Things to do in DOTHAN with kids

Sweet Home Alabama…where the skies are so blue! We could tell you fun facts about Alabama, like how it’s the peanut capital of the world (true fact!), but instead we might just tell you about the very cool water parks, incredible natural wonders, fascinating zoos and farms, and museums galore that you can enjoy as a family!

Water World or Splash Adventure Water Park will make a splash in your day (especially when you try the new 3 storey zip line!) Did you know that Alabama has some of the most incredible natural wonders in the country? Just try visiting Cathedral Caverns State Park and you’ll see why!

Animals lovers will get a thrill out of the many animal attractions in the state, such as the popular Birmingham Zoo, and the beautiful tiger rescue park of Tigers For Tomorrow.  

What do dinosaurs, motorsports and George Washington have in common?  They all featured in museums across the state!  In the Anniston Museum of National History, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Museum of George Washington. (But we’re pretty sure George Washington never met a real dinosaur…)

So enjoy your time in what became the 22nd state! Sweet Day Out Alabama!

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  • Fun Zone Skate Center

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    (3 miles) Dothan

    Fun Zone Skate Center will offer roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade games, a gyroscopic virtual simulator chair, jump shot basketball, soft play toddler zone (48" and below only), party ...

  • Circle City BMX Racing

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    (3 miles) Dothan

    From toddlers to pros, these Alabama BMX tracks are suitable for all skill levels, but will give you just the same amount of adrenaline rush!

  • Water World

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    (3 miles) Dothan

    A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!

  • Adventureland

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    (4 miles) Dothan

    Active kids get ready! With Go-karts, bumper boats, water wars and a host of other attractions, it's family fun for your day out here in Alabama!

  • Landmark Park

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    (5 miles) Dothan

    Nature AND history in Dothan, with an 1890s Wiregrass Farmstead, boardwalk, nature trail, planetarium, interpretive center, and special events!

  • Eastgate Park

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    (6 miles) Dothan

    Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    (20 miles) Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • Ozark Travel Park

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    (25 miles) Ozark

    A family friendly RV park located in scenic Ozark, Alabama, with ponds, waterfalls, a swimming pool and great amenities!

  • Florida Caverns State Park

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    (31 miles) Marianna

    The only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public, this amazing cavern has breathtaking formations, and the state park has lots of outdoor adventures for the family!

  • Falling Waters State Park

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    (35 miles) Chipley

    Huge trees and fern-covered sinkholes line Sink Hole Trail, the boardwalk that leads visitors to Florida's highest waterfall. Falling Waters Sink is a 100-foot deep, 20-foot wide cylindrical pit into ...

  • Seminole State Park

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    (42 miles) Donalsonville

    This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Cottages, many campsites and even picnic shelters sit near the ...

  • McClellands Critters

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    (50 miles) Banks

    A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.

  • Veterans Memorial Railroad

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    (61 miles) Bristol

    Choo Choo - it's railway time! Kids and families can spend the day riding the very fun variety of locomotives this Veterans Memorial has!

  • Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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    (65 miles) Lumpkin

    A stunning location for families and kids to spend the day out in nature - hiking, climbing and exploring – a beautiful way to spend time with each other and the environment.

  • Historic Westville

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    (67 miles) Lumpkin

    A living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. Experience 19th community, meet costumed townsfolk and more.

  • Sasquatch Zoo

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    (70 miles) Crestview

    Over the years with dedication and perseverance we feel we have provided our animals with a happy home. We hope when you visit you feel the same pride and admiration for "your zoo" as we do.

  • Skate Factory

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    (74 miles) Panama City

    Has been providing Panama City family recreation and skating entertainment for over 35 years. We hope you will join us soon! Parents, bring your kids. Kids, bring your parents. Skating is fun for all ...

  • Camp Helen State Park

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    (75 miles) Panama City Beach

    Come visit and explore our unique park. Truly a hidden gem, Camp Helen is a beautiful getaway destination. Visit the lodge and relax in the rocking chairs as you look at Lake Powell. Listen to the ...

  • Miracle Strip at Pier Park

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    (75 miles) Panama City Beach

    Experience that classic amusement park fun with Miracle Strip, with family friendly rides and attractions in Florida!

  • Deer Lake State Park

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    (75 miles) Santa Rosa Beach

    This park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare worldwide and in the United States they occur only along the Gulf Coast. Southern ...

  • Gulf World Marine Park

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    (75 miles) Panama City Beach

    Enjoy daily live shows in Panama City Beach with dolphins, sea lions and tropical birds! With exhibits on penguins, flamingos, sharks, and alligators to name a few!

  • Visual Arts Center

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    (75 miles) Panama City

    The Visual Arts Center is more than proud to host this vibrant, striking summer exhibit of kites from around the world! Colorful and beautiful, these kites are true works of art.

  • Diamond Jack's River Tours

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    (76 miles) Detroit

    Enjoy two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit River, the world's busiest international waterway. Passengers of all ages discover countless sights rich in history and anecdote during ...

  • Zoo World

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    (76 miles) Panama City Beach

    ZooWorld is home to over 200 animals including exotic and endangered species.

  • Shipwreck Island

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    (76 miles) Panama City Beach

    Make a splash at Shipwreck Island - a family friendly tropical waterpark filled offering 20 acres of water fun attractions!

  • Grayton Beach

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    (77 miles) Santa Rosa Beach

    Golden in the morning sun, silvered by moonlight, Grayton Beach has consistently been ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting ...

  • Dolphin and Snorkel Tours

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    (77 miles) Panama City Beach

    Amazing dolphin and snorkel tours in Panama City Beach with wildlife, nature and eco fun for the whole family!

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (77 miles) Albany

    A fascinating display of over 100 aquatic species that kids can observe through interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a host of entertaining feedings and shows.

  • Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

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    (77 miles) Panama City Beach

    Unique swashbuckling adventures for the family on these two hour family cruises in Florida. Enjoy sword fights, fire cannons and search for treasure!

  • The Parks at Chehaw

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    (79 miles) Albany

    Chehaw Wild Animal Park features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and see our many animal exhibits, such ...

  • Birdsong Nature Center

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    (81 miles) Thomasville

    Nestled among the pines and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene sanctuary where one can explore and ...

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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    (81 miles) Plains

    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners, the Carters have dedicated their ...

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (85 miles) Columbus

    The museum tells the heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to ...

  • Henderson Beach State Park

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    (85 miles) Destin

    Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub ...

  • Big Kahunas

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    (86 miles) East Destin

    A great fun way to spend the day cooling off in the hot Florida sun!