Dothan, Alabama: Big Gold Peanut and Art Peanuts

The gold goober stands at the Visitor Information Center of Dothan, self-proclaimed "Peanut Capital of the World." Free map shows other fiberglass peanut statues around town.

Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Address:
3311 Ross Clark Circle NW, Dothan, AL
Directions:
Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Northwest side of the 431 bypass, at Choctaw before the Westgate Pkwy.
Phone:
334-794-6622
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Big Gold Peanut and Art Peanuts

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Peanut. Large Gold Peanut

Anxious to see the "huge" golden peanut in Dothan, I trekked to the Convention and Visitors Center and was underwhelmed by its size, but delighted at its beauty and function. It signifies that, yes indeed, this is the home of the peanut in Alabama and the home town of the National Peanut Festival held each fall in honor of the farmers and the annual peanut harvest. Inside the center, there are maps, books, and friendly people who will help you find the 44-plus peanut sculptures placed around town. Inside is an Elvis Peanut. It was brought inside because he was the most-stolen peanut of them all, and they needed a safe harbor for the colorful character.

[casaflamingo, 11/30/2014]
Large Gold Peanut

Dothan Peanuts are scattered throughout the city as a part of a community art project. They are subject to move around, but the Big Gold Peanut is permanently situated at the visitor's center.

While visiting Dothan, make sure you visit the murals downtown as well: they feature subjects such as country music, Johnny Mac Brown, a gunfight, a steamboat, turpentine, a Sherman Rose mural, and a woman's mural. Dothan is Alabama's "Mural City."

[Jessi, 07/25/2014]
Camera Nut. Peanut Movie Director

Dothan is the city of peanuts. There are peanut characters everywhere. On the corner of Burdeshaw and Oates, near downtown, is a creative statue of a movie director with an old camera facing him. This town is fun. Many "nuts" everywhere.

[James The Route Pro, 07/01/2013]
Elvis peanut. Dothan Visitor's Center: Big Peanut

Where any tour of Dothan should start. There's a large gold peanut out front, and a big Elvis peanut inside (It was originally in front of a Dothan business, but people kept trying to steal it). There are free maps of all the painted peanuts and painted wall murals around Dothan, and free peanut-themed recipes. We also bought several peanut souvenirs. The woman at the desk while we were there was very nice and helpful.

[Elizabeth, 12/28/2012]
Gold peanut. Large Gold Peanut

There are a bunch of these big peanuts all over the city. I wish we had more time to find them all!

[Ash Harper, 02/24/2011]

The gold peanut is Dothan's original monument; the others are from a later community art project decorating fiberglass versions.

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Smallest City BlockWorld's Smallest City Block, Dothan, AL - 3 mi.
Town History MuralsTown History Murals, Dothan, AL - 3 mi.
Monument to the HogMonument to the Hog, Dothan, AL - 4 mi.
In the region:
Tree That Owns Itself, Eufaula, AL - 49 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

December 21, 2014

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Alabama Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bailey Art Museum - Robots of Clayton Bailey, Crockett, California (Dec 15-21, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Dothan, Alabama

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now