Open everyday except Christmas Day
Opens - 8:00 a.m.
Closes - 4:00 p.m. October-March,
6:00 p.m. April-September
Age 12 & up: $12.00 & Ages 6-11: $6.00
This was a great field trip especially for my boys. They could touch real torpedoes, sit in the gunner's chairs, and run up & down the battleship. Such neat history and it was not crowded! We did not enjoy the confined area of the old submarine and there was not much to see. But the battleship was beautiful !
While on vacation to the beach we picked a rainy day and headed out sight seeing. This was first on our list and our only stop. We spent several hours touring the ship. We have a large family and everyone of my siblings remembers and loves something about it wether it be the historical readings, the mess hall, the fun facts, or just climbing around we all had a great time. I would definitely reccomend this for everyone.
Our family visited the USS Alabama during a recent trip to Mobile. We all had a wonderful time. There are quite close quarters while touring the sections of the Battleship, but our daughter was able to navigate it all relatively easy. She did have some trouble climbing up and down the step staircases, so that is something to keep in mind for little ones. We all learned a great deal about the battleship and its history! I would recommend not going on an extremely hot day because the temperature made our tour a little uncomfortable! It was 95 degrees that particular day!
We visited there for a special banquet hosted by an organization several years ago. We enjoyed looking around to know the histories. At the end of the night, they had a wonderful firework show that we assumed it’s because of the special occasion. It was amazing to see those fireworks from the top of the ship. If I had my small kids with us, I had to watch out them not to fall down from it because it was pretty high up. My kids would enjoy visiting there, but we would better wait for them to be at least elementary school age so they would know what this place really means.
This is definitley worth the time if you have never been. I do not suggest this for anyone with claustrophobia though. You will be so surprised at how close our navy is expected to live and work next to each other. I was also surprised at the efficiency of operations even though this ship is older and decommissioned. This is the main tourist attraction our area has and it is the one that makes money in our state each year. Several videos have filmed from the deck of this beautiful ship and the view is breathtaking. There are a bazillion steps up and down the different decks and the stairs are narrow. Keep this in mind if any elderly are visiting.
We are a family of five. We recently visited the USS Alabama, and had a great time. The USS was pretty easy to find. We were coming from Biloxi, so it wasn't to far.The admission was fair. There is a military discount for active duty members (free with ID).
The battleship was huge. It's quite an excercise going through all the halls and climbing the myriad of stairs leading to the upper decks of the ship. Be prepared! The grounds also have an aircraft museum with a flight simulator. The aircraft was pre WW2 to the Cold Era.
There is also a nice refreshment area and gift shop. Enjoy!
The USS Alabama is great for kids elementary age and up. It is a great learning and exploring experience for the whole family. Due to the height of different levels and lots of steps I would not recommend young children or strollers. Learn about American history and about the battleship and its use.
We visited the USS Alabama in August and absolutely loved it! It does cost around $12 to get in, but once you're in there is a lot of cool stuff to see. If your kids are just totally uninterested in boats or planes this is not the place to take them! There is also a lot of walking around. The boat is good though because you can go below and see other parts of the boat if the main deck gets too hot!
Little boys will be much more entertained. :)
What an amazing experience to get to climb around inside a real battleship from WWII! When we went there weren't a lot of other tourists. Most of the areas are just empty: empty bunk beds, empty engine room...but I was totally caught off guard when I rounded a corner and there were some randomly placed mannequins dressed in Navy clothes! Scared me to death!
Next to the ship, we were able to go inside a submarine (that takes about 4 seconds: climb in, look about you, and climb out. Really nowhere to walk.) and also see a museum of airplanes.
Located in Mobile Bay, your kids will spot the USS Alabama from Interstate 10. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing this battleship up close and personal. There is a gift shop and the surrounding park was nice. We did this in conjunction with Fort Conde and the Exploreum one day. It was a long day, but the kids had a good time and were entertained all day. The battleship takes about 1.5 hours. There are a few picnic tables so I wish that we had packed a lunch so that we didn't have to drive through a fast food restaurant.