Summer Fun Guide

Amusement Parks and Outdoor Fun

Circus on Main

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Join us each Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, and be transported under the big top with a circus-themed night! Talent and entertainment will include aerial artists, stilt walkers, fire acts and magicians. Admission is FREE with various activities ranging in price from $5 – $10. Check out our online calendar for weekly updates.
(251) 224-1000

Dancin’ in the Street

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Join us every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – 10pm for free DJ entertainment complete with games, prizes and appearances from mascots Finn and Starla.
(251) 224-1000

Fast Eddie’s

505 West Michigan Avenue  Pensacola, 32505
Fast Eddies Fun Center is filled with entertainment for the whole family. Locally owned and operated, Fast Eddies offers over 3 acres of pure fun. Enjoy racing against your friends and family on one of our 4 unique go-kart tracks where there’s sure to be a track to suit all ages. Play a round of Mini-golf featuring a tropical Gulf Coast theme. Cool down with a game at the Water Wars water balloon game where you may get sprinkled, sprayed or saturated! Our state-of-the-art game room has a variety of the latest games. Take a swing at our Strike Zone Batting Cages. Our snack bar features a host of tasty treats while sitting in our air conditioned dining room watching the action on the tracks.

Ferris Wheel & Mini Golf at The Wharf

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
The Wharf is home to one of the largest ferris wheels in the Southeast standing over 112 feet tall.Come see the fresh “facelift” it received over winter break and enjoy the new LED lighting effects. The ferris wheel is $5.00 per ride (3 years and under are Free). Play a few rounds at our 18-hole Mini Golf Course. Be prepared “fore” a swinging good time! Mini golf is $7 per person (4 years and under are Free).
(251) 224-1000

Kid’s Night

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
As part of our So.Much.Summer celebration, each Tuesday night from 5:30pm – 8:30pm will be catered to the kids. Face painting, prizes, games, music, a hula-hoop performer, bouncy house and water slide will line Palm Plaza for all the occasions. Come dressed in character for our special themed nights and be ready to play! Admission is FREE with various activities ranging in price from $5 – $10. Check out our online calendar for weekly updates.
(251) 224-1000


1501 S. OWA Boulevard  Foley, 36535
OWA is a world-class entertainment destination located just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches that is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians The name OWA, which translates to “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, was inspired by the 14-acre lake at the center of this unique development. Stay close to the action with OWA’s 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites. The Park at OWA amusement park features more than 20 rides, in-park dining, and a variety of midway games. Enjoy retail and dining amenities admission-free in Downtown OWA.
(251) 923-2111

Pepsi Pirate Party with SPECTRA

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Enjoy the pirate-themed SPECTRA Sound and Light Spectacular on Sunday evenings at 8:30pm and 9:00pm with amped up interactive elements, bubble machines and prizes courtesy of the good folks at Pepsi.
(251) 224-1000

Sparks After Dark

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Every Monday evening throughout the summer, fireworks will spark up the skies over The Wharf thanks to various tenant sponsorships. This high velocity show is a truly immersive experience; so make sure to find a spot on Main Street for the perfect vantage point. The show begins at 8:45pm. No fee!
(251) 224-1000

Spectra Light Show

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
SPECTRA: The Wharf’s Sound and Light Spectacular incorporates sophisticated choreographed lighting effects with popular, surround sound music delivering a truly unique entertainment experience unlike anything else. Main Street is transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees are energized with life and become the stars of the show. Free shows take place on Main Street every night at 8:30pm and 9:00pm.
(251) 224-1000


Waterville USA

906 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
Join the family fun at Waterville with the Waterpark, Flowrider, Mini Golf, Bounce House, Go-Karts, Arcade, Rollercoaster and much more! The Waterpark opens May 19th for the summer season and will open daily starting May 26, 2018.
(251) 948-2106

Weeks Bay Plantation Blueberry Farm

12562 Mary Ann Beach Road  Fairhope, 36532
Weeks Bay Plantation offers tasty organic blueberries for you to pick! Throughout the year we host a Harvest Night Series, live music events, seasonal celebrations, farm-to-table events and more! Come see us at the farm and teach your kids the importance of fresh foods and health eating. Weeks Bay also offers locations for Weddings, Corporate/Non-Profit gatherings, and Field Trips. Want to spend a night, a weekend or even longer with us out on the farm? Check out our three Air BnB properties located right on our plantation grounds!
(251) 279-8745

Wheel of Deals Wednesdays

23101 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Each Wednesday, different Wharf tenants will have discounts including an ongoing package for a round of mini golf for $1 when you purchase a Ferris wheel ride. The deal of the day will be announced each Wednesday morning. Check out The Wharf official Facebook page or online calendar for announcement of weekly offers.
(251) 224-1000

Adventure Island
24559 Perdido Beach Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
Adventure Island features rides and thrills for the entire family. Ride go-karts, bumper boats, play laser tag, adventure golf, arcade games and paddle-boat rides. Kiddie rides available. Open year round. Please call for specific daily hours and rates.
(251) 974-1500

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 600 exotic animals including lions, tigers, macaws, reptiles, kangaroos, lemurs, sloths to name just a few. The Zoo features a petting zoo, seasonal animal encounters, a mining sluice and interactive animal shows during the spring and summer. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors 55+, $8 for kids 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is open every day of the year from 9am – 4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
(251) 968-5732

Alligator Alley
19950 Highway 71  Summerdale, 36580
See over 450 alligators from hatchlings to 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 breathtaking 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 bullfrogs. We also display other amphibians, reptiles, and rare species in our gift shop. Open 7 Days a Week from 10am – 5pm. Feedings at 11am; 1pm and 4pm. Children ages 3 and under – Free; Children 4-12 years – $10(+tax); Adults $12(+tax); Seniors ages 65 or older – $10(+tax). Alligator food (chow) is $4(+tax). Ask for our pricing for field trips, groups and birthday parties.
(866) 994-2867 or (251) 946-2483

Animal Safari Park
1664 Venable Road  Hope Hull , 36043
Drive through our safari park in your vehicle and feed the animals through your windows! But don’t be in a hurry, the animals often block your path or lay flat-out in the sun! Spend an hour, or stay the day. Your paid admission grants access to the Safari Drive-Thru and petting area for the entire day. Just present your receipt to re-enter the park. The park will be open daily from 9am – 5pm with the last admission at 4pm.
(334) 288-2105

Bow-Tag Mobile

Bow-Tag is a safe and friendly combat archery sport that can be played indoors or outdoors. Players wear masks and use recurve bows to shoot safe foam-tipped arrows at opposing team members on the field. It’s paintball without the pain! The equipment is completely mobile so we come to you. Players do not need prior archery skills; it’s simple, safe and fun for all ages! Enjoy with friends, family or colleagues at work. We come to you for private parties, church groups, scout groups, fairs, festivals, corporate team-building events and especially birthday parties. The minimum age limit is 10 years old.
(251) 895-5714

Coastal Cafe, Park & Splash Pad
11101 County Road 64  Daphne, 36526
Come see us at Coastal Park and Cafe! Enjoy delicious breakfast & lunch items available at the cafe, watch the kids play in the splash pad or at our many other play areas. We have 2 playgrounds, 2 NBA size basketball courts, a walking trail, baseball field, large open comfy porch and of course the Splash Pad! Cafe hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and Splash Pad hours are Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4pm.(weather permitting) Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for private parties and events. Please note that a request must be made at least 2 weeks before the date of your event and request forms are available on our website. Come by for breakfast, lunch or just relax and let the kids play!
(251) 621-9555 (Ext.535)

