- 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.
Located at the base of the Wilson Dam, Rockpile Recreation Area offers camping and picnicking along the edge of Pickwick Reservoir. Visitors can observe a variety of wildlife including orioles, gulls, and flycatchers.
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Clark Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 MoreLess Info
Leading tours through the lakes, rivers, and creeks of the region, Brian Barton Outdoors Fishing Guide - Private Tours provides visitors with a chance to catch catfish. Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake are the two main fishing spots.
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1000 Gattman Park Drive, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 MoreLess Info
A sports and exercise facility, the Muscle Shoals Recreation Center features a variety of amenities. It has basketball courts, tennis courts, a weight room, cardio equipment, and areas for soccer and other sports.
Ivy Green is the birthplace of Helen Keller where visitors see artifacts from her life. The home and museum room are decorated with much of the original furniture of the Keller family, including her complete library of Braille books and her original Braille typewriter.
This museum showcases and honors Alabama's great achievers in music. Tours are available to tourists, school children, historians, and music fans where they learn about the achievements and contributions made by Alabama natives to the world of music.
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State Park Road, Tishomingo, MS 38873 MoreLess Info
The land where Tishomingo State Park is located has been inhabited since at least 7000 B.C. Visitors to the park, which is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, can see huge rock formations and crevices filled with ferns.
Jay Landings Marina provides a variety of boating amenities and services including wet slips, dry storage, mechanics, a ramp and a 25 ton travel lift. They also have a public gathering place with a fire pit and picnic tables.
Readers and history buffs will find plenty to explore at the Houston Memorial Library and Museum, the former home of U.S. senator George S. Houston. Visitors can survey the book section then head upstairs to view furnishings and family artifacts.