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Orange Beach Welcome Center

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Address: 23685 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-6405
Phone Number: +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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Stopped in to get some info on dolphin tours. Was immediately greeted at the door. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Was able to get info on tours and the reps gave good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
YMac21
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Willoughby, Ohio
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ladies that were on duty when we went in were very kind and tried to be helpful, but they had not experienced any of the activities we were interested in. They did not know anything about geocaching or metal detecting or the various fishing adventures of the area. They knew there is a public pier but did not know... More 

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Thank MrsLou2
Willoughby, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to get some info on dolphin tours. Was immediately greeted at the door. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Was able to get info on tours and the reps gave good suggestions.

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Thank YMac21
San Antonio, TX
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Folks are very friendly and helpful. They have and provide a myriad of information covering virtually all topics.

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Thank gotchaSA
Sparta
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ladies at this were so helpful. we gathered tons of info to use next year. This will be the first place we visit upon arrival 2017.

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Thank Melissa P
Iowa
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

we will visit welcome center FIRST THING, so you can see the many activities available and restaurants, and staff was very helpful with questions we had

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Thank Vicki R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited OBA several times but this was our first visit to the OB Welcome Center. We were impressed with how friendly and helpful Michelle and Peggy were to us. The gave several suggestions that were very informative. The center itself is wonderful- clean and well organized with many brochures and handouts about the great places to eat and... More 

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Burnsville, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The people were very friendly. They were very informative. Were able to answer any question that we had. Provided us with all the information and brochures that we needed to make out stay better and more affordable

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Thank Eddie H
Kansas City, Missouri
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped in to ask for a recommendation on a good seafood place. We like local non tourist, however, it was like the lady there wasn't aloud to say where she liked to eat. It was very unhelpful. Really we just looked at brochures since no one at the center wanted to make a suggestion.

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Thank KCKris
ALGulfCoastCVB, Manager at Orange Beach Welcome Center, responded to this review

Allow me to be the first person to apologize to you. I’m sorry that your visit to our welcome center did not meet your expectations. Please contact me at KChapman@GulfShores.com or 251-968-9319 as I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to make things right. Kim Chapman, Director of Hospitality and Information Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

As first time visitors from Wisconsin, we stopped at the Welcome Center to get info on the sights, restaurants and attractions in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. The two nice ladies at the Center really made us feel welcome and asked where we were from and offered lots of suggestions for restaurants and the local attractions. There were lots of... More 

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Thank Ginny H
Arkansas Ozarks
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Arrived late on Sunday afternoon just before closing. The 2 women working were very welcoming and helpful. Found much needed info and coupons. Definitely worth a stop.

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Thank biscuitcreek

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