“Rock of Ages Trail” Muscle Shoals

Take a driving tour past 18 cherished churches of Colbert County. These church buildings are at least 100 years old with the congregations in most cases being even older. The architecture ranges from simple log, to primitive wooden, to rock and brick. Of varied denominations, a brochure presents these churches as the “Rock of Ages […]

Birdwatching – Muscle Shoals, AL

Birdwatching  – The northwest loop of the North Alabama Birding Trail boasts more than a dozen sites located primarily in the Shoals area.  Winding back and forth across three major sporting lakes along the Tennessee River, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick, these sites offer fantastic birding opportunities. Several sites are noted for their impressive congregations of winter […]

Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club – Muscle Shoals, AL

Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, 1211 E 6th St., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Challenging 18-hole golf course, bentgrass greens, overseeded tee boxes and fairways. Exercise room, pro shop, restaurant, call for tee times. (256) 381- 1232. cypresslakescountryclub.com

FAME Recording Studios, Inc. – Muscle Shoals – Natchez Trace

FAME Recording Studios, Inc. “Where it All Began”  603 East Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  FAME, established in 1959, was the first successful professional recording studio in Alabama. Arthur Alexander’s 1961 hit, “You Better Move On,” cut here, launched the famous Muscle Shoals sound. R&B classics by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Otis Redding, […]

Jack-O-Lantern Farms – Muscle Shoals, AL

Jack-O-Lantern Farms, 334 Garage Rd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661  A year-round market, located at the greenhouses on the TVA Reservation in Muscle Shoals, it offers hydroponically grown and local, “Naturally Certified” fruits and vegetables, imported and domestic cheeses, along with specialty food products from the Shoals Culinary Center.  (256) 386-2335.  www.JackOLanternFarm.com . Hours: Year Round. Tu […]

Pathways: Walk through the History of Muscle Shoals

Pathways: Walk through the History of Muscle Shoals, 2010 E Avalon Ave.  Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  The early history of the City of Muscle Shoals, including Wilson Lock and Dam and Muscle Shoals Music, is showcased through visual displays and exhibits located along a special corridor within City Hall.  (256) 383-5675. www.VisitMuscleShoalsAL.com. Hours: 8 am […]

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals – Muscle Shoals, AL

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals, 990 Sunbelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  Two, 18-hole, championship courses overlooking Wilson Lake and the Tennessee River are included on Alabama’s RTJ Golf Trail. The links-style Fighting Joe measures an astounding 8,092 yards, offering simple, straight-forward golf that challenges both the amateur and the PGA pro. The […]

The Pillow Factory Outlet – Muscle Shoals, AL

The Pillow Factory Outlet, 298 River Road, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 Enjoy shopping in the outlet of this locally-owned manufacturer of quality European down pillows, comforters and featherbeds.  Enhancing overnight stays at luxury hotel chains across the country, these items may be purchased onsite at discounted prices.  (256) 383-8507; (888) 834-0613.  www.pillowmaker.com  Hours: M – […]

Wilson Lock and Dam – Muscle Shoals, AL

Wilson Lock and Dam, 3985 Reservation Rd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.  The cornerstone of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam boasts one of the highest, single-lift locks in the world.  Construction on the dam began during World War I. TVA was created in 1933.  (800) 882-5263.  www.tva.gov/sites/wilson.htm