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GulfQuest is a pioneering maritime museum in the nation dedicated solely to the Gulf of Mexico. It boasts a strategic coastal location in Mobile Landing with a unique and apt ship-shaped architecture. The gulfs significant importance to the history, economy and culture of North America is exhibited in interactive displays, temporary exhibitions and visiting vessels. Some of the topics covered include marine life, trade navigation, shipwrecks and underwater archeology.
This entertainment center not only hosts a range of events, but it does so in three different facilities: the arena, theater and exposition hall. Not only will you find different events happening simultaneously, but at times, a single event may monopolize all three joined buildings. Whether you prefer opera, ballet, symphony, sports or concerts, you won't be disapointed with the selections. From the Mobile Opera to Cats to the Ebony Fasion Fair, this is The place to find culture in Mobile.
African American Heritage Trail traces the history of the African-American populace in Mobile, taking visitors on a guided trip across various attractions and landmarks. Visit the Union Baptist Church, John LeFlore's Office, Slave Market, Saint Martin de Porres Hospital and the Campground Neighborhood among others in order to learn more about the race, its early beginnings as well as the struggles of the African-American contributors and achievers.
Replacing an old colonial burial ground, the land on which Church Street Cemetery stands was acquired by the city of Mobile in 1820. Many important individuals have been laid to rest here, including James Roper, the builder of Oakleigh. The memorial park features stonework and cast iron fences from the colonial Gulf Coast era as well as New England remoulding styles.