Eastern Shore Ice Skating Rink
30500 State Highway 181  Spanish Fort, 36527
Located between California Dreaming and Half Shell. Summer hours are Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Skate rental is $7. Weather and other exceptions may affect these hours. Group reservations available.
(251) 583-9589

Hummingbird Zipline Course
4700 Main St (Unit G-114)  Orange Beach, 36561
The most unique zipline course in the US is located at The Wharf in Orange Beach. It features 9 zips through The Wharf entertainment district, the intracoastal waterway with beautiful views of our Back Bay Ecosystem and a blackgum tree wetland with tree based observation platforms and rope bridges. Participants must be a minimum of 65 pounds and a maximum of 260 pounds and must be at least eight years of age. Open 7 days a week. Reservations can be made 24 hours a day.
(251) 948-9494

Pirates Island Golf
3201 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
Pirate’s Island offers a unique “Adventure Golf” experience for ages 3 to 93. Begin your themed adventure at our seaside village and depart along the shores of the tidal lagoon. Continue through the caves where pirates buried their booty and explore the mountain to view a panorama of our entire pirate adventure. Extraordinary landscapes, waterfalls, streams and bridges await, as you stroll through this themed setting. Join us for an experience the entire family can enjoy.
(251) 968-4653

Spanish Fort Town Center Park & Splash Pad
29000 Bass Pro Drive  Spanish Fort, 36527
Town Center Park features a number of amenities for public use, including: a pavilion area, splash pad, state-of-the-art playground, horseshoe pits, bike racks, restroom facilities, sunburst fountain pond, and a fitness area. In addition, the park will serve as a host site for signature community events at Spanish Fort Town Center. Splash Pad is open 8 am to 8 pm. Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.
(214) 561-8884 or (214) 561-8814

Styx River Tube and Canoe Rental
25625 Water Rapids Road  Robertsdale, 36567
Styx River Tube and Canoe Rental offers complete round trip services for your float trip enjoyment. Your trip will end back at your car. The winding slow current and crystal clear water takes you through primitive rural landscapes and has ideal fishing, swimming and picnic areas. Styx River Tube & Canoe Rental is open 7 days a week from Easter till Labor Day. No reservations required. The Canoe trip and the Day Tube trip both launch from a private landing owned by Styx River Canoe and Tube Rental. Canoe trip takes approximately 1.5 hours without stops. The Tubing trips are approximately 3-4 hours.
(251) 960-1161

The Factory of Gulf Shores
18948 Oak Road West  Gulf Shores, 36542
The Factory is a place where young and old alike can experience the thrill of playing! Trampolines, Arcade, Flight simulator, birthday parties, open jump, teen night and many other activities for tons of fun and play this summer! The Browning family takes fun very seriously and believes the world would be a better place if everyone would take a little time to play. That’s why our motto is: Play Now. Grow Up Later. Summer Hours are Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm; Friday 11am – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 10pm and Sunday 11am – 9pm.
(251) 202-0900

The Track
3200 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
The Track is your Family Fun and Recreation Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama! Go Karts, Bumper Rides, Mini Golf, Thrill Rides and More! Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Bumper Rides, and lots of family fun! Summer hours; Open 7 days a week from 10am – 10pm. Visit our website for tickets and package pricing. Group and party packages available. Like us on Facebook for coupons and discounts.
(251) 270-0209

Tiki’s Bike Rental and Mini Golf
1204 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
Bike rentals for individuals, groups, adults and kids! (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Hourly, daily and weekly bike rental options available. Colorful animal statues decorate our miniature golf course just steps from the Gulf Coast Zoo. Visit us on Facebook.
(251) 240-0506

Wales West
13670 Smiley Street  Silverhill, 36576
Wales West Light Railway and RV resort offers a unique family Summer Fun experience! Come and enjoy our Water Slide, Waterfall, fresh lake Sandy Beach, Swimming, Fishing, shady Deck overlooking lake, Indoor Pool, Playground, Bounce House, and Train Rides at 2 and 4 PM. Shaved Ice and Floats available at Train Station Café. Open daily, 9 to 5 pm. Day Pass: $14.95 plus tax, 2 and under Free. Train Rides Exclusively: $8 Big Diesel, $3 Mini Train.
(888) 569-5337 or (251) 232-2322

X-Treme Paintball
900-A Schillinger Road South  Mobile, 36695
We offer open play and private groups. Xtreme Paintball has over 25 years of experience in hosting fun and safe paintball games for the Mobile area. Our minimum age for play is 10 years old, and everyone must have a waiver on file to participate. Rental equipment, 500 paintballs, and taxes included is $35/person for walk on play. Groups start with a minimum of 6 people at $32/player.
(251) 639-0399


Arts & Crafts

Eastern Shore Art Center

401 Oak Avenue  Fairhope, 36532
Families are encouraged to walk through our exhibits, Gift Shop, sneak a peek at the Studios, and bring your sketchbooks when inspired!! Summer days are always well spent sketching under our Gazebo outside as well! Open to the public Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Summer camps begin the week of June 4, 2018.  For more information please call or email us. Sign up for our newsletter and join us on Facebook.
(251) 928-2228

Fantasy Island Toys Craft Classes

335 Fairhope Avenue  Fairhope, 36532
Create some summer fun and join our activity classes! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay and watch the creativity unfold! Classes usually last 30 minutes to an hour. Spots fill quickly and sign up fees must be paid at the time of registration.
(251) 928-1720

Coastal Arts Center
26389 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Coastal Arts Center offers classes, workshops, and camps to artists of all ages and all skill levels. Call, email or visit our website for a detailed list of activities offered. Sign up for our newsletter to catch upcoming program information.
(251) 981-2787

Home Depot
7100 Highway 90  Daphne, 36526
Home Depot offers free workshops for children AND adults the first Saturday of every month from 9am – 12pm. For project details, dates and times visit our website and use the tabs to view Do-It-Yourself and Kids Workshops. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Recommended Ages: 5-12. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.
(251) 625-0890

10200 Eastern Shore Blvd  Spanish Fort, 36527
Lots of fun in-store craft events and classes for kids and adults. See a store associate to join the fun! Visit our website for kids programs under the events tab. Lots of crafts, fun and even birthday party themes to choose from. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm. Sunday 10am – 7pm.
(251) 621-2686

The Painting Parrot
28600 US Highway 98 (Suite C)  Daphne, 36526
The Painting Parrot is a pottery painting studio where you can kick back, relax and get your creativity on! Bring the family to make a one-of-a-kind keepsake, take part in one of our pottery wheel classes, weekly Tipsy Toucan canvas classes or call the babysitter and have Girl’s Night Out or Date Night! Call or email to sign up for a class or book an event. Hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

Bowling /Skating /Movies / Arcades and Indoor Fun

Fairhope Family Fun Center

177 Baldwin Square  Fairhope, 36532
The Ultimate Laser Tag can now be experienced in Baldwin County! Featuring the latest technology in laser tag gaming. We feature the ONLY Virtual Reality Arcade in the area, as well as a traditional arcade and a canteen for a refreshing drink or snack. We provide birthday parties, team-building and fun(d)raisers.
(251) 517-7929

Fairhope United Methodist Church

155 South Section Street  Fairhope, 36532
FUMC Christian Life Center offers a variety of sports activities Monday-Saturday including youth and adult sports, camps, basketball, pickle ball, volleyball, outdoor excursions, family running, Tai Chi Stretching, family fun nights, and much. Open to the Public!
(251) 928-1148

Wonderland Children’s Museum

151 Van Buren Street, Daphne, AL 36526
Opening July 2018! We are a new children’s museum offering a 9000 square foot educational play center, part time preschool and full service party venue offering special events and field trips, and a cafe! We will have special sensory play days catering to our autistic community!



