Dothan, Alabama: Large Gold PeanutStands at the Visitor Information Center of Dothan, self-proclaimed "Peanut Capital of the World." Free map shows other fiberglass peanut statues around town.
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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]
The wife and I heard about the gold peanut in Dothan at RoadsideAmerica.com and had to find it when we stopped for the night. To our surprise, there were two other peanuts on the other corners across from the gold one. The wife got a brochure from the visitor's bureau that explained about the many peanuts scattered around town. The hunt was on.
We went through the downtown area and found several, as well as a few on the circular highway that encompasses the city. We didn't have time to find them all, and later found out we had driven by some without seeing them, including the one that should have been out in front of the hotel we stayed at.
It was a lot of fun looking for them, and the main reason we stopped for the night in Dothan.[Terry, 07/10/2007]