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Cities & Towns

Discover the cities and towns throughout Florence and The Shoals.

Lauderdale County, Florence and the Shoals are situated in the northwestern corner of Alabama, right on the banks of the Tennessee River. Our diverse communities offer a range of experiences from bustling city life to pristine parks and the charms of main street America.

Head to downtown Florence for walkable shopping, dining, and nightlife plus regular events and festivals like First Fridays, Shindig, the W.C Handy Music Festival, Renaissance Faire and more. Just across the river, explore American music history in Sheffield and Muscle Shoals home to FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where legends including Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and many more recorded groundbreaking hits.

In nearby Tuscumbia, you can visit Helen Keller’s birthplace, one of the highlights of our area. Tour Keller’s childhood home, complete with original furnishings and mementos from this inspiring woman’s life. To the east of Florence, nearby Rogersville offers a charming downtown and access to beautiful Joe Wheeler State Park.

Learn more about things to do in each of our unique cities and towns below:

Explore our cities and towns:

Downtown Florence

Charming and historic, downtown Florence offers walkable shopping, dining, nightlife, and history.

Muscle Shoals

A blend of music and waterfront outdoor recreation in Muscle Shoals.


Escape the everyday in this tranquil, charming downtown area with access to nature.


Riverfront beauty meets music history in Sheffield.

St. Florian

Find serenity outside of town in rural landscapes, traditional Southern culture and historical...


Discover shopping, dining, parks, and history in Tuscumbia.


Situated near Florence in Lauderdale County, Killen was settled in the early 1800s as a result of...


a small historic town in Lauderdale County of NW Alabama, sitting on the picturesque banks of...


A thriving community spirit, rich agriculture, and country living can best describe Lexington...

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Getting Here

Getting to Florence, AL and the Shoals is easy.

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From The Heart

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No matter what type of things you’re interested in, we have things of interest for you. The wonderful thing about this corner of the state of Alabama is our variety.

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Tours & Itineraries

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