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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
+1 800-745-7263
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Two years ago they built a new building with beautiful dolphins to greet you. The people are so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
georgygirl
Great place

Stop by here every time, they have booklets for dining and attractions and it cool and clean and I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim T
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two years ago they built a new building with beautiful dolphins to greet you. The people are so helpful and help you find just what you want to do

1  Thank georgygirl
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming by to see our new building and visiting with us. We are glad that our information specialist were able to assist you. Be sure to stop by again the next time you are visiting the area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by here every time, they have booklets for dining and attractions and it cool and clean and I love it

Thank Kim T
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kim, we are glad you stopped by and found what you need. Come see us any time.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Very helpful, with lots of information. They had suggestions for activities of interest to grandparents, and for things to interest the little ones, too.

Thank Deborah S
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

We are glad you were able to find the information you needed. Thanks for stopping by.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The visitors center staff was very nice and helpful. The center was clean and inviting. They had lots of information for us for our trip.

1  Thank peterdB894KB
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

We are happy you stopped in to see us. If you need anything else, we are here 7 days a week.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The lady was most helpful with helping us find local places and interesting attractions and museums.

Thank Skipper1949545
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

We are glad that we were able to help you when you stopped by. If you need anything else, someone is here 7 days a week for you.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful visitors center. Great ambiance with plenty if info. Staff were super nice and very helpful. You can tell that they really wanted you to have a great stay. They were also really knowledgeable and had great first hand advice. Lots of coupons too....More

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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Linda, thanks for stopping in and visiting with us. We appreciate the great compliments! We are open 7 days a week if you need anything else while here on your visit.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The staff members were extremely helpful and welcoming. They took the time to hear what we were interested in and shared appropriate materials with us. It is a helpful first stop so you can plan for a good visit. Clean bathrooms.

Thank andi-editor
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for the kind words and for making us your first stop. Please be sure to stop in next time you are in town.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Make this your first stop! I definitely did some research and had some activities already planned but was able to get more information/ideas! We spent a lot of time here taking pictures.More

Thank legend24
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for coming in to see us here at the Welcome Center. We are very glad that you were able to find additional information. Our fountain and our turtle are great photo ops. Come back and visit with us...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Helpful staff, answered all our questions. Lots of literature available. I wish their hours keep them open past 5pm.More

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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for coming in to visit with us. We are very happy that you found information that was useful to you. Vacation guides are available outside the welcome centers after hours also. We are open 7 days a week from 8AM to 5PM Central...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We have been to Gulf Shores often, but never stopped in the Center. There was a lot of information, maps and coupons. You should stop to pick up ideas on trips and food. We saved $13.00 on 1 coupon.

Thank MARKOWisconsin
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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We are glad you decided to stop in and see us this trip. We always have maps, coupons and lots of information for you. Should you need any addition information or coupons, please stop by and see us again.

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May 20, 2018|
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Response from KaukaunaWITraveler | Reviewed this property |
The people who man the Welcome Center will help you find any available coupons among all the informational brochures. Additionally, you can find coupon books at various tourist shops. Ask where you can pick them up; I'm sure... More
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Sarah's Homemade: "Our goal is to provide delicious and homemade meals made easy for you. We cook, while you spend time with your family and friends! Our meals are perfect for vacations, dinner parties, showers, new babies... More
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Response from Nommie2 | Reviewed this property |
Welcome Center has racks of brochures for local restaurants, attractions, events, condos etc. Depending on your budget and size of condo determines the cost. We stay in Orange Beach at SeaChase. It is more of a resort for... More
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