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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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Address: 3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
Phone Number:
+1 800-745-7263
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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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Beautiful building and wonderful help!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank iaJim
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Lyle S
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Aubrey E
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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142 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and helpful with local restaurants, and attractions. It enhanced our visit to the area.

Thank cdhcch
Lake Orion ,Michigan
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you must start if you are new to this area .Everyone is very helpful and they will taylor information to what you are looking for(golf,eats,museums etc.).get a copy of the Mullet while you are there,good coupons and local info.

1 Thank LJY-BAY
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rolling into a new area in which you want to stay for 2 months can be intimidating so I highly recommend checking into welcome centers as soon as you can. We stopped at the Gulf Shore Welcome Center upon arrival into Gulf Shores and were warmly greeted by the 2 staff. They both took turns finding out about out interests... More 

Thank Jan W
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend about 15 minutes with one of the customer service people and she gave us very good advice on where to stay, play, and explore. Very NICE people.

Thank BRTexas
Pekin, Illinois
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped to see the new building. Very nice Place . Lots of free information on the area. The people working there were very helpful.

Thank Arrowmaker43
Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had questions about the trails. They gave us a map of all the trails.The staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank donald s

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