Arena-The Next Level Laser Tag/Bazookaball
4776 Main Street  Orange Beach, 36561
Visit us for great entertainment for all ages, and perfect for birthday parties, civic outings, and family vacations. We offer Laser Tag and Bazookaball for all ages.
(251) 224-5297(LAZR)

Breakout Orange Beach
4776 Main Street  Orange Beach, 36561
You have one goal: escape the room in under 1 hour. Your group must work together to solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden items in order to escape! Each game is a real life escape room adventure for small groups of friends, family, or coworkers. Take team building to a whole new level!
(251) 929-8330

Eastern Shore Lanes
10460 Eastern Shore Blvd  Spanish Fort, 36527
Children love to bowl! Register your kid(s) for our Free Summer Bowling Program! We have several great youth activities to choose from; Bowling, Laser Tag, Escape Room Game, Arcade games, a high ropes course, birthday parties and Dusty’s Sports Bar & Grill.
(251) 625-3400

Fat Daddy’s Arcade
24565 Perdido Beach Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
Featuring tons of the most popular games on the market. Find everything from basketball free throws to Guitar Hero, racing games, interactive games and lots more. Ask about our birthday parties and event schedules.
(251) 980-1050

Gulf Coast Exploreum
65 Government Street  Mobile, 36604
8,500-square-foot, hands-on discovery playground with IMAX theatre where learning about science and nature is nothing but fun for children and adults of all ages! The Exploreum also offers amazing Summer Science Camps! Week-long camps are hands-on, age-appropriate with make-and-take activities.
(251) 208-6873

Hot Wheels Skate Center
616 Whispering Pines Road  Daphne, 36526
Hot Wheels offers roller skating, birthday parties, private parties, after school care, day camps in summer and on holidays. We also have full service concessions, arcade games, pro-shop and Free Wifi. Make sure to register your kids for the Summer Skating Program at and get FREE skating Passes! Skate schedules and pricing are listed on our website and Facebook page.
(251) 626-5120

Strike City Lanes Bowling
611 McMeans Avenue  Bay Minette, 36507
Strike City Lanes is inside the Bay Minette Recreation Center and offers bowling for kids, adults, families, groups and birthday parties.
(251) 580-2547

The Gulf Bowl
2881 South Juniper Street  Foley, 36535
The Gulf Bowl offers open play bowling, birthday parties, arcade games, Captain’s Choice restaurant, pool room, a ropes course, laser tag & lots of Fun! Ask about specific summer programs.
(251) 943-4575

Urban Air Adventure Park
3100 Bass Pro Drive   Spanish Fort, 36527
Wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, Dodgeball Courts, Stunt Airbag, Slam Dunk Tracks, Runway Tumble Track, The Tubes Obstacle Course, Urban Warrior Course™ and Warrior Battle Beam. Urban Air Spanish Fort will also include attractions such as an Indoor Ropes Course, Indoor Climbing Walls, Pro Zone Performance Trampoline Pit and the new attraction, Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Guests may also go head-to-head in our state-of-the-art arcade or sit down for a meal at the Urban Cafe. JUMPEROO Program for ages 5 & under Coming Soon! Birthday party packages also available.
(256) 269-3213


Craft Farms Golf Resort – Cypress Bend & Cotton Creek
3840 Cotton Creek Circle  Gulf Shores, 36542
Craft Farms offers 2 public courses with 36 Holes of pure Palmer Golf award-winning courses. Offering Junior Development Programs, private and individual golf lessons. We invite you to relax, soak in the beauty of Craft Farms Golf Resort and play your best round of golf.
(251) 968-7500

Glenlakes Golf Club
9530 Clubhouse Drive  Foley, 36535
Our Semi/Private facility features an 18-hole links-style Vista/Dunes course and a 9-hole resort-style Lakes course. David Musial, certified AHSAA golf coach, conducts lessons, clinics and instruction to golfers at any age from beginner to professional. Sign up for summer clinics or book a private lesson! Junior Clinics will be held June 12 – 15 and July 17 – 20, 2018.
(251) 955-1220

Gulf Links at Foley Golf Club
3901 South McKenzie Street  Foley, 36535
Foley Golf Course offers a pro shop, clubhouse and a high quality course design with multiple tee boxes for players of all skill and age levels. Stop in the clubhouse and find out about upcoming events. The course is open 7 days a week from 6:30am – 5:00pm.
(251) 970-1444

Gulf Shores Golf Club
520 Clubhouse Drive  Gulf Shores, 36542
Gulf Shores Golf Club is open to the public with memberships available. Our course is designed in the traditional plantation-style. The Clubhouse is complete with a dining room and Pro Shop. Please call the golf shop for tee times.
(251) 968-7366 or (251) 968-2596

Lake Forest Golf Course
1 Golf Terrace  Daphne, 36526
Lake Forest Golf Club is a 18-hole championship golf course with beautiful rolling fairways and spacious Champion greens. We offer a huge driving range with a chipping and putting green. Lake Forest 19th hole grill has some of the best food in the area. We have lessons available to kids and adults of all ages. Our PGA Golf Professionals and staff will be happy to assist you to ensure that you have a memorable experience.
(251) 626-9324

Orange Beach Golf Center
4700 Easy Street  Orange Beach, 36561
Youth Summer Golf Lessons during the summer are open to 1st – 12th grade students. We focus on golf etiquette with instruction in driving, putting, chipping, long iron and short iron. Lessons are scheduled early in the morning due to heat exposure. Practice clubs are available at the golf center. Hours:  Driving Range – Daily – 7am – 9pm; Course/Pro Shop – Daily – 7am – 5pm.
(251) 981-4653

Quail Creek Golf Course
19841 Quail Creek Drive  Fairhope, 36532
Quail Creek Golf Course provides a great basic foundation and knowledgeable instruction. Boys, girls and adults will learn to love the challenging game of golf, gain strength, and confidence. The course includes 18 holes of well-manicured greens, fairways, tee boxes, driving range, putting and chipping areas, a full service Pro Shop, snack bar and club fitting. Please call or stop in the golf shop for more information. Junior and adult clinics and lessons are offered by Jeff Marks, PGA Head Professional.
(251) 990-0240

Rock Creek Golf
140 Clubhouse Drive  Fairhope, 36532
Rock Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole Baldwin County golf course. Rock Creek is best known as a fun, player-friendly course for locals, members and visitors to the area. Golfers of all skills love the layout featuring well-manicured tree-lined fairways and generous landing areas. Ask about our parent-child lessons, couples lessons, and group lessons.
(251) 928-4223

