Welcome to the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Experience our cultural, natural, historical, and scenic resources. Wonderful music, beautiful rivers and great hiking trails are yours to explore!
The Tennessee River brought the prehistoric Native Americans and then the European settlers. For years, it frustrated those who tried to cross it or tame it. Men fought from its banks and others found power from its waters. It created a culture. It shaped a region.
The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area includes six counties in the Northwestern part of Alabama. The region's sites, buildings, homes, and artifacts whisper tales of some of the nation's biggest moments and how the Tennessee River played a major role in each.
Terry Pace & Dixie Connell, History of Muscle Shoals Music