The historic northwest Alabama communities provide a quality tourism destination for the traveler, offering excellent lodging, campgrounds, restaurants and shopping venues.

Notable attractions include the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy, was born in a small log cabin in Florence. A museum in his honor contains an expansive collection of his personal papers and artifacts. Visitors can also see his famous trumpet and the piano on which he composed the famous “St. Louis Blues.”

Other famous attractions include the only structure in Alabama built by noted twentieth-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, built in Florence in 1939, has been meticulously restored and is open as a house museum.

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism

Swamper’s Bar & Grille

Swampers Bar & Grille is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The extensive breakfast buffet is the perfect way to start any day.  With made to order omlettes […]

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Address: 1420 Huntsville Rd, Florence AL 35630 Phone: 256-349-5691 Hours: Mon. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tues. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wed.-Fri. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday’s 6:30AM […]

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Ray’s at the Bank

Address: 1411 Huntsville Rd, Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-275-7716 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am – 10 pm Sunday & Monday – CLOSED View Website

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On the Rocks

Address: 110 N Court St., Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-760-2212 Website:

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Odette is a neighborhood eatery in historic downtown Florence, serving elevated American fare with southern and international influences. Our menu features locally- and sustainably sourced ingredients in a contemporary, inviting and […]

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Hot Rod Cafe

Address: 115 County Road 30, Florence, AL, 35630 Phone: 256-375-6566

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