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Museum of East Alabama

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Address: 121 S 9th St, Opelika, AL 36801-4917
Phone Number: (334) 749-2751

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Packed with interesting things!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Montgomery Alabama
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Montgomery Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 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.

Thank sisufin
Auburn, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 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 civil war history. More historical significance can be found on the various plaques around town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 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.

Thank Ülkü Hüma A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This small museum in downtown Opelika is not big but well worth the visit...two hours at the most to cover it all. Two Medal of Honor winners from Opelika are highlighted along with several historical pieces of the local paper mills. And, it's right downtown, a block from some good little restaurants in case you come in for a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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