Opelika, a small city that’s situated in the east central part of Alabama, offers many cultural, recreational and educational opportunities to its residents. Opelika is also very proud of its thriving business environment. If you’re currently not a resident of Opelika, but you plan to visit soon, be sure to check out this
website. It’ll give you lots of information about Opelika, including the town’s great history.
If you’re still on the fence about visiting Opelika, here are 10 reasons why you definitely should:
1. Opelika is a golfer's paradise.
Pictured is the Robert Trent Jones Grand National golf course. Built on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee, this beautiful course attracts golfers from all over the U.S.
2. Opelika's "On the Tracks" food and wine event is one of the best festivals you'll ever attend.
"On the Tracks" is a biannual food and wine festival that's held in downtown Opelika. The next event is April 15, 2016.
3. Opelika has an incredible downtown area.
Downtown Opelika features several specialty shops, antique stores, galleries and restaurants. It's a great place to be any day of the week.
4. The most amazing lemonade is right around the corner.
Toomer's Corner that is! Toomer's Drugs is an old-fashioned soda fountain that's situated inside of a historic corner drugstore. It's located in Auburn, right outside of Opelika. This famous establishment is best known for its lemonade. If you've never tried it, what are you waiting for? It's the BEST.
5. Opelika offers incredible fine dining options.
Pictured is Cafe 123. Cafe 123 is a fine dining restaurant that's located in the heart of downtown Opelika. Also pictured is their delicious Crab Cakes.
6. This small Alabama town was used as a filming location for Norma Rae.
If you've never seen the award-winning film Norma Rae, I suggest seeing it. It's a GREAT movie.
7. Opelika's railroad history will amaze you.
By the mid-to-late 1800s, several railroad lines had already run through Opelika. Because of its proximity to Atlanta, Opelika became a small hub.
8. You won't find a better chili dog anywhere else.
You've never had a chili dog until you've had one from Mrs. Story's Dairy Bar. And if you've had one, you know exactly what I'm talking about. They're DELICIOUS.
9. The town of Opelika knows how to get into the Christmas spirit.
"Christmas In A Railroad Town" transforms downtown Opelika's Railroad Avenue into a wonderful Christmas festival. Children love the train and pony rides, in addition to spending a little one-on-one time with Santa. For updates on this seasonal event, be sure to check out OpelikaMainStreet.org.
10. Opelika has the best farmers markets.
If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables, look no further than your local farmers market. You'll be eating much healthier and supporting local farmers at the same time.
Opelika truly is a beautiful place. What are some other reasons why people should visit Opelika?