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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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Absolutely beatiful--and helpful too!

Quite honestly, we stopped in because we were looking for a place to use the bathroom before we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LopFam5
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Arrowsmith, Illinois
Bright and beautiful visitors center.

This is a gem of visitors centers. The inside is bright and beautiful. This visitors enter is only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Angelle225
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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3459 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2717
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+1 800-745-7263
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite honestly, we stopped in because we were looking for a place to use the bathroom before we could check into our rental cottage, and we happened to see the building. We were glad we stopped, for many reasons--and the bathrooms were very nice and...More

Thank LopFam5
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you decided to stop in! Enjoy your visit to our beautiful beaches. We are open seven days a week for your convenience.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a gem of visitors centers. The inside is bright and beautiful. This visitors enter is only about a year old so it's relatively new. The staff are sweet as a peach. They were super helpful and friendly in assisting us with our questions...More

Thank Angelle225
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping in Angelle. We hope you have enough to keep you busy, but if not, we are here sevens days a week to help you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop first thing... The 2 ladies there were soo sweet and helpful..i can not say enough on their kindness..the center gave us great idea's of things available to do.

Thank mandykeath9807
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you made us your first stop! If there is anything else we can do for you while you are here, stop in and we will be more than happy to help!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable & friendly. There's a wide variety of brochures and coupon books. It's a great place to stop by first to help plan what to do in the area.

Thank Jeremy V
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for stopping in Jeremy to pick up your brochures and coupons. We are here seven days a week for you.

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Go here to find the "must see" places and things to do. They will provide all types of brochures for the local area and surrounding areas.

1  Thank tiffanyc844
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Tiffany, thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you found all the information you needed. Please be sure to stop and visit with us again on your next trip.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wow! First off, this building is gorgeous! When you stop, and I highly recommend that you do, be sure to take time to check out all the literature. There are many books that have restaurant and activity coupons! These will come in handy for your...More

1  Thank BiehlFam4
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in. Your kind words are much appreciated. We are happy our center provided you with useful information and coupons. Stop back and see us next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop on the way in to Gulf Shores. Very nice with an extremely nice staff. A ton of information and discount coupons.

Thank Don T
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you found great information and coupons while visiting our welcome center. Be sure to stop by again on your next visit.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped in and so glad we did! The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and told us of some places to visit close to Gulf Shores, and we went. They were 'right on' and we enjoyed ourselves at the center and...More

1  Thank wayside824
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for stopping into our center. We are pleased to be your first stop and to have heard that our referrals were beneficial. Stop in any time!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

The welcome center was a wonderful stop. The curator was incredibly helpful and made some great recommendations. She had informative pamphlets to share as well. It was extremely clean and interesting.

Thank Dbraden1
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in. I'm glad we could be of help to you. We are here seven days a week if you need any more referrals.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

we have seen better and cleaner beaches. i would pick pensacola beach,fl much cleaner and less crowded.

Thank ex0tic007
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

I'm sorry to learn of your opinion. If your schedule allows, I would like to hear from you in case there is something that we can do to improve your vacation experience. Here is my contact information: Kim Chapman at KChapman@GulfShores.com or 251-968-9319.

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Nany M
6 April 2017|
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Response from ALGulfCoastCVB | Property representative |
Splashing in the Gulf can be an enjoyable experience, but be mindful of the current surf conditions. Stop by the welcome center for a handout about surf conditions and the beach flags and their meanings.
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shell2008
18 March 2017|
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Response from ALGulfCoastCVB | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. We do not have an area that you can swim with or pet the dolphins as they are federally protected. However, we have several companies in the area that offer dolphin cruises where you can see the... More
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Maria D
15 March 2017|
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Response from ALGulfCoastCVB | Property representative |
Maria, thank you for contacting us. We have a vacation guide that we would be more than happy to mail you. You can fill out our quick and easy online form under the plan section on our website.
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