1: Mobile County Mobile County, the second largest county in the state, is a county rich in southern charm and hospitality. With a population of more than 399,000, Mobile County is known for its bustling Port of Alabama. We are located in the extreme southwestern corner of the state, covering over 1,200 square miles. The county is bordered on the east by Mobile Bay and the Mobile Tensaw River Delta - the largest inland delta in the nation; on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and on the west by Mississippi. We are on the forefront of developing innovative techniques to better serve the citizens of this county. It is the Mobile County Commissions commitment to providing quality and efficient service to you. . .
2: The Port City The Port City is recognized worldwide for having many unique attractions. The USS ALABAMA Battleship, winner of nine World War II battle stars, exciting outdoor adventures and our newest attraction 5 Rivers: Alabama Delta Resource Center are all just waiting to be experienced. Mobile Bay is THE place to be. Plan your visit and celebrate the relaxed rhythm of the coastal lifestyle found only in Mobile Bay.
3: Gardens and Home Welcome to Bellingrath
4: Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath Gardens & Home Bellingrath Gardens and Home is pleased to announce the summer 2008 Wonderful Wednesdays schedule. A variety of fun, hands-on activities and informative presentations for all ages are offered each Wednesday. All programs are open to the public and are included in the price of Gardens admission. Additional fees for some programs will be noted.
5: Mr. Bellingrath once said The Gardens are like a beautiful woman with a different gown for each week of the year. With the camellia blooms in winter, the azaleas in spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and our famed Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65 acre estate of year-round beauty. In addition to touring the Gardens, the Bellingrath Museum Home and the Fowl River aboard the Southern Belle River Cruise, come experience the Bayou Boardwalk, Mirror Lake, the Great Lawn, Asian-American Gardens, the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the United States, Butterfly Garden, Formal Garden Terraces, and more!
6: Mr. Bellingrath created the Bellingrath-Morse Foundation to manage Bellingrath Gardens and Home as a fitting and permanent memorial to his wife. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is an independent non-profit institution. Although the Gardens receive income from the Bellingrath-Morse Foundation, two-thirds of our current operations are financed entirely by admissions, gift shop and restaurant sales, memberships and contributions. Your generous support through the Friends of Bellingrath will enable us to preserve and improve the historic home and gardens for our visitors for many years to come. Join The Friends of Bellingrath and help perpetuate the dream and legacy of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath… Bellingrath Gardens and Home. As a member, you can play an essential role in supporting one of Alabamas oldest and most famous cultural institutions. Become a part of the legacy Walter Bellingrath envisioned when he wrote to his Mother his intent to make the world a better and brighter by my being here. There is no place like Bellingrath Gardens along the Gulf Coast. Membership brings you free admission to the Gardens for one year, special discounts, invitations to members-only programs, behind the scenes tours and special events. Create your own traditions to treasure at Bellingrath Gardens and Home every season of the year.
7: Modern museum housed in the Southern Market/Old City Hall National Historic Landmark, the Museum of Mobile is a visual masterpiece that provides an unparalleled event setting. A modern 1855 resolution, passed to construct a building for the city market and departments of the city government, now the Museum of Mobile, declared that this structure should be, "of handsome appearance-an ornament to the City,". Indeed it is. This beautiful Italianate building was, "quite the pride of Mobilians," then - and still is today. Whether your event is an intimate reception, large dinner party or anything in between, the Museum of Mobile has the space to fit your needs. Be our guest. Host your event with us and become a part of our citys rich history.
8: The Charm Spot of the Deep South. " Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden, including the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the United States. Visit the Delchamps Gallery of Boehm Porcelain, the largest public collection of Boehm porcelain in the United States. Tour the Bellingrath Museum Home, featured on A & Es Americas Castles series, filled with priceless antiques and furnishings. Relax on a scenic cruise of Fowl River aboard the Southern Belle River Cruiser.
9: Luncheons and Receptions Avoid the chaos of the lunch hour. Reserve your own private dining quarters in our Hearin-Chandler Auditorium, Classrooms or Caldwell Delaney Courtyard. Or, if your group is looking to host a small morning or afternoon reception, these spaces can accommodate you as well.
11: Mobile Greyhound Park Mobiles top evening attraction for over 33 years. Featuring live greyhound racing and simulcast horse racing. Clubhouse features fresh seafood and steak.
12: Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession. This wonderfully emotive exhibition features over 60 original, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, one of the worlds most celebrated artists. The exhibition surveys Rodins prolific career, including early decorative works; highlights from his major public commissions, such as The Thinker (1880).
13: Five Rivers Alabamas Delta Resource Center across from Meaher State Park on the causeway
14: Friendship Rostov and Mobile successfully developed contacts on different levels. And we hope that we remain business partners twin – cities forever