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Address: 11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
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+1 334-928-9792
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A government protected wildlife reserve.

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Surprise on the river

It was offseason but we stopped to see picher plants and have a nice walk on the boardwalk. While sitting at the river we got an unexpected close-up view of a family of dolfins... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
NovelGothicNovel
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was offseason but we stopped to see picher plants and have a nice walk on the boardwalk. While sitting at the river we got an unexpected close-up view of a family of dolfins swimming up river, fishing and playing, even little ones!

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Thank NovelGothicNovel
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place to take a nature walk, or two, but make sure you take time to visit the classroom! The boardwalks take you through the wet lands area and if you drive a short distance you can take the pitcher plant bog boardwalk, which must be quite nice when the plants are in bloom. The classroom... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and a pleasant surprise. Learned about marine biology and bigs and marshes and plant life. The board walk is very stable and the staff was quite friendly and helpful.

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Thank dchorton
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Loved walking the board walks through the Weeks Bay wet lands...We really liked that so many of the trees were identified...

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Thank Kathy L
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Nice side trip, a beautiful walk to the the bay, anyone of any age would enjoy. Loved walking on the well kept board walk and taking in the quiet serene atmosphere of the water and local laandscape.

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Thank whinnies88
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Well worth a stop if you are in the area. The museum is one of the best and the extensive boardwalk allows a tour unlike any I've seen thru any similar place.

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Thank Wayne W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Weeks Bay is a gorgeous Gulf Coast Estuary that receives vital protection by the Weeks Bay Foundation. According to famed Harvard Biologist originally from Alabama, E.O. Wilson, the river delta system leading to Mobile Bay and Weeks Bay is the most ecological diverse system in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a beautiful place to try to get up front and... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Great Boardwalk through the estuary. Trees are labeled for ease of identification and the view and sounds at the end overlooking the bay are priceless. Birds abound. Small blue tailed skinks skitter on the boards and a broad head skink the size of a small gator may surprise you around the bend. Inside the visitor center are dioramas and screens... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the day at Weeks Bay. It's a hidden jewel. At the end of a wonderful Boardwalk, you can see Weeks Bay, an estuary that is connected to several rivers and Mobile Bay. It's a nice place to relax and absorb nature!

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Walland, Tennessee
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We made an abbreviated visit to see the flowers in bloom along the boardwalk. We had never seen pitcher plants and were surprised at how beautiful they were and the profusion of flowers so close to the boardwalk. Many other varieties to see as well. This area is a bog and exceptionally humid. Use bug spray.

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