6 Things Only Auburn Opelika Locals Know

Know the Community is all about helping you get connected to your community, and one way is to clue you in on some local knowledge!

Here’s a list of some things we found out after we became official “locals.” Take some time and explore these local secrets.

1. The Auburn University Lambert-Powell Meat Lab is a state of the art teaching, research and extension facility. Products produced under inspection are available to the general public in the Retail Sales Room. There is a variety of fresh pork and beef as well as bacon, different varieties of sausage, and on occasion a selection of BBQ, smoked brisket and hams.

Lambert-Powell Meat Lab
500 Shug Jordan Parkway
Auburn, Ala. 36830

Mon – Thurs : : 2PM – 5PM
Fri : : 11 AM – 5PM

2. Lee County has an 130 acre public fishing lake located 6 miles southeast of Opelika. The lake offers a boat ramp, fishing pier, and concessions open to the public. With a fishing license, anyone is free to catch the abundance of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie occupying the lake.

Lee County Public Fishing Lake
321 Lee Road 808
Opelika, Ala. 36804

HOURS : : Sunrise – Sunset
Feb. 1 – June 30 : : Tues – Sun
July 1 – Nov 18 : : Wed – Sun
Nov 19 – Jan 31 : : Closed

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3. Toomers Drugs® has been an Auburn tradition since 1896. A visit to Auburn would not be complete without visiting Toomers Corner® on the corner of Magnolia Ave and College Street. Toomers® has great food, World Famous fresh squeezed lemonade and other soft drinks.
Is the classic southern sweetness a little too much for your lemonade taste? Ask for it half sweetened or even 3/4 sweetened.

Toomer’s Drugs
100 N. College St
Auburn, Ala. 36830

Mon – Fri : : 10AM – 6PM
Sat : : 10AM – 7PM
Sun : : 12PM – 5PM

Source : Toomer’s Drugs

4. Lake Martin is a fun “staycation” for Lee County residents. You can rent pontoon and speed boats from many different marinas for a nice, cool day on the lake. One of Lake Martin’s most famous land marks is Goat Island. Lake locals of all ages love to drop by the island and visit with the sweet, curious inhabitants. Since goats can’t swim, you’re probably wondering how on Earth an water locked island accumulated a population of goats. The goats actually belong to a local family who transports the goats to their island every Spring and brings them back to their cozy farm each Fall to ride out the Winter months.

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5. Tired of circling around looking for a parking spot in downtown Auburn? The City of Auburn has added a live parking map to their site to help you easily find parking. The map uses sensors to detect which spots are open, and which are not. Downtown parking is $1.00 an hour Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends. The city also offers valet parking in the Municipal Parking Deck.

Auburn City Parking Map

Source : City of Auburn

Valet Parking
Thurs : : 11AM – 3PM
Thurs : : 5PM – 10PM
$1 Per Hour
Fri : : 11AM – 3PM
Fri : : 5PM – 11PM
$1 Per Hour
Sat : : 11AM – 11PM

6. Auburn’s Musical Road is located on a section of South Donahue Drive and has been dubbed “ War Eagle Road,” as it plays a part of Auburn’s fight song, “War Eagle.” Drivers operating a vehicle at 35 mph experience the first seven musical notes as they head toward campus. This is the third musical road in the United States, but the first on a college campus.

Source: Auburn University

Source: Auburn University