Soldiers Creek Golf Club
28341 Preserve Trail   Elberta, 36530
Soldier’s Creek Golf Club is a breath taking 18-hole golf course, with superior playing conditions and eagle greens. The non-residential course layout is set through rolling hills, lakes and nature trails offering great playability for all levels of golfers.
(251) 986-8633

Timber Creek Golf Course
9650 Timber Creek Boulevard  Daphne, 36526
TimberCreek offers scenic views of rolling fairways carved from a forest of Dogwoods, Magnolias, and Pines. Elevation changes, wetland preserves, and bountiful wildlife create an atmosphere truly unique from other courses in the Gulf Coast region. Andy Ray and Rob Bradley, offer the latest in video instruction technology, customizable group and corporate instruction, Junior lessons and clinics.
(251) 621-9900

Historical Sites

USS Alabama Battleship

2073 Battleship Parkway  Mobile, 36603
At Battleship Memorial Park you’ll walk the decks of the Mighty A, our WWII battleship. Explore the decks and see how sailors lived aboard this floating city. It’s periscopes up in the USS DRUM, the oldest submarine on public display. You’ll also see 28 historic airplanes, vehicles, tanks, a Vietnam River Patrol Boat, and a super-secret spy plane . It’s all here waiting to be discovered! Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (April-September) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (October-March) last ticket sold one hour prior to closing. Ages 12 and up $15, Ages 6 – 11 $6, Under age 5 and active military is free. Ages 55+ is $13. Ask about our Overnight Program for scouts, school and church groups.
(251) 433-2703

Foley Railroad Museum
125 East Laurel Avenue  Foley, 36535
Free Model Train Exhibit including .25 mile of track with double stacked tracks. Join the Caboose Club and volunteer to run the trains. Stop by and check out the new Foley Railroad Depot Museum & Archives. A display in memory of the City of Foley’s founder John Burton Foley. Hours Mon – Sat 10 am – 3 pm. The Model Trains run on Tues. Thurs. & Sat. 10 am – 2 pm.
(251) 943-1818

Fort Gaines
51 Bienville Boulevard  Dauphin Island, 36528
Fort Gaines was the battle site of the famous Battle of the Bay in August 1864. See the battlements and soldiers’ living quarters, which were used from the 1800’s to 1946. Lots of fun for families and kids! Admission Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm. Cost – Children (5-12) – $4.00, Adults (Ages 13+) – $8.00.
(251) 861-6992

National Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Boulevard  Pensacola, 32508
The National Naval Aviation Museum has much to offer in its 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. As the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum is home to more than 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation, and a number of attractions sure to captivate the whole family.
(850) 452-3604 or (850) 452-3606

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum
25805 John Snook Drive  Orange Beach, 36561
The building that houses the Indian & Sea Museum was originally built in 1910 as a schoolhouse. The museum houses local artifacts and memorabilia relating to our Native American and fishing heritage. Families of early fisherman have donated supplies and collectibles that make us mindful of the challenges and achievements in the early days of our fishing industry. Open Tuesday & Thursday, 9am – 4pm. If you have a group of 5 or more please call (251) 981-6039 to make reservations. Admission is Free.
(251) 981-8545

Oyster Trail
The Oyster Trail is a fun, educational and public art treasure hunt throughout coastal Alabama. Each oyster has a fact plaque that includes important information about the oyster’s ecological and economic benefit to Mobile Bay. Trail Maps can be found in hotels, shops, visitor centers, etc. or from our website. Remember to complete the scavenger hunt form and return it to win Oyster Trail Prizes!
(251) 438-5690

Fort of Colonial Mobile
150 South Royal Street  Mobile, 36602
In this immersive, interactive exhibit in the heart of Historic Fort Conde, visitors can learn about the people who colonized early Mobile. While visiting the Fort be sure to visit the Colonial Cafe, Trading Post, Colonial Photo Booth, Breakout Room, and shooting gallery. You will also have a chance to tour the interactive exhibits that highlight the history of the Fort. Don’t miss the Fife and Drum band, cannon firing, and live action characters representing real people who lived in Colonial Mobile. Admission – Adults – $8, Kids – $5.
(251) 802-3092

State Parks

Historic Blakeley State Park
34745 State Highway 225  Spanish Fort, 36527
Explore the park through more than 16 miles of walking, biking and horseback riding trails. Join us for one of our many boat cruises into the rivers of the delta or through attending our numerous educational programs. The park has cabins, RV and primitive camping. Facilities are available for rental for special events. Bring the whole family and enjoy the great outdoors! Adults: $4; ages 6-12: $3; ages 6 and Under are Free. The Park is open 7 days a week from 8am – dusk.
(251) 626-5581 or (251) 626-0798

Gulf State Park
20115 State Highway 135  Gulf Shores, 36542
There’s so much to do at Gulf State Park! Kayak and paddleboard rentals, Golf, Segway tours and bike rentals to explore on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, parasailing trips, beach service, Geocaching, Kid Cam Summer Camp, the Junior Ranger Program and weekly activities for everyone.
(251) 948-7275

Meaher State Park
5200 Battleship Parkway East  Spanish Fort, 36527
Meaher State Park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay, and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. Visit us on Facebook!
(251) 626-5529

Horseback Riding

Equine Educational Consultants
19818 Lawrence Road  Fairhope, 36532
Equine Educational Consultants, located at Willow Creek Farm, provides equine therapy for children affected by autism spectrum disorders, language impairments and ADHD. Therapy is provided by Speech Language Pathologists with over 20 years experience. Lesson times may be scheduled Monday – Friday during and after school hours. Visit us on Facebook for photos, videos and info about our Horses!
(251) 747-8219

Lake Forest Stables
268 Equine Circle  Daphne, 36526
Lake Forest Stables is a full service stable inside the Lake Forest Subdivision. Services offered include boarding, lessons, birthday parties, summer camps, trail rides. Lake Forest Stables is privately leased to Vaughan Girls Stables. Visit us on Facebook!
(770) 355-6514

Riverside Ranch
26061 Monsanto Road  Loxley, 36551
We do it all at Riverside! Riding Lessons, Boarding, Leasing, trail rides by appointment only, and Birthday Parties.
(251) 263-3700

Wild Hawk Ranch, LLC
24080 JD Waters Lane   Robertsdale, 36567
Wild Hawk Ranch gives lessons on our horses or yours, at our place or yours, in Baldwin County, AL, or Escambia County, FL, including Robertsdale, Loxley, Foley, Bay Minnette, Pensacola. At Wild Hawk Ranch we teach individuals to train their own horses to become a calm, dependable equine partners and you to be a better horseman or horsewoman.
(850) 418-3684

Libraries & Story Times

Bay Minette Library
205 West Second Street   Bay Minette, 36507
The City of Bay Minette Public Library is open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Join Children’s Librarian Victoria Barnett every Tuesday morning at 10:00am for story time! For summer reading and other programs email Mrs. Victoria.
(251) 580-1648

Daphne Public Library
2607 US Highway 98  Daphne, 36526
The Daphne Library has special events and workshops for all ages throug June to celebrate our Summer Reading Program which runs from June 4th – June 30th. Our Kick-off will be Monday, June 4th at 10am at the Daphne Civic Center. Free entertainment for all ages will be provided each Marvelous Monday in June at 10:30am in the Daphne Recreation Center. Every Tuesday is “Teen Tuesday” during the month of June. Workshops will be offered in yoga, hip hop, fuel cell science and a drum circle extravaganza! The library will also offer stories, crafts, and songs for Lap Babies at 10:30am on Tuesdays, and cool crafts and games for Tweens at 1:30pm. There is something to do almost every day!
(251) 621-2818

