Things to do in GULF SHORES with kids

Sweet Home Alabama…where the skies are so blue! We could tell you fun facts about Alabama, like how it’s the peanut capital of the world (true fact!), but instead we might just tell you about the very cool water parks, incredible natural wonders, fascinating zoos and farms, and museums galore that you can enjoy as a family!

Water World or Splash Adventure Water Park will make a splash in your day (especially when you try the new 3 storey zip line!) Did you know that Alabama has some of the most incredible natural wonders in the country? Just try visiting Cathedral Caverns State Park and you’ll see why!

Animals lovers will get a thrill out of the many animal attractions in the state, such as the popular Birmingham Zoo, and the beautiful tiger rescue park of Tigers For Tomorrow.  

What do dinosaurs, motorsports and George Washington have in common?  They all featured in museums across the state!  In the Anniston Museum of National History, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Museum of George Washington. (But we’re pretty sure George Washington never met a real dinosaur…)

So enjoy your time in what became the 22nd state! Sweet Day Out Alabama!

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  • Waterville

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    (1 miles) Gulf Shores

    Ready to take on 20 acres of water fun!? This family friendly Alabama water park has attractions for the entire family - any age!

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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    (1 miles) Gulf Shores

    The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Home of Animal Planet's The Little Zoo That Could with more than 300 Lions, Tigers, Bears, Monkeys, Macaws and more!

  • Gulf State Park

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    (2 miles) Gulf Shores

    Gulf State Park is located in the city of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, where you will be greeted by white sun-kissed beaches, a surging surf, seagulls and seashells.

  • Red Eye Charters

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    (2 miles) Gulf Shores

    A full service fishing charter that offers full and half day charters for bottom fishing, trolling, and billfishing aboard a state-of-the-art, 36 foot Topaz boat which will accommodate up to six ...

  • The Track Recreation Center

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    (3 miles) Gulf Shores

    The Track is your Family Fun and Recreation Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

  • Pirate's Island Golf

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    (3 miles) Gulf Shores

    Ahoy, Mateys! Whether ye be an old salt or a young buccaneer, climb aboard with the crew at Pirate's Island and enjoy some mini golf adventure!

  • Adventure Island

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    (6 miles) Orange Beach

    Adventure Island is home to the Gulf Coast\'s only Active Volcano. This five-story mountain of fire comes alive with an amazing show of power and beauty. Feel the vibrations, hear the boiling ...

  • Beach n River Canoe And Kayak Rentals

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    (7 miles) Foley

    Kayaking the Bon Secour River is a unique experience! They say it's not about the float, it's about the river - the beautiful, peaceful, mysterious, historic river where wildlife, peace and adventure ...

  • The Gulf Bowl

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    (9 miles) Foley

    We offer 24 high quality lanes with easy automatic scoring for Family, friends and league bowling. Cosmic Bowling every Saturday night from 10 PM - 1 AM. Join a league, have a party, or just bowl ...

  • Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises

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    (11 miles) Orange Beach

    See Dolphins Surf & Jump!! Guaranteed!!! As we embark on our 1 1/2 HOUR journey into the INLAND WATERS, we will witness some of the most spectacular scenes ever imagined.

  • Big Lagoon State Park

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    (18 miles) Pensacola

    Thinking of a family reunion, company picnic or birthday party? Big Lagoon has just the facilities to accommodate your event. The newly constructed restrooms at the Governor's Pavilion will make your ...

  • Fort Gaines

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    (22 miles) Dauphin Island

    A significantly historical and architectural experience bound to captivate kids' imaginations and educate the curious. ALso bird sanctuary, campground and beach.

  • Estuarium

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    (22 miles) Dauphin Island

    Learn about the marine environment around Alabama at this family aquarium with over 100 species on display!

  • National Naval Aviation Museum

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    (25 miles) Pensacola

    Motion simulators, Blue Angel flight displays, and actual aircraft all waiting to be explored at this Florida aviation museum!

  • Hot Wheels Skating Center

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    (29 miles) Daphne

    Come and visit the all NEW Hot Wheels Skate Center of Daphne, where family fun is number one!

  • Fast Eddies Fun Center

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    (31 miles) Pensacola

    A premier amusement park in Pensacola with go-karts, mini golf, arcades and water wars!

  • Sams Fun City

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    (31 miles) Pensacola

    Sam’s Fun City offers Year round fun for everyone.

  • Pensacola Mess Hall

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    (31 miles) Pensacola

    A truly hands on facility like no other where you lead the experiments, you determine the conclusions. Interactive exhibits include elemental phsyics play, construction, kinetic energy and other ...

  • Dreamland Skate Center

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    (35 miles) Pensacola

    Dreamland offers family entertainment for all ages with a variety of fun-filled activities which include Roller Skating, arcade, inflatables, skate races, the State of the art Cosmic Light and Sound ...

  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

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    (35 miles) Mobile

    Learning about history has never been so fun with the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. A beautiful reminder of our heroes.

  • Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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    (37 miles) Mobile

    A fun, hands-on and educational experience with over 150 science related interactive exhibits!

  • Mobile Carnival Museum

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    (37 miles) Mobile

    The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile Alabama.

  • Dreamland Skate Center

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    (37 miles) Mobile

    Dreamland is home of the DreamTeam Jam Skating Team Dreamland has Mobile's only wood floor!

  • Environmental Studies Center

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    (38 miles) Mobile

    Features include a STARLAB Planetarium, live animal exhibits, native plants garden. Experience firsthand the natural environment and the interrelationships governing our living world.

  • Gulf Breeze Zoo

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    (44 miles) Gulf Breeze

    Visit 50 wild acres of exotic animals in Florida, including the gorilla family, chimps, rhinos, hippos, tigers, bears, monkeys and reptiles!

  • The Gator Ranch

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    (46 miles) Moss Point

    105 acres to explore for those over 4 years, with all manner of natural wildlife to be spotted as well as the alligators themselves! Fun and informative narrated tours through the swamps of the ...

  • Adventures Unlimited

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    (56 miles) Milton

    Water activities include sit on kayaks, lazy river inflatable tubes, canoeing and rafting. Dry land activities include low, high or combination ropes course and zipline adventures.

  • Shepard State Park

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    (56 miles) Gautier

    Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country and has 395 acres abounding with trees and wild flowers, bike and nature trails, 28 developed campsites, 1 ...

  • Eco Tours of South Mississippi

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    (58 miles) Gautier

    Tours from 2 hours to 3 days in the Pascagoula River Swamp, with amazing wildlife and unique wilderness in this Mississippi family day out!

  • Mobile Zoo

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    (58 miles) Wilmer

    The zoo was established for education and continuing the existence of endangered/non-endangered wildlife. You can see wildlife from all over the world and learn about them. Tour our main building ...

  • Escatawpa Hollow Campground

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    (60 miles) Wilmer

    A family campground on the Alabama/Mississippi state line, with beaches, canoe trips, RV sites and cabins. Day use is allowed too!

  • Bounce Party Playzone

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    (63 miles) Mary Esther

    An indoor play area in Florida, for kids 12 years and under, featuring inflatable bounce houses, games, and a preschool play area!

  • Blackwater River State Park

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    (64 miles) Holt

    A favorite destination for canoeists and kayakers, Blackwater River offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making ...

  • Indian Temple Mound Museum

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    (66 miles) Fort Walton Beach

    A small but important museum that depicts 12,000 years of Native American occupation.

  • Gulfarium

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    (67 miles) Fort Walton Beach

    Since 1955, millions of people have visited our park, enjoyed our attractions, and left with smiles on their faces. Our mission is to provide both an educational and entertaining experience, while ...