in Mobile, AL
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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.
Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
19950 Highway 71
Summerdale, AL 36580 Directions
The whole family can “go gator” at Alligator Alley. Your adventure is a guided tour of the facility that offers the incredible opportunity to see over 200 alligators relaxing, nesting, and sunbathing in a unique habitat. If you happen to be visiting during feeding hour, you can watch the crew walk right out to the alligators and feed them. As your tour continues, you can walk on an elevated boardwalk that allows for a unique view of the alligators along with such other creatures as turtles, ospreys, owls, bull frogs and many other animal attractions.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Directions
Visitors and nature lovers alike will marvel at the natural attractions that can be found in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in nearby Gulf Shores. This sprawling 6,000-plus-acre wildlife refuge preserves the coastline's native flora and fauna as well as coyotes, foxes, American alligators and countless species of migratory birds. And in addition to those visually stunning inhabitants, you will also encounter some creatures that are a little out of the ordinary. These include the Alabama beach mouse which is on the endangered species list. You can also get even closer to all this natural beauty by hitting one of the many trails that allow you to explore the park at your own pace.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
2 S Claiborne St
Mobile, AL 36602 Directions
It doesn't matter if you are driving by or strolling past, you will definitely be struck by the incredible beauty of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. This incredible church and architectural attraction was built in the first half of the 19th century. The structure's architectural style is Greek Revival, and this basilica is noteworthy for several reasons, not the least of which are the glorious stained glass windows, hand-carved stations of the cross, as well as the smooth-polished marble designs. And don't miss a chance to snap several photos of the cathedral's front facade as it offers an excellent photo opportunity for every visitor.
Step onto the historic ground that sits under Fort Gaines. This storied point on Dauphin Island was built after the War of 1812 to better defend Alabama's port cities. Originally, construction on this fort began in 1821 but was beset with various problems that included the tides rushing into the work area that made progress on the structure highly challenging. Construction began again in earnest in 1850 after the location and building strategy was changed just in time to serve its purpose in the Civil War as it was a vital part of the Battle of Mobile Bay. When you visit this attraction, don't forget to stop in to the museum and gift shop.
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Breathing in the salt air and feeling your toes in the sand as the sun warms your face are just part of the sensory experiences you'll enjoy when you visit Gulf Shores. This is one of South Alabama's more popular attractions. The public beach features such amenities as a boardwalk, open-air pavilions and picnic areas. Gulf Shores Beach stretches out to include several access points along Highway 182 to include 13th, 6th, 5th, 4th, and 2nd Streets. An additional point of interest is Lagoon Park which is located at Lee Callaway Bridge that offers calm, shallow waters as well as restroom facilities and plenty of parking.
4901 Zeigler Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608 Directions
Whether you're planning a picnic, going to watch the kids practice their favorite sport or you just want to spend some time outdoors, Mobile's Langan Park is the perfect destination. This 720-acre municipal park attraction is an incredibly inviting natural haven that features lush, green scenery and a relaxed, open layout. Langan Park offers such impressive amenities as a golf course, tennis courts, a venue for outdoor concerts, and children's playground and large picnic areas.
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Dr
Mobile, AL 36608 Directions
Art aficionados will most definitely not want to miss the opportunity to take in the incredible works and exhibits that are on display at the Mobile Museum of Art. The art that is presented here spans several historical periods, the most notable of which are the ones culled from the 18th century. Also, the rotating exhibits are always highly compelling as they not only offer various artists the chance to have their work seen in a highly-regarded spotlight, but they also help broaden the museum's already far-reaching artistic scope.
Richards DAR House Museum
256 N Joachim St
Mobile, AL 36603 Directions
Get a sharp glimpse of what it was like to live in Richards DAR House Museum. The structure is an eye-catching example of Mobile architecture in the 1800s. The house features an awe-inspiring cast-iron facade that portrays all four seasons with an incredible amount of detail. See the meticulously decorated rooms in this house on a guided tour that includes a cup of tea, as well.
If you find yourself wandering around downtown Mobile, make sure to make your way to Spanish Plaza. This scenic, oak-shaded plaza is one of downtown's most photographed attractions, and once you get closer to it, it is easy to see why. One end of the plaza features a classically-styled European inn with iron-faced railings called Malaga. The impressive artwork displayed here won't escape your eye either, as you will be amazed at the Arches of Friendship sculpture, the “Fish Monger” statue and fountain and a plaque that remembers Bernardo de Galvez, the first governor of the Louisiana Territory.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36602 Directions
The kids will love the sights, sounds and attractions while mom and dad will enjoy the historical aspects of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. This great family attraction allows you the opportunity to tour two National Historic Landmarks. These are the USS Alabama and Submarine USS Drum as well as an incredible display of 20 rare and historic aircraft. In addition to touring the vessels, you can take a little bit of this history home with you when you buy an item from the gift shop.
900-A Schillinger Rd S
Mobile, AL 36695 Directions
It's great when the kids can get some great exercise and have a great time doing it. That is exactly what they will experience when you take them to Mobile's Xtreme Paintball. This sport isn't for the fainthearted, as it is not played indoors but out on an expansive and highly challenging outdoor field. Whether it's a birthday party, a special family occasion or just because, the whole family will love the intensity and the non-stop adrenaline rush that a round of extreme paintball at Xtreme Paintball can bring. Field hours on the weekends vary depending on the number of participants.
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