Mobile is located in the state of Alabama in the United States of America.
The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park features aircraft and vessels from World War II through Desert Storm. At Fort Conde Museum, learn about Mobile’s 300 year history.
The Historic District on Lower Dauphin Street is where you can enjoy local cuisine, art and antique shopping and sightseeing.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception near Dauphin Street, dating back to 1850, is noted for it’s stained glass windows.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX Theatre is a hands-on family museum is dedicated to the sciences and travelling exhibits.
Bellingrath Gardens and Museum Home is located about 25 miles south of port and is set in 65 acres of lush landscaping. Stroll in the gardens or tour the manor, filled with 18th century antiques. There are also eco-walks and a 45-minute wildlife spotting cruise aboard the “Southern Belle,” docked at the estate.
The disabled cruiser visiting Mobile
Where You’re Docked
The Mobile Cruise Terminal, just south of the Alabama State Docks on the banks of the Mobile River, is a two-story, 66,000 square-foot facility with an attached 500-space parking garage. The garage has six covered pick-up/drop-off lanes and is accessible via four elevators, an escalator and stairs. The terminal is within minutes of numerous banks and ATMS, hotels, restaurants and other attractions. It is a half-mile from Interstate 10, and six miles from the junction of I-65 and I-10. To herald the return of Carnival, the terminal is working with the city’s architectural department to unveil a new look featuring artwork and a new color scheme. Wi-Fi is available.
The Ft. Conde Museum & Welcome Centre is less than a quarter mile from the port and offers a historic look at old Mobile and helpful tourist information.
Taxis are available but do get snapped up quickly when ships are in port.
Moda!, the electric trolley system covers most of downtown Mobile. The nearest stop to the Port is about 1/4 mile away on Royal Street between Government and Church Streets.
Good to Know
Name pronunciation: Just as New Orleans natives scoff when out-of-towners say “New OrLEENs,” Mobilians prefer you pronounce their city’s name properly: “MOH-beel,” rather than “moh-BILE.”
The United States dollar is the only currency accepted in Mobile. You’ll need to find a nearby ATM if you need to withdraw cash.
English is the primary language spoken.
Look for Mardi Grad beads, doubloons, cups and masks from the Mobile Carnival Museum gift shop, or Wintzell’s “Fried, Stewed and Nude” (a reference to ways you can eat their oysters) T-shirts or koozies from the restaurant.
Mobile’s restaurant scene is expanding and evolving, with an impressive array of ethnic offerings joining the Southern cooking and seafood mainstays for which the area is famous. Barbecue restaurants also continue to multiply. Many of the city’s best restaurants, from fine dining to bar food to fusion, can be found within the confines of downtown.
Points of Interest
- Mobile – a seven-
Mobile Accessible Excursions
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Mobile Accessible Guided Tour
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