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There is lots to see and do in and around MIS

Fill your non racing times with interesting things to do.

In addition to traveling to Irvington, Alabama to participate in or view races on the half mile M-I-S Speedway, there are an additional host of reasons to visit the speedway and perhaps make it a day or two stop on a vacation itinerary.

The official Hotel of Mobile International Speedway is the Holiday Inn in Tillman’s Corner, located a short distance east of the speedway. Officially, this Holiday Inn is known as Holiday Inn ¿ Bellingrath. Just a few short miles to the South on Bellingrath road is the world famous Bellingrath Gardens and Home. When staying at the Holiday Inn Bellingrath be sure to plan a trip to Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

Bellingrath Gardens opened to the public in 1934 and its 65 well manicured acres have been in bloom every day to the delight of hundreds of thousands of visitors.

For more information go to: www.bellingrath.org

Besides Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile International Speedway is located just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The gateway to fun in the gulf waters is Dauphin Island.

This village on the gulf features many condo rentals for a vacation stay as well as a modern camp ground for motor homes, travel trailers and facilities for those who enjoy camping in a tent.

Condo rentals are usually associated with a private beach area, but there are public beaches available on Dauphin Island so you can race the weekends at Mobile International Speedway and enjoy the gulf waters during the week.

Numerous other attractions on Dauphin Island include historical Ft. Gains as well as the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The Sea Lab, which is the State of Alabama’s Marine Sciences Laboratory, features an estuarium as well as a public aquarium. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is open from 9-5 Monday through Saturday and Sunday’s 1-5 pm Adult admission is $7.00

Ft. Gains is part of the Civil war history and is a fort that was established to protect the entrance to Mobile Bay.

The counter part to Ft. Gains is Fort Morgan, the other fort that was constructed to protect the entrance to Mobile Bay. One of the many changes of pace is the Dauphin Island Ferry Service that runs daily connecting Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan and of course the round trip

The ferry accommodates automobiles, pick-up trucks, vans, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers and boats.

For a complete schedule of charges and times go to www.mobilebayferry.com

The ferry ride to Ft. Morgan then opens the way to the peninsula of the Town of Fort Morgan, as well as Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key.

The favorite of many who visit Mobile International Speedway is to make time for a day long charter fishing excursion. Dauphin Island is one of many areas that feature a fleet of Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats as well as inland fishing in and around the bays. Information on these charter fishing boats is generally available through the Dauphin Island Marina.

This is a very short list of attractions available to those who choose to come to Mobile International Speedway; the area is rich in attractions from the Mississippi Coast, the South Alabama area and North West Florida. We at Mobile International Speedway are grateful for your participation and will do all that we can to assist you during your stay in this area.

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