Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Land-Based Attractions

Take a walk on the wild side on one of the many nature trails that wind through Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, teeming with birds and wildlife and shaded by large trees. Discover that there is more than white-sand beaches on your getaway to the Gulf Coast.

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Ocean Camp


 
(251) 802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. Sea Turtle Talks can be scheduled on the beach during nesting season for families.

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Meaher State Park

5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
(251) 626-5529
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Situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay, this 1,327 acre park features two self-guided nature trails that highlight the flora and fauna of this unique area.
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Historic Blakeley State Park

34745 State Hwy. 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
(251) 626-0798
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Site of the last major battle of the Civil War, Historic Blakeley State Park features 10.5 miles of hiking and bike trails, RV and primitive tent camping areas with restrooms and shower facilities, a fishing pier and boat tours.
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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-1063
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Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail Complex consists of fifteen trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up more than 25 miles of paved trails within the 6180 acres of land inside the park. The trail winds through the park and connects both of the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 923-4267
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The Preserve has 484 acres of habitats and offers an interpretive center open M - Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., canoe and kayak launch, hiking and biking trails, bird watching, two 18-hole disc golf courses, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, archery park and pavilion.
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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater

65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
(877) 625-4386
(251) 208-6893
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With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, we aspire to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
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Gulf State Park

20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(800) 252-7275
(251) 948-7275
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This Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,500 acres of land with 2 1/2 miles of beach, three fresh water lakes, scenic nature trail, beach pavilion, picnic area, campground, cabins, cottages and golf course.
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Gulf State Park

20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(800) 252-7275
(251) 948-7275
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There is always something to do here at the park. We only receive about 2% of our operating funds from tax dollars and the remaining amount is self-generated.
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Five Rivers Delta Resource Center

30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 625-0814
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Five Rivers’ exhibit hall, theater, trails, boat tours, banquet facilities and kayak rentals offer access to Alabama’s rich Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. We are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
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Claude Peteet Mariculture Center/Marine Resources Division

999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7576
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The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment.
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* 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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Land-Based Attractions

Take a walk on the wild side on one of the many nature trails that wind through Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, teeming with birds and wildlife and shaded by large trees. Discover that there is more than white-sand beaches on your getaway to the Gulf Coast.

17 listings found.

Five Rivers Delta Resource Center

30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 625-0814
Website
Five Rivers’ exhibit hall, theater, trails, boat tours, banquet facilities and kayak rentals offer access to Alabama’s rich Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. We are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
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Claude Peteet Mariculture Center/Marine Resources Division

999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-7576
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The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment.
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Baldwin County Bicentennial Park

51233 State Hwy. 225
Stockton, AL 36579
(251) 580-2572
(251) 972-8555
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The Baldwin County Bicentennial Park is a 367-acre area that offers a unique family experience of flora, fauna, wetlands, various exhibits and a working farm that provides extended hands-on opportunities to learn about the county’s history.
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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Hwy.180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 540-7720
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The Refuge is open year-round for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., M-F. Refuge is open from Dusk till Dawn.
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Alabama's Coastal Connection Scenic Byway


 
(877) 980-8224
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Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and fresh-off-the-boat seafood are all yours to enjoy along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and laid-back island lifestyle and connect with the waters, ways and wildlife of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
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Alligator Alley

19950 County Rd. 71
Summerdale, AL 36580
251-946-BITE (2483)
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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! Seasonal feeding times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

213 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-3607
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The sanctuary consists of 164 acres of maritime forest, marshes, dunes, a lake, swamp and beach. Multiple walking trails, some handicapped accessible, allow the avid birder miles of habitat for spotting neo-tropical migrants.
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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
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From its elevated boardwalk, you may enjoy beautiful views of the wetlands that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Wildlife such as otters, pelicans, and the occasional alligator can be seen in its shallow water.
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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-9792
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This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals and forested boardwalk nature trails. The boardwalk trails are within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
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Ocean Camp


 
(251) 802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. Sea Turtle Talks can be scheduled on the beach during nesting season for families.

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* 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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