“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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]