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USS Alabama

On the way to New Orleans we decided to swing by and tour the battleship, USS Alabama.

It’s roughly an hour from Gulf Shores, just outside Mobile, AL. This experience was phenomenal! There are several planes, helicopters, tanks, etc. on the grounds and you may self tour the battleship and a submarine, the USS Drum. There is also an Aircraft Pavilion that houses all sorts of planes. Mr. S’s favorite, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird stealth bomber, was there.

The battleship was enormous!

Lots of narrow and steep ladders and passageways. I think during WWII they must have had a size requirement for people…no wider than 20″. It was so much fun exploring all the nooks and crannies throughout; there were some partitioned off vignettes but they made up for that with lots of areas you could touch and climb on. Divagirl tried out every bunk, I think.