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Many many Attractions
by Mary Coleman

       f you are looking for some fun in the Opelika-Auburn area there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Visit the downtown city of Opelika, Alabama - home of the active and award-winning Opelika Arts Association, a recent recipient of the eighth-annual Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Award. Or shop the quaint historic district for antiques, explore its museums, and learn about the city's heritage. Take a tour of one of the several historical homes, or enjoy a day of family fun at the area's popular water park, Surfside Water Park. Surfside Water Park features a 450,000- gallon wave pool, a lazy river that winds throughout the park, 4 body flumes, 2 speed slides, and a brand new 5000 sq. ft kiddies area. The park also offers covered pavilions, volleyball court and 2 concession stands, restrooms with shower facilities, locker rental, lounge chairs and a gift shop. Toomer's Corner is another famous attraction of the area.The main intersection of Auburn and Auburn University where Auburn fans and friends gather to celebrate everything from athletic victories to the New Year. Look for the orange tiger paw