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Florence, Alabama, USA

Attractions in Florence, Alabama

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Birthplace of W.C. Handy, The
    620 West College Street, Florence, AL 35630
    256-760-6434, The birthplace of W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues," this restored log cabin now houses a large collection of his personal papers, memorabilia, and artifacts. more info  map

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House
    601 Riverview Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    256-718-5050, Designed and built between 1939 and 1940, this is the only structure in Alabama designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. A National Historic Property, the Rosenbaum... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Indian Mound and Museum
    1028 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
    256-760-6427, "Located near the banks of the Tennessee River, the Florence Indian Mound is the Tennessee Valley's largest domiciliary mound." A 42-foot high quadrilateral mound with... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Children's Museum of the Shoals
    2810 Darby Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    256-284-7107, "Offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children." more info  map

  • Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts
    217 East Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL 35630
    256-760-6379 , A gallery, an educational facility, a museum, and a center for the coordination and promotion for cultural activity in the area. more info  map

  • Pope's Tavern Museum
    203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    256-760-6439, At one time a stagecoach stop, tavern and inn, Pope's Tavern is one of the the oldest structures in Florence. It served as a hospital for both Confederate and Union... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Deibert Park
    256-760-6416, Located at the corner of Darby Drive and Cox Creek Parkway (AL 133), Deibert Park features interpretive trails, restrooms, ponds, a Wisconsin-style barn, The Children's... more info  map

  • McGee Farm
    8211 County Road 7, Florence, AL 35633
    Located 12 Miles North of Cox Creek Parkway
    256-766-2725, McGee Farm grows over 25 varieties of pumpkins and more than 70 varieties of chrysanthemums. more info  map

  • Wildwood Park
    256-760-6416, Located near downtown Florence and the UNA campus, Wildwood Park features a nature trail, pavilion, picnic tables, and mountain bike trails. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Wilson Lock
    704 South Wilson Dam Road, Florence, AL 35630
    256-764-5223, The highest single lift lock east of the Rocky Mountains with a normal lift of between 93 and 100 feet, Wilson Lock is located at Tennessee River mile 259.4, 15 miles... more info  map


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