Dothan, Alabama: Big Gold Peanut and Art PeanutsThe 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.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Gold Peanut and Art Peanuts
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]
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]
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]
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.
There are many different peanuts around the city. You can get a list at the visitors center where the gold peanut and Elvis peanut are. A fun afternoon activity to drive around and find them all.[Kellie Parker, 01/27/2010]