Things to Do in Panama City Beach
A mostly open-air aquarium, Gulf World Marine Park is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach, Florida. The park is home to rough-toothed and bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, flamingos, sharks, turtles, penguins, alligators, and reef fish.
The beaches of Panama City Beach aren't the only places to go to get wet. Water and amusement park combine at the city's Shipwreck Island Waterpark.
Shipwreck Island Waterpark has been a Panama City Beach institution for more than three decades, with exciting water slides, kid-friendly pools, and plenty of places to relax. There's a huge wave pool, giving guests an ocean feel in completely clear water. There's a lazy river for a relaxing float or the “White Knuckle River” for a thrilling ride. There's a zipline from which guests drop into a big pool. There are several water slides, two of which are over 60 feet tall.
The family-friendly water attractions include “Tadpole Hole” and “Skull Island,” both of which have kid-sized slides and water activities the whole family can do together.
From the curious to the strange to the grotesque, oddities abound at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Panama City Beach. Find items you're unlikely to see anywhere else, such as shrunken heads, as well as family-friendly activities, such as 7D interactive movies, a mirror maze, and laser race games—under one roof.