Fairhope Public Library
501 Fairhope Avenue  Fairhope, 36532
We have a TON of fun activities this summer including a series of classes for Tweens making musical instruments out of recycled materials. Find the book list and sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge on our Facebook page or stop by the library. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 8pm; Wednesday 1pm – 6pm; Friday 9am – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 3pm; Closed on Sunday.
(251) 990-0209 or (251) 928-7483

Foley Public Library
319 East Laurel Avenue  Foley, 36535
Summer Reading at Foley Library provides activities that are free, fun, safe and available to everyone. The 2018 Summer Reading program supported by The Friends of the Library. Please visit our website for a calendar and updates of upcoming programs.
(251) 943-7665

Loxley Public Library
1001 Loxley Avenue  Loxley, 36551
Please stop by or call for summer reading events and programs. The Loxley Library is Closed on Sunday and Monday; Tuesday 9am – 5pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm. Visit us on Facebook.
(251) 964-5695

Magnolia Springs Public Library
12440 Magnolia Avenue  Magnolia SpringsSummer Reading Program will begin in June, with fun programs and crafts. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday open 12pm – 4pm; Thursday 12pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-12pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. Visit our website or Facebook page for events, activities, and updates.
(251) 965-2305

Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library
202 W Broadway Avenue  Summerdale, 36580
Please join us on Tuesday mornings on June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 10am – 12pm. Enjoy free activities and programs such as stories, arts, crafts and refreshments. Sunshine Storytime ( for children up to age 4 years) is held every Thursday from 10am – 11am. Our Afternoon Program is held on Thursdays throughout the summer from 2:00pm to 3:30pm with reading, movies, games, crafts and refreshments. The Library is open Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Registration for programs is suggested.
(251) 989-2011

Orange Beach Public Library
26267 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Story Time every Tuesday at 10am in the meeting room. Come in for stories, songs, rhymes, games, and crafts designed to introduce pre-reading skills to toddlers and preschoolers and their parents. LEGO Club for ages 6 and up, Mincecraft Guild Tuesdays at 4pm for ages 7 and up, and other activities offered. Library hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 3pm.
(251) 981-2923

Page and Palette and The Book Cellar
32 South Section Street  Fairhope, 36532
Page and Palette is host to a range of author events from local, up-and-coming names to blockbusting celebrities. In addition to new (and used) books, we carry greeting cards, journals, and a variety of merchandise. With all of this over a cup of locally roasted coffee in Latte Da or a visit to The Book Cellar, you may never want to leave the store!
(251) 928-5295

Robertsdale Public Library
18301 Pennsylvania Street  Robertsdale, 36567
With our growing collection of audio and video materials, we are ready to meet the needs of the surrounding communities. The Robertsdale Public Library sponsors various children’s and community activities. Young people and adults of all ages can find something of interest at this library. Please call for activity information. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9am – 6pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 8pm; Saturday 9am – 1pm and Closed on sunday.
(251) 947-8960

Silverhill Oscar Johnson Memorial Library
21967 6th Street  Silverhill, 36576
Silverhill citizens have been visiting our Town’s Public Library for over 100 years. Relics of our town’s past are housed in the top story of this historic Baldwin County site. Constructed in 1898 by town founder, Oscar Johnson, the building began as a land office. Later, it served as a school. Today, it serves as our local library run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
(251) 945-5201

Spanish Fort Public Library
7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard  Spanish Fort, 36527
Our Summer Reading Program “Kids Rock” encourages parents to read with their children. Attendance for all library programs is free. Registration began in May but you can still register online or in the library. Events include a weekly children’s program for all ages every Tuesday on June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 10:00am. The Summer Stories Series (ages 8 and up) is for budding authors and thrill seekers. A Summer Ice Cream Social on June 27, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm, and lots of other fun activities! There is something for everyone at the Library! The Spanish Fort Public Library (SFPL) is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm; Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Closed on Sunday.
(251) 410-READ (7323)

Thomas B. Norton Public Library
221 West 19th Avenue  Gulf Shores, 36542
Thomas B. Norton Library in Gulf Shores offers summer many programs including arts, storytimes, special activity events and more. The summer reading program will be Fridays June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018. All programs will be held at the adult activity center from 10:30am – 11:30am. Regular Library hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am – 8pm; Wednesday – Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm. Closed on Sunday and most Holidays.
(251) 968-1176

Nature Trails / Marine Ed / Environmental

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Boulevard  Dauphin Island, 36528
Explore the four key ecosystems of coastal Alabama at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The Estuarium’s visual exhibits showcase plants, animals and other natural resources found in the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, Barrier Islands and Northern Gulf of Mexico. Discovery Hall offers a variety of programs for children during the summer, ranging from single-day programs to residential camps and academic courses. Our summer excursions and camps take you into the salt marsh, across the beach and into the maritime forest for a hands-on learning experience. Bring your friends and family. Estuarium Admission: Adults $11, Children 5 years – 18 years (with a Student ID) $6, Seniors $9. Group rates available.
(251) 861-2141 (ext. 7515)

ADCNR Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
For more information about hunting, fishing, programs, events, canoe trails, outdoor activities and regulations please call or check our website. Wildlife And Freshwater Fisheries Division: (334) 242-3465; Marine Resources Division Offices (saltwater fishing): Dauphin Island: (251) 861-2882 or Gulf Shores: (251) 968-7576.
(251) 626-5474 or (334) 242-3465

Back Country Trail
24037 Perdido Beach Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail through Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Gulf State Park. Experience the beautiful Butterfly Garden, rock climb in Boulder Park, view Freshwater Marshes and Coastal Hardwood Swamps. Capture adventure while biking, jogging, walking, identifying, wildlife, plants and trees, geocaching, Eco tours and much more! Trail maps, pictures, locations and tour information is listed on our website. Open 7 days a week from 6am – 7:30pm.
(251) 981-1180 or (251) 981-1063

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road  Theodore, 36582
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre estate of year-round beauty. Tour Bellingrath Home, with its original furnishings and extensive collections of antiques, silver and china. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days. Gardens: Open daily from 8:00am-5:00pm. The Bellingrath Home: Guided tours begin at 9:00am., with the last ticket sold at 3:30pm.
(251) 973-2217

Bicycle Trails is a an advocacy website devoted to every aspect of bicycling in Mobile, AL. We have lists of group rides, information about bike shops and a list of key issues for advocacy and infrastructure. For interest in finding a Specialty ride, joining a weekly ride, or Trail maps for Mobile and Baldwin County areas, please email, visit our website or Like us on Facebook.
(251) 289-1236

Birding Trails
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail (ACBT) is a birder’s paradise. Our sun-drenched coast is a popular resort area for a variety of feathered visitors and year-round residents. Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a paradise not only for birders, but all visitors with many different outdoor interests. Please exercise care while enjoying the birds along the coast, be mindful of their habitats, and respect other birders. Visit our website for a list of trails, convention centers and activities.
(251) 626-5474

