Top Gulf Shores Alabama Attractions

gulf shores alabama attractions

Welcome to the state of vacations!  Our beautiful Gulf Coast is ready to present your next great adventures and they're all perfect for those who love the sun, the sand, and the sea.  Need help planning what you'd like to do on your next visit?  Email or call 251.269.6766 and talk with our happy and experienced Vacation Rlanners.  In the meantime, here's our list of top Gulf Shores attractions. It's full of great ways to relax on the beach!

The Wharf

Home to one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the area, the fun and adventure go on and one with ziplines, laser tag, bazooka ball, and plenty of water excursions from the marina.  Catch your breath with live performances in the Wharf Amphitheater. Top it all off with top notch dining and entertainment on top.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Affectionately known as "The Little Zoo That Could", this amazing wildlife habitat is home to over 500 exotic animals.  You'll find lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles, and more.  Guests love to meet the "locals" in the petting zoo, and you'll always enjoy seasonal animal encounters and interactive animal shows in the spring and summer months. We adore the baby kangaroos, but the very friendly lemurs are the best kissers!

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Get back to nature where it's also about the birds. This area is one of the last intact marritime forests along the coast and it's an important stopping point for milions of migrating birds every spring and fall.  The trail now winds through more than 27 miles from Orange Beach to Gulf State Park where you'll spot everything from tiny humingbirds to our majestic herons.

Gulf Coast Escape Room

Ready to be locked in a room with friends and family? This is the physical adventure game for you.  You'll have 60 minutes to make your way out by using elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and to escape.

Sand Castle University

Move to the head of the class with the sand sculpting skills you'll learn here.  Keep all eyes on your instructors as they share the best tools, tips, and tricks for building castles in our sugar white sands.  This is grailreat learning and fun for all ages and skill levels.  They'l bring their skill and their sand tools to you!

Waterville USA

If you're serious about your water slides you'll be grinning ear to ear, here.  Enjoy the high speed thrilss of Triple Dog Dare, Jey Stream and the Screamin' Demon. You can also challenge the wave pool or hang ten on a surfboard.  Slow it down and relax on a lazy river and make the most of kids' play in the Wa Wa World.  Those of you who prefer to stay high and dry can choose from mini golf, a rollercoaster, go-karts and there's an esape house, too! 

Track Recreation Center

Grab the wheel for go-karing and bumper boats and then hang on and take the plunge of Skycoaster.  It simulates skydiging and reaches speeds of 70 mph.  Thank goodness for the safety harness!

The Factory

How high is the sky? Oh, about as high as you can jump. This indoor trampoline park covers 12,000 suare feet of jumping joy. Trapezes, slides, foam pits, dodgeball, arcade games and flight simulators are also on the fun menu for kids and kid-like adults, too!

Orange Beach Disc Golf

You're competitive.  We get it. Let's take it to different level of fun by completing the course using a flying disc. it's great for all ages and fitness levels and you use the disc to complete the course much like a round of golf.

Fort Morgan

This historic site has seen plenty of action from the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, and it tells the story of the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptions. Make sure to explore its nature areas, gift shop and the boat launch during your tours.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Experience history up close as you explore 12 decks of the USS Alabama. You can also go aboard and down inside the USS Drum submarine. The park includes over 25 rare and historic aircraft and so much more!

BeachFlight Aviation

Discover the joys of flying high above our sugar white beaches from Gulf Shores to Fort Morgan.  Take off for this Gyroplane flight with an FAA certified flight instructor. The best part?  You can even take the controls and fly the aircraft, too!

These are some of our top Gulf Shores Alabama attractions, but the fun doesn't end here.  There's even more and we're happy to help you plan your visits.  Every great adventure begins with a beautiful beach house, cottage or condo from our collection.  You'll always save when you book direct on our website or call our Vacation Planners at 251.269.6766. When you're ready to relax on the beach, we're here to make it happen!