David Arms Gallery

Historic Leiper’s Fork has an art gallery in the most unlikely of places – a barn. As you round the bend into town, the first building to greet you is the only place where David Arms original art can be viewed. It is also the only place where the full line of products can be seen that are inspired by his work.

This is no ordinary barn. Plain and simple, yes. But it has been renovated in a way that pays tribute to its roots as it now plays a vital role in the life of a thriving community.

Address: 4136 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 628-8561
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Leiper’s Creek Gallery

Located in the historic village of Leiper’s Fork, Tennesssee – just outside of Nashville – Leiper’s Creek Gallery features an eclectic range of art from representational painting to abstract expressionism and sculpture. Each artist is already established either nationally and internationally and has a distinctive style with brilliant technical abilities. We hope that you will take the scenic drive through the same countryside that you’ll see represented in many of the works offered here.

4144 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin TN 37064

(615) 599-5102

Tue – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Copper Fox

The Copper Fox in Leiper’s Fork provides a place where people will be surprised and delighted by the visually-stunning and diverse offerings of handmade goods and original pieces which includes something for everyone – pottery, jewelry, handmade furniture, textiles, sculpture, leather, glass, and functional to non-functional pieces. Featuring local, regional, and national artisans, The Copper Fox offers unique combination of American made, artisan products in an inviting, warm and historically rich setting.

 

Children’s Museum of the Shoals

The Children’s Museum of the Shoals, Inc. is a unique community resource that offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. Our mission is to further classroom education and complement existing cultural and educational resources.

The museum allows children the freedom both to play and to experience the joy of learning in a safe, enriched, and stimulating environment. It also offers academic enrichment for the state and national curriculum standards in the fields of science, environmental education, the arts, history, and culture.

Exhibits and activities encourage children to imagine, make choices, and create and to experience the world in ways that expand their awareness and promote science and cultural literacy.

Address: 2810 Darby Drive, Florence AL 35630
Phone: 256-284-7107
Website: cmshoals.org
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10-5 pm and Sun 1-5 pm
Email: info@cmshoals.org

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

A visual and theater arts center with rotating exhibits, juried art competitions, workshops for all ages. Includes the Helen Keller Festival of the Arts, a competition of works by Alabama visually impaired, blind, and/or deaf children, a permanent installation of a 3,000-pound petroglyph found in Colbert Country with the images carved by northwest natives 800 to 1500 years ago, plus numerous other fine arts competitions throughout the year.

Admission Charged
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday 1 PM to 3 PM

Address: 511 N. Water Street, Tuscumbia, AL
Phone: 256-383-0533
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Shoals Theatre

The historic Shoals Theatre in downtown Florence, once a movie house, is now home to the Gingerbread Players, specializing in programming for the entire family, and the Zodiac Players, the area’s longest running community theatre. Also hosts various special events throughout the year.

Address: 123 North Seminary St., Florence, AL 35630
Phone: 256-764-1700
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Shoals Symphony at UNA

The Shoals Symphony at UNA is a partnership organization under the auspices of the University of North Alabama and supported by the Shoals Symphony Association. The Association is funded by the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors,contributions by alumni and friends, grants, and ticket sales. The Symphony encompasses the perfect balance of UNA faculty and rising students (majors and non-majors), as well as area professional musicians. Dedicated, enthusiastic musicians are selected by open audition.

Every college student in the Shoals Symphony at UNA receives a performance award to help pay tuition. The Shoals Symphony Association is dedicated to encouraging area students through the development of the UNA Honors Orchestra (9-12 grades) and the UNA Peery Center String Project (all ages).

The Shoals Symphony at UNA began as a group of local players wanting to make music together. It has grown and evolved into a semi-professional regional orchestra and is recognized as such by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Address: All performances at Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Alabama
Phone: 256-765-5122
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Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

A cultural center with ever-changing exhibits. Housed in two historic homes on the National Register of historic Places, the center features year-round workshops, juried shows, conferences, themed exhibits for all ages. On premise gift shop.