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
12295 State Highway 180  Gulf Shores, 36542
The Bon Secour NWR contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and many other wildlife species in our area. The refuge is one of the 10 natural wonders of Alabama. Brochures and maps are available at trailhead kiosks and outside the refuge office. The refuge is open to visitors year-round, during daylight hours only. The Visitor Center is open from 9am – 2pm Monday – Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.
(251) 540-7720

Dauphin Island Park & Beach
109 Bienville Boulevard  Dauphin Island, 36528
Dauphin Island Park & Beach offers many activities to choose from such as the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Fort Gaines, Kayaking, Public beach access, Trails and so much more! The Park & Beach Board has around 265 acres of parkland and in that we have 10 park facilities. The park offers 265 acres of parkland with 10 facilities to encourage outdoor recreation, environmental education. Each park facility offers a variety of programming.
(251) 861-3607

Environmental Studies Center
6101 Girby Road  Mobile, 36693
The Environmental Studies Center is a natural sciences education facility designed to provide unique learning experiences not typically available in the local school. Natural resources include pine and bay forests, swamps, freshwater streams, carnivorous plant bogs, and a twenty-acre lake. Man-made facilities include numerous nature and hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, covered pavilions, a weather station and STARLAB Planetarium, live animal exhibits, native plants garden, and multipurpose instruction building. The building contains an auditorium, library, and classroom/exhibit space containing live reptiles and amphibians, a salt-water aquarium, and numerous preserved specimens commonly encountered throughout southern Alabama.
(251) 221-5000

Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
30945 Five Rivers Boulevard  Spanish Fort, 36527
Visit the Apalachee Exhibit Hall and Little Bateau Learning Center for live animals and hands-on exhibits. Watch a movie in our Tensaw Theater about Alabama’s ecology and history, or maybe your favorite type of animal. Reserve your spot on a boat tour of the lower delta, rent a kayak to paddle Sardine Pass and Justin’s Bay, or stay overnight at one of our new kayak/canoe campsites! Walk the nature trails, climb a tree, have a picnic, or enjoy some of the area’s best bird watching. Find that unique gift for a special someone in our Cypress Welcome Center and Gift Shop. Five Rivers offers programs for all ages throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram! Open 7 days a week, FREE admission, 8am – 5pm.
(251) 625-0814

Global Wildlife Center
26389 LA-40  Folsom, LA, 70437
Enjoy a one and a half hour guided Safari Wagon tour over 900 acres of beautiful Louisiana countryside complete with 12 ponds and a lake. During the tour you’ll come face to face with bison, giraffe, zebra, camels, eland, and much more! The animals roam free. Adults and children alike experience the excitement of feeding the animals during the safari while remaining safe and secure in our custom-built covered wagons with padded seating. Group tours and private tours available. Open year round, 7 days a week.
(985) 624-WILD (9453) or (985) 796-3585

Gulf Quest
155 South Water Street  Mobile, 36602
With 90 interactive exhibits, simulators, displays and theaters, GulfQuest is a place you’ll want to visit often. The exhibits are housed on multiple decks of a life-sized replica of a container ship, so come ready to walk and browse and take your time. Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Friday 9am – 4m and Saturday 10am – 5pm. Admission: Adults (18-64) $16.00, Youth (5-17) $13.00, Child (under 5) Free, Seniors (65+) $15.00, Active Military (w/ ID) $15.00 and College Students (w/ ID) $15.00.
(251) 436-8901

Sea, Sand & Stars
4900 South Wilson Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
The Steven W. Baker Science and Nature Center, Sea Sand, & Stars will be open to the public this summer! All ages are welcome to come tour our beautiful facility. Visitors will learn about the history of Sea, Sand, & Stars, observe some of the unique and beautiful creatures that share the gulf waters with us, then watch a movie and be amazed by a night sky presentation in our planetarium. We also offer a covered picnic area, 2 classrooms, a microscope lab, several outdoor classrooms on an 800 ft boardwalk, a gift shop, and 20 tanks and aquariums filled with sea life! Please call to reserve your visit.
(251) 981-5690

Weeks Bay Reserve
11300 U.S. Highway 98  Fairhope, 36532
Weeks Bay Reserve encompasses over 9,000 acres of land and water around Weeks Bay and Mobile Bay. The Reserve offers the public opportunities to learn about coastal habitats through its exhibits, live animal displays, and collections of animals and regional plants. We have a free educational visitors center and two self-guided boardwalks. One leads to Weeks Bay and the second through the Pitcher Plant Bog, connecting to Fish River. Visit us on Facebook for updates and educational events. The Weeks Bay Visitors Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm, and closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays. Boardwalks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
(251) 928-9792

WildNative Delta Safaris – Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
4159 County Road 6   Gulf Shores, 36542
Tours available 7 days a week. Experience the waterways of Gulf Shores, Alabama on our unique “backstage” tours. We’ll take you down waterways less traveled on our cozy 22 passenger pontoon boat or perhaps a kayak tour is more your style. Explore the Bon Secour River, Bon Secour Bay, Oyster Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway watching for and learning about a variety of wildlife including Dolphins, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, and Pelicans. We’ll visit commercial fisheries and teach you about modern day fishing methods as the fishermen unload their catch. You’ll learn about the history, ecology, and characters of Coastal Alabama. Choose from Coastal Eco Tour (Boat), Dolphins at Sunset Tour (Kayak) or the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Tour (Kayak).
(251) 272-4088

WildNative Delta Safaris – Mobile/Spanish Fort
30841 Five Rivers Boulevard  Spanish Fort, 36527
Tours available year round. Prepare to be amazed, inspired and relaxed with friends and family as you are introduced to America’s Next Eco Hot Spot! The Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Experience the Delta on our highly rated tours. You’ll explore the Delta watching for a variety of wildlife including American Alligators, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Heron, Cormorant, Pelicans, Nutria and more, learn about these unique animals of the swamp and how they live. All tours are narrated by experienced Nature Guides. Most popular tours include: Delta Eco Tour (Boat), Delta Wildlife Tour (Kayak), Secretly Awesome Harbor Tour (Boat), Gators after Dark Tour (Boat) and Champion Cypress Adventure (Kayak). Office open 7 days a week 8am-5pm.
(251) 259-8531

Recreation Centers

Bay Minette Recreation Complex
611 McMeans Avenue  Bay Minette, 36507
The Bay Minette Recreation Complex is home to the Rec & Roll Skate Center and Strike City Lanes bowling alley. The Recreation Department also provides dance classes, gymnastics, quilting and a summer “Kelly’s Kids” camp. The Rec Department oversees city league basketball, softball, soccer and tackle football.
(251) 580-2546 or (251) 937-3338

Daphne Recreation Center
2605 US Highway 98  Daphne, 36526
The Daphne Recreation Department is committed to serving the community through every avenue of recreation. From sports leagues, to fitness & dance classes, to music and Special Events, we strive to offer you a variety of opportunities to maintain an active lifestyle. For information on Recreation, sports, classes such as health & fitness, dance, karate, and upcoming special events please visit our website and view the parks and recreation section.
(251) 621-3703

David L. Bodenhamer Rec Center
310 West 19th Avenue  Gulf Shores, 36542
The David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center is a membership based community center that offers a variety of recreational activities including a full service fitness room, game area, indoor heated pool with lap lanes, swim lessons, racquetball courts, regulation size gymnasium, saunas, AquaClimb wall, fitness classes and more. Please call or visit our website for class schedules and membership rates.
(251) 968-1420

