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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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Address: 3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
Phone Number: 18007457263
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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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Helpful staff and beautiful facility!

We found lots of information that helped us plan our trip--plus free maps. The restroom were clean. The staff was friendly and helpful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
vgp95
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Covington, Georgia
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Covington, Georgia
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found lots of information that helped us plan our trip--plus free maps. The restroom were clean. The staff was friendly and helpful!

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady at the front desk was one of the nicest people down in Gulfshore. She personally walked over to the racks pulling out different brochures that we might have been interested in. She made us feel special. lol

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Thank sakinah2002
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies will direct you to the right section of brochures that you are inquiring of - wow - tons of great stuff here. Highly recommend stopping here on the way in before your trip starts for attractions, events and even coupons! Save some $ and stop wasting vacay time wondering what and where to go!

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Thank beardogmom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on the way in to Gulf Shores, There was lots of pamphlets with information on restaurants, places to stay, museums, activities in the area and lots of resources for this area. The lady working in there was very nice and helpful and gave us lots of information for the area. Worth checking out and it's FREE!

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Thank lucylin07
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the new Gulf Shores Welcome Center on Highway 59, and it is BEAUTIFUL! And the ladies that were working there, Renee and Lynda, were so friendly and helpful. It's worth the stop!

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Thank WestBeachO
Acworth, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for info on some kayak areas and Lynda and Renee were very helpful. They also provided a handout with rainy day ideas as we are lucky enough to be here during some rain storms (shortly after Hurricane Hermine). Very helpful and cheerful. Very nice facility for waiting out the rain! Thanks!

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Thank Carey S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

4 of us had lots of questions and we all got individual attention from the staff. Generous with their brochures, advice, answers. One of best visitors centers I've been to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The workers were very kind and helpful. Almost like they're on vacation with you! Get all the info on the places the locals go!

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Thank Beauty A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

They were getting ready to close, but were happy to assist us with directions, a "pit stop" and other brochures!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

My first stop and a must if visiting Gulf Shores, AL. They have pamphlets for anything and everything to do in Gulf Ahores and the surrounding area. They even have coupon books.

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