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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...
Grayton Beach
(31 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Gulf State Park
(120 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.
Albany
A natural ecosystem of over 100 aquatic species to study through interactive exhibits and displays, plus alligator feeding demonstrations, dive shows, animal presentations and a 3D nature theatre.
Lumpkin
As simple as hiking, climbing and exploring, but it boasts eminent photo material from the Little Grand Canton itself to the rare late blooming azaleas. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make for a stunning view as your family exe...
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...
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.
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
White Springs
his park features the largest whitewater rapids in Florida. Limestone bluffs, towering 80 feet above the banks of the Suwannee River, afford outstanding vistas not found anywhere else in Florida. When the water level on the Suwannee River is between ...
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...
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.
Panama City Beach
The original Miracle Strip Amusement Park closed for good in 2004. Now, it is being revived all be it in a much smaller venue. The remaining rides from MSAP had been refurbished and are now back for a new generation.
Adventureland
(74 Miles)
Dothan
Featured attractions for all ages: * Go-Karts * Batting cages * Bumper boats * Arcade * Water wars * Roller coaster Military discounts available with a current Military Identification Card
Valdosta
A fantastic adventure theme park witha wide variety of attractions; including wild and exotic animals, amusement rides, and a variety of educational shows and concerts. The park's attractions are focused on the family and feature activities that are ...
Panama City Beach
Shipwreck Island Waterpark opened in the summer of 1983. The tropical theme waterpark is filled with attractions and food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to every member of your family. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professio...
Big Kahunas
(50 Miles)
East Destin
With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family. You can't do it all in just one day! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Flor...
Water World
(75 Miles)
Dothan
Large open air water park with many exciting features for big kids and parents plus a special section for the little ones. Some indoor entertainment and an indoor as well as outdoor picnic area.
Waterville
(121 Miles)
Gulf Shores
Waterville, is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water and amusement park located a quarter-mile from the Gulf of Mexico in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Gulf Shores Parkway (Alabama State Route 59).
Zoo World
(7 Miles)
Panama City Beach
ZooWorld is home to over 200 animals including exotic and endangered species.
Panama City Beach
Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida is for the whole family to explore. Enjoy daily live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and tropical birds. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea tur...
Sasquatch Zoo
(61 Miles)
Crestview
Over the years with dedication and perseverance we feel we have provided our animals with a happy home. We hope when you visit you feel the same pride and admiration for "your zoo" as we do.
Gulf Breeze
Over 1200 of the wildest friends you'll ever see await you at The Zoo. Take a peek at the adorable orangutans and spider monkeys, giggle at the funny otters,study the mighty gorilla, photograph the colorful birds,watch the playful lemurs, gaze at the...
Banks
A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.
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!
Albany
Chehaw Wild Animal Park features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and see our many animal exhibits, such as: African Black Rhino, American Bald Eagles, Free ...
Estuarium
(145 Miles)
Dauphin Island
Learn about the marine environment around Alabama in a dynamic way suitable for children. The public section of this sea lab is enthralling, and there are many interactive, interdisciplinary, hands-on activities to enjoy!
Montgomery
Penetrate deep into the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. See the Zebras graze on the plains while white tigers roam nearby. Or just visit your Mon...
Mobile Zoo
(169 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 exhibits, tropical birds, reptiles, exit the building ...
Pine Mountain
Visitors can ride through the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide safari!!
Detroit
Enjoy two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit River, the world's busiest international waterway. Passengers of all ages discover countless sights rich in history and anecdote during our expertly narrated river tours.
Panama City Beach
Enjoy a unique and fun-filled two hour family adventure cruise on one of Florida's premier vacation attractions. The kids will sword fight, swab the deck, fire the kid cannon, search for treasure and much more while you set back, listen to the music...
Destin
Destins Original Sea Blaster provides GREAT family fun with dolphin cruises, snorkeling cruises, and sunset dolphin cruises! Great for all ages and a great price! Climb aboard the largest speed boat in the Gulf for this high speed dolphin cruise for ...
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.
Red Eye Charters
(124 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 people.
Weston
Ride-The-Wind Private Airboat Tours and Adventures provide unique encounters with the wilds of Florida. Captain Randy Meeker will give you the rides.
Mary Esther
An indoor play area for kids 12 and under featuring inflatable bounce houses, games, and a preschool play area. Party areas available with reservation.
Navarre
Play by the Sea is a large, open indoor space for children to play, socialize, learn, and grow. We cater to children from early elementary (around age 8) down to sitting/crawling babies.
Adventure Island
(116 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 water, see the steam, and watch a musical eruption that...
The Gulf Bowl
(120 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 for fun.
Gulf Shores
The Track is your Family Fun and Recreation Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

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