Travel the same ancient paths where the early Native American settlers carved out a thriving community bathed with their mystical culture. The Singing River influenced their way of life just as it compelled William Christopher Handy to reproduce the sounds of our unique Southern Soul.
Stories of overcoming adversity abound throughout the Shoals, from enduring the battles of the Civil War era to the inspirational accomplishments of Helen Keller.
Today the Shoals area includes Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. The small town flavor of our soul and the large city refinement are evident as you stroll through charming historic districts, play 18 holes of world class golf, reel in a trophy size bass, or indulge yourself in our tantalizing array of southern cuisine.
The present day Shoals is characterized by a “can-do” attitude among local community leaders. Home to one of the nation’s most vibrant regional universities, the University of North Alabama, the Shoals is seeking to establish the region’s economy as a digital hub.