School is Out! What Now?
by Aisling Fields
May 31, 2023
School is out for summer, but don’t catch yourself wondering what to do with your kids! Dothan’s very own Landmark Park is the summer spot to engage your children with hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
From their formation in 1976, Landmark Park has made huge strides in growing from 50 acres to 150 acres. With their first field trip in 1979, the park has made it a goal to educate children through traditional and non-traditional learning.
With an abundance of summer camps and mini sessions to choose from, your kids can learn about different animals, enjoy nature trails, harvest products grown on the property and so much more!
“Learning doesn’t end just because you aren’t going to class,” said Laura Weber, Landmark Park Executive Director.
Many children are hands-on learners. They learn best when they are immersed in the subject. The sense of touch and sight is so important to young children that they sometimes forget they are learning.
“Kids learn the most when they don’t think of it as learning,” Weber said.
The Alabama Agricultural Museum is also housed at Landmark Park and is home to all your family fun. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is free with your paid Landmark Park admission ($5 for adults, $4 for kids, free for park members and children 2 and under).
The 6,000 square foot building showcases the agricultural history of the Wiregrass region in the 1890s. You can find a replica cotton gin, images of a peanut harvest, old country store and so much more.
Interested in learning more about Landmark Park and all they have to offer this summer? Visit landmarkparkdothan.com!