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Bring the Kids to the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, AL

photo: Huffington Post/AP Photo/Dave Martin
photo: Huffington Post/AP Photo/Dave Martin

About half of the peanuts grown in the US are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. The festivities include numerous fun-filled family events, such as amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, live music concerts, beauty pageants, arts & crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, of course, tons of peanuts!

The festival began Oct. 30th, and runs through Nov. 8 at the Dothan Fairgrounds located on Highway 231 South — just three miles south of the Ross Clark Circle.

While you’re in the area for the peanut festival, check out these other family friendly activities in Dothan:

Army Aviation Museum
Ft. Rucker, AL. Visit the largest aviation museum the army has to offer, with over 160 planes and counting! 888-276-9286.

G.W. Carver Interpretive Museum
305 North Foster St. Learn about African Americans and their influence on the peanut industry! 334-712-0933.

Peanuts Around Town
Try to find all 65 peanuts around Dothan!

Shute Pecan Company
1475 Ross Clark Circle. A must-see for visitors, 75 years and still growing. 334-794-5232.

Westgate Park
Recreation Road. Visit one of the largest tennis/baseball complexes in the area, walk the 4 mile long trails, and enjoy the beauty nature intended! 334-615-3700.

Wiregrass Museum of Art
126 Museum Ave. Visit Dothan’s largest museum of art, but make sure to visit the 3rd floor, where kids can be the artist!!! 334-794-3871.

Wiregrass Festival of Murals
Downtown Dothan. Download the self-guided walking tour from our website, www.VisitDothanAL.com. 334-793-3097.

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens
US 431 North of Dothan. Visit 7 different gardens, even an herb garden with pepper and spearmint! 334-793-3224.

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