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This is a small museum that I visited when I first came to Opelika, and it is interesting if you... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Opelika, Alabama
Nice attempt, but I was disappointed

I grew up in Opelika and was excited to see that there was a museum. However, I was really... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Auburn, Alabama
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121 S 9th St, Opelika, AL 36801-4917
+1 334-749-2751
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a small museum that I visited when I first came to Opelika, and it is interesting if you like local history. The people who work there are very nice, and Opelika has an interesting history from Civil war, to the mills (and movie),...More

2  Thank ahabaito
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Toured the museum with my sister. The gentleman working today told us that there was once a German POW camp in Opelika during WWII. He showed us the case display with the authentic Nazi flag and shortwave radio. Our tour was fascinating!

2  Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I grew up in Opelika and was excited to see that there was a museum. However, I was really disappointed. It is a nice start and hopefully it will grow.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I was in downtown Opelika and had some time to kill so I decided to check out the museum. It was a decision that made my day. I loved the old photographs and information throughout the museum. I found out a few things that I...More

2  Thank JamesH7086
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We love this museum. The exhibits are sometimes not our style but we keep checking. The musical programs are the finest and the setting and choice of musicians, the best. The pond with sidewalk around it is a peaceful place to take a break. Thanks...More

1  Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn and enjoy the history of this area. Exhibits about textile mills and local industry are especially interesting and unique. Admission is free.

1  Thank bertharris2015
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a small museum with items of local interest. If you enjoy antique items or a view into local history, this museum would be worth a visit. The whole museum might take you a half hour to an hour to go through if you're...More

Thank biged2015
Reviewed 15 September 2016

What an interesting place! A hidden gem in Historic Opelika. This museum had many rooms filled with items ranging from manufacturing, military, dolls, clothing, and more.

1  Thank sisufin
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to the Museum during an open evening in Opelika. There are a few things of interest to look at, but I found myself glad I had not paid an entry fee. Opelika boasts beautiful buildings, a town centered around a rail round, and...More

3  Thank UMAEKDB
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here. The owner of the museum i think he was, An old men was very kind and generous. His son was very helpful too. He gave us a tour and some gift cards. The History of alabama is actually very colorful.

2  Thank Ülkü Hüma A
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