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“A definite must see!”

Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A definite must see!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Gulf Shores was our second beach stop during our visit to the Mobile area. Save the best for last would be the appropriate term. WE LOVED IT! We arrived on a Sunday so that might have helped out with the traffic but whatever the case,the public beach was great. I have always been a Panama City Beach man but we have a new favorite. Planning an end of summer trip now but with the hotel on the beach!

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Burr B
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Mobile, Alabama
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Going to the beach”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you want to have some fun, go to Gulf Shores! Relaxing, fun, happy. Clubhouse is nice. The salt air and gulf breezes will have you relaxed in no time!

2 Thank Christine B
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Central Texas
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly people, warm welcome”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stopped by the welcome center on the second or third day of our trip to Gulf Shores. Its well worth a stop because its right on the main road in, you're in and out in five minutes, and you get a lot of information as well as some pretty handy coupons!
The people in this center are nice and friendly. In general the inside and outside of the building looks nice and is clean, with cute outdoor ocean decor. The information you get is very informative as to all the things to do and see in Gulf Shores.
They have everything up on the wall in categories so you can pick up whatever grabs your attention.
If having a lot of brochures and papers bothers you for whatever reason (you don't want to have clutter, you don't want to waste paper, you don't find them helpful, etc.) just take your time to look through everything so you select only the things that most appeal to you.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank VFlower2011
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Marietta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Staff is very knowledgable.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stopped by during our visit to Gulf Shores for Spring Break. Staff knew exactly where the literature for every event, attraction, restaurant, hotel, etc were located. A good first stop upon arriving to Gulf Shores.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank erinshero
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great first stop!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We visited this welcome center our first full day here. The woman we spoke with was very helpful and nice. She answered all of our questions. She gave us a coupon book as well. It definitely helped us to figure out which places we wanted to visit during our stay. Would definitely recommend!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Tammy C
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