Venture into our downtown district, and you’ll find plenty of Dothan, AL attractions to keep the whole family occupied. The city is home to a charming assortment of local businesses, eateries, parks and much more, but no trip to Dothan is complete without exploring our streets to absorb the massive collection of murals that detail the Wiregrass Region’s rich history.
A Colorful Past
The many murals on display in Dothan, Alabama paint a colorful portrait of the city’s fascinating history. You’ll discover works that recreate the steamboat era and celebrate the contributions of women, as well as murals that mark the importance of the industries that helped early Dothan residents thrive, including turpentine, lumber and more.
Other Dothan murals commemorate the variety of music legends with roots in Wiregrass Country. The contemporary music mural, for example, displays such stars as Albany, Georgia-born Ray Charles and Buddy Buie, a Dothan-born songwriter. Nearby, visitors will also find two more music murals shining a light on such legends as Hank Williams and Clarence “Pinetop” Smith.
Plus, there are many more murals to enjoy, with subjects ranging from Fort Rucker, which is still in use, to Dothan’s historic Cherry Street AME Church that dates back to 1877.
Navigating the Murals
Planning a stroll around town? The Dothan murals make a perfect complement to your afternoon walk and can easily be reached by foot along Foster, St. Andrews and Main Streets. Once you’ve wrapped up your mural walk, consider topping off this authentic Dothan experience with a visit to the Wiregrass Museum of Art before choosing one of the city’s delicious dining options for a quick lunch or delectable dinner.
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