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Take a Selfie with An Alligator

Alligator Alley

19950 Highway 71, Summerdale



Visit Alligator Alley in Summerdale, Alabama, just 30 minutes north of Gulf Shores. This alligator sanctuary houses hundreds of rescued alligators. You’re invited to lounge in the gator station, where you can hold a baby alligator. There are three feeding times a day when you can give the alligators some chow – under supervision by trained staff of course.


Eat Some Exotic Jerky

Coast House of Jerky

4751 Main St, Orange Beach



If you’re a fan of jerky or of exotic foods in general, Coast House of Jerky in Orange Beach will make your heart sing. They supply hundreds of kinds of high quality jerky, including a huge selection of exotic jerkies. In the mood for a food adventure? Try the alligator, camel, ostrich, python and rabbit jerkies to name a few.


Attend the Evening Retelling of the Taking of the Baldwin County Seat

Baldwin County Courthouse Pavilion

312 Courthouse Sq. Bay Minett

Oct 11, 2018, 5-8 p.m.


If you love local lore – even with some inaccuracies – you’ll love this live action reenactment of the story of how the town of Bay Minett took the Baldwin County seat from nearby town Daphne. The story goes that they did it in the middle of the night, but locals have fudged that part a bit. The evening reenactment is fun nonetheless.


Put One Foot in Alabama and the Other in Florida

Flora-Bama Lounge

17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola



Be in two states at once by crossing the nearby state line. And once you do, visit nearby Flora-Bama Lounge – the name is a fun amalgam of the states’ names. (Research debunks the popular myth that stated Flora-Bama is on the state line; it’s actually located six feet from the border and is technically located in Florida.) Don’t leave without trying the Bushwacker, the lounge’s signature milkshake-style drink blended with five kinds of alcohol.