- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Florence, Alabama, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Historic Homes.
- From University of North Alabama to Deibert Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Florence and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia.
The Morgan County Archives is a collection of thousands of documents including population records, genealogy information, and more. Also included in the archives is a small museum with a number of old photographs, art pieces, and period clothing.
During the summer, the Rhodes Ferry Park hosts a concert series in its open areas that are transformed into stages. Facilities within the park itself include a large children's playground, lighted walking paths, two pavilions, and two picnic shelters.
Built by a philanthropist in 1904, Carnegie Visual Arts Center is a restored library that showcases a variety of exhibits depicting Alabama's history. These exhibits feature anything from paintings to sculptures from local artists and craftsmen.
The Decatur Convention & Visitors Bureau is a facility that provides information on dining options, nearby attractions, lodging, campgrounds, shopping, and spas. The information center also provides maps of the local region.
With four tours to choose from, Decatur Walking Tours & Trails takes visitors through the area's historical and cultural sites. One of these tours revolves around the history of a Confederate led battle during the Civil War.
Over 2,000 species of exotic insects, mounted birds and animals are displayed at Cook's Natural Science Museum. You can also see exhibits of rocks, sea shells, snakes and coral. All are housed in a modern, 5,000-square-foot facility which takes about an hour to tour.