Muscle Shoals is rapidly becoming a popular tourist destination in the United States with thousands visiting each year, enjoying the many attractions and events offered. Muscle Shoals is conveniently located in Colbert County, the gateway to Northwest Alabama. Muscle Shoals is less than a days drive from anywhere in the mid-South and the lower mid-West. Local attractions include the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Ivy Green-Home of Helen Keller, Natchez Trace Parkway, Wilson Lock and Dam, Indian Mound, the Birthplace of W.C. Handy, and Coon Dog Cemetery, only to name a few.
There are many annual events in the Muscle Shoals area attracting numerous visitors each year. Many visitors return to our area year after year to experience and participate in these annual events. Annual events include the Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride, Recall LaGrange, Helen Keller Festival, W.C. Handy Music Festival, Alabama Renaissance Fair, and many holiday season events. For a comprehensive calendar of events and featured activities in the Muscle Shoals area, you may visit http://www.colbertcountytourism.org/.
Muscle Shoals, a city rich in recreational opportunities, is home to the latest edition of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Surrounded by Pickwick Lake, Wilson Lake, and Wheeler Lake, Muscle Shoals offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation. The City of Muscle Shoals hosts various national and regional youth and adult sports tournaments in state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
Hotels and lodging accommodations are conveniently located along U.S. Highway 72 and U.S. Highway 43, and a variety of dining establishments offer a wide selection of menus.
If you have never visited our city, please come and enjoy all that our fine city offers, and if you have visited us before, we hope you enjoyed the southern hospitality and plan to visit again.