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Florence, Alabama, USA

Attractions in Florence, Alabama

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Birthplace of W.C. Handy, The 256-760-6434
    620 West College Street, Florence, AL 35630
    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 256-718-5050
    601 Riverview Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    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 256-760-6427
    1028 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
    "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 256-284-7107
    2810 Darby Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    "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 256-760-6379
    217 East Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL 35630
    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 256-760-6439
    203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35630
    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 256-766-2725
    8211 County Road 7, Florence, AL 35633
    Located 12 Miles North of Cox Creek Parkway
    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 256-764-5223
    704 South Wilson Dam Road, Florence, AL 35630
    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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