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GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

155 S Water St, 175 1750 Shelton Beach Road, Mobile, AL 36602-3710
+1 251-436-8901
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Great place to spend an afternoon!

This place is awesome for young and old alike! Plenty of interactive displays to keep you young... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norman D
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Brandon, Mississippi
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Awesome

What a cool place to visit. So much to learn. They have activities that children can actually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sherryamberson
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Chelsea, Alabama
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GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico is the only museum in the world dedicated to the rich traditions, history and culture of "America's Sea". With 90 interactive exhibits, simulators and theaters, GulfQuest is a family tourist destination and a signature attraction for Mobile, the state of Alabama and the entire Gulf Coast region. Located on the Mobile River, GulfQuest also provides waterfront dining in The Galley cafe.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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155 S Water St, 175 1750 Shelton Beach Road, Mobile, AL 36602-3710
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome for young and old alike! Plenty of interactive displays to keep you young hands busy and learn about the ocean and life at sea. It is five decks of history and also a simulator to drive a boat and an observation...More

Thank Norman D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool place to visit. So much to learn. They have activities that children can actually interact with. The world globe was the most impressive to me. The attendant was very informative explaining everything as she changed the screen. The were able to drive...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every level of this five-level museum has interactive puzzles, games and other hands-on features. On the top level is the pilot house, where my wife steered a fast power boat and got to pilot a huge container ship (which she crashed into the dock, lots...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you have time to stop in Mobile? Two things which are must do: GulfQuest and USS Alabama. GulfQuest is a fun interactive way to experience life as a Merchant Mariner, you even have an opportunity to dock a huge cargo ship! It is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice museum but would interest young folks or those interested in shipping and commerce. Has some nice historical features as well.

Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

We came on a field trip from Destin. This museum is really wonderful. The kids enjoyed it and there are so many things to do and learn about. Would recommend comfortable walking shoes as you will spend around 5 hours here if you go to...More

1  Thank Eva G
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The GulfQuest National Maritime Museum is fun for kids and adults. The virtual reality of steering a ship is fun and educational!

1  Thank MiMischa
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This museum is loaded with fun educational and interactive displays for all ages. It is on multiple levels but there is an elevator and a ramp to all levels. The displays cover all facets of maritime activity - early explorers, shipping, weather and activities specific...More

1  Thank Ben T
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited looking for ideas for senior adults. This was such a neat find. Allow plenty of time as there is lots of hands on. Very modern and unlike other “museums”. Perfect for families. Don’t miss the video. There is a simulator to captain a...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

GulfQuest is a must-see for Mobile. The exhibits are exceptional with lots to do as you learn. The staff was very friendly, and everyone was knowledgeable about all aspects of the museum.

1  Thank Eric B
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GulfQuest will be open be open Wednesday through Saturday June 14-17, 2017. We hope to see you then and we do have special event spaces you might find meet your needs as well. Thanks - Brent
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Yes, there is a large, free parking lot across the street under the highway overpass. The lot has plenty of room for RVs.
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