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Things to Do in Gulf Shores - Orange Beach

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The Alabama
Gulf Coast Zoo
Explore the natural habitats of more than 250 animals. Elevated viewing decks offer close-up viewing of everything from alligators to giraffes, plus Reptile House, Aviary, Petting Zoo, Gift Shop, Concessions, shaded picnic area. Click here to visit us online!

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 - 4:00 pm



Adventure Island
Mini-golf, laser tag, Gas Station Kiddie Ride, paddle boats, roller coaster simulator, NASCAR simulator, 100 arcade games, and go-cart super track. See the volcano erupt nightly!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens is in full bloom, year-round. Encompassing 65 landscaped acres in the midst of a 905-acre semi-tropical rain forest on Alabama's Gulf Coast.

Biophilia Nature Center and Native Nursery
Educational, messy, on-going 20-acre ecological restoration project with carnivorous plants, wildflowers, forest, an 11-foot-long alligator, butterfly nursery, bookstore, native wildlife and resident biologist.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
This 6,600-acre wildlife refuge protects and preserves the unique plants and animals that call the Gulf Coast home.
Dolphin Cruises
Dolphin cruises aboard the 50' COLD MIL & 2nd COLD MIL. Specializing in DOLPHIN entertainment for the whole family. Call to make reservations one day in advance. Cruises run Feb.-Sept. Closed on Sundays.

Fort Morgan Historic Fort and Museum
Living history demonstrations and self-guided tours.

Fun Marina/Alabama Parasail
Watersports rentals: Sea Doos, pontoons, run-abouts and parasailing.

Gulf Shores Amusement Park
Rides, go-carts, and arcade games. Located in the heart of Gulf Shores across from the Public Beach.

Gulf State Park
This Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beach, fresh water lake, nature trails, and beach pavilion.
Historic Blakeley State Park
Visit the site of the Battle of Blakeley where the last major battle of the Civil War was fought just hours after Lee surrendered. Enjoy 15 miles of hiking and bike trails, camping and a serene boardwalk next to the Tensaw River.
Island Sailing Center
Sailing & dolphin-watch cruises, shrimping, shelling, birdwatching excursions and fishing charters.
L.A. Aloft
Hot Air Balloon Rides. Two and a half hour adventure; $150 per person.

Landmark Tours
Historic nature and whimsy tours in groups large and small.

Meaher State Park
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.

Minamac Wildflower Bog
From early April through September, more than 300 varieties of native Southern wildflowers bloom in this five-acre preserve.
Mobile Bay Ferry
Vehicle/passenger ferry operating between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan. Daily departures every 1 1/2 hours. Call for rates and schedule.
251-540-7787 or 800-634-4027

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum
Showcasing early exploration and settlement of the area.

Perdido Pass Sport Rentals
Parasail and Waverunner rentals at Perdido Pass Marina.

Pirate's Island Golf
Two 18-hole courses among waterfalls, caves, tropical plants, a pirate ship and sea fog.
251-968-GOLF (4653)

Riviera Centre
More than 120 factory stores.
Sail the Daedalus
See sandy, secluded, undeveloped bays and bayous. Swim, catch shrimp and watch dolphins from the fast 50' Sailboat Daedalus with Salty Capt. Fred.

Sailaway Charters
Experience the adventure of sailing the spacious 48' ketch, Windy Ways, from Orange Beach.
SanRoc Cay
The atmosphere of a Caribbean village: fine restaurants, charming shops, unique boutiques, beautiful boats, and bountiful catches.
251-981-5423/ 888-386-4853

Sea Blaster
Largest speedboat in the world! Ride from Perdido Pass and out into the Gulf. Safe and affordable for the whole family. Located at Outcast Charter Docks.

Tiki Isle Mini Golf and Batting Cages
Mini-golf and batting cages.

The Track Recreation Center
Go-karts, bumper boats, Kids Kountry, arcade, mini-golf, thrill rides and refreshment center.

Ultralight Float Flying
See the sparkling emerald-blue water, marine life and entire ecosystem as never before. Skim inches above the water or climb to 1000 feet.
251-942-IFLY (4359)

U.S.S Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Features the Battleship U.S.S. ALABAMA, the Submarine U.S.S. DRUM, military aircraft and equipment, an audiovisual theater, concessions and a gift shop.

Waterville U.S.A
Waterpark/Amusement Park.
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Protects 3,000 acres of coastal habitats and wetlands, including an estuary. Interpretive Center houses indoor exhibits and a live animal room.