Alabama Music Hall of Fame of Tuscumbia, AL

Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 U.S. Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.  The outstanding achievements and the music of Alabamians are presented in this state museum. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy, “Father of Rock and Roll” Sam Phillips and Percy Sledge (“When a Man Loves a Woman”), all Shoals natives, are among the prestigious inductees. You’ll hear rocking rhythms and soul touching melodies as you admire the vast memorabilia from the lives and careers of more than 1,000 stars, representing all styles of America’s music. The world-famous music recorded at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is featured and a signature Mississippi Blues Trail marker recognizes the far-reaching influence of the Muscle Shoals sound and its originators.  (256) 381-4417; toll free (800) 239-2643. www.alamhof.org. Hours: M-Sa 9 am-5 pm;