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One of Mobile's most beautiful historical landmarks, the Portier House served as the residence of the Bishop of Mobile from 1834 through the first decade of the 20th Century. Though the house still occasionally serves as a place for priests to vest before mass, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 after standing largely unused for many years. The Portier House is open to visitors most days of the week and offers guided tours.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic landmark and an architectural masterpiece in Mobile. It was designed in 1833 by architect Claude Beroujon and exemplifies the Greek Revival style. Explore the cathedral to discover Doric order columns, ornate ceilings, a massive portico and church towers. The highlight is its stained-glass windows depicting Mary and Jesus's insignificant events from the Holy Bible. This building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, more commonly known as the 'Mobile Convention Center', caters to the various social events—right from weddings, banquets, and reunions to corporate meetings and other official functions. The Convention Center has two ballrooms, 16 meeting rooms, lobby, two exhibition halls and outdoor terraces to cater to its clients. What is even more impressive is the arrangement of medical emergencies and provision of health-care officials upon request. Covering an area of 317,000 square feet (29450.2637 square meters), this place is conveniently located within easy reach from several important places like the Mobile Regional Airport in the city and is just the right choice for a successful corporate event.
There is no better way to entice your kids into watching an educational film than to have them inside an IMAX theater - except the IMAX Dome Gulf Coast Exploreum is anything but your average movie theater. Whereas most IMAX screens are flat, this theater has a domed screen that encircles the audience and places them smack-dab in the middle of all the action. Movies are constantly changing and are appropriate for all ages.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is the fun way to learn about science, through various interactive exhibits and films. Children can learn about electricity and magnetism, get acquainted with the animal world as they get to 'scoop sea animals' and learn about the human body. The museum also provides group tours.