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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23030 Wolf Bay Dr.
Graham Creek Nature Preserve is home to hundreds of plant and wildlife species. This 500-acre nature park offering passive recreation opportunities and educational programs. We have a handicap accessible boardwalk and tree grove and multiple trails for walking, hiking, dog walking and bird watching. Pine savanna habitat features wild flowers and pitcher plants. Bring your gear and hit the water from our kayak launch or play on three disc golf courses, archery park and playground. Restrooms, outdoor classroom, pavilion and Interpretive Center.
2881 S. Juniper St.
This family owned and operated attraction has been providing fun since 1959. We are a 35,000 square foot family entertainment center with a spectacular VIP boutique bowling room with private bar. We have 16 traditional lanes and seven VIP lanes. Additional amenities include arcade, laser tag, high ropes course, pool tables, and party rooms. Our fabulous fare from the full-service Captain’s Galley seafood restaurant and lane side grill is a local favorite. From birthdays to corporate events to karaoke fun, join us.
225 E. 24th Ave.
The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance is a membership organization with the purpose of expanding the arts in Gulf Shores and coastal Alabama. The GCAA Art Gallery and gift shop feature the works of more than 50 local and regional artists. The GCAA also hosts Art Markets which allow artists to show and sell their original work in Gulf Shores’ Waterway Village. The alliance presents the annual Ballyhoo Festival, a fine arts festival with emphasis on cultural exchange held the first Saturday in March.
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
This hilarious yet informative adventure covers local tales, some tall, as well as exciting stories about the USS ALABAMA, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile Bay, the Port of Mobile, and much more! This duck boat tour is sure to exceed your expectations. Be wildly entertained as our energetic tour guides bring hilarity and fun to this interactive tour. Our tours leave out of The Fort of Colonial Mobile. We offer group tours, annual and day passes, and many other options. Bring your family to explore with us!
701 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Ste. A
We offer a fun and challenging real-life adventure game. Your team will work together to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape from one of the four themed rooms. That sounds easiest enough, right? Plot twist: you only have 60 minutes. We have five scenarios to choose from including Bates Motel, Zombie Autopsy and The Doll Room. We offer rooms for birthdays and corporate outings as well as families looking for a fun inside activity to take a break from the sun.
65 Government Street
We have been voted one of Alabama’s top attractions several years in a row, and we remain a unique destination for school groups and families alike. From the young to the young at heart, the Exploreum has something for all ages. With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, there is always something new to experience. We have perfected the art of making science fun and memorable! Have your next birthday party or event with us.
308 Clubhouse Drive
The City of Gulf Shores Dog Park features a large fenced in green space to accommodate both small and large dogs. Seating, waste bag stations and water for pets is provided. The Dog Park is located at 308 Clubhouse Drive.
244 W. 19th Ave.
Fly through the eye of a hurricane with “Hurricane Hunters”. This local history museum tells the stories of this coastal town, its people, their lives and their livelihood. You can see a variety of permanent exhibits and special exhibits. Seasonal events and films as well as adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year. The museum’s home is a beach house that dates to before World War II and was originally located on West Beach. Admission is free.
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf State Park’s three miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. -Lakeside Cabins/Cottages -18 hole Golf Course -Largest Pier in the Gulf of Mexico -Beach Weddings -Nature Center -24 Miles Paved Trails -496 Campsites
20800 E. Beach Blvd.
At 1,540 feet long, 20 feet wide and boasting 2,448 feet of fishing space, we are the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. There is covered seating for concession area and indoor retail shop with tackle and souvenirs. Signs along the pier share information on native fish, birds and other area wildlife. There are comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. Fishing licenses and sightseeing permits are sold on-site.
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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.
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