Mobile – Things to do with your Team

Throughout its history, Mobile has served as a hub for the import and export of material goods and cultural collaboration between the Native Americans, the French, the British, the Spanish and more. It is also known for having the oldest organized Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States, dating all the way back to the 18th Century, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Mobile takes having fun pretty seriously. There’s fun to be found pretty much everywhere in this melting pot of a city, from historic landmarks like the Battleship USS Alabama and the History Museum of Mobile, to fun attractions that are majorly Mobile like the Gulf Coast Ducks tour and Hank Aaron Stadium. If your team happens to be playing at the Mobile Convention Center, check out our travel guide for that.


Battleship Memorial Park

Mobile - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAt Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park you and your team can climb aboard the Battleship USS Alabama and “set sail” back in time to the seas of World War II. There, you will be able to explore the battleship’s various decks where you can climb inside gun turrets, get locked in the brig, man an anti-aircraft gun, and much more. While at Battleship Memorial Park you can also venture inside the USS Drum, the oldest American submarine on public display, and learn about its 72 member crew and illustrious history. When you’re there, be sure to ask about Stateside, the crew’s pet dog who served alongside them aboard the USS Drum. If your team is more interested in sky than sea they’ll definitely enjoy a visit to Battleship Memorial Park’s Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion. The pavilion is home to an extensive aircraft collection, historic vehicles, and war artifacts. One of the most amazing pieces in the collection is a super-secret spy plane, the A-12 Blackbird, which was used by the CIA in 1965 for renaissance missions. The pavilion also features a flight simulator where you can experience flight without ever leaving the ground. All tours at Battleship Memorial Park are self-guided so your group can see what they want and skip what they don’t. 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602


Gulf Coast Ducks

Offering passengers a totally unique experience that’s as hilarious as it is informative; a tour with Gulf Coast Ducks will have you and your team “quacking” up as you learn about over 3,000 years of local tales, some tall and some true, from both the land and the sea. On a Gulf Coast Ducks tour you’ll hear exciting stories about the Battleship USS Alabama, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile River, Port of Mobile, Downtown Mobile, and much more. Upon disembarking you’ll have learned so much about Mobile you’ll feel as if you’re another one of the locals! Group discounts are available, making it easy and affordable for everyone to get in on the amphibious action. 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602


Hank Aaron Stadium

Hank Aaron Stadium, affectionately nicknamed “The Hank” by locals, is a field that’s rooted deeply in Mobile sports history. Named for Mobile native and record-breaking Hall of Famer Henry Aaron, this field opened its doors in April 1997 and with its opening, ended a 27-year hiatus for minor league baseball in Mobile. At Hank Aaron Stadium you and your team can indulge in a good old-fashioned game of baseball played by the BayBears, Mobile’s minor league team. Unique features of Hank Aaron Stadium include field level luxury suites, which elevates general seating by approximately 20 feet, and BayBear Beach, a picnic area with an awesome field level view that is opened to the public after the first pitch. Special discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. If there are any diehard Hank Aaron fans in your group they won’t want to miss paying a visit to the Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum, located right next to the stadium that bears his name. The museum’s collection features a variety of pieces immortalizing the hall of famer, including his Gold Glove Award from 1957, the trophy he was awarded for breaking the home run record, and his original Louisville Slugger bat design to name a few. As you progress through the museum so does Aaron’s career, making this attraction as immersive as it is informative. 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606


Lazer Zone

For heart pounding excitement and family-friendly fun, get your team in the zone; Lazer Zone, Mobile’s premiere laser tag and family entertainment center to be exact. Their impressive two-story, 5,000 square foot laser tag arena will let your team experience laser tag like they never have before, with state-of-the-art Lasertron equipment and multiple different game modes like Free-for-All and Team format with or without bases. That’s not all Lazer Zone has to offer either. At Lazer Zone you’ll also find an arcade stocked with 25 fun games, a bumper car area, and a snack bar serving up refreshing soda fountain drinks, deliciously cheesy nachos, and more. Discounted group rates are available for parties of 20 or more players. 790 Schillinger Rd N, Mobile, AL 36608


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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Get your team thinking with a visit to the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Exploreum is a great way to spark imagination and curiosity in the hearts and minds of kids and adults alike. At the Exploreum there are three unique permanent galleries to discover: you and your team can flex your muscles, test your reflexes, and spring into action in My BodyWorks, the most advanced health gallery in the nation; push, pull, and tinker with more than 50 interactive exhibits dedicated to unraveling the basics of electricity, simple mechanics, magnetism, and much more in Hands On Hall; and for visitors ages five and younger, learn fundamental skills while having fun in the specially-designed, kid-friendly Wharf of Wonder exhibit area. The Exploreum also features large-scale interactive traveling exhibits year-round, so be sure to check those out as well. You can also enjoy demonstrations or workshops in one of the Exploreum’s interactive labs and see a film in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Theater. Reduced admission rates to the Exploreum are offered for groups of 14 or more. 65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602


Mobile Carnival Museum

No stay in Mobile would be complete without a visit to the Mobile Carnival Museum. There you and your team can learn about the history of Mardi Gras in the home city of the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States. The tradition began in Mobile in 1703, a full 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. Young children will enjoy the intricate and colorful crowns, scepters, and robes that make up the costumes of Mardi Gras monarchs past, as well as seeing what it’s like to be a part of the festivities as they climb aboard a rocking float. Reservations for groups of 10 or more are requested. Groups can explore the museum at their own leisure or opt for a guided tour to ensure that they see all that this eccentric attraction has to offer. 355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602


History Museum of Mobile

You’ll learn more than just a thing or two at the History Museum of Mobile, which houses and interprets 300 years of Mobile history through numerous exhibits containing thousands of artifacts. The museum itself is situated in a national historic landmark, the Old City Hall building, and has roots that date back nearly 180 years. In its approximately 20,000 square feet of exhibit space the History Museum of Mobile features more than 80,000 artifacts that will offer you and your team a glimpse into Mobile’s storied past. 111 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602



Mobile - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf your group is looking for something out of the ordinary to do while in Mobile, spend an hour at Breakout. There you will have only 60 minutes to solve mysteries, crack codes, solve puzzles and follow clues in order to escape the adventure of your choice. Featured adventures include The Kidnapping, a heart-pumping thriller where you must free yourself before your kidnapper returns; Museum Heist, an exciting caper set in a prestigious art gallery; Operation: Casino, where you’re a spy on the trail of a missing agent; Hostage, where you must escape the headquarters of a group of hijackers who took control of your flight; and Island Escape, an island vacation gone wrong when a dormant volcano rumbles to life. 3090 Dauphin Sq Conn, Mobile, AL 36607


If your team likes to have fun, they’ll feel right at home in Mobile. Once called the Paris of the South because of its original distinction as a French colony, this city is unlike anywhere else. With so much to see and do, every day spent in Mobile is like a mini Mardi Gras.