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, which is one of the stops on the
Mobile Bay Civil War Trail
, provides a picturesque setting spanning through the centuries and includes everything from cannons to American flags whipping in the wind.
Gulf Shores Museum
offers an exploration in the area’s coastal past of fishing and hurricanes.
Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum
documents the extensive local fishing/boating history in addition to numerous Indian artifacts.
Baldwin County Heritage Museum
provides a narrative and photographic history of the county’s rural heritage. Be sure to notice the working windmill on site.
at the local marinas capture the essence of this fishing industry’s role within the community.
Zeke’s Landing Marina
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
, which meanders throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties, offers birding enthusiasts numerous feathered-friend sightings.
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
features over 7,000 acres of protected plants and animals, specific to this coastal area, such as the ancient live oaks and protective dunes. Also don’t miss Gator Lake.
is the perfect time to frolic with your flipper friends.
The Gulf State Park
boasts 6,000 acres of land with miles of protected shoreline and wildlife exhibits. Check out the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail (and its miles of scenic woodlands and wetlands) or the 900-acre Lake Shelby (a fisherman’s favorite).
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
offers the perfect chance to explore the area's diverse ecosystems, some of which only accessible by boat.
Wild and Wacky
is bigger than its world-famous legend with lively entertainment and people. Toss a mullet over the state line or take a polar bear dip.
The Flow Rider at Waterville USA
always provides the perfect wave. After hanging-ten, take a ride on the Screaming Demon or the Triple Dog Dare.
Uniquely Alabama Gulf Coast
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
, which is otherwise known as Animal Planet’s The Little Zoo That Could, has almost 300 happy faces waiting on you
Hermit crab races at
capture the attention and passion of everyone cheering for their favorite little guy.
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina
offers a few uniquely Alabama staples, such as fried green tomatoes and L.A. caviar. Jimmy Buffet’s sister owns this establishment.
National Shrimp Festival
attracts over 300,000 people each year, who dine on fresh from the gulf seafood, shop the arts and crafts booths, and party with the live entertainment.
and its larger-than-life shark, which serves as the store’s main entrance, have seen countless people stand in the mouth of a Jaws look-alike during the store’s 50-year history.
sugar white sand
will tickle your toes with delight and also makes the best sand castles.
Discover why 35,000 music lovers flock to one of the premier beach music festivals with the
Hangout Music Festival
Capture the demonstrations and hands-on classes at
The Hot Shop
, which is Alabama's only public access glass blowing studio.
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