Tuscumbia Alabama Attractions
Tuscumbia, Alabama, a small city of about 9,000 people, is located along the meandering Tennessee River at the base of the Appalachian foothills in the Northwest corner of the state. It has a small-town atmosphere with a large shopping area and a healthy industrial base. As the county seat of Colbert County, it is the hub of the beautiful and bustling Tennessee River Valley.
Tuscumbia's history dates back to 1870. It was an early center for commerce, agriculture and industry and had the first railroad west of the Allegany Mountains. Also, Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller is located in Tuscumbia. Other attractions include the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard and the Tennessee Valley Art Center.
Tuscumbia is easily accessible, with a regional airport 3 miles away in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. US Highways 43 and 732 are nearby and Interstate 65 is just 45 miles southeast of the city. With an ample supply of labor, an ideal location, abundant recreation, cultural opportunities and a progressive local government, Tuscumbia faces a bright future as one of the most attractive areas in the Southeast.
Wheeler Dam was named for Joseph Wheeler. a general in the army of confederacy, leader of the U.S. volunteers in the Spanish-American War. Wheeler Dam was the second dam built by the T.V.A., Norris Dam being the first.
Wilson Lakes • 1.0 miles
Most anglers that have fished Wilson Lakes headwaters are accustomed to the swift water. It is a common sight to see boats run all the way up to the dam and then drift in the current for a mile or two and then repeat the process.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame • 1.1 miles
617 Highway 72 West in Tuscumbia, Alabama (800) 239-2643
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame opened in 1990 and is dedicated to over 500 musical achievers in all types of music ranging from rock, rhythm and blues, gospel, country and western, opera and contemporary. The museum features personal items, awards, wax figures, a live recording studio and much more. The Shoals area was once known as the "Hit Recording Capital of The World".
Ivy Green • 2.9 miles
300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674 (256) 383-4066
(birthplace of Helen Keller) - There is something spiritually uplifting about touching the actual well-pump where Anne Sullivan reached into the dark silent world of young Helen Keller's mind and opened the window of communication. You will be touched too.
Belle Mont • 4.1 miles
Phone: (256) 637-8513
Belle Mont is one of Alabama's most distinguished houses, an outstanding example of Thomas Jefferson's influence upon the architecture of the early American republic. Characteristics of the Palladian or "Jeffersonian Style" are an accent upon high-quality brickwork with contrasting wood trim, a preference for hilltop building sites, and designs that show Mr. Jefferson' reverence for the neoclassical architectural ideas of the Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio . Belle Mont exhibits all these qualities and more.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard
Tennessee Valley Art Center
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