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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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Address: 3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
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+1 800-745-7263
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Both welcome centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Both welcome centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer season (mid-May through mid-August), the center hours are extended to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and the weekend hours change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Stop Here for Lots of Ideas!

Beautiful new building; very friendly and helpful staff! It is well organized with lots of info and coupons! There are also interesting, more detailed presentations scheduled.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
sdakota49
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful new building; very friendly and helpful staff! It is well organized with lots of info and coupons! There are also interesting, more detailed presentations scheduled.

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Thank sdakota49
Decatur, Illinois
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152 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of pamphlets with assistants eager to help you. The ladies were almost over eager to assist. Wish I found that everywhere! Thanks again ladies for all your help!

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Thank Gary S
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of good information - maps, coupons, recommendations and directions. Staff is friendly and the place is always open.Tourists are the main industry here & they try to take good care of us.

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Thank Phyllis W
Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very helpful with suggestions, books with money-saving coupons, personal favourites. Gave us Mardi Gras beads and "Leave Only Footprint" pins for the grandkids.

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Thank Sandra J
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

It was our pleasure Sandra. Enjoy the goodies, and have a great vacation. More 

Belleville, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this welcome center were very helpful and friendly. They gave us ideas and tips on where to go and things to do.

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1 Thank Joycehappycamper
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you are a "happy camper" after visiting our welcome center. Have a great vacation! More 

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to Welcome Centers that frankly, weren't very welcoming. At Gulf Shores, these people clearly saw their jobs as answering all your questions and helping you find interesting things to do. The lady spent lots of time with us planning out our stay. It's a nice way to start your time here.

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Thank Cynthia L
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We love our jobs, and thoughtful welcome center feedback, such as your comment, warms our customer service hearts. Thank you for visiting Cynthia! More 

Iowa
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people at the welcome center have always been helpful, but in their new building, they have the room to display information more beautifully. They also have space for programs on site. A beautiful resource staffed by helpful, friendly people.

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Thank iaJim
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

You took the words out of our mouth. With the expanded welcome center space, we can do so much more to help our guests, and our programming (the welcome center lecture and showcasing series https://www.gulfshores.com/welcomecenters/) has been quite popular. More 

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 5 weeks ago

The Welcome Center has all the maps, handouts and brochures you need to help you decide what to do and where to eat in Gulf Shores. The attendant is very willing to provide additional information and help. There are also lecture series at the center.

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Thank WRJ-MLJ
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to meet you and answer all of your vacation questions. The lectures continue through the end of the month, and here is the schedule if you would like to learn more: https://www.gulfshores.com/welcomecenters/. Thank you again for visiting our new center. More 

Illinois
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Staff is very nice and helpful. A vast selection of things to do and see in the area. There are many flyers with discounts from local businesses.

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1 Thank Lyle S
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better, Lyle. When guests make us their first stop, we can show them all there is to see and do in the area. Thank you again for dropping by, and have a very memorable vacation on our white-sand beaches. More 

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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

All of the women working here were so friendly and helpful. They had advice about all kinds of restaurants and activities in the area. There were free postcards that were beautiful featuring gulf shores beautiful coastline. I sent them to all my friends.

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1 Thank Aubrey E
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We bet your friends loved hearing about your Alabama beach vacation on those postcards. It was our pleasure to meet you. More 

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