Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama and is home to more than 40,000 people. The city was named after Florence in Italy and is nicknamed "Alabama's Renaissance City." So if you think Italy is too far for a weekend trip, you can get a bus charter in Florence, Alabama and tour the city.
The city is home to several arts and culture venues. For one, there's the Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, where numerous exhibits and cultural events are held. The center is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
You can also go to the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, a visual and theater arts center that features rotating art exhibits, workshops, and competitions. Or perhaps you would want to visit these art galleries: M.C.'s Hallelujah Hands, University of North Alabama Art Gallery, and Stained Glass Artistry.
Then there's the historic Shoals Theatre, which used to be a movie house but now serves as home to the Gingerbread Players and Zodiac Players and which hosts a variety of special events all throughout the year.
Meanwhile, those who love music should visit the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, where you can discover the stories behind the songs of Alabama’s most loved music legends like Nat King Cole, Lionel Richie, Hank Williams, and many others. You can see interactive exhibits as well as incredible pieces of music history here, too.
You might also want to visit Florence in time for these festivals and cultural events:
Travel back in time by visiting the city's various historical sites and landmarks like Historic Downtown Florence, which is a national historic district and is where you can find a concentration of old, historic structures. The district also has many stores and restaurants worth checking out.
Other districts in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places are: Cherry Street Historic District, College Place Historic District, Locust Street Historic District, Sannoner Historic District, Seminary-O'Neal Historic District, Seven Mile Island Archeological District, Walnut Street Historic District, and Wood Avenue Historic District.
Of course, the register also has other places like the Forks of Cypress Cemetery, the Water Tower, Wilson Dam, Coffee High School, Courtview, and many historic houses.
You can also visit the Edith Newman Culver Memorial Museum, a town museum that houses Native American artifacts and Civil War relics. Or Pope's Tavern and Museum, the Ivy Green-Helen Keller Birthplace, and the W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.
Ask your bus charter in Florence, Alabama to take you to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, a 413-acre scenic natural area in the Little Mountains region that serves as sanctuary for native plants and animals. It has nearly 11 miles of hiking trails that you can take on as you enjoy the magnificent views.
Then there's the Shoal Creek Preserve, which has 300 acres' worth of woods, creeks, waterfalls, and bluffs, as well as over 4 miles of trails. You can also check out North Alabama Birding Trail, as well as the George H. Carroll Lion Habitat.
Meanwhile, the Florence Harbor Marina boasts facilities and features like fishing piers, boat ramps, a soccer field, picnic shelters, baseball fields, playgrounds, a paved jogging trail, campsites, a driving range for golfers, and many others.
You may also want to check out other parks in the city including Deibert Park, Joe Wheeler State Park, McFarland Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, River Heritage Park, Tennessee Valley Authority Reservation, Wildwood Park, and Veterans Memorial Park.
The city has so much more in store for tourists! See these venues plus many others by getting a bus charter in Florence, Alabama today. Contact BusRental.com at 1-866-569-2012.