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Weeks Bay

11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
334 928 9792
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Fairhope
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A government protected wildlife reserve.
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Fairhope, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have had the opportunity over the last few years to work with the staff at WBR teaching environmental education to local school groups. It is a great and close field trip for young and old. I'm still learning about all the plants and animals that call Weeks Bay, an estuary surrounded by wetlands... home.

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Pensacola, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If in the area, a must see. The ecology is explained in exhibits and narratives, along with some history. There is a raised walkway. Vegetation is labeled. It ends at the Bay which is a beautiful view.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Took 5 and 6 year olds, loved the nature walks and seeing marine creatures up close. Great views of Fish River, Weeks Bay, easy drive from the beach.

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Washington, Indiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were told to go there to see about getting a fishing trip from the locals. It was clean but not inviting. The road ended there and it didn't want me want to stay.

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Memphis, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a great destination to see more of Baldwin County and to understand the eco system that supports the area.

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Fairhope, AL
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Small museum, great board walk through the wetlands. You might see a bald eagle on the bay. Learn how important estuaries are for seafood.

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Troy, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The park closes early, and the trails are not very well maintained--buggy, grass is tall, and it's screaming snake/gator country for anyone walking by themselves. We expected a boardwalk, pavement, or something other than what we saw.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Hit the nature center, launch a boat at the mouth of the bay, visit the protected bog, watch the sun set. Eastern Shore at its best.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

If you are a nature lover and the pitcher plants are open, you should visit. It's not something you'll find many other places.

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Daphne, Alabama
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211 reviews 211 reviews
79 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Also offers a nearby pitcher plant bog which is best in April and October. Weeks Bay offers nice trails, peace and quiet, small museum. Part of the National Estuary System. Very importnat habitat. Look for eagles, ospreys, pelicans and more.

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