5 Gulf Shores Local Attractions & Fun

Looking for some fun during your beach vacation? Try some of these Gulf Shores local attractions like OWA, Alligator Alley, Adventure Island, Fort Morgan and the USS Alabama.

Discover 5 Gulf Shores local attractions for fun and adventure.

OWA – Foley AL

Owa is a park with rides for all ages. It’s like a permanent carnival but surrounded by shops and great restaurants. It’s good for walking if you want to get out of the condo and spend a few hours getting some fresh air. On certain holidays they run specials.  https://visitowa.com/

Alligator Alley – Summerdale AL

Imagine a place where you can walk amongst the gators! At Alligator Alley, a 20-acre park located in Summerville, not far from Orange Beach, you can safely view the over 450 alligators from elevated boardwalks. Feed or hold a baby alligator, whichever you prefer. Be sure to arrive so that you can catch one of the famous group feedings at 11am, 1pm and 4pm. Alligator Alley is a great experience for the entire family. Open 7 days a week in the Spring and Summer. https://gatoralleyfarm.com

Adventure Island – Orange Beach

It’s a small adventure center for families. Bumper carts, laser tag, miniature golf, arcades, bumper boats and more. Coupons are on the website for adventures after 4 pm. Open in the summer from 9:30 am to midnight. A great place to kill a few hours if forecast calls for some afternoon showers. Located in Orange Beach. https://www.adventure-island.com/coupons.php

Fort Morgan

Originally built on land called Fort Bowyer during War of 1812. Located where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico and used at times during the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, this Fort showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for our country’s defense. However originally it was made to protect against the British. Catch a guided tour at 10 am led by a staff dressed in period clothing. Self-tours available 8 am to 5 pm during June and July an evening tour has been added from 6 pm to 7 pm. http://fort-morgan.org

USS Alabama – Mobile AL

USS Alabama was first used in service during WW2 in 1943 in the North Atlantic. This trusty ship has been home to over 2,500 servicemen and led the American fleet into Tokyo Bay in 1945. The USS Alabama is a huge draw for families visiting Southern Alabama. Over 20 million people visit the huge campus which also includes the submarine, USS Drum, which sank 15 ships during its service. It’s the oldest American submarine on display. There are living history crews in period clothing on some days and special drill days. Check site for details. http://www.ussalabama.com/

 

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