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Tourism, Entertainment, and Fun

Auburn - "The Loveliest Village on the Plains" - may have a small town feel to it, but there are adventures here that are just waiting to be explored! Come enjoy 18 holes at one of our peaceful golf courses or catch a football game to root on our Tigers. Between the many outdoor activities as well as our local movie theatre, several shopping centers, and five star restaurants, you'll never run out of things to do in this town.

Opelika - With the revitalization of the historic downtown area, Opelika has become a tourist attraction with new dining and shopping experiences. If Auburn doesn't have enough entertainment for you, Opelika's unique historic downtown features some of the area's premiere dining and shopping experiences.

Recent Recognitions

check_circle Southern Living 2017 Best Small Town

check_circle2016 Safest Places in Alabama - "Auburn was ranked as one of the top ten safest "large cities" in Alabama in a report by ValuePenguin. Their analysis of FBI data on crime statistics for 83 Alabama cities includes violent and property crime. Auburn was the only city in Alabama listed in the top 25 nationally."

check_circle Where to Retire 2016 Top Places to Retire In the U.S.

check_circleLeague of American Bicyclists - "Bicycle Friendly Community Award."

Athletic Facilities

  • Auburn Soccer Complex
  • Auburn Softball Complex
  • Auburn Recreaction and Wellness Center
  • Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
  • Duck Samford Baseball Fields
  • Bo Cavin Baseball Fields
  • Yarbrough Tennis Center
  • Samford Avenue Tennis Center

Recreational Facilities

City Parks

  • Kiesel Park
  • Charlotte and Curtis Ward Bike Path
  • Hickory Dickory Park
  • Town Creek Park

City Recreation Programs

Parks & Recreation Department programs include:

Arts & Crafts, Athletics, Birthday Party Packages/Showers, Camps, Ceramics, Clubs, Dance, Fitness, Hobbies, Martial Arts, Music, Seniors, Special Events, Swimming, Tennis, Theatre, Therapeutics, and Unique Activities.

Area Attractions

  • Chewacla State Park
  • Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve
  • Donald E. Davis Arboretum
  • Lake Martin
  • Lake Harding
  • Tuskegee National Forest
  • Spring Villa Park
  • Lee County Lake

Golf Courses


  • Auburn Links at Mill Creek
  • Indian Pines Golf Course
  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National


  • Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms
  • Moore's Mill Club
  • Saugahatchee Country Club

Arts Facilities

  • Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center - JDCAC
  • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art - JCSM
  • Auburn University Telfair B. Peet Theatre
  • Auburn University Jonathan B. Lovelace Athletic Museum & Hall of Honor
  • Museum of East Alabama
golf course

Auburn Football Field