The sister city of Auburn, Opelika is a wonderful place to explore the history of southeastern Alabama. Take a step back in time by visiting downtown Opelika’s Promenade and the Lee County Courthouse, a stunning neoclassical revival-style structure which was built in 1896 and is still the county’s working courthouse today. Historic homes and the Lee County Historical Society Museum are located in the Loachapoka Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Whitfield-Searcy House, a Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1895 which now serves as the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, is another historic Opelika landmark that should not be missed.