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​10113 Foley Beach Express, Foley

Centered on a 14-acre lake, OWA is inspired by the Muskogee Indian term for “big water.” Circling the lake is Alabama’s newest and largest retail, dining and entertainment development – complete with a 21-ride amusement park, opening July 21, 2017. OWA has the feel of a small town evolving through time, with distinct districts punctuating the lavishly landscaped grounds. OWA represents the best of old-time southern vacationing with the amenities today’s family seeks. OWA is a place to shop, dine, play and stay. Thrill-seekers, fashionistas, foodies and music lovers will want to return time after time. OWA is your southern destination, reinvented.

Distance from GSSRC: 18 miles  Directions: 

Telephone: (251)923-2111

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  Take a walk on the wild side with more than 500 exotic animals, daily keeper talks and shows, animal encounters, a petting zoo, aviary and picnic area.  

​Distance from GSSRC: 4.4 miles    Directions:

​Telephone: (251)968-5732




906 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

​Amusement and water park covering 20 acres in this beach resort community. Provides information on various rides, hours of operation and ticketing.

Distance from GSSRC: 4.0 miles        Directions:

​Telephone: (251)948-7026


​The Track

​3200 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

​The Track Family Recreation Center · Go-Karts · Mini-Golf · Bumper Rides ... The Track is your Family Fun and Recreation Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

​Distance from GSSRC: 5.9 miles   Directions:

Telephone: (251)968-8111



Alligator Alley

19500 County Road 71, Summerdale

Start your guided adventure with a walk to the elevated viewing platform, where you can see over 450 alligators now from hatchlings to mature adults, relaxing, sunbathing, courting and nesting. Come during feeding times and you can see the feeding crew walk right out to the alligators to feed them! After a breath taking view, continue your adventure with a nature walk on the elevated boardwalk and see alligators in their natural habitat along with other natural inhabitants such as turtles, ospreys, owls and bull frogs only a couple feet away!

​Distance from GSSRC: 23 miles    Directions:

Telephone: (866)99-GATOR



Fort Morgan

110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores

Historic Fort on the east side of the mouth of Mobile Bay.

Distance from GSSRC: ​25.2 miles  Directions:

Telephone: (251)540-7127


Pirate Island Adventure Golf

3201 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores ​
Join us at Pirate’s Island and stroll along the tidal lagoon while testing your skills at Adventure Golf.  Board the treasure ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate, and explore two caves where you’ll discover the buccaneer’s treasure of gold and jewels.  Play your round of miniature golf while putting over streams and past waterfalls on your way to the top of corsair’s mountain where you’ll look down on the pirate’s village and the most lush tropical landscape you’ll find along the pirate coast.

Distance from GSSRC: 6.3 miles   Directions:

Telephone: (251)968-4653



Dolphin Cruises

5749 Bay La Launch Avenue, Orange Beach

Welcome to the Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruise, where our guests see beautiful and amazing dolphins jumping and surfing up close – guaranteed!

Distance from GSSRC: 15.4 miles  

Telephone: (251)943-3510  Directions:



Foley Railroad Museum

125 East Laurel Avenue, Foley

We are proud to show the work of our Caboose Club members and welcome you to come by and enjoy our model train and all that the museum has to offer. Admission is free.

Distance from GSSRC: 14 miles   Directions:

Telephone: (251)943-1818


Tanger Outlet Mall

2601 South McKenzie Street, Foley

Huge Outlet Mall with 170+ stores, a favorite destination on rain days.

Distance from GSSRC: 12 miles   Directions:





Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Boulevard, NAS Pensacola, Florida

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.

Distance from GSSRC: 29 miles     Directions:

Telephone: (850)452-3604



​Blue Angels Practice Sessions  

The Blue Angels practice sessions take place at NAS Pensacola just behind the Naval Aviation Museum.  The practice sessions are identical to the air shows and they are free! 

Distance from GSSRC: 29 miles     Directions:
Telephone: (850)452-3604
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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Alabama

See courage up close.The Hero of the Pacific rests at Battleship Park on Mobile Bay. News, history, hours, directions, aircraft collection, military equipment, calendar.

Distance from GSSRC: 49 miles   Diretions:

Telephone: (251)433-2703



Bellingrath Gardens

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, Alabama

Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home features blooms and beauty every day of the year.

Distance from GSSRC: 74 miles   Directions:

Telephone: (251)973-2217



Fort Gaines

East end of Dauphin Island(take the ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island)

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years.  "Damn the torpedoes!  Full speed ahead!"

Distance from GSSRC: 30 miles   Directions:



Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, Alabama

(take the ferry from Fort Morgan)

The State of Alabama Marine Science Institution

Distance from GSSRC: 30 miles   Directions:

Telephone: (251)861-2141



Mobile Bay Ferry Service

The easy and fun way to Dauphin Island from Gulf Shores.

​Telephone: (251)861-3000

Distance from GSSRC: 30 miles   Directions:

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Blakely State Park

34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort Alabama

Telephone: (251)626-0798

Tour the preserved Civil War battlefield with its Confederate and Union breastworks and fortifications. Walk or bike on miles of trails and roadways.

Distance from GSSRC: 47 miles  Directions:




2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile (at USS Alabama)
​Telephone (251)802-8687

Located at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park this duck boat tour is sure to exceed even your highest expectations. Be wildly entertained as our energetic tour guides bring hilarity and fun to this interactive tour.
As you hop aboard the Gulf Coast’s only land and water tour you will experience the Mobile River, Downtown Mobile, Mobile Bay and Battleship Park like you’ve never seen them before.
Prepare to experience over 3,000 years of Mobile history including a real life Game of Thrones featuring stories of colonial powers battle for control over Mobile’s waterways. Additionally, you’ll get to know the dynamic characters and personalities that make Mobile one of the most unique cultures in the world.  Please be advised; Battleship Memorial Park assesses a $2 park use fee per vehicle.
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Delta Safaris

4891 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort Alabama

Telephone: (251)259-8531

A boat ride through Mobile Delta. Prepare to be amazed, inspired and relaxed by the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. All while “living the wildlife” with Delta Safaris.

​Distance from GSSRC: 44 miles   Directions:



Blue Wahoos Minor League Baseball

351 W Cedar Street, Pensacola Florida

Telephone: (850)934-8444

Entering its fourth season, Pensacola Bayfront Stadium is considered one of the most premier facilities in Minor League Baseball. With a seating capacity of 5,038, Pensacola Bayfront Stadium consistently hosted large crowds throughout the Blue Wahoos' inaugural season including 40 sellout crowds in the team's 68 home dates in 2012. The club also led the league in attendance, with a total of 328,147 fans coming through the gates, equating to a league-leading average of 4,826.

Distance from GSSRC: 47 miles   Directions:






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