Mobile, AL
                            February 03-06, 2007


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Airport Information
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) 20 minutes from downtown hotels
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Downtown Transportation
For sightseeing in downtown Mobile, a FREE, convenient, all electric trolley system, Wave Transit System, MODA, is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. to assist you in visiting the downtown areas during the day. Look for the bright blue and green trolley cars or check the website for downtown map and trolley route.

Child Care - Ms. Heather Fletcher, owner of My Favorite Nanny in Mobile, is licensed, bonded and insured.

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Maps of downtown Mobile showing location of hotels, points of interest, attractions and governmental buildings.

Mobile Area Attractions and Entertainment:

Exciting News: We will be in Mobile during an exciting time. Not only will Mardi Gras parades be on the streets Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, but the Exploreum (across the street from the Riverview Plaza) will be hosting a Pompeii exibit. Click here for more information and coupon for group rate at the Exploreum.

Friday and Saturday travelers arriving at parade time, 6:30 till, should be aware that downtown traffic might be congested and some streets blocked for the parade.

Along with the Pompeii exhibit, will be a Roman Soldier re-enactment to educate the public of the life and times of the Roman Soldier and citizens in the early 1st Century A.D. The "soldiers" will be camping in downtown Mobile and walking around in the downtown area.

The Grampa Woo is a ship that provides excursions in the north during the summer months and south during the winter months. It will be in Mobile during our 2007 SAAS meeting. The ship offers day trips showing historical locations and beautiful scenery. For contact information, click here.

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Museum of Science is directly across the street from the Riverview Plaza Hotel. The Exploreum is an exceptional regional science center for adventurers of all ages. Interactive science exhibits and big screen (IMAX) films provide everyone an entertaining outing for the mind. For hours, show times, prices and more information call 251-208-6873 or visit the website. Get your coupon for the SAAS Group Rate and save a few dollars per person. The Pompeii Exhibit and Roman Enactment mentioned above will be the featured event while we are in town.

Visitors to Mobile are often astounded by the quality of golf courses available. Gold Digest ranked Mobile as one of the top ten golf value destinations in the United States. Visit the web site and click on the various links for information regarding location, phone numbers, etc.

Fort Conde is within walking distance (about one block) from the Riverside Plaza Hotel.  Enjoy a free tour of Ft. Conde, a replica of the original 18th century French Fort. Admission is free.

The USS Alabama Battleship is located on Mobile Bay, approximately two miles from downtown Mobile.  One ticket entitles you to tour the Battleship, the Submarine USS DRUM and the 23 combat aircraft collection. Voyage through time and revisit an era of adventure and bravery.

Mobile is now home to the Carnival Cruise Line's Holiday cruise ship. For information regarding booking a fun-filled cruise, please check the website.

Bellingrath Gardens is located about 14 miles from downtown Mobile.  In February, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, camellias, Japanese magnolias, ornamental kale and cabbage, foxglove, delphinium, violas and poppies are in bloom. Over 50,000 bulbs planted throughout the gardens. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January and February. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.50 for ages 5-11 plus 5.5% tax. For more information call 251-973-2217 or 1-800-247-8420 or visit the website.

Located in the heart of Mobile, at 5151 Museum Drive, the Mobile Botanical Gardens offers a rare blend of cultivated areas and nature trails.  Within its 100 acres are native and exotic azaleas, camellias, hollies, magnolias, roses, ferns and perennials plus a 40-acre longleaf pine habitat. The Gardens are open year round from dawn to dusk.  There is no admission fee, though donations are appreciated.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Guided tours available on request. Call (251) 342-0555 or visit the website for more information.

Approximately 40 miles from downtown Mobile is the Tanger Factory Outlet (also known as "the Foley outlet mall") with over 120 stores. Check the website for more information.

Mobile Museum of Art
, 4850 Museum Drive. Call (251) 208-5200 or visit the website for more information. $10 adults and $6 students.

Mobile Civic Center Theater - Check the website later this year for upcoming events for February, 2007.

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