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Mobile Things to Do

  • Admiral Semmes Statue

    This statue of Admiral Semmes is also located on Government Street. Admiral Raphael Semmes served in the Mexican American War and the Civil War. He was an admiral in the Confederate Navy while simultaneously a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He was the only man to ever hold both ranks at the same time.

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  • Mobile Historic District

    Mobile has overlapping historic districts and we drove around and I took some photos of the historic buildings around Dauphin Street. Mobile has eight historic districtsChurch Street | Lower Dauphin (LODA) | Oakleigh Garden District | Old Dauphin Way | Leinkauf |Ashland Place | MidTown There is a driving tour map. Explanation of some of the...

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  • City Skyline

    Not a lot of high rise buildings- but a mix of old and new in the downtown area. The city does have some nice buildings, though

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Mobile Restaurants

  • Burgers and Fries

    We stopped at Wendy's for lunch. It was OK, but I wasn't too impressed with it. Bob likes the milkshakes at Wendy's. They call them Frosty's there. So that is what he usually gets. And he also usually gets a hamburger. I like cheese with my hamburger, so I get a cheeseburger or a bacon cheeseburger. I also like the chili on a salad, and the baked...

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  • hanging out With the Locals

    It was mundane at best and the price not worth the trip. Beer can be cheaper during happy hour and specials; so choose your time. None to think of

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  • Old Style Feed

    The food was all good and authentic seafood coming from local area. The shrimp basket was very good with a horseradish sauce to add to the taste.

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Mobile Nightlife

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  • Bayfest

    We made the 17th annual Bayfest Festival. There was over 125 bands playing on 9 stages. We managed to see some of Ludicris, Shaggy, Hinder, Three Doors Down, Thiompson Square, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and Clarence Carter.There was a stage called the launching pad. It is for local bands that are trying to get noticed.The one time we passed by the...

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  • Nice Sports Bar

    Mobile is a large city located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Alabama. It has a population of over 200,000, is the largest city in this part of Alabama, and is the county seat of Mobile County. Mobile was formed as Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702 and was named for an Indian tribe. The city is famous for the battle of Mobile Bay and has a very...

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  • music & drinking

    the grand central is a downtown mobile institution. the grand central is one of the oldest bars on dauphin street. the grand central offers live music, a good beer selection, pool and darts. a fun casual place to drink and listen to music in downtown mobile. casual.

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Mobile Transportation

  • Parking

    Like many urban areas, parking in Mobile can be a problem. You may want to find a parking spot and do a bit of walking or take advantage of the mass transit. I hate paying for parking too. I like Mobile though.

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  • George Wallace Tunnel

    There are two tunnels under the Mobile River that end up (or start) in downtown Mobile. One is the Bankhead Tunnel which goes east, and the other one is the George Wallace Tunnel which goes west. The George C. Wallace Tunnel emerges on the west end under Royal Street, in downtown Mobile.Over the George C. Wallace Tunnel in the re-filled area was...

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  • MODA

    Bob didn't want to go, but I decided to ride the little electric bus around downtown Mobile anyway. They call this a trolley service (although it has no rails) It is available Monday through Friday from 7am - 6pm and Saturday from 9am - 5pm. There are 22 stops, including businesses, Government Plaza, the courthouse, restaurants, bars, shopping,...

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  • Silly , but convenient

    There are 2 malls in Mobile. There are, very generically speaking, 3 regions to the city of Mobile. West Mobile, Midtown and Downtown. All are pretty big. But these 2 malls are RIGHT across the street from each other. I find this silly. The Springdale Mall and the Bel Air Mall DO have different stores and for my preferences, I shop mostly at the...

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  • taxes

    This has nothing to do with a shop in particular, but the sales tax w/in the city limits. It's 9% on anything but food and I believe food is 10%. OUTSIDE of the city, it's 7%. West Mobile has grown a lot, there are restaurants, places to shop, movie theaters and other entertainment west of the city limits (meaning west of Cody Rd) so I suggest...

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Mobile Local Customs

  • Future Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Dates

    Future Dates are Feb. 5th, 2008; Feb. 24th, 2009. These dates are the LAST day of Mardi Gras celebrations, which would be Fat Tuesday. Mobile Mardi Gras is the ORIGINAL one and is still done traditionally. Mobile was founded in 1702; New Orleans in 1718. I am from the Miss. Gulf Coast and have family in New Orleans French Quarter as well so I know...

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  • The oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the...

