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Museum of East Alabama

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Address: 121 South 9th Street, Opelika, AL 36801
Phone Number: (334) 749-2751
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Has history of local industry

I appreciate the sections the museum has dedicated to the "home grown" industry such as Diversified Products and Ampex. Ampex has a special place in my life due to the fact my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I appreciate the sections the museum has dedicated to the "home grown" industry such as Diversified Products and Ampex. Ampex has a special place in my life due to the fact my mom worked there in the early days when it was Orr Radio. John Herbert Orr was the man who introduced the magnetic tape to America which was all... More 

Thank wjmay
Opelika, Alabama
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Quite entertaining IF you love museums. This is generally East Alabama specific, but I just love to learn about people's history and this is a great way to nudge your way into the hearts and minds of small town Alabama.

Thank Greg B
Opelika, Alabama, United States
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great place to see local history from cotton mill history to WWII history. Very interesting. They just ask for a donation to visit. Please note only open on weekdays

1 Thank Terry H
Opelika, Alabama
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My daughters and I were downtown and decided to go to the museum. Fascinating place. We enjoyed going back in time to see interesting articles that take us back in time. The girls laughed at some of the phones and household utensils and tools. Everyone should go there at least once. We lost all track of time and we left... More 

Thank Nancy F
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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461 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Trying to kill some time in Opelika I happened upon the East Alabama Museum and stopped in. There is no fee but donations are accepted. The curator was very friendly and we talked for a while. The museum has some interesting pieces from all aspects of civilian and military life. Some are rural and most relate to East Alabama but... More 

3 Thank Robert C
Opelika, Alabama
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This isn't a fancy museum, but it is definitely a must see if you are in the area. Lots of interesting items of all sorts--agricultural, musical, military, Native American, medical, sports... The museum is free but does accept donations to help keep things going. A must see place in the Opelika historic district.

2 Thank memphispanda
Opelika, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

seeing history of the area. I donated a chair (milking) which belonged to my grandfather who was from Eufaula and graduated from API in 1900 in mechanical engineering.

1 Thank Anne C
Auburn, Alabama
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155 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We just love this local treasure. This museum does NOT charge admission. How often do you come across that, especially in this economy.? They only accept gracious donations. Our young child really enjoys coming here year after year as he grows and develops new intrests. This museum has a section for antique toys and dolls and they are currently expanding... More 

Thank Christine P

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