Approximately 65 miles southeast of Phoenix is Florence, one of the oldest towns in Arizona. Its monuments and museums take you back to the rugged days of the Arizona Territory, when miners and ranchers occupied the dusty desert landscape that became the iconic "Wild West." Stay at Florence, AZ hotels and you'll feel like you've stepped onto the set of an old Western, an especially delightful experience for history buffs and families visiting with children.
Florence is about 60 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. After landing, you'll have your choice of several transportation options to take you to the hotels in Florence, AZ. If you prefer the convenience of a rental car, book one in advance or upon arrival through one of more than a dozen rental companies based at the airport. A free shuttle will take you from the terminal to the rental car center. Another option is to book a ride with a local shuttle or shared-ride van company. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day outside the terminals. You could also look into booking one of the Phoenix hotels for a night or two, which will give you the chance to enjoy the top-notch museums, golf courses, and other attractions in the Arizona capital before you continue to Florence.
When you arrive in the historic outpost with the Italian name, take a walk down Main Street, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among more than 25 buildings from the late-19th and early-20th centuries are chapels, saloons, a department store, and the first and second Pinal County courthouses. Learn more about Florence's rich heritage at the Pinal County Historical Society Museum and McFarland State Historic Park. Book one of the rental cars in Florence to drive to the nearby Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, which preserves the remains of a farming community and great house of the ancient Sonoran Desert people.
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