GulfQuest: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, 155 S. Water St., showcases the Gulf of Mexico's maritime history, culture and economic significance. The building, which resembles a ship, offers beautiful views of the Port of Mobile. Dozens of exhibits, many of which are interactive, explore a variety of maritime topics like commerce, navigation, hurricanes and shipwrecks.
An 80-seat theater shows a 16-minute orientation film. Simulators and temporary exhibits also are offered.