Don't be surprised if you hear the battle cry of "War Eagle" as you enter Auburn, located 60 mi/70 km east of Montgomery. Home to Auburn University and the Auburn Tigers, this town boasts plenty of activities, even when football season is over.

Auburn University's Jonathan B. Lovelace Hall of Honor at Auburn Arena depicts the role sports has played in the university throughout the years.

Chewacla State Park (700 acres/285 hectares) offers a lake, tennis facilities, picnic area and campground. And for a closer look into the area's history, visit the Museum of East Alabama in nearby Opelika.

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