April 18 (Thursday)

Dothan Landmarks Park
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Horses may be on your mind if you visit Alabama’s official state agricultural museum, Dothan Landmark Park, with its living history farm dating to the late 19th century.

The Landmark Park was designated a state symbol in 1992. According to the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, the 100-acre facility is “dedicated to preserving the cultural and natural heritage of the wiregrass region of Southeast Alabama.” The site includes a turn-of-the-century living history farm with a cane mill and syrup shed, one-room school house, general store and church. More modern features include elevated boardwalks, nature trails, wildlife exhibits, a picnic area and even a planetarium.

Wiregrass (Aristida stricta) is one of the most common grasses in the southern pine flatwoods and upland sandhills. The Wiregrass Region or Wiregrass Country covers much of southeastern Alabama and portions of Georgia and Florida.

Special programs include Spring Farm Day, Wiregrass Heritage Festival, Antique and Collector Car Show and Victorian Christmas.