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A Day in Florence

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The historic town, Florence is the ideal central location where you enjoy a single or multi-day trips. Whether you opt for a self guided tour or group tour, Florence Visitor Center staff will help you one in planning one. One can easily spend a day just walking by the historic downtown neighborhood. With our insider's guide, explore the town's points of interest - from top sites to delicious eateries, to shopping centers to night bars.

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Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Florence Cafe is a small town cafe that serves delicious breakfast. They are open from 6 am in the morning. The menu is pretty simple, but quality is good and prices are reasonable.

Address: 495 N Pinal Parkway, Florence, AZ 85132
Phone number (520) 868-8058

Florence History Tour!!

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument at 9:00 AM

Your first stop is at The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument which was declared a National Monument in 1918. The area holds numerous ruins of multiple structures. It was built as the first archaeological reserve in the nation in 1892. A visit here is your one opportunity to witness the structures of eras of the Pueblo III and Pueblo IV.

Address: Coolidge, Arizona, US
Phone: 1 520-723-3172
Website: www.nps.gov/cagr

Pinal County Historical Museum at 10:30 AM

Pinal County Historical Society Museum displays impressive collections with numerous exhibits that highlight Florence's bygone eras and all aspects related to the area. They host many special events throughout the year, like Geological History of Florence Program, Oral Histories. The museum annual yard sale is also a fun thing to partake. Stop by their store that sells some interesting collections of books.

Address: 715 South Main St, P.O. Box 851,  Florence, Az 85132
Telephone: 520.868.4382
Website: www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

McFarland State Park at 12:00 PM

Head to downtown Florence to reach this small park that encompasses a preserved courthouse and other structures that date back to the Arizona Territory period. McFarland Park commemorates a US Senator, Governor of Arizona, Ernest McFarland. The courthouse is included in the National Register of Historic Places list.

Address: 24 Ruggles Street, Florence, AZ 85132, US
Hours: 9AM–3PM
Phone: 1 520-868-5216
Website: www.azstateparks.com/Parks/MCFA

Lunch at a local restaurant at 1:30 PM

For lunch, stop at Main Street Vault. This is a new one in town, located in historic downtown. Keep you mind and options open, for their menu carries a wide variety of items. Menu highlights include Italian meatball, hamburgers, slow cooked pulled pork, Vienna beef and much more.

Address: 270 N Main Street, Florence, Arizona 85132
Phone number (520) 509-6336
Website: www.mainstreetvault.com

The Windmill Winery at 3:00 PM

Take a little time off to sip a glass of outstanding wine or simply relax in the lake house or barn in the windmill Winery. The Wine Tasting Room welcomes public every Thursday from 11 am to 7pm and every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. They also host special event to entertain you. They also offer top choice of wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages for you to purchase.

Address: 1140 W Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona 85132
Phone number (520) 858-6050
Website: www.thewindmillwinery.com

Poston Butte Golf Course at 5:00 PM

It doesn't matter if you play golf or not - Poston Butte golf club will simply amaze you with its beauty. The place is huge, immaculately landscape huge and has 18-hole championship golf course. This spectacular course also encompasses island green, par three holes and historic fire temple. A must visit place while in Florence.

Address: 6100 W. Merrill Ranch Parkway, Florence, Arizona 85132
Phone: 520.723.1880

Shopping at Accessories by Mary at 7:00 PM

Find a little time out for shopping at Accessories by Mary. You will love their collections of trendy bags, hand Painted Leather Purses, wallets, Conceal carry purses, Brass & Bronze Hand Made Jewelry, Belts and Fashion jewelry. Their items are great value and great prices.

Address: 2378 E Durango Drive, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
Phone number (520) 836-3068

Dinner at 9:00 PM

Tonight, satiate your palate with with delectable Chinese cuisine in Chens Chinese Bistro. You will enjoy top quality food and superior services. What you can try there? Egg rolls, skewers, golden fried shrimps, wantons, chowmein to name a few.

Address: 3281 N Hunt Highway, Florence, Arizona 8513
Phone number: (520) 723-6333
Website: www.chens-az.com

Nightcap at 11:00 PM

Tequila Jacks Cantina is the best place to wrap up your trip. With 10 flat screens TV, this place hosts great game nights. You can enjoy dancing, good music, great drinks and food here.

Address: 221 S Main Street, Coolidge, Arizona 85128
Phone number (520) 788-6501

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