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Tour the USS Alabama at Battleship Memorial Park

August 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial ParkVisit the past and honor the memories of sacrifices made with a visit to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL. The 155-acre park is home to the WWII battleship USS Alabama, the USS Drum submarine, aircraft, tanks, artillery, memorials, and much more!

Whether you’re a fan of history, the military, or our country’s servicepeople, Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park is worth a visit. Thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries around the world visit and tour the park each year.

What is there to see? Well, lots – but the biggest attraction has to be the USS Alabama.

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Come To Mobile, AL For Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2019!

July 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2019The 22nd annual return of the Dauphin Street Beer Festival is coming right up! Come sample over 90 different craft beers, imports, and ciders from around the region and the world. 6pm to 9pm, August 24th, 2019 in downtown Mobile, AL.

It’s practically a natural law: no matter how amazing last year’s event was, Dauphin Street Beer Festival is one of those quintessential summer events that just gets better every year. Each festival sees new beers and ciders to sample, new venues to visit, and new happy faces in the crowd.

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Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Mobile Jazz Festival 2019

July 5, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Jazz Festival 2019Attention jazzoids – the annual Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Mobile Jazz Festival is almost upon us. This year’s headliner is renowned jazz trombonist and record producer, Delfeayo Marsalis! July 22nd through August 2, 2019 in Mobile, AL.

The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival isn’t just one but a series of jazz-related events span more than a month. The festival’s goal is spreading the jazz message via an eclectic lineup of world-renowned and up-and-coming jazz artists.

Beyond Delfeayo Marsalis, this year’s event will also see the E. B. Coleman Orchestra, Karmilla Ali, and The Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp Band.

The festival kicks off on July 25th with “An Evening of Jazz & Spoken Word” at The History Museum of Mobile (111 S. Royal Street). This event features Yo Jonesy & the Crowned Jewelz, Huggy Bear da Poet, and The PowerLines Poets.

The big event is Jazz at Laidlaw, on August 2nd, with headliner Delfeayo Marsalis. This concert will also feature the E. B. Coleman Orchestra, Karmilla Ali, and The Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp Band.

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Chickasabogue Park – Hiking, Biking, Disc Golf, and More!

April 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chickasabogue ParkChickasabogue Park is a 1,100-acre multi-use outdoor recreation facility offering mountain biking, hiking trails, disc-golf, canoeing, fishing, and more!

Spring has sprung and now is the time to start planning your spring or summer Mobile Bay getaway.

If you like getting out into the big, beautiful outdoors, the Mobile Bay area has you covered. 5 Rivers Delta is right nearby, along with Alligator Alley, Mobile Botanical Gardens, numerous public golf courses, airboat tours, and so very much more.

Looking to get in some hiking, fishing, boating, or swimming? The area also features a number of excellent parks with opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

One of the first that comes to mind is Chickasabogue Park.

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Discover the Mobile-Tensaw Delta at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

June 22, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover the Mobile-Tensaw Delta at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center5 Rivers Delta Resource Center is a great place to explore the natural wonder that is Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is a fascinating place where five rivers come together into Mobile Bay. When the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay, it’s a collision of fresh and salt water. This mix of waters creates a rare environment for all manner of unique plants and animals.

The delta includes some 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods, and wetlands. This habitat supports over 500 types of plants, 126 species of fish, and more than 300 species of birds. 30 species of amphibians, 69 species of reptiles, and 40 species of mammals also call the delta home.

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center is located in Spanish Fort, AL. The center encompasses over 81 acres of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta for you to explore in a variety of ways. There are trails to hike, places to picnic, and endless photo opportunities.

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Explore the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

April 27, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Island Sea Lab EstuariumGet up close and personal with rays, crabs, turtles, lobsters and more when you explore the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium!

Come discover the secret worlds of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium exhibits take you beneath Alabama’s coastal waves and  swamps. The Estuarium has more than 30 aquariums housing over 100 species!

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the state of Alabama’s marine science research and education center. The facility has been conducting marine science research and education for over 40 years. Thanks to the Estuarium, you don’t have to be a marine scientist or student to experience this fascinating world.

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