Whether you’re interested in learning about agricultural history or would rather visit Dothan’s monuments and parks, the city boasts a wide range of museums, landmarks and statues that stand as a testament to the unique history of the Wiregrass region. Learn more about the city’s museums and historical attractions with insights from the Dothan Alabama Convention & Visitors Bureau, and be sure to check out all the can’t-miss things to do when planning your next trip to Dothan.
Discover Dothan’s Museums and Historic Sites
From 19th- and 20th-century farming techniques at Landmark Park and Todd Syrup Farm to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum’s extensive memorabilia and aircraft exhibits, you’re sure to learn something new while touring museums in the Dothan area. For visual art enthusiasts, the Wiregrass Museum of Art offers collections that feature renowned Alabama artists. Those fascinated by nuclear power will enjoy interactive exhibits at the Farley Nuclear Plant Energy Education Center dedicated to the science of nuclear energy.
When you’re ready to head outside, Dothan offers plenty of ways to experience the city’s culture while enjoying the beautiful weather. Start with a visit to the smallest city block in the world, then explore the Joseph Monument and Memorial Park to learn more about Dothan’s founding.
At several of our museums and monuments, you’ll learn why Dothan is famous for peanuts. Tour the collections and exhibits at the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum to learn about his life, legacy and his research in the development of the peanut. Before leaving our city, you’ll want to find Visit Dothan’s headquarters, which features the original Peanut Around Town, a photograph-friendly, gold-cast monument that represents Dothan’s agricultural history.
Alabama’s Mural City
Take a walk through history while touring the collection of famous murals that adorn the buildings of downtown Dothan. The murals include everything from the steamboat era to Dothan’s contemporary musicians, and thanks to their close proximity to one another, you can either walk or drive along the trail. Our self-guided tour takes you through downtown Dothan, where you can grab a bite to eat as you explore local shops and enjoy the murals on your stroll.
Find Museums in Dothan
Experience the fascinating history and culture of the Wiregrass by touring Dothan’s museums and more. When you’re ready to schedule your trip, contact us at 334-794-6622 for help with booking a room, finding transportation or discovering events and places to eat.