Opelika, Alabama: Rocky Brook Rocket Train

A vintage outdoor miniature train ride has been running since 1955.
N. 5th St., Opelika, AL
Municipal Park. North edge of town. Drive north on N. 5th St. Cross 6th Ave., then make next right onto Park Rd. Drive a hundred feet, then park in the lot on the left.
Sa-Su 2-5 (Call to verify)
$1 to ride
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Rocky Brook Rocket Train

A vintage miniature train that has been running since 1 July 1955. It's in the "Monkey Park" Municipal Park of Opelika. The park is so named because they used to have caged spider monkeys for the kids to feed until 1981.

[James Czerniak, 05/05/2017]

The train tracks run right past the monkey cage, which was restored in 2016 (and populated with fake monkeys).

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