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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores AL, 36542
(251) 968-5731
www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.org
The Alabama Gulf Coast  Zoo is tucked away just blocks from the beach and is home to more than 290 animals. Lions, tigers, bears, monkeys and macaws are just some of the creatures that inhabit this Gulf Coast oasis. There's also a petting zoo, reptile house, aviary and daily animal shows in the summer.

Big Lagoon State Recreation Area
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy
Just north of Perdido Key
(850) 492-1595
www.friendsofbiglagoon.org
A variety of colorful wildlife call this state park home; Gray foxes, great blue herons, and possums are just a few that share the pine flats, sand dunes, and salt marshes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the parks' well-maintained natural trails, campsites, and picnic areas. Families will appreciate the snack bar and rest facilities. Don't miss the observation tower’s panoramic view of Big Lagoon.

Gulf Islands National Seashore/Johnson Beach
850) 492-7278
www.nps.gov/guis
On the eastern end of Perdido Key, Johnson beach is a popular area for walkers, joggers, and cyclists. A self-guided nature trail winds past salt marsh and maritime forest, and intrepid explorers can journey by boat or foot to Fort McRae.

National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL32508
(850) 453-2389
www.navalaviationmuseum.org
The National Museum of Naval Aviation is one of the largest and most elaborate air and space museums in the world. Share in the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history. See over 140 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.

Perdido Key State Recreation Area
(850) 492-1595
http://www.floridastateparks.org/perdidokey/
The park's barrier island location buffers it from heavy winds and tides, making it an oasis for delicate shore birds and other coastal animals. Picnickers and hikers will enjoy the scenery of sea oats, wild rosemary, and white sand.

Pirates Island Adventure Golf
Gulf Shores AL, 36547
(251) 968-4653
www.pirateislandgolf.com
Two fun filled 18 hole courses. Island atmosphere, plenty of shade, tropical flowers, cascading waterfalls, caves, pirate ship and cool sea fog.

The Zoo Northwest Florida
5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL32563
(850) 932-2229
www.thezoonorthwestflorida.org
Come and Explore! Over 1400 of the wildest friends you'll ever see await you at The Zoo.  See various forms of wildlife and take a ride on the Safari Line Limited Train, which winds through 30 acres of free-roaming wildlife.

Sightseeing Cruises

A Southern Rose
Orange Beach AL, 36561
(251) 981-7673
www.southernrosedolphintrips.com
Mon - Sat doing Dolphin Trips (2 hour sightseeing rides) and dinner cruises Thurs - Sat nights (food catered from Bayside Grill) or private parties for up to 146 passengers. The upper deck is A/C and a bar is open on the boat.

Blue Dolphin Cruises
Orange Beach AL, 36561
(251) 981-2774
www.bluedolphincruises.com
The Blue Dolphin is a Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch Cruise Boat with private charters available. Regular cruise is approx 1 1/2 hours covering 15-17 miles of inland water only. Live narrated cruise by the Capt starts from Perdido Pass progressing close by North side of Ono Island, Ono Bay, and into intra coastal waterway.

Sailaway Charters
24231 Gulf Bay Road
Orange Beach AL, 36561
(251) 974-5055
www.geocities.com/sailorskip
Windy Ways sailing adventure is a 3 hour cruise aboard a 48' ketch, Max. 6 people at one time. All sails are in the back bays and bayou's. Explore Longs Bayou and Wolf Bay on this narrated nature tour with Capt. Skip and mate Janet.

Arts & Entertainment

Pensacola Little Theatre
Pensacola FL, 32591
www.pensacolalittletheatre.com
Pensacola Little Theatre is one of the oldest, continually producing community theatres in the Southeastern United States. Founded in 1936, Pensacola Little Theatre has been providing residents and visitors to the Pensacola Bay area with quality theatrical productions, educational programming and special events for over 60 years.

Pensacola Opera Company
75 S Tarragona Street
Pensacola FL, 32507
(850) 433-6737
www.pensacolaopera.com
The mission of Pensacola Opera is to enrich the culture of the Northwest Florida Region by producing professional opera performances, educational programs and other opera-related community events for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

Quayside Art Gallery
5-17 East Zarragossa Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 438-2363
www.quaysidegallery.com
In historic Pensacola's Palafox district, an old firehouse houses the works of over 100 artists, The Quayside is the Southeast's largest co-op. Browse the art, and enjoy the building, which while preserved, remains largely unchanged since its construction in 1873.

Saenger Theatre
118 S. Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 444-7686
www.pensacolasaenger.com
A carefully restored member of the National Register of Historic places, the beautiful Saenger Theater features a series of Broadway productions, and hosts regular concerts by the likes of Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis.