Alabama November 09, 2018
One Of America’s Most Overlooked Cities Is Right Here In Alabama
Alabama is home to several cities that offer many great things to see and do. One city, in particular, is Mobile. According to
Thrillist, Mobile is one of America’s most overlooked small cities (small according to American standards). Listed below are just a few of the city’s attractions that are reason enough why Mobile shouldn’t be overlooked.
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Mobile is a beautiful city that's located in Mobile County, Alabama (county seat). It was first settled in 1702, many years before Alabama became a state in 1819. This Gulf Coast city is also the state's only saltwater port.
With approximately 191,000 residents, Mobile is Alabama's third largest city. In addition to its residents, this historic city also receives many visitors each year from across the country, and even the world.
Mobile was home to the first ever Mardi Gras celebration in the New World. This historic gathering took place in 1703, and to this day, it continues to be Mobile's most popular event.
Mobile is also home to Alabama's oldest active newspaper, the Press-Register. The Press-Register, which was founded in 1813, is also Alabama's second-most-read newspaper. It has a circulation of more than 94,000 readers Monday through Saturday and more than 111,000 readers on Sunday.
The city of Mobile is home to several historic attractions, including the Oakleigh Historic Complex. Oakleigh, which is the main feature of this complex, is a unique house museum that receives visitors from near and far. Located on 35 acres, this historic home remains one of the most beautiful plantation homes in the South.
Oakleigh is located at 350 Oakleigh Pl., Mobile, AL 36604. Its hours are as follows: Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Another historic attraction is the USS Alabama. This historic battleship served in World War II and receives visitors from all over the world. It's currently on display at Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park.
Battleship Memorial Park is located at 2703 Battleship Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36602. Its hours are as follows: April-September, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (summer hours); October-March, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter hours). Except on Christmas Day, Battleship Memorial Park is open every day.
Mobile, Alabama is well known for its delicious cuisine. One of the city's most popular restaurants is Kitchen on George, which is located in the Oakleigh Garden Historic District.
Kitchen on George is located at 351A George St., Mobile, AL 36604. Its hours are as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday-Monday, closed.
One of the restaurant's most popular dishes is its Shrimp and Grits, which contains goat cheese grits, Gulf Shrimp, buerre blanc, and green onions. This flavorful dish is an absolute must-try!
As you can see, there are many great things to see and do in the city of Mobile. The next time you're passing through this beautiful Gulf Coast city, make plans to stop and explore it. You'll be so happy you did!
For more information about Mobile, you can view the city's website
Have you ever visited the city of Mobile? Were you surprised to learn that it’s one of America’s most overlooked cities? Let us know in the comments.
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