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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
715 S Main St, Florence
Pinal County Historical Museum
Explore the Pinal County Historical Museum on Main Street in Florence. Our private non-profit museum, founded in 1958, preserves Florence's history with diverse exhibits from pre-contact to the 1950s. Discover saguaro cactus furniture, farm implements, Territorial Prison artifacts, and more. Enjoy historical, entertaining, and educational programming.
Come be part of the story!
1140 W Butte Ave, Florence
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.