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Visit famous Shoals attractions like Pope's Tavern

Choose Radisson Hotel Sheffield for your next trip to the Shoals region of northern Alabama, and enjoy quick commutes to the top things to do in the Muscle Shoals area. Visit FAME Recording Studios to see where famous musicians like Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding recorded musical hits, and then get outdoors on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, only 13 miles away. Situated between Florence, Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia, our hotel is just minutes from Alabama Music Hall of Fame and less than four miles from the birthplace of Helen Keller. After a busy day of meetings at nearby businesses like North American Lighting, make your way back to the Radisson for a great night's sleep in a comfortable room or suite.

Family fun

  • McFarland Park (3.4 miles)
    Filled with playgrounds, a lighthouse, a beach area and fishing piers, McFarland Park is a great destination for family outings. Pack a picnic, or eat at the park’s floating restaurant.
    Phone: +1 (256) 760-6416
  • Children’s Museum of the Shoals (6.2 miles)
    Designed to help kids develop problem-solving skills, this museum features hands-on exhibits like a replica of the Tennessee River and a re-creation of a local ice cream shop.
    Phone: +1 (256) 284-7107

Sports and outdoors

  • Wilson Lake (4.8 miles)
    Pack a fishing rod and a snack to enjoy a quiet afternoon at nearby Wilson Lake.
  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (13 miles)
    Comprised of 26 golf courses with 468 championship holes, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is one of the country's finest collections of public courses. Take your pick of courses designed to delight and challenge golfers of all skill levels.
    Phone: +1 (256) 446-5111
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (45 miles)
    Make the easy day trip to the Natchez Trace Parkway to discover a wealth of natural beauty spanning 440 miles from Nashville to Natchez, TN. Don't miss popular scenic spots like Freedom Hills Overlook, Rock Springs and Buzzard Roost Springs.
    Phone: +1 (800) 305-7417

Music history

  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studios (1 mile)
    Formed in 1969 after a falling out at FAME Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios has hosted music greats like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson, plus more recent groups like The Black Keys.
    Phone: +1 (256) 978-5151
  • FAME Recording Studios (1.3 miles)
    You can almost feel the music history that emanates from these recording studios in Muscle Shoals, where greats like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Little Richard all recorded music.
    Phone: +1 (256) 381-0801
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame (5.6 miles)
    At this museum, you can learn more about the rich musical heritage of the Shoals region and famous Alabamians who became music legends.
    Phone: +1 (256) 381-4417

Museums and historical sites

  • Rosenbaum House (3.1 miles)
    Built in 1939 for just $12,000, this house is a marvelous example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian design. Take a tour to learn more about Wright’s architectural style and the Rosenbaum family.
    Phone: +1 (256) 740-8899
  • Pope's Tavern and Museum (3.2 miles)
    One of the oldest buildings in Florence, Pope's Tavern and Museum offers a variety of exhibits and artifacts that reveal the numerous ways in which the Civil War affected the Shoals region.
    Phone: +1 (256) 760-6439
  • Helen Keller Birthplace (3.7 miles)
    One of America's most enduring success stories, Helen Keller was born at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia on June 27, 1880. Touch the well pump that helped Keller's teacher Anne Sullivan break through Keller's disabilities and start her on the path to becoming a highly influential author and political activist.
    Phone: +1 (256) 383-4066

Sheffield-area essentials

  • Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard (19 miles)
    Established in 1937 by Key Underwood as a memorial to his beloved coon dog Troop, this graveyard is the final resting place of more than 200 coon dogs, each with a headstone and an epitaph. The cemetery is reserved for other coon dog owners who also want to bury their deceased pets.
    Phone: +1 (256) 412-5970
  • Rattlesnake Saloon (22 miles)
    Head to the Rattlesnake Saloon to dine on tasty food, indulge in a cold drink and kick up your heels to the sounds of live music.
    Phone: +1 (256) 370-7220

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