Auburn is a great college town known for football, fun, and amazing history. A visit to Auburn University would be incomplete, however, without a visit to one of these local favorites.
Chewacla State Park
Open year round for swimmers, this spot is one of the most popular places to hangout on sunny days. Fit for hikers, bikers, swimmers, and nature lovers, it makes for a great way to spend the day. Whether you are testing out their new bike trail, taking a paddle board fitness class, or relaxing out in the sun, your day will be filled with endless fun. This park is huge, and you can spend just the day there, or go camping for the weekend. Lose track of time as you enjoy the outdoors and relax in the most beautiful park in Auburn.
If football is in season then you know where to go! A visit to Auburn during the late summer or fall is incomplete without attending a football game for the Auburn Tigers. Thousands of fans line up every home game to cheer on this college team, and sports bars around town become packed to the brim with fans. Located on campus, it couldn’t be easier to get to the stadium. Get the Auburn college experience by attending a game at one of the best stadiums in the country.
Indian Pines Golf Course
This public golf course is 18 holes, and is one of the finest in the country. In 2005 Auburn was voted “the best golf city in America” by Golf Digest, and this incredible course upholds that. Featuring rolling hills, a beautiful lake, and famously friendly staff, this local spot is a perfect way to spend the day.
Auburn City Fest
If you visit Auburn in late April, make sure to take part in Auburn City Fest! It takes place each year on the last Saturday of April. It is known as the largest free outdoor festival in Auburn, and draws in enormous crowds. Featuring live music, vendors, and family entertainment, this is a true Auburn experience.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Opened in 2003, this museum is the only accredited university art museum in Alabama. It contains six exhibition galleries, and features a growing collection of 2000 pieces of art. Admission is free, but you can leave an optional five dollar donation. This waterfront venue is also the site for many evening events and weddings, and it is truly stunning!
Auburn Escape Zone
Feel like solving some riddles? Auburn Escape Zone is truly a unique experience, and definitely a fun activity for adults and children alike! This local favorite features multiple puzzle rooms, in which your group is “trapped” and must find clues to help solve the mystery and secure your escape within an hour. These puzzle rooms alternate and usually resemble movie plots. Immerse yourself in a real life mystery game, and escape before time runs out!
Southeastern Raptor Center
This unique local spot is a rehabilitation facility for large birds. You don’t have to be a bird-lover to enjoy learning about them and seeing these beautiful creatures up close. They host many programs and shows for thousands of people each year, and have a large variety of eagles, owls, hawks, and other interesting birds. The afternoon bird show is the most popular, and definitely worth going to to see these stunning creatures.