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GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

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155 S Water St 175 1750 Shelton Beach Road, Mobile, AL 36602-3710
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Wardsmom wrote a review Aug 2020
Moultrie, Georgia74 contributions53 helpful votes
I was a little worried because, due to Covid, some parts of the museum were unavailable. BUT our tour was great! From the moment we stepped through the door, the staff was friendly and welcoming. Kayla was our tour guide and she was fantastic. She explained the exhibits, answered questions and allowed us plenty of time to look around and see everything. The tour took maybe an hour and a half, but that was plenty of time. Masks were required while inside, hand sanitizer was plentiful and the number of guests at a time was limited. My family includes 14 and 11 year old boys, who both enjoyed the museum. I’d recommend it for sure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from NorthStar63250841454, Public Relations Manager at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
Responded Aug 12, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed yourself during your visit. We hope you will visit us again when more of the museum is accessible.
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Momma307 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedford, Indiana68 contributions16 helpful votes
I had no idea this place even existed! My husband and I spent some time in Gulf Shores for the winter. I attended a lecture at the Welcome Center about GulfQuest and it sounded really interesting. So, we went in February to see it! Oh my gosh I can’t believe all the interesting things to do here. The museum is very well done. It’s very interactive for adults and children. My favorite was trying to navigate the Mobile Bay in the dark on a stormy night using the simulator. We spent 4 hours there “ playing “ with all the exhibits. I love how everything is related to the Gulf of Mexico. Go to the top deck and see the awesome view of downtown Mobile and the bay. The gift shop is incredible and has many items that I’ve never seen in a souvenir shop in this area. My only complaint is that the cafe was closed, but perhaps that was for the winter or renovation. Also, it’s easy to miss the road that goes directly to the museum. Maybe it was just my problem, but I had to call the museum from a different parking lot and they got me there. Well worth the time you spend if you’re in the area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Glenda1947 wrote a review Mar 2020
Iowa City, Iowa302 contributions110 helpful votes
Gulfquest has got to be one of the most interesting and interactive museums we've ever visited, and we've been to a lot of museums around the country. We tried to experience all of the exhibits and spent about three hours there. Our favorites were Take the Helm Theater, where you pilot a simulator boat in Mobile Bay harbor, and Ocean Planet, an incredible globe in the air that can show earthquake activity, airplane flight patterns, hurricane activity and more. We listened to an amazing Gulfquest staff worker who operated Ocean Planet with a computer. You have to see this to believe it. There is a short video in the Gulfquest Theater that shows life along the Gulf coast. We came away with a greater appreciation of the coast. We think Gulfquest is an underappreciated treasure of Mobile.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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enondoug wrote a review Jan 2020
LA.105 contributions33 helpful votes
Impressive looking building with lots of "interactive" stuff. Most is probably for children, and should keep them occupied for a while. Some good history. If you are not familiar with the area it is poorly marked, with very few signs to guide you. It is located next to the parking garage for the cruise ship. Also there is very little parking.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sewanee68 wrote a review Dec 2019
Mobile, Alabama48 contributions13 helpful votes
From the foyer with its topographical map of sunken vessels to the bridge simulator, this place has something for everyone. Try your hand at loading a container on a ship or maneuver a tug and barge. This place is full of challenges!! Plan to spend several hours.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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