Stay in our hotels in Dothan, Alabama, and in no time you’ll be driving past expansive green fields of peanut crops and eating fried green tomatoes in home-style diners.
The city’s colorful heritage is on display in the 19 large murals painted on historic brick buildings downtown. One depicts Dothan native and Tuskegee Airman Sherman Rose wearing flight gear and surrounded by the historic planes he flew. Rose was the first black air instructor at Fort Rucker, located a short drive from our hotels in Dothan and home to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Admission is free to this extensive collection of choppers—including an AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk—spanning the army’s history of aviation. At the G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum, located downtown near our hotels in Dothan, learn how the former slave turned scientist transformed the humble peanut from hog food into a major agricultural commodity. Today Dothan proudly proclaims itself “Peanut Capital of the World.”
If you’re looking for a quintessential Southern meal, head out from our Dothan hotels to the town’s home-style cafes and diners. You can sample local catfish, fried to a golden brown, or a platter of pit-cooked barbecue. Order it up with a side of fried green tomatoes and a tall glass of sweet iced tea. The region’s mild winter climate means you can tee off any time of year at Highland Oaks Golf Course, located near our hotels in Dothan and part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Or head to the wooded trails at Westgate Park, which has a large outdoor tennis complex lit for night play, racquetball courts and an indoor lap pool.
Book a room today at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Dothan, a friendly, colorful Southern town conveniently located at the intersection of four major highways.