Local Attractions and Points of Interest
Charter a dolphin and dinner cruise or arrange for a saltwater fishing adventure. Golf on a choice of Arnold Palmer signature courses. See history come alive at Civil War era forts or just lounge beachside and let the soothing waves work their magic. Heres a list of a few of our favorite attractions.
Alabama Golf Coast & Visitors Center
Start planning your getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach with this helpful site. See the calendar for up-to-date details on festivals, special events and more.
Craft Farms 800-327-2657
Its always tee time on these world-class courses created by some the grand games most celebrated designers. Check out the two Arnold Palmer designed courses at Craft Farms.
Fort Morgan 251-540-7125
Site of a Civil War navel battle where Admiral Farragut uttered the immortal words: Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead! Living history programs, reenactments and candlelight tours make this a must see for history buffs.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo 251-968-5731
Reptile house, aviary and petting pens are some of fun activities at this zoo, which provides elevated viewing decks for exploring the natural habitats of more than 250 animals.
Bellingrath Gardens & Home 800-247-8420
An array of flowering plants and scenic views await you at this 65-acre garden estate. Tour the Bellingrath home, with its extensive collection of decorative arts, and enjoy a 45-minute cruise on the Fowl River
The Wharf 877-942-7325
One of the areas newest attractions tempts with boutique-style shops, a 15-screen movie theater, restaurants and a 10,000-seat amphitheater. The kids will love the Ferris wheel, one of the tallest in the southeast!
National Museum of Naval Aviation 850-452-3604
Among the attractions here is an IMAX theater and over 140 beautifully restored aircraft. A viewing area is available to watch The Blue Angels practice (most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings). Museum is in Pensacola, FL, about 18 miles from the resort.
Waterville USA 251-948-2106
Ride the Screamin Demon or catch the endless wave on the Flowrider. Part amusement park, part water park, this is one of the areas more popular attractions.