Located in eastern Alabama, between Montgomery, Alabama, and Columbus, Georgia, Auburn is the largest city in eastern Alabama and home to Auburn University. Known as the "Loveliest Village on the Plains" Auburn offers metropolitan amenities in a relaxed locale. Enjoy the the sprawling collection of native plants at Donald E. Davis Arboretum on the Auburn University campus, or visit the Jonathan Bell Lovelace Museum to learn about the university’s athletics history. The Jule Collins Smith Museum features important art works from the 18th–21st centuries. For outdoor enthusiasts, Chewacla State Park is located just south of Auburn and features trails and a large lake. Southwest, Tuskegee National Forest is home to wild deer.