Top 10 Things to do in Dothan, United States

November 8, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Dothan /ˈdoʊθən/ is a city in Dale, Henry, and Houston counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is the largest city and county seat of Houston County, with a population of 65,496 at the 2010 census. It is located in the state's southeastern corner, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the Georgia state line and 16 miles (26 km) north of Florida. Its name derives from Genesis 37:17: "let us go to Dothan."
Restaurants in Dothan

1. Landmark Park

430 Landmark Dr, Dothan, AL 36303-8916 +1 334-794-3452
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Landmark Park

There's a grand adventure waiting for you and your family, just on the outskirts of Dothan, at Landmark Park. A 135-acre park built to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of southeast Alabama's Wiregrass Region. As Alabama's Official Museum of Agriculture, Landmark Park is more than just a place to look. It is a place to participate and experience.

Reviewed By NewTraveler102 - Dallas, Texas

Several people had recommended this place to us so we were really looking forward to visiting. However, we were sorely disappointed. There really only about 4 old buildings that you could go in to view: a pharmacy, an old one room schoolhouse, a one-room church house, and an old farm house. All the buildings take less than 5 minutes to go through, with the only interesting one being the pharmacy. They did have an old farm yard where they still have 2 mules and 5 sheep. However, the animals were in awful shape! They had and old mule that was so thin you could count every rib, and see its complete backbone and pelvis. There was a younger mule there too who was skinny but not as bad. I am concerned about the welfare of these animals.

2. Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

5130 Headland Ave, Dothan, AL 36303-7691 +1 334-793-3224
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By Jeremy B - Midland City, Alabama

I like visiting here a few times a year. There are constantly changing exhibits and the grounds are well maintained for. Parking is almost all shaded and there are vending machines at the main entrance.

This site could be covered in about two hours if you're taking your time to enjoy everything.

3. Adventureland

3738 W Main St, (Hwy. 84 West), Dothan, AL 36305-1060 +1 334-793-9100
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Adventureland

Adventureland Theme Park has been the place for family fun in the Dothan area for 20 years. Adventureland is home to mini golf, bumper boats, go karts, batting cages, and a large arcade filled with exciting games. From Half Court Hoops to Skee-Ball to the NASCAR arcade game, there is a game here for everyone. People love winning tickets playing Deal or no Deal and Plinko too!

Reviewed By Jeremy B - Midland City, Alabama

I love coming here with the kids and letting them play games, ride the go-karts are use the batting cages. Adventureland is generally in good shape considering it's constantly being terrorized by children. The service and staff are already great even when dealing with kids...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to give Adventureland a good review! It is definitely quite a job to keep everything up and running. Hope to see you again soon.

4. Water World

401 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303 +1 334-615-3750
Excellent
41%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Water World

Reviewed By Harriet S - Dothan, Alabama

The park is fairly clean and a good value. Plenty of fun but can get too crowded on the weekends. Lots of unsupervised kids there but in general pretty well behaved. The concession stand service is slow and the fare is average typical park food. The park is near great bike and walking trails, as well as a first rate tennis center.

5. Peanuts Around Town

Dothan, AL
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Peanuts Around Town

Reviewed By JeanYHZ - Waverley, Canada

A great job of bringing people back to the downtown area of Dothan. As well as the buildings' colourful murals, it was fun to cruise the old downtown to find all the "peanut people". What a great idea!

6. Antique Attic

5037 Fortner St, Dothan, AL 36305-7021 +1 334-792-5040
Excellent
78%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Antique Attic

Reviewed By Kimberly R - Fort Smith, Arkansas

Everywhere we travel, my husband and I visit privately owned antique and thrift stores. Antique Attic is filled with beautiful fairly priced estate furniture, chandeliers, paintings, sculptures, linens, jewelry, and cool novelty items, such as railway benches and clawfoot bathtubs. The owner is charming and extremely helpful. This antique store is definitely worth a visit to see if it has what you're looking for. It's the real deal!

7. Wiregrass Museum of Art

126 Museum Ave, Dothan, AL 36303-4802 +1 334-794-3871
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Wiregrass Museum of Art

Reviewed By Danny M - Dothan, Alabama

My wife and I went because I had never been to any Art Museum. I enjoyed the different exhibits. If you are like me and have never been to an Art Museum, go! You will be glad you did.

8. Murals of the Wiregrass

Corner of Main Street and St. Andrews Street, Parking lot of the Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, AL 36303
Excellent
42%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Murals of the Wiregrass

Reviewed By michigander12 - Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Dothan's history is really on the wall. Driving around downtown you see Indian chiefs, mules and cotton fields, a wild west shoot out, country western legends many of which are names from the past, Tuskegee airmen and Fort Rucker helicopters, and old fashioned railroad station with train. Well worth the toime to see, especially with kids or out of town visitors.

9. George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum

305 N Foster St, Dothan, AL 36303-4543 +1 334-712-0933
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum

Reviewed By Big_Globe_Traveler - Dothan, Alabama

I found the GW Carver Interpretive Museum to be a fantastic place to broaden my knowledge about the world famous Dr. George Washington Carver. The museum staff are extremely knowledgeable and willing to share information about the exhibits. I look forward to returning and encouraging others to visit as well.

10. World's Smallest City Block

East Troy Street, Dothan, AL
Excellent
28%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
25%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 35 reviews

World's Smallest City Block

Reviewed By ExpatAgainandAgain - Dothan, Alabama

There isn't much to see but this area of downtown does have a few things to draw you in. If you're a Geocacher, well, you'll know what to do. If not, look it up. The block itself is pretty small but it is neat to consider. Don't plan on spending too much time on it but come on by just the same.

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