My family and I are taking a road trip (mid-March) and will spend one or two days/nights in the Mobile area. I've ordered travel guides from the state but haven't received them yet. So I thought I'd see if anyone who lives there or is familiar with the area can suggest things to see and do? Places to stay/avoid? My kids are school-aged and we like just about everything. I've never been to AL and I'm looking forward to the trip. I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!!
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I am in Mobile...I second the idea of The Exploreum and the Battleship. Both are really fun and interesting.
Also in Mobile, there is Bellingrath Gardens, which my kids always enjoy, andFive Rivers Delta Resource Center to see lots of local wildlife.
Have you thought about heading across the bay to Gulf Shores? The beaches here are beautiful There are also amusement parks like The Track, lots of mini-golf courses and really good shopping
Hope this is helpful and that y'all have a wonderful time on your trip
I also liked the Mobile Carnival Museum, which is basically all about the history of Mardi Gras. When I was your kids' ages I loved seeing all the fancy dresses, etc. I don't know if every kid would like it but I thought it was neat.
Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) , sweet Anneliese (2/10) , and super Henry (8/12)
Also there is The Environmental Center, which is free to the public but I have never been there except field trips so I don't know how that works for individuals. It is a pretty cool place for kids to see. There is the battleship, and if you want to go to Dauphin Island, there is a sea lab, Fort Gaines, and you can take a ferry accross to the Gulf Shores and see Fort Morgan as well, something that I really like to do as a kid. In Gulf Shores there are tons of things for kids to do in the summer, I am not sure how much is happening right now. There is a zoo over there a waterpark, and some small amusement park type venues. You can take the ferry back across to Dauphin Island or you can drive back from Gulf Shores which is about an hour drive.
Hope you have fun!
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