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GulfQuest Maritime Museum to Close

The GulfQuest Maritime Museum is closing to the public on Monday. The attraction is being shuttered a little over a year after celebrating its opening in Mobile. The Mayor's Office says the city has reached a deal to take on the museum's financial woes after attendance figures were far lower than expected. Going forward, GulfQuest will only open on a limited basis, specifically for private and special events like field trips, including those already scheduled. The general public will not be able to purchase a ticket to the museum after Sunday. The museum opened last year with a lot of hype and expectations of becoming a premiere tourist attraction after a lengthy construction process and unveiling. The project cost $62 million.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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