Things to Do in Florence, Kentucky
Turfway Park is a thoroughbred racing track which conducts three meets annually: Fall, Holiday and Winter/Spring.This includes the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions. It also offers simulcast wagering sent from tracks over North America and was ranked #10 of 65 thoroughbred race tracks by the Horseplayers Association of North America.
Dagaz Acres has a guided zipline tour on a four-part course with seven dual ziplnes 23 acres long and up to 70 feet high. They go over a ravine, a Burma bridge with varying ropes, and a swinging plank pirate bridge that is 90 feet long.
At the Neusole Glassworks, students fuse, mold and blow glass into ornaments, bowls, jewelry, wineglass charms, paperweights and more in two-hour classes. There is a gallery of items by the students. They even have a mobile glass-blowing studio that is sent to street fairs and to dance parties to make slippers.
The Boone County Arboretum is the only arboretum in Northern Kentucky and is the first in the nation within an active recreation park. There are more than 121 acres with over 2,700 shrubs and trees. Over two miles of paved trails allow walking among the woodlands, fields and plant collections. There is a Wildlife Viewing Area, a Children’s Garden and three kiosks with information on horticulture.
The Creation Museum, in Petersberg ten miles away, has 70,000 square feet that bring Bible pages to life with characters and animals in familiar settings such as Adam and Eve living in the Garden of Eden, dinosaurs roaming and much more. There are great-masterpiece murals providing a backdrop. The 160 exhibits allow personal interaction. You can also soar through space in planetarium shows, go to the petting zoo, take part in interactive workshops and even ride on a camel.