Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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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 Marine Center
4776 Main St. L210
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Ocean Camp offers environmental marine education camps and school field trips for children ages 5-13. Groups of 20 or less are welcome at the indoor center while groups over 25 can be accommodated at one of our gulf coast beaches nearby. Located at The Wharf, Ocean Camp Marine Center is open to the public with events related to environmental marine education. The marine center is a perfect learning space with aquariums and encounters with local marine life; centers for environmental learning; a media room plus games to enjoy! More Info More Info
5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
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This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Delta and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. More Info More Info
Historic Blakeley State Park
34745 State Hwy. 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
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Historic Blakeley State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of the largest National Register Historic Site in the eastern United States. Within the park's grounds are the site of the last major battle of the Civil War, including several miles of unspoiled Confederate and Union fortifications associated with the Battle of Fort Blakeley of April 9, 1865; the site and remnants of the important early Alabama town of Blakeley; colonial era homesteads, and evidence of American Indian habitation from the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Historic periods. More Info More Info
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail Complex consists of 15 trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up more than 25 miles of paved trails within the 6180 acres of land inside the park and connects both of the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. More Info More Info
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
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Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a 500 acre nature park offering passive recreation and educational programs. An Interpretive Center is open 10-4 M-F and 10-2 on Saturday. - Handicap accessible boardwalk and tree grove - Multiple trails for walking, hiking, dog walking and bird watching - Kayak Launch - 3 Disc Golf Courses - Archery Park - Playground, Restrooms and Pavilion - Pine savanna habitat features wild flowers and pitcher plants More Info More Info
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
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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. More Info More Info
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Gulf State Park Miles of white sand beaches 25 miles of paved/enhanced trails Golf Course 496 Site Campground Largest fishing pier on the Gulf Lakeside Cabins/Cottages Planned weekly activities and Nature Center Beach weddings More Info More Info
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
30945 Five Rivers Blvd.
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
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Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Or, simply soak up the natural beauty and history of the region with plenty to do and see at the facility itself. 5 Rivers has a wonderful gift shop featuring unique and locally made items and is happy to be your wedding and meeting venue. More Info More Info
Claude Peteet Mariculture Center/Marine Resources Division
999 Commerce Loop
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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CPMC has been utilized for many activities since its construction in 1973, including basic and applied research into the intricacies of estuarine and marine ecology. Much of the initial work sought to expand aqua-cultures horizons, to add names to the list of fish and invertebrates which could be cultured in closed aquatic systems. More recently, the station has been used as a recovery tool, the production site for thousands of Florida pompano and red drum for annual restocking of depleted coastal fisheries. The center conducts studies and research that enhance our understanding of the life history of red snapper, various finfish and shrimp. Tours are available Wednesdays only. Call for appointment. 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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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.

18 listings found.
500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
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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. More Info More Info
Ocean Camp Marine Center
4776 Main St. L210
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Ocean Camp offers environmental marine education camps and school field trips for children ages 5-13. Groups of 20 or less are welcome at the indoor center while groups over 25 can be accommodated at one of our gulf coast beaches nearby. Located at The Wharf, Ocean Camp Marine Center is open to the public with events related to environmental marine education. The marine center is a perfect learning space with aquariums and encounters with local marine life; centers for environmental learning; a media room plus games to enjoy! More Info More Info
5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
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This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Delta and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. More Info More Info
Historic Blakeley State Park
34745 State Hwy. 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
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Historic Blakeley State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of the largest National Register Historic Site in the eastern United States. Within the park's grounds are the site of the last major battle of the Civil War, including several miles of unspoiled Confederate and Union fortifications associated with the Battle of Fort Blakeley of April 9, 1865; the site and remnants of the important early Alabama town of Blakeley; colonial era homesteads, and evidence of American Indian habitation from the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Historic periods. More Info More Info
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail Complex consists of 15 trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up more than 25 miles of paved trails within the 6180 acres of land inside the park and connects both of the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. More Info More Info
Graham Creek Nature Preserve
23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
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Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a 500 acre nature park offering passive recreation and educational programs. An Interpretive Center is open 10-4 M-F and 10-2 on Saturday. - Handicap accessible boardwalk and tree grove - Multiple trails for walking, hiking, dog walking and bird watching - Kayak Launch - 3 Disc Golf Courses - Archery Park - Playground, Restrooms and Pavilion - Pine savanna habitat features wild flowers and pitcher plants More Info More Info
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
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(877) 625-4386
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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. More Info More Info
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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(800) 252-7275
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Gulf State Park Miles of white sand beaches 25 miles of paved/enhanced trails Golf Course 496 Site Campground Largest fishing pier on the Gulf Lakeside Cabins/Cottages Planned weekly activities and Nature Center Beach weddings More Info More Info
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
View Details Show Map
Map & Directions
Locations Map
(800) 252-7275
Call now Call now
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. 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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