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Attractions

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Tourists say that it is the most elegant attraction in Mobile, Alabama. The mansion contains 20 rooms, including a beautiful dining room and it was built in 1855. Visitors can take the historical tours provided, from Tuesday to Friday, between 10 am and 3 pm. The mansion is also available for weddings and special events, and it is located at 1906 Springhill Avenue.

 

Cathedral Square Gallery. At 612 Dauphin Street, every Sunday, visitors can take art classes from the working artists at the open studio in Cathedral Square Gallery. Displays of regional art items are provided and tours of the gallery are also available.

 

Geri Moulton Children's Park. The park is located near the USA Children's & Women's Hospital, at 1700 Center Street. It contains over 50 bronze sculptures of children and families, and it is very appreciated by tourists.

 

Sports & outdoor events

Tourists and visitors can go fishing in the Mobile Delta, located north of Mobile Bay. The Delta consists in 20 000 acres of water, being second in size, after the Mississippi River Delta and it includes 20 000 acres of swamps. Camping is permitted in the surrounding area of the Delta.

 

The Azalea Trail Run is a 2 mile-long race, held every spring, across the downtown area in Mobile. The city is also home to a few other sports events, including GMAC Bowl and Senior Bowl. GMAC Bowl is a post-season college football game, played every year at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Another post-season college football game is held at the stadium, since 1951, and it is called the Senior Bowl.

Mobile is also the hometown of several baseball players, Hall of Fame members.

Festivals

One of the annual festivals held in Mobile is The Festival of Flowers. The festival consists in 30 000 square feet of gardens and displays of different types of flowers. The event is five days long and it is an opportunity for the nature lovers in Mobile, to show their talent in creating live garden architectures.

 

The Jubilee Festival is another popular attraction in Mobile. More than 80 regional artists present their creations in order to win the cash prize. Children can explore their creativity at Kids Art, including fence painting and puppet making.

 

Fun festivals are also held in the surrounding areas of the city. Near Mobile, in Fairhope, people have a good time at the Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope. Parking is free and a shuttle ride, offered by Baldwin County Area Transportation System, only cost $1. Hundreds of artists come here to show their best work and sell their creations. Live entertainment is provided and visitors can have snack at the food court.

Nightlife

Grand Central is considered to be the finest night spot in downtown Mobile. It is very popular among locals who come here to play pool, relax and have a drink at the bar. The balcony faces the Dauphin Street and a dance floor is located on the first level of the building. Different bands are performing every week, entertaining the customers with live music.

 

There are several nightclubs in Mobile, including Diamonds Club and The Crooked Martini Club. Among the bars across the city, visitors can find Bama Barn Bar, Bienbille Cruise Pub and Callaghan Irish Social Club.