Gulf Coast History and Art
While in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, learn about the history of Orange Beach, local Indian heritage and how the shrimping industry got its start at the Indian & Sea Museum. Delve into Civil War history including displays of artillery, uniforms, and more at historic Fort Morgan.
Are you in a creative mood? Paint your own masterpiece, blow a glass ornament, or try your hand at the pottery wheel at the Coastal Arts Center. The center offers a wide variety of on-going classes for both children and adults.
Fun Attractions for All
Admire incredible views from The Wharf’s gigantic Ferris wheel or pet a lemur, sloth or baby kangaroo at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. You can take a selfie in a giant shark’s mouth, and explore rows and rows of fun things to see, touch and buy such as shells, t-shirts and hermit crabs at Souvenir City.
Year-Round Wheelchair Events in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Experience the thrill of competing at the Sweetheart 5K Wheelchair Race or the Sea Turtle Half Marathon Wheelchair Race, both in February.
Other wheelchair-friendly events:
Orange Beach Festival of Art
Mardi Gras parades
Wharf Boat and Yacht Show
Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival
Bama Coast Cruisin’
National Shrimp Festival
Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend