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Things to Do

You’re won’t be disappointed when planning your trip to include Dothan’s unique attractions.  Tee off at our beautiful golf courses, taste test pure cane syrup, or experience art and culture.

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Dothan has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a family friendly outing, a date night, or an evening planned around a concert or show, Dothan can exceed your expectations.

Adventureland Theme Park

Adventureland is a family oriented mini theme park with two 18-hole miniature golf courses, figure-8 go-kart track featuring adult, rookie, and double go-karts, water-gun/bumper boats, arcade, batting cages, and the Mad Max Virtual Roller Coaster.  Open year-round, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.  No gate admission for the fun!

ADDRESS:
3738 West Main Street

PHONE:
(334) 793-9100

WEBSITE:
Adventurelandthemepark.com

Antique Attic

Browse Antique Attic’s unique finds, focused on art and furniture found at estate sales.  You may just find that one piece you’ve been looking for!

ADDRESS:
5037 Fortner Street

PHONE:
(334) 792-5040

Backyard Treasures

You certainly don’t want to miss Backyard Treasures on your antique trail.  From the smallest teacup to the largest bedroom suite, Backyard Treasures has it all.

ADDRESS:
2331 Ross Clark Circle

PHONE:
(334) 678-1423

Beaver Creek Trail

Dothan boasts the only urban Forever Wild Land Trust Trail in Alabama. Winding ten miles on the northwest side of town, Beaver Creek Trail is brand new and full of challenges for trail biking and hiking. This trail is marked and easy to navigate, with two entrances – one on Flowers Chapel Road, and the other on Fortner Street. Three miles of trail are open currently, and all ten miles will be open on October 1, 2016.

ADDRESS:
3636 Fortner Street

199 Narcisse Drive

Carmike Cinema 12

Grab a large bag of popcorn and pick a show from Carmike Cinema 12, which hosts 12 stadium seating theatres with the latest titles.  Carmike Cinema 12 is located within Dothan Pavilion, and is also available for private parties.

ADDRESS:
4883 Montgomery Hwy

PHONE:
(334) 836-0813

Carmike Cinema 6

Carmike Cinema 6 features 6 stadium seating theatres for screening the newest flicks.  This movie theatre is located next to Northside Mall, and is available for private parties.

ADDRESS:
209 Executive Park Drive

PHONE:
(334) 793-2222

Cherry Street AME Church

Declared the “Mother Church” of the AME denomination in Alabama.  Originally organized in 1877 as the Colored Methodist Church.  For drive by only.

ADDRESS:
308 North Cherry Street

Continental Drive-In

Take just a short drive to Continental Drive In, a four screen, double feature drive in movie theatre.  All you need is your car and a working radio to tune in!

ADDRESS:
14200 US Hwy 84 West

PHONE:
(334) 692-3890

Cottage Antiques

Nestled in a cottage home on the outskirts of town is Cottage Antiques, which features unique treasures.  Cottage Antiques also hosts the annual FurFest, which is a charity event for Felines Under Rescue in the spring.

ADDRESS:
2187 South Brannon Stand Road

PHONE:
(334) 792-8804

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

The reasons to visit the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens keep growing!  Tranquil, paved nature trails meander through a series of wonderful gardens featuring roses, herbs, daylilies, camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, and more!  Enjoy butterflies, flowing fountains, a peaceful pond, Koi fish, gazebo, tropical house, meditation areas, outdoor classroom, boardwalk, wedding pavilion, and Lock Gate!  Open daily during daylight hours.  Free admission, but donations are kindly accepted.

