5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort: Hours, Address, 5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center Reviews: 4.5/5

5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Or, simply soak up the natural beauty and history of the region with plenty to do and see at the facility itself.
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Deborah E
Destin, FL63 contributions
Super quiet on the day we visited -- no workers or tourists seen until the end of our visit (and then we only saw 2 employees). We wandered around the dock and the discovery center, took some pictures, watched a short film, and enjoyed the displays. We enjoyed the live animals the most! They had baby opossum and two screech owls that were fun to watch. It wasn't what I was expecting, but was worth the stop.
Written August 23, 2021
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Seasluggie
181 contributions
Family
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center has a gift shop, three building education center, conference center, kayak/canoe and boat launch. There is a larger pavilion with many picnic tables. The restrooms are extremely nice and well cleaned.

These building are surrounded by well kept grounds with a mix of paved and dirt walking/ biking trails. We had a blast geocaching here.
Written October 19, 2020
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H+S
Ponchatoula, LA50 contributions
Couples
Hubs and I stopped here to spend some time waiting for the restaurant to open. The ladies in the gift shop were so friendly and sweet! We got a map of the place and set off. Even though we didn't use them this trip, there were several hiking trails throughout. We stopped at the learning center and were surprised to find numerous animals on display in each building! Kids would LOVE this!! The snakes and tarantula kinda freaked me out, but the screech owls were precious! There were also many different stuffed animals around. Information about each animal was given for educational purposes. There was no fee to enter, but there was a place for donations. There were extremely clean restrooms in nearly every building. All in all, I really enjoyed this unplanned stop. I plan on going back to try the hiking trails!
Written January 4, 2020
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Glenda1947
Iowa City, IA332 contributions
You can learn a lot about the animals of the delta area here. Some are live and others are mounted. The outside decks provide a beautiful view of the delta/river area. This is well-worth your time, perhaps a little hidden and out of the way.
Written March 2, 2020
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Catherine S
Bolton, UK7,661 contributions
Couples
Arrived on a Saturday afternoon, found the visitor centre closed. Drove round the road, the place was deserted. Found a few buildings and were just about to leave when we saw a couple coming out of one so we tentatively went to investigate. Found some good taxidermy displays and information on snakes, some alive some not!
The place has great potential but we were uncomfortable being alone in such a large and deserted place.
Written May 28, 2022
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Frank J
Calgary, Canada83 contributions
Couples
This is a small interpretive center with some paths to walk around. It has some interesting displays in a few buildings. They have a movie that talks about the nature start of Alabama to today. The movie is very well done and very informative. Learnt stuff I did not know. The place is free and only takes a couple of hours. The movie is about 45 minutes.
Written March 9, 2020
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David D
Mattapoisett, MA475 contributions
Couples
This place is laid out kind of strangely. We got a thorough overview from the clerk at the gift shop, and enjoyed a walk along the 1/2 mile trail (featuring labeled trees and shrubs giving you an introduction to native species) to the resource buildings out on the shoreline. The place was built on fill from the construction of I-10, and seems to be funded by natural gas tax revenues from rigs in Mobile Bay. The resource buildings featured nature displays and labs with lots of terrariums featuring snakes, turtles, and some other species. When we visited there were also numerous taxidermy of native animals. Pretty impressive.
Written April 11, 2015
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CrackedLCD
Foley, AL589 contributions
Solo
A pretty nice park. Some good walking areas, plenty of parking and a nice layout. There's also some recycling facilities in the park.
Written October 13, 2013
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kmk225
Point Clear, AL207 contributions
Family
I have driven by this place hundreds of times and I'm glad I finally stopped by for a visit. We ended up at the gift shop first. It was very nice and had a wide variety of items. It was too hot and we had limited time to walk the trails, so we went into the exhibit halls. There were many different animals on display (alive and taxidermy). There were the movies that we also didn't have time to see. There is no fee for this attraction. In short, I will be going back in the fall when I have more time and it's not so hot.
Written August 3, 2019
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MissPris14
Spanish Fort, AL16 contributions
Family
Lots of fun things for the family - young and old. Took the boat tour on the delta, and seeing alligators was exciting. Kids really enjoyed the day.
Written November 11, 2015
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MissPris14, We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our Halloween festivities here at 5 Rivers. We are so grateful for all of the monetary support we receive from our visitors to allow us to put on these free events. This year our attendance was quadrupled from last year's, so we are already in planning mode for next year and hope to be able to have more activities, food vendors, and of course tricks and treats!
Written November 18, 2015
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