    It may not be the same in comparison to New Orleans Mardi Gras (some people might consider that a good thing), but Mobile does have it's own celebration. A lot more mild and less wild, it is still Mardi Gras. You should still be ready to catch beads and moon pies.The parades begin in late January and end in early February and hold the same schedule...

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  • Joe Cain Day

    The Civil War crushed Mardi Gras for much of the south. Joseph Stillwell Cain is generally credited with reviving Mardi Gras in the Mobile area. In 1866, on Fat Tuesday, Cain and six of his friends went out to do their best to better the morale of the citizens of defeated Mobile. The city and people of Mobile were demoralized and under the thumb of...

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Mobile Warnings and Dangers

  • Downtown is Not Dead!

    I noticed in some of the other posts, mention was made about the homeless and the deadness of downtown. Yes, there are homeless in downtown but they are harmless. If they do happen to bother you, PLEASE call the police (911). They will take care of it even if they are verbally harassing you. They tend to love Bienville Square rather than Cathedral...

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  • I-10 Tunnel traffic jams on...

    This is a warning during the summer months. It is worth your while to travel on the Causeway, old hwy 98, to avoid tunnel traffic. The Causeway is an older, lower highway that travels right beside the newer, higher, though clogged Bayway. People heading to the beach are the culprits. FRIDAY AFTERNOONS ARE THE WORST! If you are heading East , leave...

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  • Ewww. What's that smell??

    If you are driving into Mobile over the Mobile Bay, you will most likely catch a very foul stench in the air. Don't worry. It is normal, unfortunately. Paper mills are nearby, and the odor comes from their production facilities. You'll get used to the smell and not notice it after a while.

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Mobile Tourist Traps

  • Mobile Greyhound Park; it has...

    by rholloway Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Mobile Greyhound Park; it has fallen into disrepair, primarily because of the Casinos in adjoining states. They have attempted to compete, but quality racing dogs have abandoned the track, mostly because of poor purses.

    The food, which at one time was the best offered in the area, now tends to be more like microwaved TV dinners.

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Mobile Off The Beaten Path

  • Take a Short Trip to Dauphin Island

    Located just 40 miles south of Mobile, Dauphin Island is a whole another world from Mobile. it is a slow moving, easy going place to relax in the sun or fish. The wildlife is also stunning and there are literally thousands of birds who make Dauphin Island there home as they move north and south. We were surprised to find that Dauphin Island...

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  • Bellingrath Gardens

    Bellingrath Gardens are an easy day trip from Mobile. I went with my parents when we lived in Pensacola. There is something in bloom all the time and they are quite lovely. We went at the wrong time of year to go on the River Cruise, and I opted out of the House tour because it was expensive and it was really what I consider a 'modern' house (built...

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  • Fort Gaines

    An easy trip from Mobile is Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines. The fort is the opposite side of Mobile Bay from Fort Morgan.Hours of Operation: Open year-round 9-5; group tour by appt.; June-Aug. 9-6Fees: Children (Ages 5 -12) are $4.00 Adults (Ages 13+) are $6.00The attendant gave us an excellent pamphlet which showed the history of the fort, a...

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Mobile Sports & Outdoors

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    My Jags!

    by PA2AKgirl Written Jan 28, 2004

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    The University of South Alabama may not have a football team (think about it, all of the good players will go to Auburn/Alabama/Ole Miss/LSU or Florida. The south doesn't have a lack of great college football teams. ) but they DO have a decent baseball and basketball team. And from 98-00, they had a great sorority intramural ultimate frisbee team, if I do say so myself! haha...
    Anyway, if you're in town, head to west Mobile and support my jaguars--we're red/white/blue AND our initials are USA (isn't that amazing??)

    New Mitchell Center is very nice, too!

    Mitchell center @ graduation, but you get the idea

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  • Historic Fort

    Something interesting to do, which is free, is to visit Fort Conde which has an interesting museum about the history of the fort and the area, and also views of the traffic in the river (and the road traffic coming out of the tunnel right next to the fort. It isn't the original of course. It is a reconstruction at 4/5ths scale of about 1/3rd of the...

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  • Convention Center

    On the trip around Mobile on the little trolley, and later when Bob and I drove around the historic district, we kept ending up at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center which is not only big but very modern iconic architecture. So I have several photos of it from different angles.The center was originally built in 1978 but was expanded in...

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  • Mobile

    Mobile is a large city located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Alabama. It has a population of over 200,000, is the largest city in this part of Alabama, and is the county seat of Mobile County. Mobile was formed as Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702 and was named for an Indian tribe. The city is famous for the battle of Mobile Bay and has a very...

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