Visitor Center, 24 W. Ruggles Street, Downtown Florence
Historic Florence Arizona
The Florence Townsite Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is noted for its concentration of buildings that represent the growth of Florence from the nineteenth to the middle twentieth century. There are over 140 historic buildings in Florence, many of which are constructed of adobe brick. The district contains a mix of architectural styles from early Territorial times through the post-World War II building boom.
A self-guided audio walking tour of the Florence Townsite Historic District is available at the Florence Visitor Center located at McFarland State Park. The audio tour takes visitors on a 1.4 mile loop tour that highlights the most significant buildings in the district.
4784 N St Joseph's Way, Florence, AZ, United States
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
The monastery is the most recent of 10 monasteries started in North America by Father Ephraim of Mt. Athos in Greece. Forty monks live at the monastery where the elder directs the daily routine. St. Anthony’s welcomes all visitors who may view the chapels and walk the grounds. All guests are to be appropriately and modestly dressed. Men are asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women are to wear long skirts (well below the knee), long-sleeved blouses, and scarves. Everyone is asked to wear socks, especially when wearing open toe shoes. Upon entering the monastery, all visitors are asked to stop at the gate house.
37615 U.S. Hwy 60 Superior, AZ 85273
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is the place to discover the intricate beauty and many faces of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. Featured are plants from the world's deserts, towering trees, captivating cacti, sheer mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, panoramic vistas, many natural habitats with varied wildlife, a desert lake, a hidden canyon, specialty gardens and more.
1140 W Butte Ave, Florence, AZ 85132, United States
The Windmill Winery’s blend of rural authenticity and vintage chic surroundings makes it one of the most unique special event settings in the East Valley as well as wine tasting. A lovely place to visit.
1100 West Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ, United States
Casa Grande Ruins
For over a thousand years, a multi-talented people known as the Hohokam inhabited the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. They were farmers, engineers, traders, and craftspeople. By the time the first Europeans arrived, this civilization had crumbled, but the ruins of an extensive complex of villages, irrigation canals, and artifacts still remain. The four-story Casa Grande, one of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, is only a small part of what was once the Hohokam civilization. The visitor center exhibits a collection of Hohokam artifacts and explains what we know of the Hohokam way of life. From the visitor center, a 400-yard self-guiding trail will lead you through the ruins area. During the winter months 30-minute ranger-guided tours are given at regular intervals throughout the day. A picnic area with shade and water is available on a first-come first-served basis.
11608 AZ-79, Florence, AZ 85132, United States
Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds
The Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo is a historical tradition in the Town of Florence and has an 80 year tradition. The Junior Parada Rodeo is promoted by the Pinal County Mounted Posse and the Town of Florence. The 2012 rodeo was the 80th Annual Rodeo, making it the oldest Junior Rodeo in the United States and is the home of many champion cowboys. Nearly 70 potential future PRCA cowboys and cowgirls ages 5-18 competed in rodeo events including saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel racing and even bull riding.
University of Arizona Biosphere 2 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, Arizona 85623 Phone: 520-838-6200
Tour this renowned environmental research facility and see where science lives. Biosphere 2, under the management of The University of Arizona, is one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues.
Canyon Moon Ranch, 20585 E. Price Road
Country Thunder is the premier Country Music Festival to roll into southeast Wisconsin and Arizona for the past 23 years. Country Thunder performers have included huge country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, and Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen only to name a few. Country Thunder's lineup will keep on dazzling spectators and exceeding expectations, so grab a cowboy hat, a RV or tent if you want to camp, and come and enjoy the world's premier country acts with the camaraderie of over 100,000 fans!
11608 AZ-79, Florence, AZ 85132
Junior Parada Rodeo
The Florence Junior Parada is the oldest sanctioned youth rodeo in the United States. The weekend’s activities include the annual Saturday morning parade along Main Street followed by the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
East Price Road, Florence, AZ, United States
ATV Adventure Tours
The Box Canyon Tour
between Phoenix and Tucson
in Florence Arizona
The train is about 40 miles in length and about 3.25 hours in duration. Elevation gain and decent is over 1700 vertical feet as you climb up and over the front range of the Pinal Mountains. Points of interest are an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860’s and the Box Canyon, which is a real highlight.
Tours leave at 8:00am and 1:00pm daily
4900 North Taylor Street, Eloy, AZ 85131
There are many options. We have listed only a few of the closest skydiving venues for your conveniences.
12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon AZ 85118
Renaissance Faire and Artisan Marketplace
The Arizona Renaissance Festival brings to life the language, science, arts, engineering, and overall ambiance of the 16th Century village marketplace. Immerse yourself into the world of Royals, peasants, Galileo, Medicis, Shakespeare, Magellan and so much more on two special weekdays each season to accommodate students and teachers who wish to experience a very distinctive field trip opportunity.
6300 N Coolidge Airport Rd, Florence, AZ 85132
The Coolidge Municipal Airport is located 9 miles southeast of the City of Coolidge. Please use this link www.airnav.com/airport/P08 if you require additional information about the airport.