Orange Beach, Alabama
Orange Beach is a popular vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the town is on Pleasure Island, a man-made Island.Boat builders and charter fishermen founded the town. Today, Orange Beach is popular with musicians, painters, photographers, sculptors and writers.
Bama Bayou (closed)
Attraction is closed.Bama Bayou will feature a 650 unit resort, a marina, shopping, Gulf World Marine Park and Bayou Beach, a water park.Bayou Beach will offer water slides, a massive wave pool, lazy river and exotic animal exhibits. Performing dolphins, sea lions and tropical bird shows will be the highlight of the Gulf World Marine Park. Visitors will also have the opportunity to swim with dolphins.
Adventure Island is a family amusement park offering go-karts, laser tag, a family arcade, paddle boats, virtual reality roller coaster and race car, kiddie rides, remote-controlled boats, bumper boats and two mini golf courses.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores has historical sights for visitors to explore and plenty of recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, swimming and parasailing. Gulf Shores has been a popular tourist destination since 1933 when the Intercoastal Waterway connected it to the mainland.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is located on coastal land with geographical features from sand dunes to woodlands. Bon Secour has become a wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. Over 370 species of birds have been recorded during the migratory season.Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the coast of Alabama. Nature and hiking trails are available.
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Fort Morgan has had a long military history, although it is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. The fort was started in 1819 and completed in 1834. It became the biggest military base in Alabama during World War I when it was used for training heavy artillery crews to serve in France. After World War I Fort Morgan was deactivated and eventually turned over to the State of Alabama.
Address: 51 State Route 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-8000, United States
Opening hours: Apr 1 to Oct 31: 8am-7pm
Nov 1 to Mar 31: 8am-5pm
Nov 1 to Mar 31: 8am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior $4.00, Child 18 & under $3.00
Useful tips: The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.