Free Admission
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM

Address: 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL
Phone: 256-760-6379
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George H. Carroll Lion Habitat

The University of North Alabama in Florence (UNA) boasts the only live Lion mascot in the country living on campus. On July 22, 1974, former UNA president Dr. Robert M. Guillot brought a 35-pound lion cub to the campus and Leo spent the next 14 years “roaring” the school to victory. The original Leo died on Jan. 20, 1988, and a great outpouring of support from the Shoals community resulted in Leo II being brought to UNA in July of 1988. Leo II lived in the compound that once housed the original Leo and grew to a weight of more than 600 pounds at eleven years of age. In 1997, Leo II was selected as the nation’s “Second Best Mascot” by Sports Illustrated. He died in February of 2000. Leo III and Una, born on November 18, 2002, now reside on the campus in the 12,764 square-foot George H. Carroll Lion Habitat, a must-see visit for all families!

Address: University of North Alabama campus, Florence, AL

Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum Museum

A genuine work of art—from the floors to the furnishings to the faucets—the Rosenbaum House grows naturally from its surroundings, cascading down a 2-acre lot facing the Tennessee River. It is one of the purest examples of Usonian design (named for the USA) with open floor plans and rooms that naturally flow from one to another. Built in 1939, the same year Wright delivered his treatise on organic architecture, this significant structure is cypress, glass, and brick and still has original hardware and furnishings designed by Wright.

Admission charged.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM; Sunday: 1 PM – 4 PM

Address: 601 Riverview Drive, Florence, AL 35630
Phone: 256-740-8899
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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Opens December 9, 2017

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the world. Opening on December 9, 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people. Visitors will witness the freedom struggle in eight interactive galleries that show the systematic oppression of black Mississippians and their fight for equality that transformed the state and nation. Seven of the galleries encircle a central space called “This Little Light of Mine.” There, a dramatic sculpture glows brighter and the music of the Movement swells as visitors gather.

Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 9AM–5PM, Sunday: 1PM–5PM.

Museum of Mississippi History

Opens December 9, 2017

The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore and appreciate our state’s history. We present rich and complex stories that illustrate how our shared past influences our future together. Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, the museum explores over 15,000 years of state history. Visitors will enjoy innovative exhibits, educational programs, and hundreds of artifacts. Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 9AM–5PM, Sunday: 1PM–5PM.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you inside the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Located a stone’s throw from the State Capitol building, it’s just within walking distance of principal businesses and attractions in downtown Jackson. Through art, artifacts, and photography, the work, lifestyle, and artistic contributions of African Americans are celebrated, evoking a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the Deep South.

Museum Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM, Saturday: 10AM – 1PM.

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the Magnolia State’s incredibly rich history of producing world-class athletes and teams. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, protect and promote Mississippi’s rich sports heritage for this and future generations.

Museum Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4:00PM.

MDWFP Museum of Natural Science

The MDWFP Museum of Natural Science is located in Jackson, Mississippi, tucked within historic LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The museum’s vast expanses of glass overlook a 300-acre natural landscape, an open-air amphitheater, and 2.5 miles of nature trails. Inside, meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network and explore 73,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibits which include deer, waterfowl, fossils, and Mississippi’s endangered species.

Museum Hours: Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM, Saturday: 9AM – 5PM Sunday: 1PM – 5PM.

Mississippi Museum of Art

The Mississippi Museum of Art is one of Jackson’s premier attractions, conveniently located downtown alongside Thalia Mara Hall and the Jackson Convention Complex. The facility’s brilliant architectural makeover reflects the Museum’s mission to become a symbolic “museum without walls” – an inviting public space that offers relevant and meaningful cultural experiences to both the Jackson community and the state of Mississippi. The completed building represented Phase 1 of the decade-long plan to transform the Museum’s surroundings into a cohesive cultural district in Downtown Jackson.

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM – 5PM, Sunday: Noon – 5PM.

Mississippi Children’s Museum

The mission of Mississippi Children’s Museum is to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. The museum accomplishes this mission through hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, the arts, science, health and nutrition–the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners. Our vision is to inspire Mississippi’s children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential.

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9AM – 5PM, Sunday: 1PM – 6PM.

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

The mission of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum is to create an environment that communicates the value of past and present Mississippi agricultural lifestyles, relationships and practices and their relevance to the future of all people. Our vision is to cultivate an appreciation for Mississippi agriculture and create a memorable experience that inspires the community as a whole. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 9AM – 5PM.