When you fly to Dothan, located approximately 20 miles from both Florida and Georgia, you'll be in a city known as the "Peanut Capital of the World." You can learn about the history of peanuts by visiting the Carver Museum, which celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver. This Alabama city also has the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, Adventureland Theme Park, Fun Zone Skate Center and Water World to keep you entertained during your visit.
Visit Landmark Park, a 135-acre park that was built to preserve and celebrate the history of Alabama's wiregrass region. Inside the park is a living history farm that includes historical buildings, a smokehouse, farmhouse, syrup shed, cane mill and farm animals. Take a 30-minute drive to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum located in Fort Rucker. The museum consists of one of the largest helicopter collections in the country. Dothan is home to numerous dining and shopping opportunities downtown and along the historic Ross Clark Circle.
Hints and tips
You can reach the city of Dothan by taking a rental car, taxi or using the Wiregrass Transit Authority shuttle from the Dothan Regional Airport (DHN). Home of the National Peanut Festival, Dothan's rich history is shown through the colorful murals that adorn the buildings downtown. The weather in Dothan is hot and humid during the Summer months with temperatures reaching the 90s, and Winters are mild with temperatures in the 40s.