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Ultimate Auburn, AL Bucket List

March 16, 2021 Jack Tuthill
Iron Bowl in Jordan Hare Stadium

The Ultimate Auburn, Alabama, Bucket List

Auburn, Alabama, is known primarily as a college town, but it is much more than just the home of the prestigious Auburn University. Still, Auburn University helps give the town character and occasionally puts the region, and the state, on the national stage. Beyond the university, Auburn is home to fascinating museums, protected wilderness areas, unique historic sites, and so much more. Continue below to read the ultimate Auburn, Alabama, bucket list.

Attend the Iron Bowl

While we did emphasize that there’s more to Auburn than just the university, attending an Auburn vs. Alabama football game is an electric experience that should not be missed. In terms of college football rivalries, none is as exciting as the inter-Alabama rivalry that exists between the Tigers and Crimson Tide. Hearing the War Eagle battle cry and cheering alongside the best fans in college football should definitely be on your Alabama Bucket list.

Visit the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

As we mentioned in our recent art post, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine art houses an impressive collection of art. The museum has a growing collection and displays over 2,500 works of art. To find out about new exhibits, please visit its website.

Explore Chewacla State Park

Located just 10 minutes away from Auburn, Chewacla State Park sprawls across 696 acres of pristine southern wilderness. Within the park, visitors will find a 26-acre lake with a swimming area, a kid’s playground, and an extensive network of trails perfect for hiking, biking, and jogging.

Day Trip: Walk Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

While it’s not technically in Auburn, walking the Edmund Pettus Bridge is a must for any Alabama bucket list. This historic bridge was the site of the infamous Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965. Each year, a march occurs at the bridge to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who marched that day. Selma is just under two hours away from Auburn, Alabama.

Visit Toomer's Corner

At the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue, you’ll find the historic Toomer’s Corner. The corner is named for state senator and businessman Sheldon Toomer, who founded Toomer’s Drugs, which has resided on the same corner since 1896. Whenever there’s a reason for celebrating, like after an Auburn football victory, the two oak trees outside Toomer’s Drugs are “decorated” with toilet paper. Toomer's Corner is a must-see on any Auburn, Alabama, bucket list.

Book a Stay at The Hotel at Auburn University

To book your stay at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, visit our website. Our Four-Diamond hotel is surrounded by historic downtown and steeped in charm. We are excited to host you and show you the heart of Auburn, Alabama.

 
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