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Gulf Shores Welcome Center

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

Very nice building with lots of information of things to do in the area. Staff was very friendly. We drove all along the sea shore and they have very nice parks also.

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice building with lots of information of things to do in the area. Staff was very friendly. We drove all along the sea shore and they have very nice parks also.

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Miriam was very helpful with our questions regarding the Gulf Shores area. We were interested in coupons for various restaurants, as we eat out every day, and those savings do add up!! This place is only a year old, and is an attraction in itself, very tastefully done.

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Thank George W
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

George, thank you for stopping in to see us and sharing your pictures with us. We are proud to have helpful people, like Miriam, on our team. Stop in to see us any time you need extra coupons! More 

Fall Branch, Tennessee
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this welcome center to help plan for a future visit to the Alabama coastal area. They went out of their way to tell us about great places to see and restaurants to eat at.

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2 Thank Susan H
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We hope you received enough information to plan your next trip. If you find you are needing more information, we are only a phone call away. Make to stop in and see us on your return visit! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and more information then you will ever use..They have hundreds of brochures, maps and anything you need to make your vacation a success.

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1 Thank Walter H
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We are glad you stopped to visit us Walter. We hope you found everything you need. If not, just know someone is here seven days a week for you. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the area and it was really nice stopping at the welcome center. There were brochures of things available and the staff was very helpful! They recommended things to do and also provided coupons to various places. If you're not familiar with the area, I'd recommend stopping here at the beginning of your trip!

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1 Thank Ashley H
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

Ashley, we are glad you decided to visit our area and stop in to see us. This is a great first stop to any trip. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to get information for shops, restaurants and excursions. The ladies were warm and friendly and very helpful in what we were looking for!

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ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you stopped in to see us! More 

Bostic, North Carolina
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When on vacation, the first place we generally stop is the welcome center. At the center you can get the latest update of what there is to do and the different places that you may want to visit. The individual on duty was very, very helpful to us so we could make some good decisions. Great place to visit.

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2 Thank 578billyh
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

Billy, thanks for stopping in to see us and making us your first stop. We are pleased you gathered lots of useful information. More 

Gilmer, Texas
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up several pamphlets for area attractions and got ideas for places just down the road. The staff was so helpful and nice. We enjoyed taking pictures with the turtle and the fountain out front.

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1 Thank AdventureUs9367
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

We are glad your granddaughters loved the fountain and turtle. We love seeing photos of our guest enjoying themselves. Come back and see us any time. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to check out on whats happening locally also coupons and very helpful staff.can give great directions best places to eat,and where to get more bang for your dollar I would deffiniteley make this a first stop to the beginning of your vacation.

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2 Thank gary m
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

Gary, thanks for making us your first stop. If you need any more directions, we are here for you. More 

Clearwater, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped her and all the people are so friendly and amazing :) I love Alabama and encourage people to visit

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1 Thank Kaylene R
ALGulfCoastCVB, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us and for your kind words. Come back soon. We do love to be of assistance to our guests. More 

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