While in Mobile, take an afternoon to visit the Mobile Museum of Art. Not only can you admire beautiful European, American, and Asian art in the indoor gallery, but you can also follow the outdoor sculpture trail. This is a mid-size museum. It took me about an hour-and-a-half to walk the entire gallery, gift-shop included, but following the trail outside can take as long as one may want it to.

If you have children, this museum has a colorful, entertaining kids’ section that they will certainly enjoy. To be honest, it’s pretty fun even for adults.

Some of the exhibits are rather educational. The Asian Art section, for example, has a table that provides the timeline of all Chinese dynasties. And in the second floor, there’s an exhibit about architecture and fashion that starts at the end of the 19th century and ends in the 1960s. (I took pictures because the next time I get invited to, say, a 1930s party, I’ll finally know what to wear!)

Visiting the museum is affordable. Adults’ admission is $12; kids under 6 are free; students $8, seniors $10; and admission is always free on Thursdays for Mobile residents. 

The Museum is located at 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608. Find more information at mobilemuseumofart.com