On our most recent trip to the beach, we stopped at the USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama for a sack lunch. We usually bring sandwiches to eat somewhere along the route. They taste better and we can eat a little healthier.
The parking costs $2.00 and is well worth the price for a few picnic tables and a nice gulf breeze. The park area is loaded with a lot of military vehicles, but you can't climb on them. I would have really liked for the boys to be able to climb into and on some of them to get an idea of what our Grandfathers rode in WWII.
You can get the idea of size by the people on the bow and the ramp.
Lots of equipment around.
An interesting bit of info, the ship also serves as a Hurricane Shelter.
The boys had a great time feeding the seagulls too.