The charming and eclectic Wiregrass region of Alabama is named for the native Aristida stricta, known as “wiregrass” due to its texture. Dothan is the heart of the area and claims the title "Peanut Capital of the World." The town is also home to the the world's smallest city block, colorful murals depicting the area's musical history, a collection of kooky peanut statues and the Wiregrass Museum of Art. Nearby Enterprise is famous for its Boll Weevil Monument and extensive U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
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What To See & Do
U.S. Army Aviation Museum
See the largest collection of military airplanes and helicopters in the United States and check out extensive U.S. Army archives.
Highland Oaks on the RTJ Golf Trail
The gently rolling terrain at Highland Oaks in Dothan features numerous creeks, wetlands, tall pines and beautiful oaks.
Boll Weevil Monument
The world's only monument to a pest was erected in 1915 after two-thirds of the area's cotton was destroyed by the insect.
The natural and cultural heritage of the Wiregrass abounds at this park with an 1890s farmstead, planetarium, trails and more.
George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum
Get a historical overview of the life of George Washington Carver.
Fort Rucker's Lake Tholocco is a 640-acre facility offering a range of activities, including swimming, boating, camping, fishing and hiking.
Dothan Opera House
Built in 1915, dance, music and theatrical performances still take place at this landmark.
Wiregrass Museum of Art & Conference Center
Explore colors, lines, shapes and textures through interactive exhibits.
Abbeville Old Pioneer City Cemetery
See more than 900 graves, including those of a local named Cinderella and the man who gave the order to fire the last shot of the Civil War.
You'll see plenty of peanut statues around town, but don't miss the giant gold sculpture at the Dothan Visitor Information Center.
Where To Stay
The Historic Rawls Hotel
Built in 1903, the Rawls in downtown Enterprise now houses a bed and breakfast and a popular restaurant.
Marley House Bed & Breakfast
Stay in a charming Victorian bed and breakfast, circa 1906, that serves up Southern hospitality and a delicious breakfast.
Dothan National Golf Club and Hotel
The hotel has an indoor natural hot springs spa fed from a depth of more than 3,000 feet.
Hardridge Creek Park
Hardridge Creek Park offers 77 campsites, including 57 with water and electrical hookups, available March through October.
Where To Eat
Named for legendary Abbeville ghost Huggin' Molly, this soda fountain serves sandwiches, soups, burgers and chicken fingers.
A family-owned local favorite, Cutts serves buffet-style and short-order breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A popular lunch spot, Basketcase Café is known for its pastas, hearty entrees and homemade soups.
The BBQ Shack
The only place serving North Carolina-style barbecue in the Wiregrass region, The BBQ Shack takes pride in its secret sauce recipe.
Abbeville was named after a nearby creek Americans Indians called Yatta Abba, meaning “a grove of dogwood trees.” It was founded in 1823 in the southeastern corner of Alabama. Long before colonialists moved into the wiregrass region of state, the Creek and Seminole Indians inhabited this area. In 1859 young William Calvin Oates, future governor of Alabama, establis...
Walk the historic streets of Dothan and be inspired by the giant murals depicting the city’s earliest days and infamous moments. While you’re there, stop in at one of the many dinner theaters, or pay a visit to The Wiregrass Museum of Art, which features a special hands-on gallery. Outdoors, Dothan offers world-class golfing at Highland Oaks, a part of the Robert T...
Enterprise has a wealth of attractions both historic and contemporary to make it a destination for visitors year-round. The city’s Boll Weevil Monument is known worldwide, and Fort Rucker, the Historic Rawls Hotel, and the Army Aviation Museum also draw many visitors to this quiet, south Alabama town.
Rekindle your patriotism in the military town of Fort Rucker. It’s home to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum and one of the largests collection of Army helicopters, airplanes and unmanned aircraft in the country, as well as the Aviator Monument dedicated to the Army Aviators whose gallantry and devotion to duty help protect America’s freedom. While you’re here, stop by...
Newton was founded in 1843 after the formation of Coffee County from Dale County's western half. It was the scene for local Confederate recruiting during the Civil War, and was the site of a battle in March 1865 between local Home Guard units and pro-Union irregulars operating out of Florida. The guerrillas, who sought to burn the county courthouse, were repulsed. ...
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Getting there by bus or train
The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108
The Wiregrass area is accessible via Highway 231 from Interstate 65 or Interstate 85.
Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Dothan. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
285 S. Foster St.
Dothan, AL 36301