National Parks / Natural World in Orange Beach

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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.
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 visit even more enjoyable. These facilities are eq...
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 this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, cam...
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 bathhouse, tent camping and picnicking and 18 hole disc...
Destin
Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to...
Grayton Beach
(86 Miles)
Santa Rosa Beach
Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, and surf fishing. Visitor...
Santa Rosa Beach
This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub o...
Panama City Beach
Come visit and explore our unique park. Truly a hidden gem, Camp Helen is a beautiful getaway destination. Visit the lodge and relax in the rocking chairs as you look at Lake Powell. Listen to the stories of the park's history or share some of your o...
Waveland
On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.
Hattiesburg
Located in the heart of Mississippi\'s pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson State Pa...
Chipley
Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into which flows a small stream that drops 73 feet to t...
Braithwaite
St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many campers consider combining a camping vacation with ...
Quitman
Located just south of Meridian, Mississippi near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands.
Mandeville
The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across L...
New Orleans
City Park offers 1300 acres of year-round family fun. Located in the heart of New Orleans, City Park offers a wide menu of natural attractions, attractions for kids, sports and recreational activity including the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyla...
Madisonville
Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively ...
Dunns Falls
(154 Miles)
Enterprise
Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level.
Marrero
Comprises 6 adjoining sites which each boast, visitor centres, natural pleasures and wildlife to observe.
Westwego
Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ages--boating, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, playgrou...
Donalsonville
This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the water’s edge, offering excellent views and quick access t...
Springfield
Strolling through four ecosystems on over a mile of boardwalks through Tickfaw State Park, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a mixed pine/hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River.
Mccomb
Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just two and a half hours from New Orleans. The 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park, which includes a 700 acre lake and a championship golf course, provides a colorful natural backdrop fo...
Wesson
Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park\'s close proximity to Interstate 55, U. S. Highway 51 and State Highway 27 provide e...
Morton
Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The landscape is particularly striking during the fall, when...
Panacea
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Floridas Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pi...
Wakulla Springs
Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and birds. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife, and glass bottom...
Lumpkin
A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.
Thomasville
Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and enjoy verdant lands and learn about the workings of ...
Jackson
Take an unforgettable journey back in time... 36 million years to an ancient log jam deposited by a river from halfway across our young continent.
Mc Calla
Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a wooded miniature train ride.
Baton Rouge
103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!
Louisville
Hidden in the red hills country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area.
Pelham
Facilities include recreational lake with pedal boat and canoe rentals, a sandy beach swimming area, a large open playing field, 18 hole golf, mountain bike trails, demonstration and petting farm, and rental horseback riding facilities!
Daviston
In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.
Lamont
Nestled along the northern Gulf Coast, this park protects a mosaic of diverse landscapes. The Econfina River meanders like a dark ribbon through pine flatwoods, oaks and palm forests to broad expanses of salt marsh dotted with pine islands. Nature lo...
Columbus
Lake Lowndes offers complete recreational facilities for families. Located on beautiful 150 acre Lake Lowndes, the park offers unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as complete facilities for football, soccer, softball,...
Plains
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rights and public service th...
Birmingham
On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.
Durant
The beautiful hardwood forests of Holmes County State Park are home to an abundant of wildlife, and provide the scenic backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.
St Martinville
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. The area surrounding the park was formerly the home site of the Chitimacha Indians. From the middle 1700's, the region was dominated by French and ...
St Joseph
There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine outdoor living. The 53-acre site was originally establish...
Andersonville
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, American prisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans.
Cypremort Point
Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of a man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing, picnicking and enjoying the water. It also affor...
Tupelo
The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All...
Grenada
Located on scenic Grenada Lake, Hugh White State Park offers the finest outdoor recreation amenities available, all nestled in a setting unmatched in natural beauty. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids...
Abbeville
Featuring Splash Pad water playground, plus boat launch provided for boating and fishing, plus interior land lagoons for exploring by kayak or canoe.
Delhi
The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.
Ville Platte
The park covers over 6,400 acres of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana. The cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot have yielded record freshwater catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. Fishermen will enjoy the c...
Fanning Springs
Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida
Trace State Park
(287 Miles)
Belden
Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi\'s fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to explor...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Orange Beach with kids

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Adventure Island

(1 Miles) Indoor Play in Orange Beach

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Waterville

(6 Miles) Waterparks in Gulf Shores

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

(6 Miles) Zoos in Gulf Shores

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Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises

(5 Miles) Tours in Orange Beach

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Estuarium

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The Track Recreation Center

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in Gulf Shores

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

(40 Miles) Museums in Mobile

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Mobile Carnival Museum

(40 Miles) Museums in Mobile

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

(38 Miles) Historical Attractions in Mobile

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The Gulf Bowl

(9 Miles) Indoor Play in Foley

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