Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
If you're looking to get off the beaten path of Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have several interesting attractions and points of interest for the sightseeing vacationer. Between the dolphin cruises, the giant Ferris wheel and the trampolines, it’s impossible not to relax and have fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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3800 Gulf Shores Pkwy Ste. 152
XIT Escape Room is the premier live escape game in Gulf Shores. With four different themed escape rooms, you are sure to find a challenge just for you. Reservations are required!
13670 Smiley Street
Enjoy daily train rides, lake swimming with a water slide, fishing and an indoor heated pool. Schedule your next birthday party, wedding, field trip or family reunion with us today. Come ride our Cottontail Express at Easter, Pumpkin Patch Express at Halloween or Artic Express at Christmas which are all live steam train rides. You can rent single facilities by the hour or choose one of our combination packages to save you money. The possibilities are endless. Give us a call for all of your party needs.
906 Gulf Shores Parkway
Since 1986, Waterville USA has been the ultimate in family fun. We are a 20-acre water park and amusement park located in Gulf Shores. The waterpark attractions include 17 water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, Shrimp Boat Village, Wa-Wa World and Flowrider. The amusement park attractions include the Nascart Go-Carts, Cannonball Run roller coaster, 36 holes of miniature golf, Trampoline Thing, Fun Depot kiddie rides, the Escape House and a large arcade. Visit us today to get in on all of the fun.
11300 Highway 98
This public research and education facility encompasses over 9,000 acres of protected estuarine habitats bordering Weeks Bay and Fish and Magnolia Rivers. The Reserve has an interpretive center with indoor displays and live animals as well as extensive forested boardwalk nature trails, a native pitcher plant bog and boat ramp. Scheduled guided group tours are available. The Reserve is part of a national network of coastal reserves established as living laboratories for long-term scientific research and estuarine education into places "where rivers meet the sea.”
26233 Canal Road
The Wind & Water Learning Center provides on-water educational opportunities for sailing and paddle sports. The unique waterfront learning center located on Wolf Bay accommodates people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. Our current offerings include youth sail camp, kayaking classes, and kayak fishing classes, all taught by certified instructors. You don’t want to miss our full moon paddle events, held monthly during the season. These catered social events include live music, and proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.
2703 Battleship Parkway
From the WWII Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park.
Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience panoramic views of the bays, bayous and beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point in our hot air balloons. Bring your camera and take pictures that will provide you with life-long memories. Our balloon rides make romantic anniversary gifts. Or take a nature boat tour. All of our tours will give you opportunities to see our abundant wildlife including eagles, ospreys, dolphins, otters, pelicans and alligators. Book your next trip with us today.
2601 S. McKenzie Ave.
The outlets have over 120 brand name and designer stores. From fashions for the entire family to accessories, footwear, gifts and more, you’re sure to find great deals. Surprises and savings are hidden around every corner, and you will find unmatched bargains everywhere you turn. Be sure to check out our website for a full list of stores and restaurants and to be up-to-date on the latest deals. We are open 9am-9pm on M-Sat and 10am-7pm on Sun. Shop Outlets. Shop Tanger Outlets.
26389 Canal Road
The Clay Studio is located on the beautiful grounds of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Resident ceramics artist Maya Blume-Cantrell will guide you through hand building, throwing on the pottery wheel, glazing or pick-n-paint. Browse all our beautiful two and three-dimensional art in our new 10,000 square foot fine arts gallery and then browse the gift shop to take a piece of local artistry home with you. Call us today to book your birthday party, special event or field trip.
20115 State Hwy. 135
Bring man’s best friend to The Dog Pond at Gulf State Park on Lake Shelby. Check out the new agility and play equipment, and stay tuned for additional improvements throughout 2018. Lake Shelby is home to many types of wildlife including alligators. Please be aware at all times.
• Dogs must be current on all vaccinations.
• Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park.
• Aggressive dogs are not permitted on the premises. Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression.
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Unforgettable, Pristine Beaches
Discover 32-miles of some of the finest beaches you will ever see, and one of Alabama’s hidden gems. Whether you come for a romantic weekend getaway, a week-long family vacation, a business conference or a sporting event, relax and put your feet in the sugar-white sand, and take a dip in the salty, turquoise water to cool off. Check out the beaches in Gulf Shores
, or the other public beaches
on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You will be amazed at the beauty!
Outdoor Lovers and Fishing Enthusiasts Rejoice
Hike, bike, fish and view nature at Gulf State Park
, where the possibilities are endless. Among the park’s 6,000 acres of pristine coastline and wildlife refuge, you might spy an alligator basking in the sun or a white-tailed deer grazing along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
which includes more than 27 miles of paved, scenic paths. With more than 900 acres of freshwater lakes and the second largest pier in the Gulf, the state park is also a fisherman’s paradise. So, grab your lucky fishing pole or rent one at the pier and prepare to catch the biggest fish of your life.
Orange Beach is home to one of the largest fishing charter fleets in the Gulf with more than 100 experienced captains ready to take you out on the water to reel in the catch of a lifetime. What makes the fishing so great? With more than 1,000 square miles of reefs just off the coast (the largest artificial reef system in the country), it’s an angler’s paradise. Book your back bay, offshore or spearfishing charter trip
Delve into History
While in the area, travel back to a time when the thundering booms of cannons guarded the waterways and visit historic Fort Morgan
, a masonry fort built between 1819 and 1823. The fort's museum details life in the fort and the history of the U.S. Army.
Cultivate Your Love of the Arts
View demonstrations on ceramics or try your hand at the pottery wheel at The Clay Studio
. If you prefer the beauty of glass, The Hot Shop
has been Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility since 2009. At the SEA Quilt Shoppe
, learn the art of quilt making. Your masterpieces will always invoke memories of your exploration of the arts along the Gulf Coast.
Imagine seeing your kid’s face light up with joy when they interact with the more than 500 animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
. And their streaks of excitement when they hold a baby kangaroo, sloth or lemur during an animal encounter. Or perfect your family’s sand castle building skills by taking a class at Sand Castle University
For kiddie rides, bumper cars and boats, go-karts, miniature golf and more, take your children to The Track Recreation Center
. For some tumbling and bouncing action, visit The Factory in Gulf Shores
. You’ll also find batting cages, foam pits, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball and arcade games.
Browse the listings above of the most popular attractions on the Alabama Gulf Coast.