The Wiregrass


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.


Landmark Park

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.


Lake Tholocco

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.


Peanut Monument

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


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 & Drink


Huggin' Molly's

Named for legendary Abbeville ghost Huggin' Molly, this soda fountain serves sandwiches, soups, burgers and chicken fingers.


Cutts Restaurant

A family-owned local favorite, Cutts serves buffet-style and short-order breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Basketcase Café

A popular lunch spot, Basketcase Café is known for its pastas, hearty entrees and homemade soups.


Old Mill Restaurant

Old Mill Restaurant has served steaks and seafood — including its popular grouper fingers — in Dothan for more than 20 years.

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Area Towns

  • Abbeville


    Abbeville is located in southeastern Alabama in the Wiregrass region and was known as Yatta Abba by early Creek inhabitants….

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  • Columbia


    Founded in 1820, Columbia is a town in Houston County with a population of 800. Columbia once served as a major trading center throughout the wiregrass region of Alabama.

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  • Daleville


    Once a tiny farming community, Daleville enjoyed signficant growth in the mid-to-late 20th century with the establishment of Fort Rucker, one of the U.S. Army’s primary aviation training posts. Daleville’s population is now more than 4,600.

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  • Dothan


    Dothan has become known as the “Peanut Capital of Alabama” and hosts the National Peanut Festival each fall.

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  • Elba


    Originally called Bridgeville, Elba was established in 1853. Elba is a part of Coffee County with a population of more than 4,000.

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  • Enterprise


    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, and the Army Aviation Museum also draw many visitors to this quiet, south Alabama town.

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  • Fort Rucker


    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…

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  • Geneva


    Geneva, a city found in Geneva County, is settled on the junction of the Choctawhatchee River and Pea River. It has a population of more than 4,000.

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  • Headland


    James Joshua Head founded Headland in 1871 as “Head’s Land.” Its population is more than 3,500 and it has grown to be Henry County’s largest city.

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  • Midland City


    Located in Dale County, Midland City is home to about 1,700 residents.

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  • Newton


    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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  • Ozark


    Ozark is a city in Dale County. Its name is believed to be derived from a traveler who thought the area reminded him of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. The city has a population of about 15,000.

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  • Samson


    Samson is a city in Geneva County with a population of more than 2,000.

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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

(251) 633-4510

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

(334) 792-1191