- TripBuzz found 25 things to do with kids in or near Florence, Alabama, including 6 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia.
- From Pickwick Lake to Children's Museum of the Shoals, the Florence area offers 36 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Theaters and History Museums.
- Considered to be north-western Alabama's primary economic area, Florence, AL is the largest city in the metropolitan area known as 'The Shoals.' Florence is known for its notable annual events including the W.C. Handy Music Festivals, the Renaissance Faire, and the Rosenbaum House, which was designed by Flank Lloyd Wright.
Hands-on exhibits and programs targeted toward all developmental stages are the focus of the Children's Museum of the Shoals. In addition to established exhibits about the Tennessee Valley, young ones have freedom to play and create at numerous stations in the museum.
Pope's Tavern is one of the oldest buildings in the city, serving as a hospital during the Civil War. Since 1965 it is a museum and home to items dating from the 18th century, which depict the house's history as an inn. There are also artifacts from the Civil War.
The Carmike Regency Square 12 is the primary first-run movie theater for the Florence area. Popular Hollywood films are shown on twelve screens with select movies presented in 3D for an additional ticket surcharge.