The Ship's Log

Things to do in Alabama? GulfQuest, of course!

May 10, 2016 - GulfQuest News

Summertime on the Gulf Coast is just around the corner, and for south Alabama, that means one thing—millions of visitors traveling I-10 and I-65 in search of the perfect summer vacation! Alabama attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every summer, thanks to our sugary white beaches, our beautiful gardens and historic homes, and major attractions at both ends of the state.

GulfQuest is proud to be included on the list of “Things to Do in Alabama” this summer as we continue to celebrate being named Alabama’s 2016 Attraction of the Year. Families will enjoy spending hours in the cool comfort of this 90,000 sq. ft. interactive maritime museum, exploring everything from steering a tugboat up the Mobile River to diving one of six dive trails in the Gulf of Mexico. With 90 interactive exhibits, simulators, theaters and displays, GulfQuest is the first museum of its kind to feature hands-on exhibits focused entirely on the unique maritime aspects of the Gulf of Mexico.

Traveling with children? Great! From stem to stern, GulfQuest provides unique (and fun) learning opportunities that will engage and inspire children from the moment they arrive. But don’t let that description fool you. GulfQuest exhibits examine the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico, providing hours of hands-on and visual learning for every member of the family.

There are many cool things to do in Alabama, and many cool things to do in Mobile. Trip Advisor ranks GulfQuest #5 of “Things to Do in Mobile” thanks to our great reviews. Not bad for the new kid on the block.

See you this summer!


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