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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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Address: 3150 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 800-745-7263
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Employees were fabulous!

Even if you are familiar with the area or have your trip planned out like we did, the Welcome Center was a great stop. The employees provided a wealth of knowledge, maps, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Iowa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Even if you are familiar with the area or have your trip planned out like we did, the Welcome Center was a great stop. The employees provided a wealth of knowledge, maps, and coupons to make our trip more enjoyable. They went out of their way to be helpful.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you like brochures, this is the place. Did not find staff overly helpful. A few coupons for discounts to local attractions and eateries.

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Belleville, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very helpful staff, lots of brochures and other printed material. Would have liked a better map of the area.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This welcome center is always busy. They give out great advice about dolphin cruises, Blue Angel cruises, activities, and restaurants. I have a standing rule in life. If I want to know what to do and where to eat in a certain location, I seek advice from a "local". These ladies never let me down. They have a plethora of... More 

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St. Louis
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was glad we started there. The attendant was very helpful. She knew about restaurants & activities in the area. Much appreciated!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lots to do! Zipline, Nature Trials, Canoeing Renta and a lot more. A must do- walk the pier. We watch a local catch a king marlin. It was fun to watch everyone get so excited. He must of felt like a superhero when he finally got it reeled in. They also offer camping sites - cabins - swimming

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The welcome center has a lot of reference material and is a great place to stop if you are looking for something specific. Good information from the staff.

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Appleton
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The center has thousands of maps and brochures, and the staff was very knowledgeable. We were along the birding, and the staff directed us to resources specific to our interest.

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have been to many welcome centers but never one like this! We were so glad we stopped! Kathy gave us her personal attention for more than 20 minutes! She made sure we had all the information we needed in a friendly, helpful way. She sure did her part to make sure our trip to the area was successful! This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We came in late Monday and I Wish we would have stopped here first Miriam, Tammie and Ally were all three super helpful, friendly and kind. They saw I had four teenage boys with me and gave me great ideas for them. Some that were even free! Coupons, brochures and maps with their notes - super helpful for a first... More 

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Additional Information about Gulf Shores Welcome Center

Address: 3150 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 800-745-7263
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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