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Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

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Beautiful spot

I took my 5-year-old grandson to the bridge after a workout at the adjoining park. It was serene... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great for a quick lunch picnic or afternoon with the kids!

The Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge is a local historic treasure. It was origonaly located along a... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Auburn, Alabama
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  • Very good11%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lee county”(2 reviews)
“local history”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I took my 5-year-old grandson to the bridge after a workout at the adjoining park. It was serene, cool, and perfect for a bit of respite. We had such fun imagining travel in its heyday. The hiking area behind it was fun and full of...More

Thank S796NUsuew
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge is a local historic treasure. It was origonaly located along a side road off HWY 280 in the old Salem area by Wacoochee Jr. High School and had been built by a local free man of color famous for building many...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Since we are big fans of covered bridges, we just had to drive the extra few miles when on a visit to our grandson at Auburn. The low rating is because there are no directions or address in the description! It took us forever to...More

Thank Shtrbug1
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Although non-functional at this time, it was once a major thoroughfare in historical times and is one of the few remaining covered bridges remaining in the US. It is truly a part of history!

Thank aliciamB9567ES
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is close to our house. It has a trail with various types of shrubs planted. The bridge is over a creek. Its next to opelika city park that has a train and playground equipment. Nice park to bring the kids.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My kids love this park we go as much as we can and we attend almost all the events they hold at this park it is very family fun.

Thank seth112585
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a place frequented by locals wanting to take pictures or just go for a walk. It's a nice area, attached to several other picture spots as well as the Municipal Park (which has a cool, restored, functioning mini train).

Thank memphispanda
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great place to go and relax. The creek that runs under the bridge has shallow water and smooth rocks. A nature trail is always being improved, and the area has historical information spread around. Good place for a dog walk, picnic, or just a place...More

Thank Catzeye800
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This old covered bridge was moved to this in town location and fully restored. It easy to get to and fully accessible. Parking is available. Nice for younger folks who have never seen such.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge was one of the few remaining covered bridges in the county. In bad repair, it was moved and restored to the Municipal Park in Opelika. It is truly great to be able to share this piece of history with the younger generations.

Thank KOrsini
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