Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Coast Family Amusements

Looking for something to do once you exit our amazing white-sand beaches? Miniature golf, dolphin cruises, bowling, ferry trips and horseback riding are just some of the fun to be had during Gulf Coast vacations. With arcades, a zoo, a water park, amusement parks and more you’ll find enjoyable activities for the entire family – from adults to children of all ages – all in one place. Browse the Gulf Coast family activities and attractions below and start planning the ultimate vacation now!

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Fat Daddy
24565 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Fat Daddy’s Arcade in Orange Beach is one of the area’s top attractions for family-friendly entertainment, featuring more than 80 arcade games, a large redemption counter with great prizes and a concession stand with pizza and drinks. Enjoy interactive games like The Walking Dead, Jurassic Park and Fruit Ninja, or test your skills at Monster Drop Chaos, The Wizard of Oz, Skee Ball, Hoops and more. Fun for all ages, Fat Daddy’s welcomes families, groups and birthday parties. Visit us online for more information. More Info More Info
Ferris Wheel at The Wharf
23101 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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No visit to Orange Beach is complete without a ride on the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf. This is one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the southeast and has become an area landmark. Treetop views across the island are a thrill to see, day or night. More than 112 feet tall, this exciting ride holds up to 140 people in its 24 gondolas, one handicapped accessible. This marvel was created by Italy's Technical Park and is a must-do activity for the entire family. More Info More Info
Escape House Waterville
906 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Need an escape? We’ve got two game rooms to put your team to the test! Can you survive an approaching hurricane? Or find The Great Mysto's secret hiding place? You have 60 minutes to find a way out by finding objects, codes, hidden puzzles and hints that can help you escape. Ready? Go! The games offer challenges for teams of two to eight people of all ages. What are you waiting for? The clock is ticking. The BEST escape rooms on the Gulf Coast. More Info More Info
Coastal Segway Adventures
21101 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Experience a relaxing afternoon with Coastal Segway Adventures. We offer a 2-hour guided Segway tour through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park. Certified operators will begin each tour with a lesson on Segway operation. Experience beautiful forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious swamps and catch a glimpse of an amazing array of wildlife from alligators, bobcats, eagles, gopher tortoises, foxes and butterflies. • Reservations are required • Groups of more than 6 should call 48 hours in advance • No open-toed shoes allowed

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Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatres
3780 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Featuring 14 auditoriums with wall–to-wall screens, Cobb Theatres offers true stadium seating, Dolby digital surround sound, six 3D theaters, one- Real D 3D Box reserved motion seating and full-service concession with beer available. • "Cobb Gift Card” - a value gift card available for purchase in any dollar denomination • Theatre rental program allows businesses and individuals access to private screenings and meetings • Free Kiddie Shows during summer vacation • Birthday party rooms available for private functions More Info More Info
BeachFlight Aviation
1215 Commerce Dr.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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At BeachFlight Aviation, fly the clear blue skies and explore the beaches and the Fort Morgan peninsula. You will get to ditch the crowds and get a one-on-one experience with your own FAA-certified instructor. Choose from the 20-minute, 40-minute or 60-minute flights and view rays, dolphins and other wildlife along the coastline. With a camera mounted on the wing, you will get pictures and a video of your incredible experience to show your family and friends. Come fly high with us today and experience the beaches from a different angle. More Info More Info
Breakout Games
4776 Main St. Ste. L-208
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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You have one goal: escape the room in under 60 minutes. You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden items and more in order to escape. Can you do it? Part problem solving, lots of adrenaline and fun, fun and more fun. Let us host your next birthday party, team building event or office party. There are lots of different experiences you can choose from so you’ll never be bored. You’ll have so much fun that you’ll want to do it all over again the next day. More Info More Info
Adventure Island
24559 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561-
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Adventure Island features rides and thrills for the entire family. Ride go karts, bumper boats and play laser tag. Experience adventure golf, the arcade or a ride on our paddle boat rides. We also offer kiddie rides. Experience the eruption of the five-story volcano as it comes alive with fire and sound. Adventure Island is the ultimate in family fun and is located in the heart of Orange Beach across the street from Seaside Beach & Racquet Club and Phoenix V Condominiums. More Info More Info
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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At the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get up-close-and-personal with more than 500 animals including encounters with sloths, kangaroos and lemurs. Every member of your family will enjoy strolling between the different exhibits and learning more about what the animals eat, where the animals live and how the animals sound and interact with you. There is a small additional fee for the animal encounters.

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• Limited parking

• Public restrooms

• Group rates

• Birthday parties welcome

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Alligator Alley
19950 County Road 71
Summerdale, AL 36580
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See over 450 alligators from hatchlings to mature adults, relaxing, sunbathing, courting and nesting in their natural environment with an opportunity to feed them. Meet Captain Crunch who is 13 feet, 2 inches long and weighs over 800 pounds. He holds the world record for bite strength at 2,982 pounds. • Special rates for parties, field trips and other groups • Seasonal feeding times are 11am, 1pm and 4pm • Handicap accessible • Can accommodate up to 150 people • View other natural wildlife inhabitants including turtles, ospreys, owls, frogs and more More Info More Info

* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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