On Jan. 9, 1965, the “Mighty A” was opened to the public as an independent agency of the state of Alabama. Since then, more than 13 million visitors have trod her decks and stood in awe of her majestic presence. The USS DRUM Submarine, a World War II veteran with 12 Battle Stars, joined the USS ALABAMA on July 4, 1969.
Gulf Shores. "The Little Zoo that Could" Take a walk on the wild side with more than 500 exotic animals, daily keeper talks and shows, animal encounters, a petting zoo and picnic area. Open daily from 9am-4pm 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy. 251-968-5732
Mobile. The largest fine arts museum on the Central Gulf Coast. Extensive permanent collection, plus temporary exhibitions. 4850 Museum Dr., Mobile. Info: 251-208-5200.
Gulf Shores. Orange Beach Parasailing and Pontoon Boat fun! Parasailing reservations are strongly recommended. Only $50. Ready for Adventure? Call us today. Tacky Jacks, 27206 Safe Harbor Dr. 251-979-2475. SanRoc Cay Marina, 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. 251-979-9016