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Named after the daughter of pioneer and settler James McCandless, Florence is a little town with a big heart. The friendly community is conveniently situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and next to the Arkansas River. Many of the town's original historic buildings and homes still remain and numerous downtown merchants are located in Florence's historic district.

Historic Florence, Colorado, Antiques, Cafes, Royal Gorge

An antique-lover's paradise, the town features more than a dozen antique shops and co-ops and has become a favorite weekend destination for many Coloradans and out-of-state visitors looking to go treasure hunting. You'll find plenty of dining here as well. Everything from hearty down-home breakfasts, bakeries and hand-tossed pizzas to fine dining, authentic Mexican restaurants and unique, inviting venues perfect for that special occasion. Florence is also home to several art galleries and working artists studios where you can watch potters work their potter's wheels, and painters creating on fresh canvases. We invite you to find it all in Florence!


Antiques and Art Abound

Today, the town of Florence still maintains a small-town, down-to-earth family feel. Head to historic downtown Florence for an afternoon of browsing, shopping and dining. Boasting 15 antique shops, five art galleries, almost a dozen restaurants and numerous specialty shops, modern-day treasure hunters will love this oasis of antiques and art.

Almost every nook and cranny of these antique stores is filled with treasures. From vintage postcards and toys to collectable dishes and books, each store has its own unique personality. Downtown Florence has also enjoyed a revival of art and music and shoppers can view and purchase artwork in medias including oil painting, photography, jewelry, pottery and more.

Stop into one of the downtown galleries to view displays of works by local artists and, if you're lucky, catch an artist in action creating their next masterpiece.


Visit these Florence shops,
lodges and restaurants

Antique Warehouse
110 E. Main St., Florence
(719) 372-1016
Specializing in Antique Lighting and Western decor.


Blue Spruce Gallery
205 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-1339
Distinctive Art, Fine Crafts, Antiques.


The Fox Den of Antiquity
123 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-2303
Antiques & Polish Pottery. Open 7 Days a Week!

The Iron Gate Antique Mall, LLC
109 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-3797
90 Percent Antiques.

Aspen Leaf Bakery & Cafe
719-784-3834
113 W. Main
Pastries, Desserts, Quiche, Salads, Sandwiches Serving specialty breakfasts and lunches daily. Take out and catering

Crystal Emporium
719-784-2368
107 E Main
Antiques, Crystals, Jewelry, Rocks Fossils and much more

Driftwood Unique Gifts
719-784-7328
108 Main
An assortment of new and hand crafted unique gifts and accessories.

Florence Rose Bed and Breakfast
719-784-4734
1305 W. 3rd St.
www.florencerose.com
The Florence Rose offers a memorable bed and breakfast experience with a combination of antique treasures and a highly personalized level of exceptional guest services. The Rose is centrally located among many tourist attractions, making it the perfect homebase for exciting daytrips.

The Mezzanine Antiques & Collectibles
127 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-4598
Open 7 Days a Week!


Touch of Grace
115 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-4050
A gallery of Fine Art & Antiques


Worldwide Treasures, LLC
114 W. Main St., Florence
(719) 784-1264
Natural Turquoise Jewelry from Cripple Creek. Rocks & Minerals, Jewelry, American Indian Pottery, Paintings, Fossils ans Shabby Chic Items. Open Tues. - Sun. 10-5 Closed Monday
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Jess Best BBQ
719-784-1960
121 W Main
Serving up Florence's best homestyle Barbeque in a warm family environment. Join us for and evening of good food and fun

Subway
719-784-0338
921 East Main
Serving the sandwiches you'e grown to love on our patented fresh baked bread. Soups, salads, wraps and cookies also available.

Super 8 Florence
800-800-8000 | 719-781-4800
4540 State Hwy 67
www.super8.com
Free continental breakfast and local calls, guest laundy, 40 clean rooms and suites. Coffee makers, hairdryers, alarm clock radios, refridgerators & microwaves. 25" remote TVs w/ HBO & Cinemax. Rollaways and cribs available.

The Victorian Church Inn
719-431-3592
302 E 2nd St.
A Serene romantic getaway This church built n 1902 us converted to living quarters. You can rent the whole house (sleeps 6) for over night or weekly rental, Also available for small weddings receptions or meetings. Beautiful Victorian decor and a large relaxing patio with a pond and waterfall

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