ADDRESS:
5130 Headland Avenue

PHONE:
(334) 793-3224

WEBSITE:
Dabg.com

Dothan Civic Center

The Dothan Civic Center offers several options for your large convention or your small meeting.  It is serviced by a full staff, including light and sound technicians, and has an available concession stand and box office

Available rooms:

  • Main Civic Center – 13,230 sq ft with 50’ stage with backstage dressing rooms, three levels of 3100 seats, can seat 600 banquet-style
  • Sakado Room – 1080 sq ft, 48 banquet-style seats, 40 classroom style seats, or 50 theatre style seats
  • Room B – 672 sq ft, banquet 48, classroom 40, theatre 50
  • Room C – 1080 sq ft, banquet 80, classroom 80, theatre 100
  • Room D – 672 sq ft, banquet 48, classroom 40, theatre 50

ADDRESS:
115 North St. Andrews Street

PHONE:
(334) 615-3170

WEBSITE:
http://www.dothanciviccenter.org/

Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel

Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel features a par 72, 18-hole course designed around the natural flowing hills of lower Alabama.  Lined with majestic pine trees and wildlife, this course is coupled with a hotel that offers stay and play packages. Dothan National also offers membership options.

ADDRESS:
7410 US-231

PHONE:
(334) 677-3326

WEBSITE:
DothanNationalGolfClubandHotel.com

Dothan Opera House

Built in 1915, the building represents the elegance of the turn-of-the-century life.  Theatrical productions, ballets and symphony performances are still held in this landmark, which is on the National Historic Register.  The Dothan Opera House also holds a hidden mural, which is painted right onto the stage’s fire curtain.

ADDRESS:
115 North Andrews Street

PHONE:
(334) 615-3000

WEBSITE:
Dothanciviccenter.org

Dothan Pavilion

Stores include Target, Michael’s, Shoe Station, Lowe’s Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Game Stop, Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Chico’s, and Jos. A. Bank.  Several restaurants are also located in the Dothan Pavilion – Moe’s Southwest Grill, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Coldstone Creamery, Ichiban, La Parilla, and Logan’s Roadhouse.  Carmike Cinema 12 plays all the latest titles!

ADDRESS:
4601 Montgomery Hwy

Dr. George Washington Carver Monument and National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds

The 6 ft. monument salutes Dr. Carver, who invented more than 300 uses for the peanut, ushering in a new agriculture era for the Wiregrass after cotton was no longer king.  This statue is available for viewing during festival events at the fairgrounds

ADDRESS:
5622 Highway 231 South

PHONE:
(334) 793-4323

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com

Farley Nuclear Plant Visitors Center

Explore energy at the Farley Nuclear Visitors Center, which is hosted by the state’s largest nuclear plant, supplying power to nearly 20% of the citizens of Alabama.  The Visitors Center includes interactive exhibits, as well as guided tours and a gift shop.  Tours are available upon request for large groups and schools.

ADDRESS:
7388 N. State Hwy 95,

PHONE:
(334) 814-4899

WEBSITE:
Southerncompany.com

George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum

The George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum is a tribute to Dr. Carver as a catalyst for southern agronomic prosperity, and as a symbol of the creative link between science and art.  Exhibits reflect the historical scope of contributions and achievements of African and African descended cultures as demonstrated by Dr. Carver.  Open Tuesday through Saturday, and closed holidays.  Admission is free, but donations are kindly accepted.  Guided tours and large groups are available by reservation.

ADDRESS:
305 North Foster Street

PHONE:
(334) 712-0933

WEBSITE:
Gwcarvermuseum.com

Highland Oaks, a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Highland Oaks offers three nine-hole championship courses a nine-hole Short Course. The Highlands/Magnolia combination was named by Golf Digest's "Places to Play" as one of the nation's Great Value courses. Highland Oaks also offers a pro shop, clubhouse, grill, and membership options.

ADDRESS:
904 Royal Parkway

PHONE:
(334) 712-2820

WEBSITE:
RTJGolf.com/HighlandOaks

Highlands Antique Mall

Highlands Antique Mall is the largest antique mall in Dothan, and it hosts over 50 vendor booths of furniture and vintage treasures.

ADDRESS:
7329 West Main Street

PHONE:
(334) 692-5752

Holiday Spectacular

Holiday Spectacular is a theme park complete with a winter wonderland, tea room, chapel, and replica of Bethlehem featuring a manger, inn, and painted life sized animals.  Christmas touches throughout the park includes a 40 foot wide Christmas tree and more than 14 million lights on display.  Open from 5pm – 10pm late November through New Year’s, with special events highlighting holidays throughout the year.  Chapel and tea room open by appointment.

