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!
Experience the largest indoor trampoline and extreme sports park in the Southeast, Axtion Air. See how high you can jump, release your inner ninja on their ninja course, play a round of Pac-Man in the arcade, and so much more!
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.
Declared the “Mother Church” of the AME denomination in Alabama. Originally organized in 1877 as the Colored Methodist Church. For drive by only.
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.
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!
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 Plant Energy Education Center! Plant Farley is the state’s largest nuclear plant and supplies power to approximately 20 percent of the citizens of Alabama. The Energy Education Center includes interactive exhibits and guided tours. Tours are available Monday through Friday for schools and groups of any size, but must be scheduled in advance.
One of the best things about owning a home is turning your kitchen into a culinary suite. The best spot to get fresh produce and more for your culinary masterpiece is from Dothan's Farmers Market. You will find all the best produce, fine foods and more -- all from local vendors.
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.
Take a tour of Gibson Distilling Company and taste their “easy drinking” rye and corn whiskey. Gibson Whiskey is single barrel whiskey, mellowed by charcoal then aged in oak barrels until it reaches that perfect Southern Whiskey taste. Visit Gibson Distilling Wednesday-Saturday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tours and tastings are free.
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.
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.
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.
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
Near Old South Antique Mall, Plaza 2 Antique Mall will not disappoint for your antique treasure hunting.
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.
Shops on the Circle stores include TJ Maxx, Cato, Lifeway Christian Bookstore, Old Navy, Gap Outlet, Petsmart, OfficeMax, Shoe Carnival and Big Lots.
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.
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
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.
In need of a full body workout, check out Dothan's Outdoor Fitness Court at Westgate Park. From cardiovascular to body weight and training, there is something for everybody.
The 20-foot statue of a sad Native American standing in front of the Houston-Love Memorial Public Library was a gift from skilled wood sculpture, Peter Toth. The landmark is an homage to Alabama’s Native American cultures.
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.
Located in historic downtown Dothan and housed in the city's former Municipal Light and Water Plant, the Wiregrass Museum of Art collects and exhibits contemporary work by artists from Alabama and around the Southeast. Pieces from the permanent collection are on display throughout the year with temporary exhibitions that change quarterly. WMA also hosts artist workshops, educational tours and programming, film screenings, and live music.
Recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, this land triangle features a stop sign, yield sign, and street signs.
The sky is the limit at Extreme Air: Trampoline Park and Ninja Course, whether you want try some aerial tricks, or release your inner warrior. Stop by for some Family Fun, Birthday Parties, Group Events, Field Trips, Corporate Parties and much more!