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Florence is an unincorporated town in Switzerland County in the southeast corner of Indiana. Switzerland County is filled with fun activities for the whole family. Called "the Birthplace of Commercial Winemaking in America," the area was first settled by Swiss immigrants who came to grow grapes and produce wine. It was the home to the very first commercial winery in the United States. Florence is just one of the small, peaceful towns located in Switzerland County along the Ohio River. Nearby Vevay is a historic river town that is known for its annual Swiss Wine Festival. The festival includes ferry rides along the Ohio River, live music, amusement rides, food, arts and crafts, and a famed grape stomp. A fireworks display is held over the river on Saturday night during the festival. Also, since 1797, every 22 years, the Swiss city of Vevay celebrates La fete des Vignerons (The Winegrowers' Festival.) Florence, in Switzerland County, offers fishing and boating, hiking, golf and driving tours through peaceful countryside and past Amish farms. Other nearby attractions include the Switzerland County Historic Museum, Historic Hoosier Theater and Life on the Ohio (River) museum.

Surrounding areas: Vevay, Indiana (8.1 mi), Lawrenceburg, Indiana (21.6 mi)

Florence Vacation Rentals

Florence Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Belterra Casino Resort & Spa777 Belterra DrBelterra, IN2.2 mi.(812) 427-7777
Ramada Limited And Suites525 Dale DrSparta, KY7.5 mi.(859) 567-7223
Best Western10 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-8444
Comfort Inn141 Inn RdCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-6661
Days Inn61 Inn RdCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-9301
General Butler State Resort PK1607 Hwy 227Carrollton, KY15.5 mi.(800) 325-0078
Hampton Inn Carrollton7 Slumberl LnCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-0700
Hampton Inn7 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-4445
Super 8 Motel130 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY15.5 mi.(502) 732-0252
K & L Inn1550 Hwy 22 EOwenton, KY17.7 mi.(502) 484-5062
Toole MotelRR 3 1550 Hwy 22 EOwenton, KY17.7 mi.(502) 484-3406
Waltonia Hotel10 N Main StWalton, KY17.8 mi.(859) 391-1702
Pon De Lon MotelUS 25Walton, KY18.1 mi.(859) 356-3200
Red Carpet Fountain InnKy 338 & I-75Walton, KY18.1 mi.(859) 485-4123
Econo Lodge11165 Frontage RdRichwood, KY18.3 mi.(859) 485-4123
Days Inn Richwood11177 Frontage RdWalton, KY18.3 mi.(502) 484-4511
Holiday Inn Express164 Winning Colors WayWalton, KY18.5 mi.(859) 485-2330
Hampton Inn1200 Cull RdDry Ridge, KY18.6 mi.(859) 823-7111
Microtel Inns & Suites - Dry Ridge Ky79 Blackburn LnDry Ridge, KY18.8 mi.(859) 824-2000
Super 8 Motel88 Blackburn LnDry Ridge, KY18.8 mi.(859) 824-3700
Hillcrest MotelHwy US 50Aurora, IN18.9 mi.(812) 926-1991
Big Savings MotelUS 22 14 Taft HwyDry Ridge, KY19.4 mi.(859) 824-4774
Dry Ridge Motor InnRt 22 Exit 69 BroadwayDry Ridge, KY19.4 mi.(859) 824-7005
Holiday Inn8050 Holiday PlFlorence, KY20.4 mi.(859) 371-2700
Super 8 Motel7928 Dream StFlorence, KY20.8 mi.(859) 283-1221
Devon Motor Lodge8318 Dixie HwyFlorence, KY20.9 mi.(859) 371-6763
Knights Inn-florence8049 Dream StFlorence, KY20.9 mi.(859) 371-9711
Motel Six7937 Dream StFlorence, KY20.9 mi.(859) 283-0909
Southway Motel8151 Dixie HwyFlorence, KY21.0 mi.(859) 525-2767
Suburban Lodges8035 Action BlvdFlorence, KY21.0 mi.(800) 951-9752
Best Western Inn7821 Commerce DrFlorence, KY21.3 mi.(859) 525-0090
Microtel Inn & Suites - Cincinnati Airport7490 Woodspoint DrFlorence, KY21.3 mi.(859) 746-8100
Holiday Inn Express765 Eads PkwyLawrenceburg, IN21.5 mi.(812) 537-2552
Comfort Inn1610 Flossie DrLawrenceburg, IN21.6 mi.(812) 539-3600
Cincinnati Airport Travel Lodge7915 US 42Florence, KY21.8 mi.(859) 371-4700
Hampton InnI-75 & Ex 182Florence, KY21.8 mi.(859) 283-1600
Wildwood Motor Inn BLDG II7809 US 42Florence, KY21.8 mi.(859) 371-6300
Amerisuites Cincinnati Airport300 Meijer DrFlorence, KY21.9 mi.(859) 647-1170
Laquinta Inn & Suites350 Meijer DrFlorence, KY21.9 mi.(859) 282-8212
Studioplus200 Meijer DrFlorence, KY22.0 mi.(859) 746-0172
Bed & Breakfast
Madison Vineyards Bed & Breakfast1460 E 400 NMadison, IN23.4 mi.(812) 273-0535

