USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Welcome to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, the 'most recognizable symbol of the state of Alabama'!
The USS Alabama, BB-60, is a South Dakota class ship, the 6th ship in the United States Navy named after the state of Alabama. The ship was first commissioned in 1942 and served in WWII in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. The 'Mighty A', as it is sometimes referred to, actually led the American Fleet into Tokyo Bay in 1945, and overall it has earned 9 battle stars, earning it another nickname of the 'Heroine of the Pacific'.
The whole park contains many more wartime artifacts, exhibits, and displays outside of the USS Alabama, making it one of our countries most unique military attractions. See artifacts such as the USS Drum SS-228 WWII submarine, the oldest US Submarine still on public display. You can also go to the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion and see various aircraft, historic vehicles, and war artifacts such as the Red Tail P-51 or presidential Marine One helicopter.
In another section of the park, you will find Tanks and Artillery from WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as a memorial section with memorials dedicated to all war heroes, the newest one being Fallen Hero 9/11.
If you work up an appetite doing all this exploring visit The Galley Snack Bar inside the Ship's Store and grab a bacon cheeseburger, fried catfish, or personal pizza!