- Our list of the best things to do in Florence, Alabama, features the top 29 nearby activities — including 11 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Florence, AL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Florence, AL , followed by 8 popular activities in nearby cities, including Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia
Known for it's retro vibe and historic neon signage, the Princess Theatre is a piece of Alabama history. The performance venue plays host to a diverse selection of entertainment including big names in music, local artists, plays and film.
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.
With classes available for all ages, River City Performing Arts Inc offers specialized instruction for dance classes like ballet, hip hop, and tap. The center also has annual dance camps, such as a summer camp for kids.
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.
Spanning over 35,000 acres, the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is the home to an impressive number of geese and ducks, besides the numerous species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. There are also 288 different species of songbirds which can be spotted out here.