• Hidden Spaces
  • The Tennessee River
  • Koger Island
    Hidden Spaces Project
  • Shoals Storytelling Festival
  • Tennessee Valley Art Museum
  • The Tennessee River
  • Wichahpi Commemorative Wall
  • Donnie Fritz and John Paul White
    UNA Nelson Memorial Lecture
  • League of Outdoor Women
  • Oka Kapassa
  • Tennessee River Sunrise
  • Tuscumbia Train Depot

EXPLORE. Preserve. Share. Protect.

Experience our cultural, natural, historical, and scenic resources.
Wonderful music, beautiful rivers and great hiking trails are yours to explore!

Video of the Week

Tori Bailey, WZZA general manager
Nobody knows Muscle Shoals music like Tori Bailey. General manager of the only black-owned radio station in northwest Alabama & CEO of Muscle Shoals Broadcasting, she's also a community advocate & activist. Listen to her talk about the Shoals music scene from her own unique perspective.
See more on YouTube


Shop MSNHA exclusives

Print, left, by Wendy Barske, commissioned & sold exclusively by the MSNHA
Visit our online UNA Marketplace for books by local authors about the history & heritage of northwest Alabama as well as limited-edition CDs, artwork, stationery, T-shirts & other MSNHA items you can't find anywhere else. Proceeds benefit MSNHA community programs & projects. You also can donate to the MSNHA & register for MSNHA-hosted workshops & conferences.
MSNHA Marketplace



Our Music Makes Us Special --

-- and we love to share. Explore the "The Hitmaking Capital of the World" through our Roots of American Music Trail, a self-guided cell-phone tour of music locations that changed the world. Planning a musical visit? Your first stop is RAMT's website, musictrail.una.edu. There you can watch exclusive oral-history interviews with our legendary music makers. You also can learn how the American Indian presence along the Tennessee River influenced our nation's music, find live local performances & subscribe to our YouTube channel. And when you're here, keep your eyes open. We're still producing hits so you never know who's in town to record the next Grammy-winner.
Roots of American Music Trail website


The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is full of talented photographers. Featured on our pages are images taken by Abraham Rowe, Christi Britten, Brian Corrigan, Mary Carton, Shannon Wells & others--images that focus on the natural beauty, history & innovation that the MSNHA is known for. Browse through the gallery below & watch for an announcement about our annual photo contest--your photo could end up here, too!