Florence, in Northwest Alabama, is a city that about 39,000 people call home.
Montgomery, the state capital, is about 190 miles (306 kilometers) southeast of Florence, while Birmingham is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southeast.
Be reminded of just how incredible our world can be; explore the fascinating, and sometimes quirky collections at the lovingly curated museums in the vicinity of Florence. Two of the most popular cultural collections in the area are the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House and the fascinating Indian Mound and Museum. The W.C. Handy Home and the Ivy Green are other places to explore.
The conservation parks surrounding Florence give visitors an insight into the species of flora and fauna that exist in the local area. Take a long walk in Joe Wheeler State Park and savor your escape from the urban streets.
In this artistic city you’ll find some interesting museums, including the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, where you can see local exhibits. For those who love galleries and art museums, this is a great place to enjoy the atmosphere and learn about art and history.
If you are ready to indulge in some retail therapy you’ll love the stores and stalls at the Regency Square Mall. It is a bustling area filled with interesting fashion, quirky accessories and fresh food venues.
If you’ve still got an hour or two to spare after visiting all the great attractions the Florence area, make sure you head over to the Renaissance Tower.