ADDRESS:
1768 Hubbard Road, Newton

PHONE:
(334) 790-5112

WEBSITE:
Holidayspectacularpark.com

Joseph Monument and Memorial Park

A 10 ft. tall, cast bronze sculpture, located in the historic downtown area, is the centerpiece of the Millenium Park.  It depicts the Bible verse, “For I heard them say, ‘let us go to Dothan.’ – Genesis 37:17,” which inspired city founders in 1885 to change the name of the town from Poplar Head to Dothan.

ADDRESS:
126 Museum Ave, adjacent to the Wiregrass Museum of Art

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com

Kilgore’s Roundabout Plantation

This player friendly, fun course is a great alternative to larger courses. Its 18 holes are surrounded by a picturesque setting with five lakes and tree lines. This championship course features tiff eagle greens, and a separate putting green and driving range are also on site.

ADDRESS:
321 Roundabout Drive, Cowarts, AL

PHONE:
(334) 793-3300

Land of Cotton Antique Mall & Marketplace

Land of Cotton is located on Ross Clark Circle, and is over 1000 square feet of vintage finds.  Make sure to include Land of Cotton on your antique trail!

ADDRESS:
2210 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2

PHONE:
(334) 702-0720

Landmark Park

Visit an early 1900s farmstead complete with farmhouse, outbuildings, and farm animals; stroll the boardwalk and nature trail; see a planetarium show, have a picnic, or catch one of the park’s many special events.  Admission is charged for this attraction.

ADDRESS:
Hwy 431 North

PHONE:
(334) 794-3452

WEBSITE:
Landmarkparkdothan.com

Mollywood Imports

Located across the highway from the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Mollywood is a vintage heaven.  Mollywood also features garden décor as well.

ADDRESS:
5595 South Oates Street

PHONE:
(334) 678-9508

Murals of the Wiregrass

Downtown–Start at the parking lot of the Dothan Civic Center at the corner of Main Street and St. Andrews Street at the Salute to the Peanut Industry mural on the side of Liddon Furniture. This is an ongoing project of historic murals painted by nationally and internationally acclaimed muralists on the walls of buildings in the downtown historic district.  Murals display the history of the area’s peanut-based agriculture, a Tuskegee airman, Johnny Mack Brown, and even a downtown riot in the early days of Dothan.  Guided mural tours available upon request, or you can download a free mural guide for a self-guided tour.

ADDRESS:
Downtown

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com

Northside Mall

Northside Mall houses Home Depot, Publix, 2nd and Charles Used Books, Hobby Lobby, and Eagle Eye Outfitters.  You’ll also find Carmike Cinema 6, Panera Bread, Chill Frozen Yogurt, and other small shops in between.

ADDRESS:
3489 Ross Clark Circle

Old South Antique Mall

You won’t want to miss Old South Antique Mall, located on Reeves Street.  It is full of furniture and vintage treasures.

ADDRESS:
1861 South Oates Street

PHONE:
(334) 794-7568

Peanuts Around Town

An exhibit of 4 foot peanuts that have been creatively designed by various artists can be found around Dothan.  Maps are available at the Visit Dothan Headquarters

ADDRESS:
3311 Ross Clark Circle

PHONE:
(334) 794-6622

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com

Plaza 2 Antique Mall

Near Old South Antique Mall, Plaza 2 Antique Mall will not disappoint for your antique treasure hunting.

ADDRESS:
1924 Reeves Street

PHONE:
(334) 792-0292

Sadie’s Flea Market

The area’s largest flea market is open on Saturdays and Sundays, and stretches for several acres, selling everything from junk to treasure!

ADDRESS:
US Hwy 231 South

Shops on the Circle

Shops on the Circle stores include TJ Maxx, Cato, Lifeway Christian Bookstore, Old Navy, Gap Outlet, Petsmart, OfficeMax, Shoe Carnival and Big Lots.

ADDRESS:
3500 Ross Clark Circle

Shute Pecan Company

Come by for a complete selection of fresh quality nuts, local honey, and pralines.  Shop the display of Old South gifts, souvenirs, Indian artifacts, woodcrafts, collectibles, antiques, dolls, and much more.  Open Monday through Saturday until 4:30 pm.

