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Mobile Things to Do

  • Walk & Marvel at the Old Dauphin...

    The second of the historic residential areas that I strongly recommend you walk, or at least drive through, is the Old Dauphin Historic District. The district will give you an idea of what late 19th century Mobile looked like including working class homes, public buildings, and mansions. Park your car just off Government Street or on Dauphin Street...

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  • Walk the Oakliegh Historic District

    Mobile has some of the most beautiful old residential neighborhoods of anywhere in the Deep South, What I found surprising is how many of them there are. After leaving downtown the first striking neighborhood I came across was the Oakleigh Garden District. This beautiful area is so amazing it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places...

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  • Spanish Plaza: Beautiful Mosaic Benches...

    This downtown park is a must to see. The park is meant to pay tribute to the Spanish occupation of Mobile. In addition, it is to recognize Mobile's sister city of Malaga, Spain. Aside from a series of central fountains the park has a series of beautiful mosaic benches that recognize certain cities in Spain. There is also a mosaic seal in the center...

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Mobile Restaurants

  • 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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  • SKIP it - Poor any way you slice it!

    Montego’s Bar & Grill in Mobile…Worst experience ever! Don't expect customer service, especially from owner Blake. Here it is... There were 3 other tables and one at the bar. After waiting more than a half hour, we asked about our food. They had burned it. That wasn't the problem, I get it happens, it is what happen next which makes this first time...

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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

  • MODA

    I decided to ride the little electric bus around downtown Mobile. They call this a trolley service and 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, parks, hotels and the fort. The stops are marked by Green...

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  • George Wallace Tunnel

    There are two tunnels under the Mobile River that end up 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. In the area where the George C. Wallace Tunnel passes beneath downtown...

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  • Casino bus from Mobile,AL to Biloxi, MS

    Hotard bus service offers very affordable daily trips from Bel-Air Mall in Mobile, AL to various casinos in Biloxi, Missisippi. Just visit their website: www.hotard.com for their schedules and prices. Click on their "Casino Shuttle" tab at the top of their web page and then click on "Florida/Alabama" schedule.

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Mobile 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

  • 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 What to Pack

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    by cobrioc Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: See Courage Up Close.
    www.ussalabama.com
    e-mail: ussalbb6O@aol.com-Open Daily 8 am Except Christmas.

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Mobile Off The Beaten Path

  • 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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  • Water/Recreation

    Styx River Tubing and Canoe...very very fun. It's cheap, close enough to Mobile/Gulf Shores...not expensive, relaxing...etc, etc. You can get your friends together or go by yourself (you get separated from your friends, anyway, no one would ever know the difference!), rent a tube and even one for your cooler. Then all you do is relax and float down...

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Mobile Sports & Outdoors

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    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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  • 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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  • The Mobile River Delta

    The Mobile and Tensaw Rivers (and the other rivers that run into them)making the Delta hold some sort of mystery (at least to me.) Part of this is because there is little easy public access in the area where they come together so it seems so wild. Another reason is because you may recall the Amtrak distaster in the early 90s when a barge hit a...

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