Dothan's home of the Highland Oaks Golf Course, which is one of the stops on the Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. This golf course features some of the longest and classiest designed holes on the Jones Golf Trail. The Highland Oaks Golf Course has been home to several championships including the NIKE Tour, the Buy.com Tour and the Golf Channel Drive, Chip & Putt Regional Finals. Visitors at the golf course and enjoy a meal or just a snack and drink at The Grille located inside the clubhouse.
The Wiregrass Festival of Murals offers a different view into the lives and events that have shaped the community. The Wiregrass Festival of Murals is located in the historic downtown district of Dothan and has literally turned the streets and buildings into a life-size eco-museum. These giant pieces of artwork not only give visitors a send of what shaped the community, but also of the contributions the people make to the community.
The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan includes five galleries that feature the changing exhibitions of the visual and decorative arts. Also featured in the museum are hands-on exhibits for children and a gift shop. An exhibit is centered on the study of light and features paintings ranging from landscapes to wildlife, flora and portraits.
The entire family will enjoy a day at the Water World theme park that includes water slides, kids-play pool and a giant wave pool. When you need a break from the water, the whole family can enjoy miniature golf, go-carts and bumper boats for a change of pace.
While in Dothan, take a trip to the Opera House that is a landmark in the downtown district. Built in 1903, the Opera House offered professional and community theater productions, concerts, ballet performances as well as other cultural events to the citizens of Dothan and the surrounding communities.
Dothan offers a great variety in shopping and dinning available for residents and visitors to enjoy. Among the many shopping venues, you'll find three regional malls, factory outlet stores and several antique malls. Whether your taste is discount stores, the comfort and convenience of a mall or the historic atmosphere of downtown Dothan, you'll find shopping and dining to match your preferences.
If you're interested in more non formal activities while staying in Dothan, you can choose from over 20 parks to visit, six swimming pools, 40 lighted tennis courts, roller skating rinks, and dependent on the season you visit, Dothan is home of sanctioned BMX racing, so you may be able to enjoy watching a race. A number of athletic fields are located throughout Dothan so check out a schedule and take in a game during your visit.
Dothan also offers numerous lakes, and rivers as well as the Gulf of Mexico only a few miles away for those avid fishermen who enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural areas associated with lakes and rivers. Other outdoors adventures from hiking to boating to canoeing and camping is located in the parks that surround Dothan.
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