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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.
If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
American Sport Art Museum and Archives
1 Academy Dr
Daphne, AL 36526 Directions
Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just a casual admirer, you will most definitely not want to miss a chance to visit the American Sport Art Museum and Archives in Mobile. This incredible facility is located across the bay in Daphne and offers a visually dazzling array of images and exhibits. See the impressive variety of sports-related literature and original artwork renderings of such iconic figures as Larry Bird, Walter Payton and Sammy Sosa. And, you won't want to end your visit without checking out the gift shop that features several amazing pieces of original artwork for sale.
300 Oakleigh Pl
Mobile, AL 36604 Directions
Mobile's history is alive and well at the Oakleigh Historic Complex. Travel back in time as you tour the majestic antebellum mansion that dates back to 1833. You will be truly impressed with the breathtaking Greek Revival-style architecture that features large white pillars and an unmistakeable 19th century timeless quality. When you tour the mansion, you'll be immediately struck by your tour guides as they are dressed in the finery of the day that add an air of authenticity to your visit. The rooms are adorned to look much as they did before the Civil War, and they feature American and European antiques as well as items that actually belonged to the people who once dwelled in this incredible structure.
History Museum of Mobile
111 S Royal St
Mobile, AL 36602 Directions
Connect the history of your relationship with the history of Mobile when you both enjoy a special, romantic visit to the Museum of Mobile. This impressive facility preserves the history of the Mobile Bay Area and Southwestern Alabama through the creative use of exhibits, presentations, and artifacts. Over 300 years of Mobile's history is encapsulated quite dramatically in this engaging presentation of items. Don't forget to stop into the gift shop for a memento of your date here.
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.
National African-American Archives and Museum
564 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Mobile, AL 36603 Directions
Among the many cultural influences that have shaped Mobile's history, the African-American contribution is highly significant. That fact is rightfully celebrated at the National African-American Archives and Museum. This venue is designed to enrich visitors' understanding of the African-American experience through the use of many exhibits that feature such notable artifacts as the “Clotilde,” one of the last known slave ships, items that tell the story of home run king Hank Aaron as well as items that tell the stories of other famous figures.
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