- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near Gulf Shores, Alabama, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Mini Golf, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Recreation Centers and Visitor Centers.
- From Gulf State Park to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gulf Shores and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fairhope, Orange Beach, Foley and Pensacola.
The Battleship USS Alabama sailed for seven decades and currently is a floating museum. Exhibits include a World War II submarine, a Blackbird spy plane, Vietnam River patrol boat, and a plane like the one flown by the Tuskegee Airmen.
Besides the ship itself, which is an important part of America's military history, USS Alabama Battleship can be considered a national park, since it has a large front-yard for picnics, cars shows and the likes, while also having an avionics museum.
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Visitors can take guided tours of the Conde-Charlotte Museum House originally built in 1850 for Jonathan and Elizabeth Kirkbride. The house is restored with period antiques, and visitors can also see sections of the jail that was on the site from 1822 to 1850.