Florence Travel Guide

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Florence Things to Do

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  • watch an exciting baseball game

    The Florence Freedom is a Frontier League baseball team. I have only seen one game but it was as exciting a baseball game as I have ever seen. After 12 innings we had to leave and had to find out the next day who won. Ticket prices are very reasonable and it is a fun way to spend the evening.

  • Once you're in Florence the...

    Once you're in Florence the possibilities are endless. Since this is a Tri-State you may go to Cincinnati,OH which is only about 15 min. by car or you can go to Indiana, which is about the same distance. For instance the museum center in Cincinnati is a great place to visit while staying in Florence, or if you have some lose change go the other...


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Florence Restaurants

  • Best bar and grill

    Restaurant is located close to the main street.In spring and summer you can sit outside on a wooden terrace. The staff is really nice and the food is just delicous!!! You wanna immediatly go there when the flavor gets in your nose when you pass it on the street. Ceasar Salad Garlic mashed potatoesbasically EVERYTHING

  • Feast off of a trashcan lid

    The food is incredible if you like barbecue. We had the feast and it was served on a trashcan lid set up in the middle of the table. They also cater and have carry out service that makes it great for parties. All-American BBQ Feastý (serves 4-5) $52.99A Full Slab of Spareribs, A Whole Chicken, ý pound of either Beef Brisket or Chopped Pork or...

  • Restaurant Row

    All kinds of food. Anything you want down the road by the highway by I-75 right off the exit there is a row of restaurants


Florence Nightlife

  • If you should be visiting...

    If you should be visiting Florence around Halloween, be sure to check out the 'USS Nightmare' at Covington Landing.This 'haunted boat' experience is tons of fun and will make the hair on your neck stand up. There are 3 stories you have to indure. Before you get on deck, mummies and ghouls will give you the first eerie feeling before setting foot on...

  • Along the Ohio river you'll...

    Along the Ohio river you'll find a variety of Nightclubs and Restaurants. The unique thing is to watch the Skyline while you dine or party. Here is another one of my favs:The Waterfront - Great place to go in the summer time! See why below.This five-part waterfront complex consists of two restaurants: the casual Italian, Spazzi and the upscale,...

  • The Syndicate and Cicero's...

    The Syndicate and Cicero's Nightclub are my favorite places to go. You may enjoy great food at the Syndicate with it's original atmosphere and make-up. This will enchant you to go back in time.Then you can walk next door and move to the music, meet great people and welcome the excellent decor. You feel right at home when you walk into the cigar...


Florence Transportation

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    CINCINATTI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT for those traveling long distances by air.
    By car,motorhome,cycle,or bus: Interstate 71/75 bisect Florence at exits #80 and #81 at the Florence -Union exit and the Florence-Burlington exit respectively
    Florence is laid out in a grid with U.S.Highways 18 and 42 running east to west and Mall Road and Houston road intersecting them.Most of the attractions and shopping are in this area.But the area is constantly expanding.

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Florence Local Customs

  • During the summer weekends...

    During the summer weekends there is always some big event that attracts scores of people.If you need lodging for the weekend make reservations in advance because there is often a shortage of available rooms during these events.

  • If you decide to take a trip...

    If you decide to take a trip to the Florence Mall, you might scratch your head when you see the big, red and white striped water tower by the mall. It should say: FLORENCE MALL, instead you'll actually find a little humor from the so called 'REDNECKS'. Look real closely, it reads in BIG letters: FLORENCE Y'ALL!Isn't that great?!I don't know how...

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Florence Off The Beaten Path

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    by kywildcat Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you're visiting from Spring-Summer:On a day, when you have nothing particulary planned and the weather will allow you, get in your car and just follow RT 45 towards Union. You'll be amazed how beautiful Boone County is during those months when everything is in bloom. You'll see beautiful houses in Richwood and Union with rich, green properties and you might even find some horse farms out in the country. Be sure to visit Big Bone Lick Park. It's a great outdoor activity for the whole family. We even have real Bison there and get some more insight on stone aged mammals and fossils while you stroll along the paths or visit the little museum inside the gift shop!
    Here some more information I've gathered while at it:
    Big Bone Lick State Park has its origins steeped in prehistoric events. Imagine ancient giant mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, and bison roaming through mineral springs and swamps that are now grassy plains covered with trees and shrubs. That was the scene at Big Bone Lick for an 8,000-year period towards the end of the Ice Age, 12,000 to 20,000 years ago. During that time period, great ice sheets covered the North American continent just north of the Ohio River Valley. These prehistoric animals, driven southward by the prevailing ice, were attracted to the salt and minerals found in the swamp area now known as Big Bone Lick. Many of these prehistoric creatures became trapped and perished in the quagmire surrounding the swamps' ancient sulfur springs.

    There are no longer ancient marshes or prehistoric animals at Big Bone Lick, and the sulphur springs are slowly drying up. But the fossilized remains of these past inhabitants provide clues about life in Kentucky thousands of years ago. The discovery of the bones in the 1700s inspired a new field of study. The scientific world recognizes Big Bone Lick as the Birthplace for American Vertebrate Paleontology.

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Florence General

  • The first place I visit is my...

    The first place I visit is my daughters and grandkids.The only real attraction in or around Florence is Turfway Park where the ponies run.Most of the major attractions are in the Cincinatti area,around Newport,and points north. Fondest memory is visiting the girls,son-in -law,and grandkids.

  • Statistics & Facts The...

    Statistics & Facts The population of Florence is approximately 18,624 (1990). The approximate number of families is 7,336 (1990).The amount of land area in Florence is 21.469 sq. kilometers.The amount of surface water is 0.07 sq kilometers.The distance from Florence to Washington DC is 432 miles. The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 56...

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    Juan-my soon to be husband! By the way: He's from Madrid, Spain originally! We're very international I have to say.


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