Things to do in Dothan

Relax and enjoy the warm hospitality and easy pace of Dothan, Alabama.


Dothan impresses visitors with its handsome historic buildings and quaint, tree-lined streets. Spend a little time here and you'll discover a friendly place with deep roots in the agricultural heart of Alabama's Wiregrass region. If you like a warm town where life moves at a slower stride, you'll love Dothan.

Step Back in Time at Landmark Park

You and your family will not only find playgrounds, picnic areas and nature trails at Landmark Park, you'll also find a gateway to a bygone era. This 135-acre park includes a functioning 1890s farmstead, a one-room schoolhouse, a general store and a church that was built circa 1900. Stroll through the historic buildings, chat with the costumed actors who work at the farm, and stop at Martin Drugstore for a milkshake at the soda fountain. It's like stepping into another world.

All About the Peanut…and Then Some

Proud to be known as the “Peanut Capital of the World” since the 1920s, Dothan’s streets and sidewalks are colorfully decorated with more than 60 brightly painted peanut statues. The bulk of America's peanuts are produced within 100 miles of Dothan. If you're lucky enough to visit in November, check out the National Peanut Festival, a three-day event that draws a crowd of more than 150,000 people. George Washington Carver spoke at the very first Peanut Festival back in 1938; you can learn about his impressive accomplishments at Dothan's G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum.

Find Every Mural in Dothan

In addition to being the Peanut Capital of the World, Dothan is also known as Alabama's Mural City. More than a dozen painted murals adorn the buildings of downtown, many of them depicting people, events and landmarks from Dothan's past. See if you can spot them all as you take a stroll through town. It will give you a good excuse to check out some of downtown Dothan's many unique shops and cafés.

Drive Around the World's Smallest City Block

This one won't take long—Dothan is home to the world's smallest city block! You'll find the monument that marks the spot at the intersection of North College and North Appletree Streets. Driving around a tiny city block might not be the most action-packed adventure awaiting you—unless you have trouble with tight turns—but it's something you can tell your grandkids about!

Sample the Local Flavors

Try some delicious interpretations of Dothan's favorite crop at the Shute Pecan Company (1475 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan), which offers everything from chocolate-coffee-flavored peanuts to butterscotch pecans and honey-roasted cashews. When you're hungry for something a little more substantial, head on over to Rojo Dine and Dance (2958 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan), where you can choose healthy and organic options from a diverse menu of Mexican and Mediterranean food. And on the weekends, that delicious dinner you just enjoyed will give you the energy to dance to the live music at Rojo!

Come morning, Dakota Coffee Works (4440 West Main St. #6, Dothan) is a great place to start your day—it doesn’t get much better than enjoying a freshly baked muffin and a cup of strong, hot coffee while watching the sun rise in the Alabama sky.

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