Things to Do & Family Fun in Gulf Shores Alabama and Orange Beach Alabama
| Hot Air Balloon Rides | Bird of Paradise Biplane | Gulf Shores Museum | Gulf Shores Library |
| Dizzy Bean Coffee Shop | Al's 5&10 | The Track | Magnolia Corn Maze |
| Barnhill Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch |
Hot Air Balloon Rides over Gulf Shores
with "Taking Off” Hot Air Balloon Co.
Hot air ballooning over the Gulf Shores - Orange Beach, Alabama area is a wonderful outdoor recreation activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. The warm weather of the Gulf area allows ballooning all year round. Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience the scenic vistas of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point! Float over the countryside with virtually no sense of motion and the only noise is the occasional hiss of the burner. Bring your camera, and lots of film, and take pictures that will provide you with life-long memories. Check their website for lots of details and info.
Bird of Paradise Biplane
Take a ride in the Bird of Paradise, a 1928 Travel Air Biplane built by Beech/Cessna/Stearman at Gulf Shores Jack Edwards Airport. The open cockpit will allow one or two passengers to sit up front while the pilot sits in the rear seat. You can take an 8 minute, 15 minute or half-hour or more adventurous flight with the wind in your hair in this queen of the skies that won Best Biplane honors at 2001 Sun 'n' Fun Annual Fly-In. A certificate and photo is awarded to all who fly in this airborne time machine. Call toll free 866-687-8359 to schedule your adventure. You can see the plane at Jack Edwards Airport, just behind 'The Track' on Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores.
Our Local Museum
The Gulf Shores Museum located just off Hwy 59 on West 19th Ave in Gulf Shores contains exhibits about hurricanes, and the colorful history of the Gulf Shores area. Also on exhibit is fishing gear used over the years to fish and shrimp on the Gulf Coast and Little Lagoon. The Butterfly Garden is behind the Museum.
Free admission-donations accepted.
Open from 10 to 12 noon, 1 pm to 5 pm (closed for lunch) Tues-Fri. & 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat. Phone 968-1473 Read More & See Museum Photos
Right in the same neighborhood as the above locations is the Gulf Shores Library. From there you can check your email or if you will be in Gulf Shores a while, check out a good book.
M-Tues 10-8 p.m.
W 12-6 p.m.
T-F 10-6 p.m.
Sat 10-3 p.m.
Dizzy Bean Coffee Shop with Wireless WiFi
2200 E 2nd Street #G
Dizzy Bean Coffee Bar -with Wireless WiFi
Inside Malouf Furniture
Located at 7745 Gulf Shores Pkwy (Hwy 59)
Orange Beach is lucky to have an AL's old fashioned 5 & 10. AL'S is a great "gettin' place" for so many things that you just can't find anywhere else. A great place to take small kids to shop-the prices are right. Plus they have a wonderful assortment of water toys, fishing gear, souvenirs and shells in colors you didn't even know existed ! The Gulf Shores store on Hwy 59 closed but the Orange Beach store is in the Winn-Dixie shopping center on Perdido Beach Blvd re-opended after a big fire We were all so afraid that it might not re-open, but it did--yea !
If you collect shells on your vacation--why not make a mosaic with them. Maybe even cover an old ugly lamp ! See this site for ideas: www.Mosaic-Tile-Design.com
Or turn your best vacation photos into scrapbook pages using the printable designs and scrapbook ideas from this site: www.ScrapbookScrapbook.com
The Track Family Recreation Center
The Track in Gulf Shores is your family headquarters for fun! Their action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like their Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country. Challenge your friends to miniature golf, splash ‘em on Bumper Boats, or test your courage at their Sky Coaster. See the website for 10% OFF and FREE shipping on advance tickets.
Magnolia Corn Maze - Magnolia Springs Alabama. Does a Haunted Forest event around Halloween time. They also do field trips and birthday parties. Be sure to check the site for special event dates and times.
Barnhill Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Loxley, Alabama. They also have a Haunted Hayride during the Halloween season and a hay maze for Kids Age 3 and Under. Features also include a Cow Train, Corn Box (Think Sand Box but with corn kernels), Corn Cannon and Hayrides. Check their website for more details and dates.