Beyond The Beach in the Gulf

Brush off the sand and make tracks for these one-of-a-kind Gulf attractions

Take a mind-bending romp through the world of Salvador Dali at THE DALI MUSEUM in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum’s collection of oil paintings, drawings, sculpture, and other works by the Spanish surrealist is the largest outside Europe.

Prepare for lift-off at INFINITY SCIENCE CENTER in Pearlington, Mississippi. Test your mettle in the new OMEGA Flight Simulator, then take a behind-the-scenes tour of nearby John C. Stennis Space Center, NASA’s largest rocket-engine test facility.

Step right up and get in on the three-ring fun at THE RINGLING CIRCUS MUSEUM in Sarasota, Florida. Walk the tightrope, pack into a clown car, check out vintage posters, and marvel at the 44,000-piece circus model.

All aboard for adventure at the U.S.S. ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK in Mobile, Alabama. Explore a dozen decks, man one of the big guns, and check out historic aircraft on a visit to this massive World War II battleship, measuring 680 feet from stem to stern.