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Florence keeps the Old West relevant today. There is something bigger here than just another small town. Discover a vibrant town with deep roots in western culture and history. Make Florence your base camp to experience breathtaking attractions in this whole region.

McFarland State Park & Visitors Center

24 Ruggles St, Florence

McFarland State Park & Visitors Center

The history of the park's building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched roof surmounting traditional adobe brick walls. Like most buildings in Territorial Arizona, the original 1878 structure was constructed by hand using native materials. Soil from the area was used to make adobe bricks which were laid on a trench foundation filled with river rocks. All lumber for the floors and roof was hauled by wagon from northern Arizona.

520-868-5216

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

4784 St Joseph's Way, Florence

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery standing in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. It was established in the summer of 1995 in the name of Saint Anthony the Great. It is home for approximately 42 monks. It is open to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox visitors. Pilgrims can arrange to stay at the monastery in guest facilities, and other visitors are invited daily from 10:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. Guests are asked to wear “modest and loose-fitting” clothing along with shoes or sandals.

520-868-3188

Old Historic Downtown

Downtown Florence

Old Historic Downtown

Florence, being one of the oldest towns in Arizona, is proud of its history and the designation of the historic downtown as a National Historic District. The Town strives to strike a balance between preserving the past and preparing for the future so that an authentic sense of place is maintained, and new growth and revitalization are encouraged.

Click the link below to access an audio tour of Historic Florence along with a Walking Tour Brochure.

Tom Mix Memorial

West side of Highway 79

Tom Mix Memorial

Visit the modest memorial marking where Tom Mix died just south of Florence on the beautiful Route 79 between mile marker 115 and 116. The inscription reads “In memory of Tom Mix whose spirit left his body on this spot and whose characterization and portrayals in life served to better fix memories of the old West in the minds of living men.”

Pinal County Historical Museum

715 S Main St, Florence

Pinal County Historical Museum

We are a private non-profit museum founded in 1958. PCHS Museum preserves Florence's rich history with exhibits ranging from pre-contact times to the 1950s. See saguaro cactus furniture, farm implements, 2nd Territorial Prison artifacts, and more!

https://www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pchsmuseum1

520-868-4382

Windmill Winery

1140 W Butte Ave, Florence

Windmill Winery

The Windmill Winery's blend of rural authenticity and rustic elegance makes it one of the most unique venues in Arizona. The vast property boasts two lakes, lush greenery, two special event venues; a soaring 100-year-old barn, Hampton's-style Lake House with a pier and a Wine Tasting Room within a 1920’s dairy barn.

520-868-5200