Indoor Activities in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Looking for something fun to do with the family in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama? Check out these awesome indoor activities! And while you’re in town, come fishing with us at Rock Bottom Charters. Not only is fishing a fun activity for the entire family, but kids fish FREE as additional passengers! Fishing may not be an indoor activity, but it’ll be good to get out in the sun after spending some time inside exploring these fantastic places.
In this museum, located in the Louisville and Nashville railroad station, you can get a little bit of background on the city’s history, as well as the history of Baldwin County. The museum is fun for all ages and contains the “O” gauge Model Train Exhibit with offers a ¼ mile of track, 1 mile of wiring, 50 passenger coaches, 84 freight cars, and a replica of the L&N Hummingbird.
Address: 125 E. Laurel Ave. Foley, AL 36535
Phone: (251) 943-1818
This lovely antebellum mansion is just a few minutes from downtown Mobile, AL. The estate was created in 1855 and is nestled among oaks and azaleas. Inside you’ll find a circular staircase, large parlors, and grand rooms. The mansion is furnished with crystal chandeliers and fine antiques. Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is an architectural icon that represents the Old South. The mansion has guided tours but also allows weddings, meetings, and other events.
Address: 1906 Springhill Ave. Mobile, AL 36607
Phone: (251) 471-6364
In this museum, you’ll learn how science and the medical field have come by exploring Baldwin County’s first hospital. View exam rooms and antiquated medical equipment. The inside of the museum has remained pretty much unchanged from the time it served as a hospital from 1936-1958.
Address: 111 W. Laurel Ave. Foley, AL 36535
Phone: (251) 970-1818
The Fairhope Museum of History can be found in Fairhope’s 1928 Spanish Mission-style city hall building. This museum features the original mayor’s office, jail, fire station, and town council chamber. You can view artifacts from Fairhope’s past and learn about the Single Tax District, the Jubilee phenomenon, and everything else that makes the city unique!
Address: 24 N. Section St. Fairhope, AL 36532
Phone: (251) 929-1471
This beautiful historic home can be found on the Bon Secour River, under Southern live oak trees that are more than 120 years old. This house was originally owned by Charles and Susan Swift and was home to their 11 children. The house was later bought in 1976 by Nik Coles. Before he passed in 2007, Coles bequeathed the home to the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission. The Swift-Coles Historic Home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is has been open to the public since 2009 (cash only).
Address: 17424 Swift-Coles Ln. Bon Secour, AL 36511
Phone: (251) 949-5550