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Weeks Bay

#5 of 30 things to do in Fairhope Features Animals
11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5476
+1 334-928-9792
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We have two kids, ages 6 and 3, we were looking for something fun but also educational for them to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Weeks Bay Eatuarium

This is a beautiful place adjacent to Fish River and is wonderful for the hands -on experience at... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Carol T
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Fairhope, Alabama
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A government protected wildlife reserve.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5476
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have two kids, ages 6 and 3, we were looking for something fun but also educational for them to do. Weeks Bay Reserve was perfect. My kids learned about the importance of an Estuary as well as the many drawers of surprises in their...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place adjacent to Fish River and is wonderful for the hands -on experience at the resource center featuring different species of native animals and plants. It has a good board walk out to Weeks Bay and native trees are named for...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Plenty of places to fish without a boat. Seldom crowded. Grab a rod and reel a little bit of bait and maybe a chair and enjoy a little bank fishing. If the fish ain't biting, you don't have to worry about cleaning them.

1  Thank Jeff9755
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The visitor centre is very interesting and the "custodian" there was very informative and enthusiastic. It would be a great place for younger kids to learn about Alabama wildlife. Very peaceful trails and you need to go down the road to visit the Pitcher Plant...More

Thank HogRider66
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hubs and I visited Weeks Bay for an afternoon. Nice boardwalk makes it easy to access the estuary, where the fresh waters feed into Mobile Bay. The ecosystem was interesting, the small visitor center has displays of local wildlife fossils and live animal life, and...More

Thank ImmaWanderer
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was offseason but we stopped to see picher plants and have a nice walk on the boardwalk. While sitting at the river we got an unexpected close-up view of a family of dolfins swimming up river, fishing and playing, even little ones!

2  Thank NovelGothicNovel
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a very interesting place to take a nature walk, or two, but make sure you take time to visit the classroom! The boardwalks take you through the wet lands area and if you drive a short distance you can take the pitcher plant...More

1  Thank WRJ-MLJ
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice and a pleasant surprise. Learned about marine biology and bigs and marshes and plant life. The board walk is very stable and the staff was quite friendly and helpful.

Thank dchorton
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Loved walking the board walks through the Weeks Bay wet lands...We really liked that so many of the trees were identified...

1  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nice side trip, a beautiful walk to the the bay, anyone of any age would enjoy. Loved walking on the well kept board walk and taking in the quiet serene atmosphere of the water and local laandscape.

1  Thank whinnies88
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Katelyn P
6 October 2016|
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Response from Sue05841 | Reviewed this property |
This is a large facility and there are areas that are completely free. In fact, I can't recall anything that had a charge associated with it but I think they do have a place to accept donations. It is a fascinating spot... More
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Judy19
26 April 2016|
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Response from Theresa L | Reviewed this property |
Free but donations are accepted
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