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PK Visitor Guide 2017

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47 VISITPERDIDO.COM The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world's largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. There is so much to see and do, you will want to stay all day! Share the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. In 2016, the Giant Screen Naval Aviation Memorial Theater upgraded from 70mm film projection to stunning premium laser-illuminated digital projection system boasting full 4K resolution, the first of its kind installed in an institutional theater. Admission is free, and the museum is open from 9 am-5 pm daily. Visitors must have valid photo ID and all bags are subject to search. Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass' three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. Next to the Lighthouse is a museum and a gift shop. Admission is $6 with discounts for children, seniors and active duty military. Open daily from 10 am-5:30 pm. If you like kayaking and canoeing, explore the scenic Perdido Key Blueway paddling trail, a link on Florida's 1,515- mile Blueway Trail. The Perdido Key segment extends 5½ miles along the south shore of Big Lagoon, and you can launch from Johnson Beach. You can also paddle the Intracoastal Waterway, which has multiple small islands that are great for having a picnic, and Bird Island in Orange Beach, Ala., is a hot spot for activity and fun times. Hub Stacey's at the Point and Big Lagoon State Park both offer canoe and boat launches. You can even paddle up and tie off at one of many restaurants that offer waterfront dining, such as Sunset Grill, Flora- Bama Yacht Club, the Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina, Flora-Bama Ole River Bar, and Hub Stacey's at the Point, National Naval Aviation Musem and Lighthouse Paddling the Key Alabama Action! The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, located in Gulf Shores, Ala., offers a variety of ways to interact with their many animals. Have some fun in the lemur exhibit, feed a sloth, or hold a baby kangaroo. Drop by and make a splash at Waterville USA, just next to the Zoo. Make sure to grab a bite to eat at The Hangout before heading on to your next activity. You can play a round of mini golf, shoot some lazer tag, race around at The Track and so much more! Want to see a view like that? Call up our friends at Orange Beach Helicopters or Gulf Coast Air Tours and they will take you right up! Enjoy a stunning view of the island from either a plane or helicopter. You can also try your hand at parasailing above the beautiful waters of Perdido Key. : A FAMILY ENJOYS A DAY AT THE NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM : HISTORIC PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE

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