GUIDE: Must-visit murals in Auburn/Opelika

Opelika Mural
Opelika’s beloved yellow umbrella. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

The Auburn/Opelika area has a rich arts culture that often goes unnoticed, so we’re here to feature one of our favorite ways the community expresses that––murals. Here are seven picture-perfect pieces you’ve got to check out now.

1. Weagle wall

Auburn Mural
Downtown Auburn’s famous War Eagle wall. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Right in the heart of Downtown Auburn, the Weagle wall is probably the most photographed spot on The Plains. It’s hard not to pass the wall and see recent graduates, incoming students or enthusiastic community members striking a pose.

2. Greetings from Opelika

Opelika Mural
Greetings from Opelika! (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Opelika’s Public Library incorporates all the gems of Opelika in postcard form. The historic city is beautifully depicted through this stunning mural.

3. Auburn Spirit

Auburn Mural
A unique Auburn tribute. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Local artist R.C. Hagans created this eccentric piece representing all that is Auburn. Eagles, tigers and oak trees, what more could you ask for? You can spot this work of art on your way to Jordan-Hare Stadium.

4. Opelika’s Butterfly

Opelika Mural
Float like a butterfly. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

This fun butterfly mural is one of Opelika’s most recent public art displays. It’s safe to say the piece makes for the perfect photo opportunity. Originally created for Down Syndrome Awareness Month, the mural now settles on historic Railroad Avenue for the whole community to enjoy.

5. The Wave

Auburn Mural
Making waves in Auburn. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

This mural has been making waves in Auburn for as long as we can remember. If you look closely, the ocean is filled with years of colorful hand prints making their mark on the community.

6. The Yellow Umbrella

Opelika Mural
Bracing for the storm. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Right next to the butterfly we have the legendary yellow umbrella. The forecast says this is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Auburn/Opelika!

7. Bless You

Opelika Mural
A simply Southern mural. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Nothing says authentic Southern town like a huge “Bless You” mural. Located on the side of esteemed event venue, The Southerly Warehouse, this mural serves as a warm welcome upon entering Opelika.

8. Honorable Mentions

We couldn’t forget the smaller scale art displayed around the cities. You’ll have to look a little harder to find these. First, we stumbled upon Little Italy’s pizza mural, creating a fun atmosphere on their back patio. Next, this little plant that caught our eye is displayed on the corner of a door on Railroad Avenue.

Keep your eyes open for more fun finds around Auburn/Opelika.

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