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Dothan, AL

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Located in southeast Alabama, Dothan is known as The Peanut Capital of the World. With a name derived from the Bible, Dothan lies just west of Georgia and north of Florida. Along with being a major transportation and commercial city, a large amount of crops are processed here, which is how it earned its nutty nickname. With temperatures that vary throughout the year, a rich history, and plenty of nature to explore, Dothan offers a little something for everyone every day.

Getting Around in Dothan, AL

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The average commuter time in Dothan is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.96%
  • 7.59%
  • 1.33%

Festivals for Everyon

To take in the culture of the city, check out one of the many annual festivals held throughout the city. The Downtown Christmas festival takes place each December and includes sledding, food vendors, and a visit from Santa. The Nation Peanut Festival is held in November and features competitions in many areas for those of all ages. Local and famous recording artists have perform at the peanut festival and a large parade caps it all off. You can also ride the rides or watch the various pageants to experience everything that the festival has to offer.

A Trip to the Past

Preserving history is important to the city of Dothan and the museums located here can take you to days gone by. The U.S. Army Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest helicopters in the world. While visiting the museum, you will be taken back through 50 years of aviation history through films, pictures, and aircrafts. At the George Washington Carver Museum, the story of the great African American is on display with many different products made from peanuts. Other African cultural artifacts and military memorabilia are also available for your viewing pleasure.

Natural Enjoyment

For a day of nature’s beauty all in one place, visit the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens. With 15 different gardens located here for your viewing pleasure, you can take in a breathtaking assortment of plant and flower species. Enjoy an abundance of walking paths, trails, and wildlife preserve areas. The entire family can spend a day here filled with learning and nature. Visit the demonstration garden to learn how to grow your favorite variety of plants and fruit trees. Gaze upon the stunning display of flowers while enjoying the warm sunshine at these magnificent gardens.