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FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE GULF SHORES AREA!


Attractions:

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo – 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL – Natural habitat of over 400 animals.  251-968-5731

City of Foley Museum Archives and Model Train Exhibit – 125 E. Laurel, Foley, AL – Museum represents the 1930’s – 50”s era.  251-943-1818.

Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatres – 3780 Gulf Shores Parkway – 14 auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens. 251-923-0785

Fort Morgan - 51 S. Hwy. 180W, Gulf Shores, AL - Historic Fort Morgan is a testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834-World War II. 251-540-7127

Fort Gaines - 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL - Where History Spans Three Centuries.  Take the Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island. 251-861-3607

Gulf Bowl – 2881 S. Juniper, Foley, AL – Bowling and arcade.  251-943-4575

National Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola, FL – One of the largest aviation museums.  Free admission.  1-800-327-5002

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf – 3201 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL – Two 18-hole mini-golf courses.  251-968-4653.

The Track Recreation Center – 3200 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL –
Go karts, bumper boats, arcade and mini-golf.  251-968-8111.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, AL – Features the Battleship USS Alabama, the USS DRUM submarine, military aircraft and equipment. 1-800-GANGWAY.

Waterville USA – 906 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL – 20 acre water and amusement park.  251-948-2106.

Zooland Mini-Golf – 1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL - $5 all you can play mini-golf. 251-968-7888.

 

Boat Launches:

Fort Morgan – 51 Highway 180 W, Gulf Shores, AL

Mo’s Landing- 17595 Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL

 

Excursions:

Blue Dolphin Cruises – Dolphin sightseeing tours.  251-981-2774.

Jimmy’s Casino Shuttles – 8275 Highway 59 South, Foley, AL – Biloxi casino trips available. 866-943-2744

Mobile Bay Ferry – 51 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL – Vehicle/passenger ferry between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan.  Daily departures every 1½ hours. 251-861-3000

Zeke's - Fishing - Largest Charter Fleet on the Gulf Coast.  All Types of Charters and Cruises. 1-800-793-4044

 

Golf Courses:

Kiva Dunes – Adjacent property to the Plantation - 18-holes - the #1 rated golf course in Alabama. 251-540-7000

Glen Lakes Golf Course – 9530 Clubhouse Drive, Foley, AL – Affordable 18-hole championship layout. 251-955-1220

Peninsula Golf Club – 20 Peninsula Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL – 27-hole championship course. 251-968-8009

Gulf State Park Course – 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL – 18-hole championship layout. 251-948-4653

Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek at Croft Farms – 3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores, AL – 18-holes - Arnold Palmer designed. 1-800-327-2657

 

Horseback Riding:

Lakewood Stables – 15532 Lillie Lane, Summerdale, AL – Trail rides, riding lessons.  251-945-6711

Sea Horse Stables – 14537 State Highway 59, Foley, AL – Trail rides and riding lessons. 251-971-RIDE.

 

Nature/Trails/Hiking:

Audubon Bird Sanctuary - 109 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL - consists of 164 acres of forest, marshes, dunes, lake, swamp and beach.  Multiple walking trails.  Take the Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island.  251-861-2120

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge - 7,000 acre refuge on Fort Morgan Peninsula.  Named 1 of 10 natural wonders of AL, 6 miles of hiking trails and beach access. 251-540-7720

Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve - Wolf Bay Drive, Foley, AL - Opening January, 2010 - boasts 484 acres of natural habitats.  Offers hiking trails, bird watching and canoe/kayak launch

Gulf State Park and Pier - 20115 State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL – 6500 acres of land with beach, 3 lakes, nature trail, pier and fishing.  800-ALA-PARK

 

Shopping:

Tanger Outlet Center – 3200 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL – Over 120 outlet stores. 251-943-9303

Pelican Place at Craft Farms – 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL – Gulf Shores’ newest shopping destination