Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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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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Wales West Light Railway
13670 Smiley Street
Silverhill, AL 36576
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(888) 569-5337

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.

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Waterville USA
906 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
11300 Highway 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
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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.” More Info More Info
USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36602
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(800) 426-4929
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. More Info More Info
Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company and Boat Tours
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Foley, AL 36535
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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. More Info More Info
Tanger Outlet Center
2601 S. McKenzie Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
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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. More Info More Info
The Factory Gulf Shores
18948 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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At The Factory you can jump around on over 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines. But we are much more than just a trampoline park. We offer batting cages with pitching machines, foam pits, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball, arcade games, and so much more. Come have a jumping good time with us today! • Group discounts available • Plan your next birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser, team party or field trip now • Check out our teen nights, munchkin jumps and dodgeball tournaments More Info More Info
The Holmes Medical Museum
111 W. Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
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At The Holmes Medical Museum, learn how far science and the medical field have progressed by exploring the first hospital in Baldwin County (1936-1958). Browse antiquated medical equipment and exam rooms which are sure to spark the interest of your future doctors and nurses and those in the medical profession. Visit us today to explore and learn about this interesting piece of medical history. You will be amazed at how much you discover and enjoy going back in time. More Info More Info
The Track Recreation Center
3200 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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The Track Recreation Center in Gulf Shores features fun for the whole family, ranging from thrill rides like the Skycoaster and Spinning Coaster, to family go-kart rides, miniature golf, bumper boats and cars, Kids Country rides, and much more. The Track’s signature attraction is the elevated, multi-level Wild Woody go-kart track, where drivers race up three and a half stories and then circle back down with an exciting drop at the bottom. Plan your next team building, team celebration or birthday party with us. Group packages are available. More Info More Info
The Wharf Amphitheater
23101 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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If it's big you want, look no further than The Amphitheater at The Wharf. With big acts, sound and experience, our 10,000-seat, tiered facility ensures each concert attendee has a great view. Come see our not to be missed upcoming shows from country, R&B, rock n’ roll, oldies and more, you will find it all here with us. Purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster.com today, and we look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming, exciting shows.

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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 today.

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.

Endless Adventures

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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