visiting Mobile, Alabama on the way to Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay, Alabama---
You can't miss the destroyer USS Alabama on the way down to Gulf Shores. At night it is an awesome sight since it is all lit up by floodlights. During the day it looks massive. In the park they have a real submarine you can go down into. In a hanger there are war planes on display. Outside they had a Blackbird spy plane.
You can go all through the destroyer, but be prepared to do a lot of climbing between decks thru small doorways. As big as the ship is, getting in and through it takes being careful cause you could get hurt if you don't duck or stub your toe on something. The ship is all metal for the most part.
The ship was destined for the scrap metal yards when Mobile residents raised the funds to bring it to Mobile Bay where it is in water today.
go to http://www.ussalabama.com/ for more photos and info. about location, tickets, etc.