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Festival Hotel - Hampton Inn and Suites
505 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630
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Where to Eat!
George Lindsey Black Box Theatre
The George Lindsey Theatre is located at the corner of E. Irvine Avenue and N. Pine Street, on the south side of Norton Auditorium. An interactive UNA Campus Map can be found here.
Directions to UNA and the Shoals Area from Birmingham, AL
Take Interstate 65 north to Cullman; take exit #310 and turn left (northwest) on Alabama 157 through West Point and Moulton to the intersection with U.S. 20/72 alternate. Turn left (west) and follow 20/72/157 to the intersection with U.S. 43 in Muscle Shoals. Turn right (north) and follow 20/72/157/43 and Woodward Avenue through Muscle Shoals and Sheffield. In the latter city, the highway is also labeled Hatch Boulevard. After passing by the Alabama State Troopers post on the left and the Tennessee Valley Authority reservation on the right, prepare to enter the right most lane to turn right (north) onto Jackson Highway which will cross O’Neal Bridge over the Tennessee River. The road then becomes Mitchell Boulevard and Court Street. The number designated roads will go west and east. Court Street dead ends at Rogers Hall (an antebellum mansion) on the UNA campus.
(An alternate route through Muscle Shoals would be to turn right (or north) onto Alabama 133 before getting to the U.S. 43 intersection. Highway 133 is also known as Wilson Dam Road and it crosses the new Patton Island Bridge into East Florence. That route provides an easy access to Braly Municipal Stadium, the site of UNA’s football games and the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. As the road’s current dead end, turn left, or west, onto Huntsville Road and approach the three-way intersection in the business district. Y to the right onto Royal Avenue which provides a direct route north to Braly. Royal passes under U.S. 72 coming from Huntsville.)
Directions to UNA and the Shoals Area from Huntsville, AL
Take U.S. Hwy 72 west through Madison, Athens, Rogersville and Killen to Florence; in Florence, 72 also becomes Florence Boulevard, then Tennessee Street. As Florence Boulevard makes a sweeping turn at the Florence Cemetery, be in the first right hand lane for a exit to Royal Avenue to go to Braly Municipal Stadium. To go to main campus, stay in the next right hand lane which becomes Tennessee Street (due west and not angling southwest with the U.S. 72/43 designations. From Tennessee Street, turn right (north) on Seminary Street and follow it till it dead ends at the Harrison Entrance.
Directions to UNA and the Shoals Area from Memphis, TN
Take U.S. Highway 72 east through Germantown and Colliersville, Tennessee, Corinth and Iuka, Mississippi, and Cherokee, Barton, Pride and Tuscumbia, Alabama, to the intersection with U.S. 43. Turn left (north onto 43, which will also be designated at that point, 72, 20 and 157). The roadway eventually becomes Woodward Avenue. (See directions above for the Birmingham approach for the remainder of the route.)
Directions to UNA and the Shoals Area from Nashville, TN
Take I-65 south to Athens, Alabama, and exit at #352. Turn right (west) on U.S. Highway 72. (See directions above for the Huntsville approach to UNA.)