5. Giants in the Woods
Most people go to Barber Marina to pack their boat and head out on the water, but did you know dinosaurs live here, too? Fiberglass artist Mark Cline’s sculpture creations feature four dinosaurs, including a towering t-rex. There is also a replica of Stonehenge (nicknamed BamaHenge), a giant woman “skinny dipping” in the water, and several other quirky sculptures worth the hunt.
6. A Step Back in Time
Head over to Sunliner Diner to be transported back to 1950. Try breakfast-all-day or classic diner options like burgers and fries…and don’t leave out one of their delicious handspun milkshakes. The best part? You can eat it in a car! Their special car booth will make you feel like you’ve gone back to the future.
7. Open Wide Sharky-Sharky
Souvenir City is home to one of Gulf Shores’ beloved landmarks: a giant shark whose open mouth is the entrance to the store. Whether you pretend to be shark lunch, or pose on the side of this cold-blooded behemoth, you can’t miss this photo op.
8. Tick-Toc: Tiki Time
When you’re in Orange Beach it is important to get out on the water, and it helps to be with someone who can take you around the islands and point out the native wildlife. How do you top that? Skip a typical boat ride and opt for a floating tiki! Crusin’ Tikis provides the tiki and the guide/captain, plus a cooler, ice, cups and shot glasses, bottle openers and bottled water. You bring the drinks (adult beverages or otherwise) for a unique way to explore.