Florence Weather & Climate

The Southwest Corner of Indiana has a climate with strongly marked seasons. Winters are cold, sometimes bitterly so. The transition from cold to hot temps can produce spring weather with thunderstorms and tornadoes. Oppressive humidity and high temperatures arrive in summer. Autumn is often the most pleasant time of the year with lower humidity, and mostly sunny skies. Southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico transports warm, moisture laden air into the state. The warm moist air collides with continental polar air by the jet stream from Canada. Winter may be unusually cold or summer cool if the influence of polar air is persistent. Similarly, a summer may be unusually warm or a winter mild if air of tropical origin predominates.

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Florence Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG) located about 22 miles northeast of Florence in Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Field (LUK) located approximately 35 miles northeast of Florence in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Blue Grass airport (LEX) located roughly 54 miles south of Florence in Lexington, Kentucky, Hook Field Municipal airport (MWO) located around 58 miles northeast of Florence in Middletown, Ohio, and finally Louisville International Standiford Field (SDF) located about 60 miles southwest of Florence in Louisville, Kentucky.

Florence Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH39.3 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH53.8 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH57.8 mi.
Six Flags Kentucky KingdomLouisvilleKY58.1 mi.
Water Parks
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH51.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Sugar Bay Golf CourseWarsawKY1.4 mi.
Vineyard Golf CourseRising SunIN11.5 mi.
Fairway Golf CourseWheatleyKY12.3 mi.
General Butler State Resort Park Golf CourseCarrolltonKY15.1 mi.
Lassing Pointe Golf CourseUnionKY17.0 mi.
Perry Park Golf ResortPerry ParkKY17.2 mi.
Elk Run Golf CourseAuroraIN18.4 mi.
Meadowood Golf ClubBurlingtonKY19.7 mi.
Sugar Ridge Golf ClubLawrenceburgIN21.5 mi.
Boone Links Golf CourseFlorenceKY21.7 mi.
World of Sport Golf CourseFlorenceKY21.7 mi.
Golf Courses at Kenton CountyIndependenceKY23.3 mi.
Cardinal Hills Golf CourseBedfordKY24.8 mi.
Cozy Acres Golf LinksMadisonIN24.8 mi.
Sunrise Falls Municipal Golf CourseMadisonIN24.8 mi.
Hoosier Links Golf ClubMilanIN25.7 mi.
Aston OaksNorth BendOH27.1 mi.
Shawnee Lookout Golf CourseNorth BendOH27.1 mi.
A J Jolly Golf CourseAlexandriaKY27.3 mi.
Henry County Country ClubNew CastleKY27.6 mi.
Robins Nest Golf CourseClevesOH27.8 mi.
Woodland Golf CourseCincinnatiOH28.8 mi.
Spring Hills Golf CourseHanoverIN29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN21.6 mi.
Ski WorldNashvilleIN77.0 mi.
State Parks
Big Bone Lick State ParkKY11.5 mi. 
General Butler State ParkKY14.5 mi. 
Versailles State ParkIN25.4 mi. 
Clifty Falls State ParkIN26.3 mi. 
Harrison State ParkOH27.0 mi. 
Muscatatuck State ParkIN39.8 mi. 
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.(Art)
Louisville Science CenterLouisvilleKY58.1 mi.(Science)
Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the BlindLouisvilleKY58.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH36.2 mi.
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY58.1 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN94.8 mi.

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