Mobile is the oldest city in Alabama and has rich past spanning centuries. The port city is multiculturism at its best. It boasts of legacies arrived from the influence of the African, British, Catholic, Creole, French, and Greek and therefore we celebrate the Mobile International Festival. These legacies provided Mobile with unique architecture and great cuisines. Walk in Historic downtown, visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Forts Conde’, Gaines and Morgan. Historical sights also include the History Museum of Mobile which houses the Welcome Center and a block from the Mobile River, Mobile Carnival Museum, and guided tours of Historical homes.
Mobile has so much more. Mobile gave birth to Mardi Gras. Home of the Azalea Trail, and the America’s Junior Miss. Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile Baybears, Arts and Culture and Sports/Fitness and Leisure. There are three local hospitals the University OF South Alabama Medical Center, Providence Hospital and Springhill Hospital. Education facilities are numerous and among them are the University of South Alabama, Mobile University, Springhill College, Bishop State Community College and the Mobile County Public School System.
Mobile enjoys an economy with healthy growth in traditional businesses: aircraft production and repair, chemicals, forest products, oil and gas production and exploration, port facilities, seafood industry, shipbuilding and repair, shipping, production of steel and steel products, and water oriented tourism and recreation.
As to transportation and access to Mobile and the surrounding areas; The Port of Mobile is now home to Carnival cruise lines. Mobile River gives access to 15,000 miles of inland waterways and the port is less than 3 hours to open sea. Mobile has Two Interstate Systems, Mobile Airport, Five Class 1 Railroads, Port of Mobile and the APM Terminals Mobile.