156 West I-65 Service Road
Mobile, AL 36608
Phone: (251) 343-4911
Fax: (251) 344-7488
Welcome to Mitchell Center at University of South Alabama. Apart from the usual university programs, this place also organizes various concerts and basketball tournaments. With over 10,000 seats available for basketball tournaments and over 7,000 for concerts, this place has witnessed some of the most spectacular events and will continue to do so in the near future. From convocations to concerts, this place organizes it all and how! Do visit their website to check the forthcoming events.
Mobile's official Antebellum House Museum, Oakleigh is a beautiful T-shaped Greek Revival villa built in 1833. This complex consists of 3 different museums on site, which are Oakleigh Period House Museum, circa 1833; Cox-Deasy Cottage, circa 1850; and the Mardi Gras Cottage, which features 19th and 20th century collections.
A city that has been ruled by some of the biggest powers in human history, namely the French, the British, the Spanish, and finally, the Americans, Mobile has been in existence since the early 1700s. Located at the mouth of the Mobile Bay, the city has always been of strategic importance, being an important port for trade and defense. The rich history of the city has given rise to an equally rich culture, which is celebrated through various festivals and events. See the website to know more about Mobile, AL.
Replacing an old colonial burial ground, the land on which Church Street Cemetery stands was acquired by the city of Mobile in 1820. Many important individuals have been laid to rest here, including James Roper, the builder of Oakleigh. The memorial park features stonework and cast iron fences from the colonial Gulf Coast era as well as New England remoulding styles.
Pecan pies, salted and roasted pecan halves, milk chocolates and sultry cakes are some of the delicacies that now define The Temple Downtown better. However, its not just about the fare—weddings, receptions, conventions, parties and all kinds of family gatherings find a good choice in The Temple.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic landmark and architectural masterpiece in Mobile. It was designed in 1833 by architect Claude Beroujon and exemplifies the Greek Revival style. Explore the cathedral to discover Doric order columns, ornate ceilings, a massive portico and church towers. The highlight is its stained-glass windows depicting Mary and Jesus in significant events from the Holy Bible. This building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
So much to see and do! Attractions include: The USS DRUM, The USS Alabama, B-52 Bomber; Calamity Jane, Tuskegee Airmen P-51D Mustang, A-12 Blackbird Spy Plane, F-16 Falcon, and many other aircraft and exhibits. Open daily except Christmas
Dating back to the 1820s, Bienville Square has been an integral part of Mobile's history. In 1824, the United State Congress reserved a plot specifically to be used as a city park, and over time the entire block was acquired. This sprawling park has hosted a speech by President Theodore Roosevelt and during World War II the union and laborers of Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company held their meetings here. Currently, Bienville Square hosts a variety of events like Kids Day, Bayfest Music Festival and Jazz in Bienville and is a popular recreational site.
The church was established by a Protestant congregation who assembled in Mobile 3 years after Alabama gained statehood in 1819. Just outside the gate of a fort a small church building was erected in 1822. This became the place of worship for several people of Protestant denomination. People of all religions frequent this place and have appreciated its architectural beauty. Eleven glass stained windows adorn the alter. The windows are so colored, that when they reflect light off themselves they sparkle like jewels. The windows depicting Nicodemus Meeting Jesus by Night and Nathanael Greeting Jesus were are both signed by the artists. The atmosphere outside, surrounding the church, is calm & serene. The surroundings inside inspire an awe for God & Christ. Even the atheists bow their head in supplication when they are brought to the church. So go and enjoy spiritual bliss at this church.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is the fun way to learn about science, through various interactive exhibits and films. Children can learn about electricity and magnetism, get acquainted with the animal world as they get to 'scoop sea animals' and learn about the human body. The museum also provides group tours.
Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds (GGSF) is a fun mode to showcase agricultural developments, agri-products and livestock. The fair is devoted to the community serving the nation with the most basic of things—food. There's also a provision for a number of fun-activities like rides and rodeo here. Be it candy apples, cotton candy, chicken-sticks or delicious mustard corn dogs, all the grub at this fair is simply heavenly. Also, the earlier you buy tickets, the more you save. GGSF promises loads of fun for all.
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, more commonly known as the 'Mobile Convention Center', caters to the various social events—right from weddings, banquets, and reunions to corporate meetings and other official functions. The Convention Center has a ballroom, meeting room, lobby, exhibition hall and outdoor terraces to cater to its clients. What is even more impressive is the arrangement of medical emergencies and provision of health-care officials upon request. This place is conveniently located within easy reach from several important places like the Mobile Regional Airport in the city.