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The Best Summer Activities in the Wiregrass

Summer has officially arrived in the Wiregrass. Have you made plans yet? Here are some of the best things to do this summer that will keep the entire family entertained without spending a ton of money.

Places to Learn

Kolomoki Mounds State Park – Learn about the Woodland Indians of the southeastern U.S. There’s also camping, putt-putt, canoe/kayak and paddle boat rentals, playgrounds and nature trails.

 

Landmark Park – Living history farm, complete with an old farmhouse, smokehouse, cane mill, syrup shed, and farm animals. One-room schoolhouse, drugstore and soda fountain, country store, and turn-of-the-century church. Nature trails, interpretive center and planetarium.

 

The Carver Museum – Get a glimpse of the historical contributions and influences of Dr. George Washington Carver and other outstanding men and women. Events include tours, scavenger hunts, art classes, black history bingo, open mic night, and hands-on science experiments in the Discovery Zone.

 

U.S. Army Aviation Museum – Collection of more than 164 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world.

Where to Swim, Splash, or Otherwise Get Wet

Water World – Opening for the 2020 season on June 27. Admission: Adults (50″ & taller) $16, Kids (37″-50″) $14, Kids (Under 37″) $2, Seniors $2

 

Westgate Indoor Pool – Open through August. Admission $3

 

SPLASH! Pool/Spray Park – Located on Ft. Rucker. Open through September. Free admission.

 

Enterprise Splash Pad – Located in Johnny Henderson Park. Open through end of September. Free admission.

 

Ozark Splash Pad – Located in Steagall Park. Free admission.

 

Ozark Community Pool – Admission: $2 weekdays; $3 weekends

Get Outside

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens – Series of gardens, trails and kids playground. Admission $5

 

AdventureLand Theme Park – Mini golf, bumper boats, go karts, batting cages, and arcade.

 

Enterprise Mini Golf – Putt-putt course with water features, bridges, and two waterfalls.

 

Forever Wild Trails – Ten miles of trails with six linked loops, bike repair stations, changing room, and pump track.

 

Miracle Playground – Soft surface playground located in Westgate Park.

Farmers Markets

Poplar Head – Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Dothan Civic Center parking lot.

 

Wiregrass – Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, at the Houston Co. Farm Center from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Headland – Fridays on the downtown square from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Enterprise – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 7:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Ozark – Tuesdays 3:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., across from City Hall

Indoor Activities

Trampoline Parks – Axtion Air Jump & Sport and Xtreme Air

 

Skating – Fun Zone Skate Center and Fun Factory

 

Bowling – Dothan Lanes, Patricia Lanes, Boll Weevil Lanes & Amusements, Rucker Lanes

Ashton Wright
Author: Ashton Wright

Ashton is the publisher of Wiregrass Parents magazine. She grew up in Blakely, GA. She graduated from Early County High School in 2005 and went on to graduate from Troy University in 2009. Ashton has been interested in journalism since high school where she was on the newspaper staff for three years. In college she worked with the yearbook and the Advertising & Public Relations Society. She interned with Dothan Magazine in the summer of 2008 and worked as a producer and Executive Producer for WTVY-TV for nine years. Ashton married her husband, Chris, in 2012. They welcomed their daughter, Alexis, in 2015. They also have a dog, Jackson, and cat, Cooper.

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The Best Summer Activities in the Wiregrass

by Ashton Wright time to read: 3 min