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Nested near a bountiful big spring in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains you’ll find Tuscumbia, Alabama. The French first settled the area near the Tennessee River in the 1700’s only to have their town destroyed in 1786. The Chickasaw Indians moved here next building their town near the spring. They were soon followed by the Michael Dickson Family circa 1815. Tuscumbia along the Natchez Trace Parkway is growing today with the restoration of many of its old downtown historic buildings.

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Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

A visual and theater arts center with rotating exhibits, juried art competitions, workshops for all ages. Includes the Helen Keller Festival of the Arts, a competition of works by Alabama visually impaired, blind, and/or deaf children, a permanent installation of a 3,000-pound petroglyph found in Colbert Country with the images carved by northwest natives 800 […]

Freedom Hills Overlook – Tuscumbia, AL

Milepost 317.0-Freedom Hills Overlook-A steep, 1/4 mile trail leads to Alabama’s highest point on the parkway, 800 ft.

Buzzard Roost Spring – Tuscumbia, AL

Milepost 320.3- Buzzard Roost Spring- Levi Colbert, Itte-wamba Mingo was important to Chickasaw history. He was a leader and negotiator for the Chickasaw people. (Ittawamba Community College is named after him.)  https://www.chickasaw.tv/history/video/levi-colbert-hall-of-fame/document/levi-colbert-profile

Colbert Ferry – Tuscumbia, AL

Milepost 327.3- Colbert Ferry- George Colbert operated a stand and ferry here.  Ranger station, restrooms, picnic area, fishing, boat launch, bike-only campground.

Claunch Cafe’ – Tuscumbia, AL

Claunch Café 400 South Main Street (Spring Park), Tuscumbia (256) 386-0222 Sun. – Thurs: 11am to 2pm. Closed Friday & Saturday Pecan Chicken Salad is this cafe’s specialty, but also try one of the fabulous daily specials or any customer favorite off the menu.

City Restaurant – Tuscumbia, AL

City Restaurant 108 West 5th Street, Tuscumbia (256) 383-9809, Mon – Fri. 6am to 2pm. Closed Saturday & Sunday. Known for it’s down home cooking, City Restaurant offers a wonderful breakfast and lunch menu.  

Birdwatching – Tuscumbia, 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 […]

Coldwater Inn & Suites – Tuscumbia, AL

(256) 383-6844 5101 Hwy. 43 S, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Coldwater Inn & Suites holds the title of being Tuscumbia’s most unique hotel. Locally owned and operated the Inn boasts sweeping mahogany staircases and vast amenities for their guests. Amenities included are an exercise room, swimming pool, suites, wireless high speed internet, complementary hot breakfast, and […]

Twin Pines Golf and Country Club – Tuscumbia, AL

  Twin Pines Golf and Country Club, 1855 Country Club Dr., Russellville, AL 35653.  Beautiful 18-hole course, bentgrass greens, Bermuda fairways, over 6,200 yards, par 71. Pro shop, driving range, PGA professional on staff. Tee times required.  (256) 332-4191

Spring Creek Golf Course – Tuscumbia, AL

Spring Creek Golf Course, 800 Woodmont Dr., Tuscumbia, AL 35674 This nine-hole, city-owned course is a flat one, excellent for beginners and seniors. Paved cart paths, pro shop.  (256) 386-5670.

Microtel Inn & Suites – Tuscumbia,AL

(256) 248-0055 1852 U.S. Hwy. 72 E, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Microtel Inn & Suites is a “green” hotel that offers just about anything that you need in a hotel. Amenities included are pet friendly, exercise room, pool, suites, high speed internet, complementary hot breakfast, meeting rooms, and outside plugs for fishing boats.

Key West Inn – Tuscumbia, AL

(256) 383-0700 1800 U.S. Hwy. 72 E, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Key West Inn offers fourty-three rooms with vast amenities. Amenities include being pet friendly, having a sauna/jacuzzi, high speed internet, complementary breakfast, and outside plugs for fishing boats.

Four Way Motel – Tuscumbia, AL

(256) 381-8484 Hwy. 43 S, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 Four Way Motel, a thirty-seven room motel, offers a swimming pool and high speed internet.

Hawk Pride Mountain Off-Road Park – Tuscumbia, AL

Hawk Pride Mountain Off-Road Park, 144 Mountain Side Road, Tuscumbia, AL  35674.  This privately owned park offers a wide variety of offroading spread over 1,000 acres.  Over 40 trails to accommodate everyone from the most sophisticated rock crawlers to simple 4X4s and ATV’s.  A mud bog, food vendors, merchandise, wheelchair accessible shower house and restrooms, […]

Comfort Inn & Suites – Tuscumbia, AL

(256) 248-0850 5101 Hwy. 43 S, Tuscumbia, AL 35674  www.choicehotels.com/hotel/al296 Comfort Inn & Suites of Tuscumbia is an establishment that offers exercise facilities, pool, high speed internet, complememtary hot breakfast, meeting rooms, and outside plugs for fishing boats.

Seven Spring Lodge – Tuscumbia, AL

Seven Springs Lodge, 1532 Mt. Mills Road, Tuscumbia, AL  35674.  This facility offers horseback-trail-riding (bring your own horse and tack or rent from facility).  Organized equestrian group trail rides held throughout the 3,500 acres of meadow and woodland, dotted with waterfalls and caves.  Shiny, silver grain silos, outfitted as bunkhouses, along with campsites and horse […]

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve | Natchez Trace Parkway

Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, 251 Loop Road, Tuscumbia, AL  35674.  A 700-acre, privately owned, scenic, natural area in the Little Mountain region of southern Colbert County.  The preserve is organized around a complex of small canyons with rugged topography, including a number of waterfalls, boulder fields and Native American rock shelters.  Open year-round to […]

Tuscumbia RV Park – Tuscumbia, AL

(256) 383-2363 or toll free (866) 930-7275 18260 U.S. Hwy 72 W., Tuscumbia, AL 35674 www.TuscumbiaRvPark.com A unique and scenic park with 24 quiet, shady RV spots located about seven miles west of Tuscumbia. Full hookups, providing electric, water, sewage, wi-fi, free laundry and shower building. Open year round.