Contemplate a restored battleship, artifacts from 1700’s France, horticulture, and take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico. “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
Start at U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on Battleship Parkway to explore the great ship’s engine room, decks, wardroom, and galley. From there, head southwest on I-10 to Rte. 63 south to Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island. Then turn around and retrace the route past the Alabama, detour 5 miles north to Blakely Park, carry on I-10 to U.S. 98 south to Rte. 59 south, then east on Rte. 182 to Gulf State Park for a dip in the Gulf of Mexico and west on I-80 to Fort Morgan.
The U.S.S. Alabama is magnificent, even if you have seen a battleship before, because it is restored better than most. There are many arrays of flora and fauna in the surrounding marshes. Read more . . .