Fairhope Rec Center
803 North Greeno Road  Fairhope, 36532
Join for the quarter, the month or even the day! The facility is home to a fitness room and spin room, classes, regulation size gyms, racquetball court, indoor walking track, activity room, sauna, dressing facilities, and nursery. Home of F.A.S.T. – Fairhope Area Swim Team, open to boys and girls ages 5-18 who already know how to swim. Membership information available online or at the Rec Center.
(251) 928-7270

Foley Recreation Center
121 North Alston Street  Foley, 36535
The City of Foley Recreation Department offers a wide range of opportunities to our community. Activities include several parks that offer Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, archery, camps, lessons and more. Our Facebook page has frequent program updates. Sign up online for our Newsletters and don’t miss a thing!
(251) 970-5020

Orange Beach Rec Center
4853 Wilson Boulevard  Orange Beach, 36561
The Orange Beach Rec Center facility has a gymnasium, fitness room, two multipurpose rooms and a game room. A designated ‘Teen Room’ also gives young adults their own space to socialize, play games and do homework. Rec Center hours are Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 12pm and closed on Sunday.
(251) 981-6028


Eastern Shore Aquatics Center-ESAC

10580 County Road 64  Daphne, 36526
Eastern Shore Aquatics Center (ESAC) offers swim programs for all ages & abilities. Our center is privately owned, and features two indoor, heated pools, and dry land training facilities. Any time is the right time to swim, so make a splash & sign up today! Visit our website and click on LESSONS SIGN UP or JOIN SWAT to get started. Contact Coach Rich Suhs with any questions you may have. See you soon!
(251) 300-0820

BMAC Swim School
We want all children to be as safe as possible in the water! BMAC Swim School has been teaching swimming to Baldwin County’s children for the past 20 years. Class sizes are 4 children. Classes fill quickly, so call soon!
(251) 458-2628

David L. Bodenhamer Rec Center
310 W 19th Ave  Gulf Shores, 36542
We offer a variety of instructional classes including water aerobics, lifeguard certification, group lessons, swim teams and more. We pride ourselves in our comprehensive programming that allows us to provide everyone an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor. Private and group lessons available.
(251) 968-1420

Fairhope Rec Center Pool
803 North Greeno Road  Fairhope, 36532
A variety of classes are offered including Parent and Child Aquatics, infants, children ages 18mo – 3 years and more. We focus on becoming comfortable in the water and learning to swim. Contact the Pool for information about F.A.S.T. Fairhope Area Swim Team is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 who already know how to swim.
(251) 990-0175 or (334) 559-8364

Foley Recreation Swim
300 West Roosevelt Street  Foley, 36535
Swim lessons at Max Griffin Pool begin June 4, 2018. Please call to sign up for lessons after May 26th. The cost is $30 per child and lessons last for two weeks. The last session of swim lessons will begin on July 23, 2018. Swim team will begins June 4th. Registration is on the first day of practice. Swim team cost is $60 per swimmer and an additional purchase of a racing suit if competing in swim meets.
(251) 943-7946

Orange Beach Aquatic Center
4853 Wilson Boulevard  Orange Beach, 36561
The Orange Beach Aquatics Center includes a junior olympic swimming pool, 11  1/2 ft. diving well with a one meter board, tube slide and separate 25 X 25 wading pool with spray and waterfall features. The Aquatics Center offers swimming lessons, water aerobics and other activities. Summer hours are Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm. Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Non-member day passes are available for $5 per person. Classes offered are water aerobics, swimming lessons, and PADI Seal Team summer camps.
(251) 974-SWIM (7946)

TNT Swimming
8051 Whispering Pines Road  Daphne, 36526
TNT Swimming  is a member club of Southeastern Swimming, and provides year round,  USA Swimming – certified instruction, coaching and competitive opportunities to children of all ability levels at the Bounds Family YMCA  in Daphne, AL.
(251) 300-0543


City of Foley Tennis
Cedar Street  Foley, 36535
The City of Foley offers tennis clinics throughout the year and during the Summer at Mel Roberts (Cedar Street) Park for all ages. Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 3 weeks. Classes are limited to 8 per class, so sign up early. Cost is $35.
(251) 970-5020

George C. Myers Tennis Center
2049 West 2nd Street  Gulf Shores, 36542
The George C. Meyer Tennis Center features  features a pro-shop, 6 soft courts, 12 hard courts and an indoor clubhouse. The Center offers tennis camps, clinics and lessons throughout the year. Registration for tennis clinics, fitness classes and other programs is now available online as well as facility rental reservations.
(251) 968-1341

Lake Forest Racquet Club and Junior Tennis
1 Golf Terrace  Daphne, 36526
We offer instruction for the great game of tennis and also support them with ideas and actions that can help them develop as successful student-athletes. Beginner, Junior Advanced and Intermediate programs are available. Contact Mike to find out which program is best for your young athlete.
(251) 626-0788

Mike Ford Tennis Center
Young Street  Fairhope, 36532
Stimpson field is home to six lighted hard courts, six lighted Hydro Courts, and an outdoor lighted walking track. The tennis facility is open for public play and tennis lessons are also available for children and adults.
(251) 990-9526

Orange Beach Tennis Center
4851 Wilson Boulevard  Orange Beach, 36561
This facility features eight lighted medium speed hard courts. The Pro Shop features Wilson Rackets, tennis shoes and accessories, along with Nike tennis apparel. The Tennis Center offers youth, adult and senior adult tennis programs. Tennis Courts are open daily from 6am – 10pm. Tennis Pro Shop hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm and Saturday 9am – 12pm.
(251) 974-NETS (6387) or (251) 233-9628

Water Fun, Cruises and Tours

Down Under Dive Shop

1129 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
We offer Daily Walk-on Charters, Snorkeling Tours, Scuba Instruction, and Kayak Rentals. We offer scuba certification, CPR, diver rescue, open water diver courses, fun excursions and more! Every month we will feature a new destination to help you learn about the world’s best places to scuba dive.
(251) 968-Dive (3483)


Action Outdoors – Dauphin Island
650 LeMoyne Drive  Dauphin Island, 36528
Action Outdoors offers boat trips into the waters surrounding Dauphin Island.  If you are looking for an adventure with Dolphins, planning a school field trip/eco tour, romantic cruise, or some inshore fishing, we can accommodate your needs. “Built in touch tanks provide personal experiences with many kinds of fish and other animals found in our waters.
(251) 861-2201

Alabama Canoe Trails
30945 Five Rivers Boulevard  Spanish Fort, 36527
The Alabama State Lands Canoe Trails offer the ability to explore by canoe or kayak on day and overnight trips. The  trails run along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Perdido River. The Bartram Canoe Trail offers camping on reservable floating platforms and pile supported camp shelters or primitive land-based sites with trail access starting from 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center or at many local landings. The Perdido River Canoe Trail offers reservable land-based shelters and allows for primitive camping at several sandbars. Access to this trail is from one of three landings located within the Perdido Wildlife Management Area. Maps and reservations are available online.
(251) 625-0814

