8 Things to Do in Bay Minette That You Shouldn't Miss

August 15, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Bay Minette is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,044. The city is the county seat of Baldwin County.
Restaurants in Bay Minette

1. I-65 General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge

Interstate 65, Creola, AL 36525
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

I-65 General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge

Reviewed By SoCalOregonian - Murrieta, California

Drove across, this bridge on 05/10, entering Mobile from the north. There is a long causeway that leads up to the bridge. Nice views from the bridge, but no place to legally stop. The bridge itself is a thriugh arch type bridge. The bridge is also nicknamed the "Dolly Parton" bridge.

2. Perdido Vineyards

22100 County Road 47, Perdido, AL 36562-3016
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Perdido Vineyards

Reviewed By colt07 - Atlanta, Georgia

We visited Perdido Vineyards north of Mobile while visiting relatives in Mobile. This was a true gem in the rough.

The vineyard is a bit out of the way and about 40 minutes north out of downtown Mobile. However the drive was interesting and scenic. Once off I-65 you need to look for the state historical marker which shows where the vineyard is located. How many vineyards have you visited that have a state historical marker describing their history.

While not large and fancy our visit was made a true experience by actually meeting the owner Jim Eddins and being able to talk to him and listen to his life’s story which is truly remarkable. He is an industrial engineer having graduated from the US Naval Academy as a Marine. He fought in both Korea and Vietnam and is one of the modern giants of atmospheric meteorology. The story of how he got into the wine making business in Alabama is both touching and riveting. Down to the fact that he got then President Jimmy Carter to influence the “powers that be” in Alabama to allow him to grow his vineyard. As a side note he was asked back to the Naval Academy to address the midshipmen two years ago. I believe he was 81 at the time!

His product is outstanding as you would expect from someone like LtCol Eddins. He has muscadine wines and juices along with all sorts of other items. His muscadine (grape) juice is just to die for. His sweet white dessert wines are also superb and have won awards. We probably tried 6 or 8 wines and they were all good. We were limited to how much we could buy as to how many bottles we could put in our suitcase on the airplane.

This was one of the most enjoyable spots we have ever visited and one of the top two or three vineyards we have visited. This is a must if you are in the Mobile Bay area.

3. Airboat Express - Tours

3733 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 125 reviews

Airboat Express - Tours

Reviewed By James B - Mesa, Arizona

We had an excellent experience. Brittany was very professional, friendly and courteous. Geoff was humorous and was quite versed in the flora and fauna. Best part, Geoff is a former brother paratrooper; "Airborne, All the Way". Be sure to greet Beudreaux, the 3 1/2 foot .alligator that hangs out at the dock. Looking forward to our next trip to Mobile. This is a definite "REPEAT"!

4. The River Pub

7555 Riverview Ln, Bay Minette, AL 36507-8814 +1 251-937-5100
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

The River Pub

Reviewed By Mike G - New Orleans, Louisiana

Take a 5 mile or so drive south off of the I-65 on US 225 right before the elevated interstate starts and turn west on Cliffs Landing Road. Take it to the boat launch at road's end and look for this surprise. Cozy tap house with cordial people, good brews and ONE TERRIFIC SUNSET VIEW!!!
This place is proof that its worth it to take a trip off of the beaten path.

5. WildNative Tours

30841 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9320
Excellent
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5 based on 386 reviews

WildNative Tours

In 2004, Delta Safaris Australian born founder discovered the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in Alabama and fell in love with the the serenity and mystical draw the delta holds to all who spend time with her. He had been searching the world for an untouched wilderness to launch an adventure tour business for a decade, and the Delta answered the call. It was 2007 before the dream became a reality with the birth of Five Rivers Delta Safaris, offering delta eco tours and related services, located at Alabama State Lands newly built Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Six years later, Delta Safaris is proud to have brought the delta into the hearts and minds of nearly 100,000 guests, creating lasting memories for locals and international travelers alike. Delta Safaris - "Live the WildLife": Delta Safaris has matured into a nationally acclaimed tour operator, with tour and outfitter services in both Alabama and Texas. Delta Safaris offerings focus on fun, educational and completely immersive experiences, including: - Wildlife eco boat tours in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw Delta. - Guided activities including canoe / kayak and hiking explorationS of THE Mobile-Tensaw Delta. - Fully customizable group adventure and expedition programs - Full Service Safari and camping expedition design and support in Alabama. - Scout focused activities in Alabama. - Festivals and events throughout the year. - Shopping for souvenirs online and in our Bartram Landing store, Alabama. Delta Safaris increasingly has become the go to source for delta exploration, as America's "next eco hot spot" is slowly discovered by the world. We are proud to increasingly provide a support system for families, groups and friends looking to spend quality time outdoors. Delta Safaris is honored to have been recognized for our services and featured on the CW's National Morning Show, in National Geographic - Adventure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, various state and local newspapers, parental magazines and in multiple adventure and travel related blogs. This is thanks to the dedication of our whole team, and the love we all feel for the outdoors and for introducing our guests to its wonders. We encourage you to discover and expand upon your own passions today, and see why we are so proud of the services we offer and the locations we share.

Reviewed By LindsCC777

This was such a lovely and relaxing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed being on the boat and learning about the wildlife. The captain gave us so much interesting information. We saw egrets, heron, pelicans, alligators and even dolphins! The owners of the company couldn’t have been nicer. I even got picked up from my hotel. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.

6. 5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9326 +1 251-625-0814
Excellent
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Or, simply soak up the natural beauty and history of the region with plenty to do and see at the facility itself.

Reviewed By Jamie V - Ripon, Wisconsin, United States

It doesn't cost anything to visit, which is a bonus on vacation. Lots of animals (live and stuffed) to see. The staff was very knowledgeable and gave lots of info on the animals in the center as well as those outside. Check out the tortoises before you leave as well. They're quite funny.

7. 2 Sisters Community Thrift Store

109 Hospital St, Bay Minette, AL 36507-4157 +1 251-455-3990
2 Sisters Community Thrift Store

2 Sisters Community Thrift Store has affordable quality 2nd hand goods. The local community makes all sorts of donations; there is never a shortage of interesting things to shop for at 2 Sisters. Also, our 'antique corner' has real special hard-to-find items from days past! All welcome!

8. Historic Blakeley State Park

34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL +1 251-626-0798
Excellent
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4 based on 95 reviews

Historic Blakeley State Park

Reviewed By goldenjag - South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We had a good walk around the park and battlefield information boards. There is a boat tour some days. But wasn't running the day we visited. Very quiet not many people about but was a storm brewing up so that could have been a factor.

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