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Back in 1815, General Andrew Jackson and his troops followed the Military Road as they crossed the Tennessee River. This crossing site, which is still called Jackson Hollow today, would become the deciding spot to establish a town – that town being Sheffield, Alabama.

Sheffield features three historic districts with antebellum and Victorian-era buildings. The rich music heritage goes back to the 1950’s when new fad Rock n’ Roll music began to sweep the nation and the roots of Jazz were being established as an American tradition. Many top songwriters and performers cut vinyl at Jackson Highway Studio and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. You’ll love exploring of rich history of Tuscumbia along the Natchez Trace Parkway!

Colbert County Tourism

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Whippoorwill Park – Sheffield, AL

Whippoorwill Park, 1201 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield, AL 35660.  This 44-acre, wooded park is accessed within the historic downtown residential district and was laid out in the original town of Sheffield in 1884. Home to many species of wild flowers and plants, it is a bird sanctuary. Walking trails go all the way to the […]

Riverfront Park – Sheffield, AL

Riverfront Park, 1416 Alabama Avenue, Sheffield, AL 35660.  This park boast one mile of inviting shoreline on Pickwick Lake. Variety of recreation available, including boat launch, fishing piers, docking facilities, picnicking, walking trails, splash pad, playground and restrooms.  Kiwanis Boundless Playground located here. Park used for hosting major fishing tournaments and youth fishing rodeos.  (256) […]

Old Railroad Bridge – Sheffield, AL

Old Railroad Bridge, 2100 Ashe Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.  This pedestrian bridge is 1,580 feet long and 14 feet high, offering a beautiful view of the Tennessee River. The pier dates back to 1832, the superstructure to 1903. The original bridge opened in 1839 as a toll bridge with trains crossing on the upper deck […]

Regal Inn – Sheffield, AL

(256) 383-1114 4305 N. Jackson Hwy., Sheffield, AL 35660 Regal Inn of the Shoals is home 50 rooms for traveling guests.

Regal Inn – Sheffield, AL

(256) 383-1114 4305 N. Jackson Hwy., Sheffield, AL 35660 Regal Inn of the Shoals is home 50 rooms for traveling guests.

Emerald River Hotel – Sheffield, AL

(256) 381-4710 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660 www.emeraldriverhotel.com Emerald River Hotel, houses 201 rooms and is a full service hotel. Amenities incuded are pet friendly rooms, exercise room, swimming pool, sauna/jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, suites, high speed internet, complementary breakfast, banquet and meeting rooms, and outside plug-ins for fishing boats.

Emerald River Hotel – Sheffield, AL

(256) 381-4710 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660 www.emeraldriverhotel.com Emerald River Hotel, houses 201 rooms and is a full service hotel. Amenities incuded are pet friendly rooms, exercise room, swimming pool, sauna/jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, suites, high speed internet, complementary breakfast, banquet and meeting rooms, and outside plug-ins for fishing boats.

“Rock of Ages Trail” Sheffield, AL

“Rock of Ages Trail” 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 […]

Village One – Sheffield, AL

Village One (A planned community built in 1918 in Sheffield, Alabama) This unique community of 85 bungalows, barracks, school, and parks was built as government defense housing in 1918.  The streets were laid out in an unusual Liberty Bell design. The houses feature red tile roofs and stucco exteriors. This is an example of an […]

The Ritz Theatre – Sheffield, AL

The Ritz Theatre, 111 West 3rd St. Sheffield, AL 35660.  This 1920s silent movie house is restored to its Art Deco Style and is used for community theatre.  (See website for Production Calendar.)  (256) 381-8370; (256) 383-0533.  www.tvaa.net  Open for productions and for group tours by appointment.

Cypress Moon Studio – Sheffield, AL

Cypress Moon Studio, 1000 Alabama Av., Sheffield, AL 35660.  Muscle Shoals Sound Studio moved from its original location in 1978, converting this former Naval Reserve building on the Tennessee River to a multi-studio complex. Many of the most important recording artists of the era created their gold and platinum records here, including James Brown, Joan […]

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Museum – Sheffield, AL

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Museum, 3614 Jackson Highway Sheffield, AL 35660.  This iconic address is one of the most photographed locations in the Shoals area for music pilgrims from around the world.  Established in 1969 by a group of former FAME session musicians this was the location where the Rolling Stones, Cher, Bob Segar, Rod […]

O’Malley’s Bar & Grill – Sheffield, AL

 505 N. Raleigh Ave,Sheffield. (256) 381-1109. Call for hours. Relax after a day of traveling or work at O’Malley’s. Full bar available.

JD’s Lounge – Sheffield, AL

 215 Nashville Ave. Sheffield  (256) 383-2600  Call for hours. Need a night out with friends? JD’s offers a friendly atmosphere and full bar availability.

D.P’s Classic Grill – Sheffield, AL

410 North Montgomery Avenue,Sheffield  (256) 383-5295  Mon. – Sat. 2 pm to 2 am D.P’s is a great place to go for a night out with friends. Full bar available.

Southland Restaurant – Sheffield, AL

1309 Jackson Highway, Sheffield (256) 383-8236 Tues. Thur. & Fri. 7am-8pm; Wed. Sat. & Sun. 7am – 3pm. Closed Monday. A family style dining restaurant serving the Shoals for over 50 years.  

Casa Mexicana – Sheffield, AL

1100 Jackson Highway, Sheffield (256) 381-5397 Mon. – Thurs. 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat. 11 am -10:30pm; Sun. 11am to 3p A taste of Mexico in the Shoals, authentic Mexican Cuisine.

Whipporwill Café – Sheffield, AL

– 215 N. Montgomery Ave, Sheffield  Mon. – Fri., 6am – 2pm; Sun. 10am – 2pm Great place for a plate lunch in Sheffield!