9 Places for Summer Fun in Phenix City

Places for Summer Fun in Phenix City

Summer’s the time to get under the sun—and pile on some much-needed fun! Luckily for us, places for summer fun in Phenix City are aplenty. Let’s see where all locally we can spend our special summer days!

The Chattahoochee River

For whitewater adventurers, rafting on the Chattahoochee will probably top the summer to-do list. Whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee features a two-and-a-half-mile manmade course that ranges from exhilarating to totally thrilling!

Chattahoochee Zipline

For those born to soar, the Whitewater Express Chattahoochee Zipline offers courses that take you through both Georgia and Alabama canopies. Zoom through the trees, free fall from great heights, or traverse the tree tops in a 10-element challenge course! If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can opt for a four-hour, free-for-all of your choosing.

5th St. South Splash Park

Beat the summer heat with a day at the Phenix City Youth Sports Complex and Splash Park. You can perfect your strokes in the pool, play in the sprinklers and Splash Park, and enjoy a few wild slides. When it comes to places for summer fun in Phenix City, this might make the biggest splash with the family!

East Alabama Motor Speedway

Adrenaline junkies will likely get their fix with a trip to the East Alabama Motor Speedway. Experience a roaring good time this summer as drivers race to the finish line, excitement in tow.

Phenix City Riverwalk

Roam or ride the Phenix City Riverwalk, the scenic, well-shaded track that traces the beautiful Chattahoochee. Perfect for a simple stroll or an energizing exercise route, the Riverwalk offers more than a chance to enjoy some sun.

Fort Mitchell Historic Site

Interested in a trip back through time? The Fort Mitchell Historic Site boasts a great place for history buffs to peruse the past. The site features renovated and restored architecture, a museum devoted to Native American heritage and Russell County’s military roots, and more.

Idle Hour Park

Suited to those preferring a calming pace, Idle Hour Park offers a serene atmosphere to spend some of the summer. Enjoy the view of Moon Lake, set up a relaxing picnic, wander the winding trails, or cool off on the splash pad.

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Especially given the recent developments in space travel, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center at Columbus State University can send your summer to new heights. Set your sights on science and discover the latest in space exploration!

Central Highlands Apartment Homes

Of course, we have to give ourselves a mention too. We’re part of the places for summer fun in Phenix City—especially at our pool! Enjoy cooling off with a quick dip or work on your tan poolside; our pool’s there for you and free to use! Just be sure to respect our social distancing guidelines.


The places for summer fun in Phenix City don’t come in short supply. Where will you choose to spend some (or all) of your summer?

As for choosing a place to stay—for summer and beyond—the choice couldn’t be clearer in our mind: Central Highlands! From pet-friendly living to our community pool, we’re the place to put down roots. Visit us online to see more on why! As for more local places to add to your to-go list, our blog has some first looks for you!