Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Where Music history was written
For music fans an absolutely top highlight! In addition to the legendary studio of FAME with stories about Aretha Franklin and the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where the Rolling Stones, Cher, Rod Stewart and many others recorded their hits, Muscle Shoals also has a lot of other things to offer.
Not only music has its roots here, also Tom's Wall tells a moving story of a young nativ woman who was expelled from her homeland to Oklahoma and found her own way back to the Singing River (Tennessee River) by foot.
Another insider tip is Ivy Greens, where the deaf-blind Helen Keller, with the help of her tireless teacher Anne Sullivan, learned to speak and write and later became a national author.
My Personal Tip for Muscle Shoals: The Champy's Chicken - a typical southern pub, mostly with live music!