Known as Alabama’s “Mural City”, Dothan is famous for its colorful murals scattered throughout the historic downtown area. Relax in a traditional Southern-style garden with Victorian gazebos and retrace the city’s peanut farming past through monuments and open-air museums.
Things to do in Dothan
Explore the heritage lanes of downtown Dothan to see the city’s many muralled walls. Discover the early steamboats depicted at North Foster Street, glimpse into the peanut farms on Main, then meet Chief Eufaula, the leader of the indigenous Creek Indians on South Saint Andrews.
Browse unique furniture, chandeliers and vases on Dothan’s Antique Trail, which has quaint shops like Backyard Treasures, Antique Attic, and Cottage Antiques. For a romantic date, catch a flick under the stars at the Continental Drive-In or enjoy a picnic amongst the camellias, daylilies and azaleas in Dothan Area Botanical Park.
Step back in time to a 1890s Wiregrass Farmstead at Alabama's Official Museum of Agriculture. Set within Landmark Park, the open-air museum has several nature trails and historic buildings. Play old-fashioned games, enjoy a malted milkshake at Shelley General Store and browse the old medicines at Martin Drugstore.
Meet fellow craft beer connoisseurs at Folklore Brewing & Meadery, a boutique brewery built on an old family farm. Sample a paddle of seasonal beers in the taproom before sitting down for a laid-back lunch at the brewery’s Fly by Night Grill, which serves delicious burgers and salty onion rings.
Getting around Dothan
Dothan is a 15-minute taxi ride from Dothan Regional Airport. Regular buses arrive in Dothan from nearby by cities, including Montgomery. The compact streets can be explored by bicycle or on foot, while a car is needed for traveling further afield.