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Gulf State Park , Gulf Shores
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Enjoy white sand beaches, three lakes, an 18-hole golf course, and a network of hiking and biking trails at Gulf State Park. The park combine
Military Museum
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Dedicated to preserving the history of naval aviation, National Naval Aviation Museum displays more than 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft and
Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo , Gulf Shores
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Tickets from $37
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Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
You will have a mer-mazing time on this 1 1/2 - 2 hour dolphin tour aboard the Frisky Mermaid. Cruise through the waters around Pensacola Beach searching for dolphins and other marine and wildlife. Your USCG Captain & Mermaid Crew will give you some FINtastic facts and point out areas of interest along the way. Want to beat the heat and the crowds? Choose the Early Bird Special, 9am tour, when the waters are calmer and it is easier to spot wildlife. Or, finish off your day and wind down with us while you enjoy one of our magical sunsets. FUN for all ages!
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Pier / Boardwalk
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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier attracts avid anglers, as well as tourists interested in seeing marine life. Opened in 2009 to replace the origi
Military Museum
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Walk the decks of USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, the highly decorated U.S. Navy ship that served for 37 months in World War II, now a

Gulf Shores

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Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 9,741.GeographyGulf Shores is located on the Gulf of Mexico at 30°16'4.069" North, 87°42'5.285" West (30.267797, −87.701468). It is the southernmost settlement in the state of Alabama. It is served by Alabama State Route 59 (Gulf Shores Parkway), which leads north to Foley. Route 182 (Beach Boulevard) runs east-west along the shore front, while Route 180 (Fort Morgan Road) runs parallel to it, north of Little Lagoon. Gulf State Park occupies a large eastern part of the city.Gulf Shores is located 33 miles west of Pensacola, FL, 54 miles south of Mobile, AL, 197 miles east of New Orleans, LA, and 194 miles south of Montgomery, AL.Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 72.5km2, of which 60.0km2 is land and 12.5km2, or 17.24%, is water.ClimateThe location of Gulf Shores on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico makes it vulnerable to hurricanes. In September 1979, Hurricane Frederic leveled most of the town. In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused extensive wind and flooding damage. In 2005, while the city was still cleaning up from Ivan, Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage and flooding. Find what you're looking for from your Gulf Shores holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States trip itinerary builder app.

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