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World's Smallest City Block

East Troy Street, Dothan, AL
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Dothan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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141 reviews 141 reviews
65 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Guinness Book of Records has placed this as the smallest block in the world. Since our hotel was near by we took the time to locate it since we were in no hurry and was looking around Dothan. It's fun to see how small it is and gave us a good chuckle! It's no big deal so if you are... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went here mostly as a joke and because my parents were in town and were curious about it. I never realize I had drove by it so many times after paying my utilities bill. We took a couple pictures but it honestly looks like a little forgotten piece of grass with a tombstone which is actually a landmark telling... More

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Chipley, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Do yourself a favor. Step out your back door or go to the nearest city park. Do you see a small patch of dirt? Is there some refuse or an empty beer bottle laying nearby? If so, then you have officially experienced everything you will experience at East Troy St. in Dothan. Additionally, Dothan is a filthy, dilapidated town. Lock... More

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Okay, it's true - it isn't much of an attraction. But then again, it doesn't take much time either. It is exactly as advertised - kinda fun and definitely unique. There's parking nearby, so it doesn't take much time to check it out. If you're into geocaching (as we are), there's an extra reason to visit. It's fun to say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just so you can say you've been to the smallest city block in the world -- according to the Guinness Book of Records.

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Newton, AL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You're not missing anything here. It's cool that Dothan has something original like this but it definitely isn't an "attraction".

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Huntsville, AL
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

i find it funny that so many people on here actually review this like it is an actual "attraction". Come on people its more a joke than a serious attempt at having the worlds smallest city block! Its just people having fun and joining anyone else to join in. Dont take it so serious. If you are downtown and have... More

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Kansas City, MO
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a cute time taking pictures here and having the kids pretend they were giants. I was a little concerned about what seemed like stepping into traffic in order to take a picture. Our daughter is on a world's record kick so we stopped at as many attractions during our cross-county tour. So this was definitely worth stopping for... More

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Hattiesburg, MS
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The small triangular piece of land in downtown Dothan touted as the “smallest city block in the world” is barely worth mentioning as an attraction. Only if one is already downtown or in desperate need for some sort of touristy “proof” of being in Dothan would the trip be worthwhile. Factually, the “smallest block in the world” claim is tenuous... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Small slab of cement marks this spot, which is basically a "y" in the road. Claims to be the worlds smallest city block, but really I think it was an engineering screw up. Not worth going out of your way, but if you are headed to the museum or the Civic Center, feel free to take a look.

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