Explore Mobile's Museums, Galleries and Gardens
Hop on I-65 to access all the excitement of Mobile, AL or stay put in Saraland to explore sites around the Country Inn & Suites, which include a number of great parks for picnicking and strolling. You can take the kids to Gulf Coast Exploreum, home to hands-on exhibits, or spend a quiet afternoon wandering along the pathways at Mobile Botanical Gardens. If you enjoy tours, don't miss a peek inside the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, an 1855 Greek Revival Mansion, or a walk through Fort Conde, a 18th-century structure that offers a glimpse into colonial life.
Be sure to put these area attractions on your list:
- Bragg-Mitchell Mansion (12.1 miles)
This historic home, built in 1855, spans 13,000 square feet and features Greek Revival architecture. Take a tour or attend a special event at the mansion.
Phone: +1 (251) 471-6364
- Fort Conde (10.2 miles)
Learn about the people who colonized Mobile when you stop off at this attraction that features Native American and European artifacts. Rebuilt in 1976, this fort was originally constructed by the French in 1723 and protected the city of Mobile from the British and Spanish until 1820.
Phone: +1 (251) 208-7304
- Gulf Coast Exploreum (10.2 miles)
Kids of all ages enjoy exploring the more than 150 interactive and educational exhibits at this museum that features three permanent galleries. Strum a harp at the Hands on Hall gallery or check your blood pressure at My BodyWorks gallery.
Phone: +1 (251) 208-6893
- Mobile Botanical Gardens (10.9 miles)
Connect with nature at this popular attraction spanning 100 acres. Highlights include the Rhododendron Garden, the Japanese Maple Garden and the Herb Garden.
Phone: +1 (251) 342-0555
- Mobile Carnival Museum (10.6 miles)
Browse exhibits that spotlight Mobile's heritage as the birthplace of Mardi Gras with a focus on costume design, float construction and carnival history.
Phone: +1 (251) 432-3324
- Mobile Civic Center (11.1 miles)
From rock concerts and opera to Broadway shows and musicals, the Mobile Civic Center welcomes exciting events for year-round entertainment.
Phone: +1 (251) 208-7261
- Mobile Museum of Art (10.5 miles)
Art lovers appreciate this museum that houses an impressive collection of European and American art, including 19th-century American landscapes.
Phone: +1 (251) 208-5200
- Mobile Tennis Center (11.2 miles)
Grab your rackets and head to the Mobile Tennis Center for a game or two, or check the tournament schedule and watch a match.
Phone: +1 (251) 208-5181
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (9.3 miles)
Challenge yourself on the fairways and greens at this nearby golf course, which includes a 54-hole series of courses has been voted one of Golf World magazine's "Reader's Choice Top 50 Public Courses."
Phone: +1 (251) 645-0075
- USS Alabama Battleship (14.3 miles)
Your trip to Mobile would be incomplete without a stop at Battleship Memorial Park, home to the country's most decorated battleships, as well as a collection of historic aircraft and the submarine USS Drum.
Phone: +1 (251) 433-2703
- Mardi Gras - February through March