nature lures you the most, then you must not miss a chance to visit the breathtaking Mobile Botanical Gardens where the nature remains at its best and gives an unprecedented view. The organization is dedicatedly engaged into inculcating passion & love for nature and promoting the conservation thereof. The most eye-catching part of the gardens is its display of diverse plants belonging to Gulf Coast. Besides, the gardens introduces you with its array of local plants and wildlife. Picnicking, photography, bird-watching, walking, drawing, hiking, and painting can be enjoyed to the fullest in this mesmerizing natural setting. If you are a big nature lover, then you might have thought of organizing your event amidst nature and its extraordinaire. MBG Botanical Center allows you to plan and organize your upcoming parties, weddings, receptions, and many more private events in its premises.

Address: 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36608, United States
Phone: 1 251.342.0555
Website: www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Monday and Tuesday

Mobile Museum of Art

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The Mobile Art Association laid the stones of the Mobile Museum of Art in 1957, and it opened its doors for the visitors in October 1964. The permanent collection of the Mobile Museum of Art represents the artworks of the artists representing Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The artworks include drawings, paintings, sculptures, decorative art, and prints. The 19th century American landscapes, turned wood and ceramics, contemporary international studio glass, and realist paintings belonging to the WPA era are believed to be the most eye-catching. To flourish people's interest in varied art forms, the museum conducts various program series, namely, Art Talk, Live at the Museum, Culture Kitchen, Film Series, Night Market, and many more.

Address: 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36608, United States
Phone: 1 251.208.5200
Website: www.mobilemuseumofart.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Sunday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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To create and promote the educational opportunities through play-way methods is the core mission of Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. This sincere step has been taken to ensure a quality life for the people of the Gulf Coast. Its science-based exhibits and experiments have been showcased in its three permanent galleries, namely, My BodyWorks, Hands On Hall, and Wharf of Wonder. To demonstrate certain science expeditions and to educate people about the same, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center has been marked with ChemLab and BioLab. Visitors can also catch a sci-fi movie in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater. To promote its interactive science learning, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center also offers classes for students and collaborates with business organizations teaching them about the scientific tools & skills relevant for their industries.

Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604, United States
Phone: 1 251.208.6893
Website: www.exploreum.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Thursday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

Ladd–Peebles Stadium

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Are you all set for a football match? Then, you should go no farther from Ladd–Peebles Stadium. This is the right place to delve into real sports revels. Though the sports events held at the stadium are unprecedented, but its opulent assemblage of seats and wide array of amenities make the stadium outshine its rivals. Its high-end facilities include     premium parking, climate-controlled atmosphere, convenient elevator access, on-site catering, private Skybox Level restrooms, and a lot. Though the stadium has been a famous site for hosting high school graduations, celebrity-driven shows, boxing matches, various festivals, and myriads of non-sports events, but the driving force behind its prominence is football matches.

Address: 1621 Virginia Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604, United States
Phone: 251.208.2500
Website: www.laddpeeblesstadium.com/index.asp

USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park

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Named after the state of Alabama, USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship served in World War II. On January 9, 1965, the stones of USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park were laid in order to preserve the battleship and to honor those who sacrificed their lives in World War II. The ship pinned another feather to its cap by being added to the list of National Historic Landmark in 1986. Boasting a 34,000 square feet aircraft pavilion, the park showcases military equipment, 25-plus vintage aircraft, and artifacts belonging to war-time. Korean War Memorial and more.

Address: 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Alabama 36603, United States
Phone: 251.433.2703
Website: www.ussalabama.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (April-September: 8:00 am-6:00 pm; October-March: 8:00 am-5:00 pm)

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