ADDRESS:
1475 Ross Clark Circle

PHONE:
(334) 794-5232

WEBSITE:
Shutepecan.com

The Fun Zone

The fun never ends at Fun Zone, a family entertainment center housing an indoor skating rink, laser tag arena, softplay gym with tunnels and slides, Spongebob ball war, rock wall, “The Chair,” arcade, and pizzeria.

ADDRESS:
465 Westgate Parkway

PHONE:
(334) 678-PLAY

WEBSITE:
Funzoneskatecenterdothan.com

The Lampman Antiques

Lampman Antiques is located on West Main Street, and focuses on furniture, and of course, antique lamps and lighting.  He is also a full service lamp repair shop, no matter how old your fixtures.

ADDRESS:
1021 West Main Street

PHONE:
(334) 702-4257

Todd Syrup Farm

Stop by and visit Mr. Todd and his family as you will learn how seven generations have built the family business of making cane syrup.  Learn about the entire process from field to bottle, visit their expanding museum on the history of syrup making, and take home some homemade goodies from the gift shop.  Open daily.

ADDRESS:
19326 US Highway 431, Headland

PHONE:
(334) 693-2004

WEBSITE:
Toddfarms.com

U.S. Army Aviation Museum

The United States Army Aviation Museum houses the largest collection of US Army Aviation memorabilia.  It’s exhibits feature military airplanes, helicopters, and a gift shop.  Closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays.  This attraction is on a military base, so valid ID is required to pass through the gates, and you may be asked to search your vehicle

ADDRESS:
Building 6000, Novosel Ave, Fort Rucker

PHONE:
(334) 598-2508

WEBSITE:
Armyaviationmuseum.org

Vintage Chic

Vintage Chic is one of the coolest shops on Foster Street, with its ever-rotating inventory of vintage clothing, books, and odds and ends.

ADDRESS:
140 North Foster Street

PHONE:
(334) 792-0280

Visit Dothan Headquarters/Gold Peanut Monument

Your questions for all things Dothan can be answered here at the hub – hotel information, upcoming events, current maps, and brochures for all the local attractions.  You’ll also find a great selection of Dothan gear in our gift shop, and some Sweet Home Alabama souvenirs to take home.  Plus, we’ve got the original Peanut Around Town – a gold cast peanut that is a familiar photo op for visitors, and a giant Elvis Peanut with a great story.  Ask our friendly staff about Elvis’ former life!

ADDRESS:
3311 Ross Clark Circle

PHONE:
(334) 794-6622

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com

Water World

Enjoy our triple-flumed and Great White water slides, giant wave pool, video arcade, concessions, and picnic and kiddie play areas.  Open weekends in May and Augusst through Labor Day.  Open full time on Memorial Day.  Admission is charged for this attraction.

ADDRESS:
401 Recreation Road

PHONE:
(334) 615-3750

WEBSITE:
Waterworlddothan.com

Wiregrass Commons Mall

Anchored by department stores Belk, Dillard’s, Burlington Coat Factory, and JC Penney, Wiregrass Commons Mall features all your favorite brand stores – Gymboree, Maurice’s, Rue21, Foot Locker, Hancock Fabrics, GNC, Rack Room Shoes, Payless Shoe Store, Kay Jewelers, and much more.  It also features a carousel, black light mini golf, seasonal characters like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, semi-annual craft and hobby shows, and entertainment events like an annual Halloween costume contest.  Also featured is a full food court.  Wiregrass Commons Mall welcomes tour groups and bus groups.

ADDRESS:
900 Commons Drive

Wiregrass Museum of Art and Conference Center

Six galleries feature changing exhibitions of visual and decorative arts from internationally acclaimed artists in a historic building.  The WMA also features a Youth Art Gallery with a hands-on exhibit for children, and various events centered around exhibits every month.  Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.

ADDRESS:
126 Museum Ave

PHONE:
(334) 794-3871

WEBSITE:
Wiregrassmuseum.org

World’s Smallest City Block

Recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, this land triangle features a stop sign, yield sign, and street signs.

ADDRESS:
N. Appletree & Museum Streets

WEBSITE:
Visitdothan.com