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Mobile

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Fort Conde and skyline of Mobile

Mobile is a city in the state of Alabama in the South of the United States of America with almost a half million people in the metro area.

Mobile is a historic, diverse port city with a strong southern culture and heritage. The original capital of French Louisiana, Mobile is home to the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Mobile Regional Airport (IATA: MOB), 8400 Airport Blvd, is the main airport servicing Mobile. Served by American Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth and Charlotte, Delta to Atlanta, and United to Chicago-O'Hare and Houston-Intercontinental.

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

Wave Transit System is Mobile's public bus service. The frequency is not the best, generally one bus per hour but the buses run on time and are reliable. They can even carry a bicycle on a rack at the front of the bus and there is no charge for bicycles. The fares are $1.25 one way or $3.00 for an all day ticket. Routes and timetables are available online or at the GM&O Transportation Centre. MODA, free electric trolley that serves downtown with 22 stops, available Monday through Friday from 7am - 6pm.

See[edit]

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception viewed from the east.
  • 1 Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center150 S Royal St +1 251-208-7304. Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00. Formerly a fort under control of the Spanish, French, and British at various times, Fort Conde serves as the welcome center for the City of Mobile. Free.
  • 2 Bellingrath Gardens12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd +1 251-973-2217, toll-free: +1 800-247-8420, e-mail: . Daily 8:00 to 5:00. In Theodore, Alabama.; Sixty-Five acre Garden Estate open year around since 1934. Includes the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the United States. Admission rates vary, and some packages include a river cruise and guided tour of the Bellingrath Museum Home. (Adults, Children ages 5 to 12, Children 4 and younger)Gardens & Bellingrath Home Package - $21, $13, Free; Gardens-Only Package - $13, $7.50, Free.
  • 3 Battleship Memorial Park2703 Battleship Pkwy +1 251-433-2703, e-mail: . April through September 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., October through March 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Open all days except Christmas day.. Tour the WWII battleship USS Alabama and the WWII submarine the USS Drum. Also features a large collection of aircraft and other military hardware. General Admission - $15 (Ages 12 and up), $6 (Ages 6 to 11), and Free (Active duty military), Special Discount - $5 (Active duty military dependent ages 6 to 11 with ID) and $13 (Senior citizens age 55+, AAA member with card, and active duty dependent age 12+ with ID)..
  • 5 Bragg-Mitchell Mansion1906 SpringHill Ave +1 251-471-6364. Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00. The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is a combination of neoclassical and Italian architecture. The house is furnished with antiques and curtains. Adults: $10.00, Children 3–12: $5, AAA: $9.50, Group tours: $7.00 (10 or more).
  • 6 History Museum of Mobile111 South Royal St +1 251-973-6166. Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00. Adult - $10.00, Children age 13 to 17 - $7.50, Children age 6 to 12 - $5.00, Children age 5 and under - Free.

Do[edit]

  • 2 Mobile BayBears755 Bolling Brothers Blvd +1 251-479-2327. This baseball team is an AA Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Their ballpark, Hank Aaron Stadium, is named for the baseball great who is from Mobile.
  • 3 Mobile Greyhound Park7101 Old Pascagoula Rd, Theodore, AL 36582 +1 251-653-5000. Weekly Greyhound dog racing. Free admission, $2 valet. Dress code.
  • 4 Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center65 Government St +1 251-208-6893. Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Regional science center with exhibits for all ages. Includes the only Domed IMAX Theater on the Gulf Coast. Admission price varies..
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras. The original home of Mardi Gras in the United States, Mobile, has been celebrating it since 1703. The streets of historic downtown are filled with floats, marching bands, and parades for weeks. Mardi Gras must be experienced to be fully understood and Mobile is the perfect place.
  • Go on a Walking Tour, [1] [2]; Historic downtown Mobile can easily be explored by foot. See the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Scottish Rite Temple, rest under the shade trees in Bienville Square, watch the ships on the Mobile River from Cooper Riverside Park, and grab a bite to eat on Dauphin Street.
  • Take a Cruise. Carnival Cruise Line will operate their Fun Ship "Fantasy" from the port of Mobile after 12/3/2016. Four and five day Western Caribbean cruises.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 The Shoppes at Bel Air3299 Bel Air Mall +1 251-478-1893. Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 9:00, Sunday 12:00 to 5:30. Over 100 great stores to explore including: Buckle, Forever 21, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Crazy 8, Versona, Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, Belk, Dillard’s, Sephora at JC Penney, Target, and Zumiez.
  • 3 Bienville Books109 Dauphin Street +1 251-438-2904, e-mail: . Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:30. Small, independent, new and used book store located by historic Bienville Square. Plenty of local and Southern authors.
  • 4 Kaglen's Resale3431 Cottage Hill Road +1 251-666-2000, e-mail: . Monday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:30. Locally-owned consignment store selling furniture, collectibles, and everything for the home.

Eat[edit]

  • 7 Dew Drop Inn Restaurant1808 Old Shell Rd +1 251-473-7872. Local favorite since 1937, serving great dogs and burgers.
  • 9 Jerusalem Cafe4715 Airport Boulevard (Behind Applebee's in the Regency Square Shopping Center on Airport Boulevard (between Hillcrest and University)),  +1 251 304-1155. Wide selection of vegetarian dishes and middle eastern food. Quiet.


Drink[edit]

  • 1 VEETS70 S Royal St +1 251-694-6736.
  • 5 Gabriel's Downtown55 S Joachim St +1 251-432-3900. Long-standing gay bar offering daily specials, karaoke, trivia, pool tables & an outdoor patio.

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Go next[edit]

  • Dauphin Island, Hwy 193, 23 miles south of Mobile. Sandy beaches, Historic Fort Gaines, fishing pier, campground, bird-watching sites, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, and the Isle Dauphine Golf Club are all on the island.
  • Orange Beach
Routes through Mobile
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