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 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!
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!
5037 Fortner Street
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.
2331 Ross Clark Circle
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.
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.
4883 Montgomery Hwy
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.
209 Executive Park Drive
Declared the “Mother Church” of the AME denomination in Alabama. Originally organized in 1877 as the Colored Methodist Church. For drive by only.
308 North Cherry Street
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!
14200 US Hwy 84 West
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.
2187 South Brannon Stand Road
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
4601 Montgomery Hwy
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
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.
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.
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.
Highlands Antique Mall is the largest antique mall in Dothan, and it hosts over 50 vendor booths of furniture and vintage treasures.
7329 West Main Street
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.
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.
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.
321 Roundabout Drive, Cowarts, AL
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!
2210 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2
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.
Located across the highway from the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, Mollywood is a vintage heaven. Mollywood also features garden décor as well.
5595 South Oates Street
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.
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.
3489 Ross Clark Circle
You won’t want to miss Old South Antique Mall, located on Reeves Street. It is full of furniture and vintage treasures.
1861 South Oates Street
Shops on the Circle stores include TJ Maxx, Cato, Lifeway Christian Bookstore, Old Navy, Gap Outlet, Petsmart, OfficeMax, Shoe Carnival and Big Lots.
3500 Ross Clark Circle
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.
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.
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.
1021 West Main Street
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.
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
Vintage Chic is one of the coolest shops on Foster Street, with its ever-rotating inventory of vintage clothing, books, and odds and ends.
140 North Foster Street
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!
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.
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.
900 Commons Drive
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.