The W.C. Handy Music Festival is a weeklong celebration of the musical heritage of northwest Alabama, honoring Florence native, W. C. Handy, "Father of the Blues." Over 200 events take place during the week, ranging from mini-concerts to headliner concerts, plays to art exhibits, picnics to restaurants and clubs. We are located almost equidistant from Nashville, Memphis and Birmingham. The area known as "The Shoals," where the majority of the events take place, includes the cities of Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals.
Nestled among the rich history and beauty of downtown Florence, The Stricklin Hotel guests will enjoy southern charm and hospitality as well as an atmosphere of timeless elegance, making every guest feel like The Stricklin is their home away from hom...
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Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Treat yourself to upscale elegance at Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. Our resort boasts an unbeatable location in Muscle Shoals, an area of vibrant music history. Come explore where Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Bob Dylan recorded some of their hits...
GunRunner Boutique Hotel
A 9 room Boutique Hotel in an historic building full of charm and character. It features a large common area perfect for corporate meetings, retreats and privacy. Suites are themed for area attractions and Alabama makers, like fashion designer Billy...
Hampton Inn Florence Midtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Florence
Conveniently located in the heart of the Shoals area, we are within walking distance of fantastic shops, restaurants and the historical district. From the rushing waters of the Tennessee River to the tranquil beauty of historic Florence, our convenie...
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Limestone House Bed & Breakfast
Limestone Bed & Breakfast sets just a 5 min. walk from old downtown Florence, Alabama and just one block from the UNA campus. The Limestone House was built in 1915 by Col. CW Ashcraft. Close to almost everything, it is a great location to stay when ...
Taco Garage makes tacos your way, with perfectly-seasoned proteins and fresh toppings surrounded by a homemade tortilla. Our menu is filled with quality ingredients that are freshly prepared and served up fast. Dine In, Order Online or Delivery with...
Ricatoni's Italian Grill
Chicken and pasta, shrimp and pasta or lots of pizza that's Ricatoni's at its finest.
Dick Howell's Barbecue
Barbecue restaurant in Florence, Alabama
Trowbridge's Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop
Talk about love at first sight! In 1917, Paul Trowbridge stopped in Florence on his way to a dairy convention in North Carolina. He liked the area so much that he returned to Texas, packed his possessions and moved his family to Florence.
Cedar Mill Grille
A family restaurant, with establishments in Florence, Decatur and Tuscaloosa, offering steaks, ribs, salmon and an array of other foods with special entertainment on Thursday and Friday nights.
Odette is a neighborhood eatery and shop in historic downtown Florence, Alabama serving elevated American fare with southern and international influences.
Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Barbecue
Award-winning, hickory-smoked meats and sauces served in relaxed, casual-dining style hunting lodge. Home-made desserts win awards too! Voted "Best Ribs" by Times Daily readers 2004.
We are a cafe and coffee roaster in Alabama with our flagship shop in Florence and our cafe/roastery in Tuscaloosa; but it's not all about coffee. We care about the health of our bodies and living healthy lives, so we serve fresh, made in-house cold-...
Singin' River Brewing Co.
We love to celebrate the variety of song that the Singing River brings with our brews for every taste. You will find a full range of beers including the smooth flavor of the Handy’s Gold and the rich, full taste of our Porter.
Rosie's Mexican Cantina serves traditional Tex-Mex cuisine in a festive atmosphere and boasts several locations in Huntsville. In addition to its reputation for serving breast meat chicken and homemade tortillas, Rosie's is known for its special hous...
Family-oriented park with walking trails, ponds and playground. Located next to Children's Museum of the Shoals. Various lesson plans for group tours.
Sacred Way Sanctuary
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS---CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS---Sacred Way Sanctuary is an educational
and research facility dedicated to the preservation
of the Native American Horse and other animals
that were held sacred to the Indigenous Peoples
of the Amer...
Waterfront Marina & Dry Storage
Alabama Barn Quilt Trail
A colorful treasure hunt! The Alabama Barn Quilt Trail is a collection of hand painted renderings of traditional patchwork quilt blocks displayed on barns all across Alabama.
Take a drive through the beautiful Alabama countryside and tour the trail.
Florence Indian Mound Museum
Largest domiciliary mound in Tennessee Valley. Native American relics found in area. Chronological displays and explanations of artifacts from Paleo to historic Native American ages.
Fashion Exchange, Inc. Consignment Store
We are an Upscale Consignment Store. We have many brand names in clothing, home decor', and furniture.
Children's Museum of the Shoals
Fun, creative, enriching "touch everything" experiences focusing on places and heritage of the Tennessee Valley at Muscle Shoals, where exploration stimulates lifelong curiosity and learning.
Bohemian chic fashions & gifts from around the world.
Pope's Tavern and Museum
Stagecoach stop, tavern, inn used as hospital by Confederate and Union forces during Civil War. Extensive collection of Civil War artifacts. Antiques. Pope's Tavern Museum focuses on telling the early history of Florence, Alabama, from roughly 1818...
W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library
W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” wrote beloved songs such as “St. Louis Blues” and “Beale Street Blues.” The W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library in Florence houses the world’s most complete collection of Handy’s personal papers and artifact...
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