Educational and Historical Attractions in Gulf Shores

The Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas offer visitors an abundance of activities designed to enhance your visit. For more information about these attractions in Alabama visit:

National Shrimp Festival

The annual National Shrimp Festival is held each year during the second weekend in October on the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches.  The Shrimp Festival is a favorite among Gulf Shores attractions.  If you’re lucky enough to plan your visit around the festival, you’ll want to return for years to come!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Throughout the year, this 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season.

USS Alabama

Courage comes alive at Battleship Memorial Park, one of America’s finest military parks. Along the shores of Mobile Bay, visitors experience heroism spanning more than seven decades from World War II to Desert Storm.

Mobile Bay Ferry

Sail between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island with ease when you hop aboard the Mobile Bay Ferry.  Offering a convenient schedule and reasonable rates, the ferry is a great way to travel!

Gulf Coast Exploreum

Visit the Exploreum Science Center to experience the amazing world of science!  The Exploreum is home to a variety of exhibits, IMAX films, digital shows, experiments, and much more to keep your little explorers entertained for a full day or more!  Planning an event while staying in Gulf Shores?  The Exploreum offers a variety of party and event packages for your young scientist.

Still not sure which Gulf Shores attractions you’d like to check out while you’re here? offers a comprehensive selection of all things Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  Be sure to visit the site for help in planning activities for your Gulf Shores getaway!