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Gulf Shores is an Alabama Community of Excellence adjusting to shifting sands for growth

By Cary Estes, July 18, 2018 The Alabama Communities of Excellence program is helping Gulf Shores find opportunity on and off its popular beaches. (Brittany Faush / Alabama NewsCenter) Given enough time – decades if not centuries – the steady combinati …

Gulf Shores

A Brief History of Gulf Shores The completion of the Intracoastal Waterway in 1937, and the opening of the Gulf State Park in 1939, were both crucial factors in attracting people to the Gulf Shores area. The first post office opened in 1947. Previous t …

Alabama Gulf State Park’s Gulf Adventure Center “The Hummingbird Zipline”

This two and a half hour Alabama Gulf State Park eco adventure tour is scheduled to open in March of 2013. This ultimate adventure is both educational and exciting with six ziplines as high as 90 feet up in the air, four of which will travel over the w …

Historic Fort Morgan

Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes a …

Mobile Bay Ferry

Mobile Bay Ferry offers service all year round with service across Mobile Bay. Beginning September 10, 2012 to March 10, 2013, we will only be operating one ferry. Please follow the Fort Morgan schedule for departure and arrival times. This scenic trip …