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Current Happenings in 

& Around the Phenix City Area

  • 06/05/2017 0 Comments
    Insider's Guide Suspended

    Due to circumstance beyond the Phenix City - Russell County Convention & Visitor's Bureau control, the insiders guide will be on hiatus until the foreseeable future. 

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  • 14/04/2017 0 Comments
    History and Hidden Gems

    Growing up in the area I thought I had been to, and seen everything worth seeing and doing in the area … boy was I wrong.There is so much I have never seen or was too young to appreciate when I did but there places I never knew existed. Place that didn’t exists or didn’t make it on my radar for whatever reason. I guess what happens after a while of living in the same city, is you get used to your ‘little bubble’ and forget there is so much more than that to experience.

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  • 31/03/2017 0 Comments
    East Alabama Motor Speedway – the ‘Daytona of Dirt’

    Race fans are well aware that Phenix City is home to one of the best dirt tracks in
    country – East Alabama Motor Speedway (EAMS). The track has even been called
    the “Daytona of Dirt.” However, for many
    in our region EAMS is still somewhat of a hidden gem. Located on Highway 80
    about 10 miles west of downtown Phenix City is fun for everyone. When the
    engines roar and green flag drops, whether this is the 100th race
    you’ve seen or the first you are in for a night of excitement and adrenaline
    that is hard to match.

    weekend EAMS will host the Alabama Shootout, part of the Lucas Oil Late Model
    Dirt Series. This is only their second ever appearance in our area and one not
    to be missed. The main event takes place on April 1st with gates opening at 4pm, drivers giving
    autographs at 5:30pm and the competition will start at 7pm with about 40
    drivers competing in qualifying heats with about 24 in the main event. General
    admission tickets for this event are $35 with kids 12 and under free.

    The race features the nation’s top dirt track drivers. You don’t want to miss your
    chance to see the best of the best reach up to 120 mph for 60-laps on this 3/8
    of a mile high banked red clay oval track. These drivers are competing for
    prize money but also to gain points toward a national championship. The race at
    EAMS will have a $60,000 purse with $12,000 going to the winner.

    These Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt racecars are on the cutting edge of technology in
    construction and are powered by 800 horsepower V-8 engines based on the Chevy,
    Ford and Mopar power plants. Nothing is ‘stock’ about these $70,000 machines
    that provide dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.
    The in your face excitement of a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event is
    second to none in motorsports.

    If you can’t make it this weekend there are plenty of other opportunities to get in
    on the heart pounding action. Typically EAMS host about 30 events a year from
    stock car racing to monster truck shows, demolition derbies and national
    touring series events.

    This is the 45th year for racing at EAMS and they have made some major improvements.
    EAMS seats about 6,000 including about 200 new stadium style seats to improve
    the comfort for spectators, indoor box seats are available and concrete bleacher/grandstand
    style seating (you may want to bring a cushion or blanket if you plan to sit here).

    The popularity of dirt track racing is growing so make plans
    to visit EAMS and see what all the buzz is about. Visit www.EAMSDirt.com for the full schedule of
    events and like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/eamsdirt/
    to get the latest updates and information.

    See you at the track!

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  • Artahoochee, First Friday Food Trucks,
    10/03/2017 - PCRC CVB 0 Comments
    First Friday Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Live Music and Artahoochee!

    The transformation along the banks of the

    Chattahoochee in Phenix City, AL is evident just by looking – a modern hotel
    sits next to a traditional institution of higher education, creating the juxtaposition
    of old and new, modern and traditional, forward thinking and rooted in history.
    It’s this juxtaposition that makes Phenix City … well Phenix City.

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  • 28/02/2017 0 Comments
    Top 9 Things To Do in Phenix City, Alabama

    Since accepting the role as Tourism Director of Phenix City-Russell County, AL, our office has been working to show you all the incredible things to do here, so let's start with a "Top 9 To Do":

    1. Museum of Wonder: The first "Drive-Thru Museum" in the world was founded off Highway 431, and nearby land is the home, that started in the 1970’s as Butch Anthony’s taxidermy shop and artifact room, of the Museum of Wonder. NPR, Roadside America, New York Times, Garden and Gun, American Pickers, and more, have all payed a visit, and featured it! Visitors from around the world come to experience the unique art, artifacts, antiques, and some very strange, authentic items mostly from Alabama. Butch Anthony is a prolific, international, folk artist, and you may get a personal tour from "the man in overalls".

    2. East Alabama Speedway: One of the south's most famous and longest running motor attractions, with a NASCAR sanction! Founded in 1973 by Jimmy Thomas, a Georgia Motorsports Hall of Fame winner and NASCAR cup team National 500 winner. After his NASCAR exploits, Jimmy Thomas scouted land and analyzed all the best speedways in the country for a year, then incorporated it all in one to build one of the best race facilities in the country. Every Saturday night April - September experience the roar of the cars and crowds! Special events, lasting for several days, like National 100 and AL State Championships, happen in February, March, and November. Enjoy your quintessential beer and top quality food pairings at the track, or bring your cooler. You can have the VIP treatment and be in "the pit" area for $30, or $20 for adults and $15 for children in the grand stands. This speedway has it all, with stock car racing, monster truck events, firework shows, and events where you can pay to ride in a race car. To get all the dirt, go to www.eamsdirt.com.

    3. Whitewater rafting/ropes course/zip-line/disc golf: If you are looking for adventure, you can do all these activities and don't have to leave our gorgeous river and riverfront. You can raft or kayak the longest, urban white water rafting course in the world!

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