World Class Recreation, 

Museums, & Culture

Arts & Culture

Museum of Wonder

Part shrine and part circus, the Museum of Wonder has been featured in the New York Times, Garden and Gun and on NPR. Started in the 1970’s as a taxidermy shop and artifact room, the museum is now filled with an impressively obscure collection of artifacts, original artwork and curiosities.

Columbus Museum

The Columbus Museum is the second largest museum in Georgia and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history. The Museum offers a diverse collection of permanent collections and temporary exhibitions to the public including paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from a host of renowned American artists.

National Infantry Museum

Named USA Today’s Best Free Museum in the County, the 190,000 square-foot museum houses an amazing display of artifacts and numerous interactive multimedia exhibits, telling the story the United States Army Infantryman, from the fields of the American Revolution to the sands of Afghanistan.

National Civil War Naval Museum

Stand at the bow of the CSS Jackson and view the hull of the world’s largest surviving Civil War ironclad in the nation's only museum dedicated solely to the story of the Civil War at sea. Collections include thousands of Civil War naval books and many extremely rare, documents, articles, photographs, paintings and magazines.

Fort Mitchell Historic Site

A National Historic Landmark , the park and archaeological site offer a deep look into the area’s rich military history. The site features a reconstruction of the 1813 stockade fort, historic burial grounds, a museum housing a fascinating collection of historic carriages, a restored 19th century log home and an impressive visitor center.

Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center

Atop a high hill in Russell County on land that was the treasured homeland of the Creek Nation. The center features interpretive signs and a beautiful monument designed to symbolize the sacred fire of the Creek Nation. The striking memorial stands where thousands of Creeks camped before being sent on the Trail of Tears.

Coca Cola Space Science Center

The Coca-Cola Space Science Center innovatively combines education and entertainment to promote science exploration and discovery. Along with a host of interactive gallery exhibits, the center is home to the Challenger Learning Center mission simulator, MeadWestvaco Observatory, Omnisphere Planetarium Theater and houses Georgia's most extensive Space Shuttle artifact collection.

Phenix City Amphitheater

Located along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River, the Amphitheater is the perfect backdrop for special events, concerts, weddings, graduations and civic functions. It seats 3,000, but still feels intimate and cozy. Each summer national recording artists and rising stars take the stage for the Summer Concert Series.

Springer Opera House

This historic theater State Theater of Georgia hosts performances year-round from the popular Mainstage Series which features some of the nation's newest plays and musicals as well as timeless Broadway-style productions. The Springer also has a more intimate space that hosts its Studio Series as well as its Children's Theatre Series.


Come to East Alabama to experience high adventure! Begin planning your trip today!

Whitewater Rafting

From Mild to Wild, - Whitewater Express offers trips down the Longest Urban Whitewater Course in the World 10 times a day

Zip Line the Blue Heron 

Travel up to 50MPH crossing 2 states and the rapids below. Then test your skills on the Aerial Course before finally zipping to the final tower on the banks of the Chattahoochee!

Kayaking, SUP, Yoga & Tubing

Learn a new skill, develop an old hobby, or just relax and float for miles along the tranquil Chattahoochee south of the Whitewater Park

Whitewater Rafting

Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River in Phenix City, Ala., the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” The course consists of class II-V whitewater and is one of the most exciting sections of whitewater in the US!

18 Hole Disc Golf

Play one of the Southeast's best designed courses as it meanders along the banks of the Chattahoochee. Get free discs for your disc golf adventure at Whitewater Express.

The Blue Heron Zipline Adventure

Take flight on the Blue Heron Adventure in Columbus, Georgia! Crossing the Chattahoochee River, experience the only dual-zip line that connects two states reaching speeds up to 40mph. The fun doesn’t end there! The Blue Heron Aerial Course, a treetop experience will meet you in Phenix City, Alabama with a total of 10 obstacles. The adventure continues as you cruise in the motorized Canyon Raft back to Georgia.

Phenix City Motocross

Phenix City Motocross offers the only dirt track in the area with trails, freestyle ramps, & a quad track. They're open weekends and most federal holidays. Check out upcoming races and events at

Phenix City Drag Strip

Come out and witness some of the best 1/8 mile races in the area. The Phenix City Drag Strip has practices every Sunday and races most weekends. For more information, visit

East Alabama Motor Speedway

The "Daytona of Dirt," East Alabama Motor Speedway is located on Hwy 80 about 10 miles west of Phenix City. EAMS hosts about 30 events a year and seats up to 6,000. Click the title above to visit their website or check out their facebook page at

Day Trips

See what East Alabama has to offer and start planning your trip!

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens is an award-winning, 6,500-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Pine Mountain, Georgia. A Discovery Center, 65-acre Robin Lake Beach, a Butterfly Center, two golf courses and bicycle and nature trails provide recreation and adventure for all ages.

Auburn University - Jordan-Hare Stadium

Home to one of the South's largest universities, Auburn boasts a vibrant culture of intellectual excellence, outdoor splendor and historic charm. Football fan or not, catch a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. See the eagle take flight and cheer on the Auburn Tigers alongside 90,000 of your closest friends.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

A hiker’s and backpacker’s haven. FDR State park has more than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, that winds through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. Nearby Roosevelt’s Little White House invites visitors to see his home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari

Get up close and personal with exotic animals from around the world at this drive-thru Wild Animal Safari. Experience the tour either in your own vehicle or with a guide in a tour group. Either way, you are sure to have a memorable time feeding, petting and getting to know creatures from across the globe.

Providence Canyon

A stunning park dubbed Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’ due to the striking resemblance, though on a small-scale. Providence Canyon State Park offers more than ten miles of fantastic hiking trails with outstanding views of the sculpted sandstone canyon walls from above, and up-close views within the depths of the canyon.

Lakepoint State Park

Picturesque Lakepoint Resort State Park is located on the banks of the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, also known as ‘The Bass Capital of the World.’ Lakepoint offers a variety of amenities such as a full service restaurant and lounge, marina, hiking trails, modern campground, swimming complex, tennis courts and playgrounds.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
(Grand National - Auburn)

One of the most challenging and award-winning sites on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, sits on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee where 32 of the 54 holes drape along its filigreed shores. Recognized by writers, designers, and players from around the world, Grand National has received accolades for everything from the ‘world’s prettiest hole’ to the ‘world’s best public course.’

Chewacla State Park

Spread out over 696 acres, the Chewacla State Park offer plenty of rest, relaxation and recreation. There is a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playground, picnic area with a grill and shelter, mountain bike trails and hiking. Lake Chewacla is perfect for reeling in bream, bass, crappie and catfish or taking a dip off the beach area.

Vicinity Tours

If history is your thing, check out They have many different tours, from the Sin City Tour to the Happy Hour Tour! Learn the unique history of Phenix City and Russell County, Alabama from a knowledgeable and exciting guide.


Love shopping? We have the best local shops.around!

ride on bikes

Ride on Bikes

the posh peach

The Posh Peach

syndeys shoppe of beauty boutique

Sydney’s Shoppe of Beauty Boutique

american guitar boutique

American Guitar Boutique

the southern pearl

The Southern Pearl

robins nest

Robin’s Nest

big dog running company

Big Dog Running Company