Easy Access to Local Events and Attractions
There is a lot to see and do in Mobile, Alabama, and Shady Acres Campground is about as close as you can get to most of these events and attractions while staying in the luxury of your own home on the road.
Local attractions in Mobile are bringing in visitors from all over the world. The following highlights some of the local attractions, and you can find more information at Mobile Sights and Attractions and from the lists of local and regional information below.
- USS Alabama Battleship
- Mobile Bay Bears Baseball
- Fort Blakeley
- Civil War on Dauphin Island
- Bellingrath Gardens
- The Mobile Museum of Art
- GMAC Bowl
- Senior Bowl
- Coastal Birding Organization: Audubon Society of Dauphin Island
- Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and Imax Theater
- Mobile Flea Market
- Fort Condé and Phoenix Fire Museum
- Bragg Mitchell Mansion
- Alabama Cruises from Bellingrath Gardens
- Wildland Expeditions - swamp tours
- 5 Rivers - Alabama Delta Resource Center
- Mobile Botanical Gardens
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
- Mobile Carnival Museum
Mobile also provides free transportation within the old downtown area called the Moda Trolley Route. Stand under any of the green umbrellas in the shade to await the tolley for a free tour around downtown Mobile.
There are activities around the Mobile and Gulf Shores area of Alabama all year long. For detailed information on area events, check the calendar of events at the Mobile Bay Area, The City of Mobile, and Gulf Shores Community.
- Current Weather Reports for Mobile, Alabama
- FAQs from the City of Mobile
- Alabama Travel Council
- Mobile Convention and Visitors Corporation
- Historic Mobile Preservation Society
- County of Mobile, Alabama
- Alabama State Information for Gulf Coast Area
- Mobile Bay Tensaw Delta from Travel By GPS
- The Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Mobile Civic Center
- The Wave Transit System - Public Transportation
- Al.com - Everything Alabama
- Alabama Mountain Lakes
- Dauphin Island
- Daphne Civic Center
- Gulf Coast Region of Alabama
- Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
- Mountain Region of Alabama
- Metropolitan Region of Alabama
- River Heritage Region of Alabama
- Other Alabama Cities
Things You Should Know About Mobile, Alabama
We are rather proud of our community and would like to share some of the reasons why we think Mobile, Alabama, is a great place to visit and live.
- All-American City
- Mobile has been honored with an All-America City designation by the National Civic League. A recent survey ranked the city as one of the top five most "polite" cities in the nation, and Mobile consistently ranks high in Money Magazine's "300 Best Places to Live".
- Growing Tourist Attraction
- Tourism is on the rise in the Mobile area, where popular sites such as Bellingrath Gardens and USS Alabama Battleship and Battleship Park, only two on the growing list of cultural attractions in Mobile, Alabama. Recently, more than 200,000 visitors came to Mobile to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, making a rare exhibit outside of Israel. Since opening to the public January 9, 1965, more than twelve million paid visitors have toured the USS Alabama in Battleship Park and it continues to attract international visitors.
- Cruise Terminal and Port
- Mobile, Alabama, features a large sea port and Carnival Cruise Lines and Holiday Cruise Lines makes a stop here on their way throughout the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico, heading along Mexican shores and to Central and South America.
- More than 20 private and public golf courses dot the landscape of Mobile, earning it Golf Digest's "Best Places to Golf". From award-winning golf courses to local community courses, there is a wide variety of golf ranges for you to choose from and explore. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course is nearby, the "largest golf course construction project ever attempted anywhere in the world with 378 total holes". Didn't bring your clubs this time? Many facilities offer rentals.
- Birding/Bird Watching
- More than 397 bird species have been positively identified within the state of Alabama, almost half of the total species for the continental United Sates. Of these, 179 breed within the state. Spring and Fall migration attracts thousands of birds along the Gulf Coast, especially on nearby Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, well known "fallout" areas where the migrating birds rest for a bit, allowing closeup views, when storms prevent continuing on their journey. These hot birding spots are complemented by the Gulf Shores, East Mobile Delta and Mobile Causeway, and Blakely Island. You can find out more about birding along the Alabama Coast and the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail from Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
- Sailing, Boating and Fishing
- Mobile is a haven for year around boating and sailing with warm winter temperatures, good winds, and your choice of salt water or river recreation. Annual fishing events, such as the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, attract thousands of boaters and fishermen from all over the area and the world competing for prizes. Boat rentals are also available, if you don't bring your own. We recommend the night fishing and delta cruises by Captian Larry Lartigue and Back Bay Inshore Fishing at (251) 379-4744. At Shady Acres, right on the Dog River, we rent fishing poles and you can fish from your own boat via our boat launch, or sit on the shore or pier and enjoy catching your own dinner. Great for the whole family.