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Historic Downtown

Historic Opelika PhotoHistoric Downtown Opelika is enjoying a return to the center of life in Opelika following a major renovation project that has restored the buildings and streets into a beautiful revitalized shopping district with a turn-of-the-century flair.  The Opelika Main Street, Inc. program, now at home in the renovated Opelika Depot, has been instrumental in the success of Opelika's downtown revitalization and its return to the everyday life of Opelika's citizens.

Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Downtown Opelika is filled with a variety of quaint specialty shops, galleries, antique stores and restaurants.  Properties are still being renovated and a variety of business locations are available.

Downtown Opelika features Historic Railroad Avenue, where you can hear the whistles blow and enjoy the rumblings of trains as they travel through the city.  The beautiful courtyard and  fountain in Lee County Courthouse Square is the site of a variety of special events.  History abounds at The Museum of East Alabama.

Historic Downtown Opelika is home to many community events such as Christmas In A Railroad Town, the Easter on the Square, the annual Christmas parade, the new Rails & Bales Heritage Festival and more.

For more information about business development and events in Historic Downtown Opelika, contact Pam Powers-Smith, Director of Opelika Main Street, Inc., at 334-745-0466 or visit Opelika Main Street by clicking here.