Delta Airboat Express
3733 Battleship Parkway  Spanish Fort, 36527
Take a tour with us and experience a treat for the Whole family! Learn about the wildlife in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta while having an educational, fun airboat ride that the whole family will enjoy! Tours depart from the Original Oyster House on The Causeway. We are open for reservations 7 days a week. Please call for reservations 24 hours in advance.
(251) 370-7089

Delta Explorer Boat Cruises
34745 State Highway 225  Spanish Fort, 36527
Nobody knows the waters of the scenic and historic Mobile-Tensaw Delta better than the licensed captains of Historic Blakeley State Park’s Delta Explorer! The park is the lower delta’s longest-running boat tour operator and offers regular excursions into one of America’s natural wonders. Our guided cruises explore the areas natural habitat along with historical sites, including locations associated with the Civil War’s “Mobile Campaign,” and the modern Port of Mobile, one of the nation’s busiest harbors.
(251) 626-5581 or (251) 626-0798

Dolphin Cruises – Cold Mil Fleet
5749 Bay La Launch Ave  Orange Beach, 36561
We offer 1.5 hour daytime and sunset cruises for groups, field trips, birthdays and more. Our 50 foot vessel offers partial shade, restroom and a 360 degrees dolphin view! The dolphins love to surf along the side of the boat jumping, rolling, and catching glances at their spectators. A credit card is required for reservations.
(251) 943-3510

Dolphins Down Under
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
Join us and search for wild dolphins! Our knowledgeable captains and crew will guide you and your family on an exciting quest to watch the dolphins frolic and play in their natural environment. We offer dolphin tours, birthday parties, lunch cruises, snorkeling, kayaking and Jet Ski excursions. Dolphins Down Under has custom Glass-Bottom Catamarans with a capacity of 49 passengers. Each vessel can host a variety of occasions. You can reserve an entire vessel for Private parties, Island Excursions, Sunset Trips and other Special Events.
(251) 968-4386

Fairhope Fly Shop
14 South Church Street  Fairhope, 36532
Fairhope Fly Shop offers fly tying and fly casting lessons. Ask Spencer when the next class is starting and learn fly techniques from the Eastern Shore expert!
(251) 928-1619

Go Go Kayaks
921 Gulf Shores Parkway  Gulf Shores, 36542
WE DELIVER FUN! Call for great rates, quality equipment and friendly service. We can accommodate groups of up to 50 people so call and make a reservation for your next outing.

(251) 752-5500

Five Rivers Outfitters/Bartram Canoe Trail
30841 Five Rivers Boulevard  Spanish Fort, 36527
Bartram Landing overlooks the beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta. If you’re up for an unforgettable adventure, rent a canoe or kayak to explore the beautiful Mobile-Tensaw Delta, or even spend the night on one of the new camping shelters in the Lower Delta.
(251) 625-0814

Gulf Coast Ducks
150 South Royal Street  Mobile, 36602
Quack! Quack! Get ready to SPLASH with us during the most entertaining tour in America! We will always seek to exceed your expectations every time you join us for one of our unique land/water tours!This hilarious yet informative adventure covers over 3,000 years of local tales (some tall) as well as exciting stories about the USS ALABAMA, Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile Bay, the Port of Mobile, and much more!
(251) 802-8687

Lake Forest Swim
Daphne, 36526
Lake Forest maintains and operates three swimming pools. You can swim for fun, exercise, and sport. We can help with pool access cards, private pool parties, swimming lessons, and/or the swim team. A playground, volleyball court, picnic tables, and charcoal grills also are available. This is a great place to swim or cool down after playing tennis next door at the Racquet Club.*CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
(251) 626-0788

Mobile Bay Ferry
Daily departures every 1 1/2 hours. The trip between Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan at Mobile Point provides wonderful views of the two historic forts that have long guarded the entrance of Mobile Bay. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes and is a great way for passengers to view birds, sea life and other boats and ships.
(251) 861-3000

Nautica Ltd.
848 Seacliff Drive  Fairhope, 36532
Your family and friends will experience some of the finest cruising the pristine emerald Gulf Coast can provide. We offer bareboat, captain/instructor charters and excursions. Ask about our Sailing School package. Two days of Certification Class, three or more discounted days of bareboat cruising. Nautica Ltd.’s programs are tailored to the needs of each student, from novice to the sailor who wants to renew his or her “sea legs”, whatever your skill level. Based at The Grand Hotel, Point Clear.
(251) 510-SAIL (7245)

Paddled By You
26448 Cotton Bayou Drive    Orange Beach, 36561
We are a family-owned and operated kayak and paddleboard rental service on Cotton Bayou. There are several beautiful islands within paddling distance, including Bird Island, Robinson Island, and Sand Island. We are located at one of the ten stops along the Orange Beach Canoe Trail. Single, double and triple Kayaks are available for rent as well as stand up paddleboards. Please call for reservations.
(251) 752-9250

Pirate Ship Cruise
4575 South Wilson Blvd  Orange Beach, 36561
Bring your young pirates aboard the American Star for a swashbuckling Pirate Adventure. Your minimates will have the opportunity to act like pirates, get their face painted and learn some pirate lingo. Once on board the young pirates will defend the ship, sing along as the pirate crew sings songs of the sea, hear true stories of pirate attacks and hunt for lost gold and treasure! We also offer fishing charters, dolphin cruises, parasailing, jet ski and sea-doo rentals, dinner cruises and more.

(251) 981-4127

Sailaway Charters
24231 Gulf Bay Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Explore Longs Bayou and Wolf Bay on this narrated nature tour with Capt. Skip. This is fun for the entire family. You’ll see and identify: oysters, blue crabs, shrimp, and a variety of fish and birds. You might even see dolphin on this 2-hour trip in protected waters. This is a hands on trip. This is much more than just another dolphin cruise. It’s a fun, informative, learning experience!
(251) 974-5055

Southern Rose Dolphin Trips/Chute Em Up Parasail/Flyboard Bama
27212 Marina Road  Orange Beach, 36561
Get the best view of Orange Beach and the picturesque Gulf of Mexico from 800 feet in the air as you enjoy a parasailing excursion. In addition to cruising alongside some of the ocean’s most majestic creatures, visitors enjoy a 90-minute to two-hour ride on the water, complete with an onboard snack bar for kids and adults.
(251) 981-7673


Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Rides
Magnolia Springs, 36555
Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company is your one stop Alabama Gulf Coast hot air balloon headquarters! Add an exciting and unique dimension to your summer gathering, party, family activity or romantic outing. Gently lift off into an adventure where you’ll experience the beauty of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point! We also offer Boat tours for gulf or inshore fishing, sightseeing and sunset cruising. Visit our website for more information and photos. Call today to reserve your next adventure!
(251) 970-FLYU (3598)

Underwater Works, Inc.
24208 US Highway 98  Fairhope, 36532
Dive into the Gulf of Mexico with the professionals from UnderWater Works. Imagine spearfishing off the Alabama gulf coast. The Southeast region of Alabama has the largest artificial reef program in the nation consisting of coral reefs, shipwrecks, oil rigs, and military surplus. Underwater Works specializes in scuba diving instruction offering both SSI and PADI open water diver courses.
(251) 928-5550

Wind and Water Learning Center
26233 Canal Road  Orange Beach, 36561
The City of Orange Beach Wind and Water Learning center offers sailing and kayaking camps and classes as well as other outdoor educational outreach opportunities. The Center is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
(251) 424-5909