A Daily Dose of Iron

Over a dozen golf courses are scattered across northern Alabama, including three of the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones golf courses. Music lovers will want to begin their journey in the Shoals for a peak into this area's music heritage before hitting the RTJ at The Shoals.

Surrounded by mountains and lakes, Huntsville offers big city conveniences, but its small town charm and southern hospitality set it apart from other metropolitan areas. Before playing at the RTJ at Hampton Cove, golfers can train like an astronaut at Earth’s largest space museum.

Continue east to the RTJ at Silver Lakes and be sure to plan a visit a Noccalula Falls Park and enjoy the sights of the magnificent 90’ waterfall.

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Day 1

Cypress Moon Studios
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Cypress Moon Studios
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Located on the beautiful Tennessee River in Sheffield, Alabama, Cypress Moon Studios is a concert venue, recording studio and a film production facility. It was the former location of the second Muscle Shoals Sound Studio from 1978 to 2005 where…

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Named Alabama's No. 1 tourist stop of 2017 by the Alabama Tourism Department, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio has undergone an extensive renovation, funded in part by Beats Electronics, and is open for tours.

Located in northwestern Alabama in Sheffield,…

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Rattlesnake Saloon
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Rattlesnake Saloon
Food or Drink | Restaurant

Rattlesnake Saloon is a unique eatery nestled beneath a natural stone bluff that once sheltered Native Americans.  Known as the watering hole under the rock, this is a place the whole family can come relax and enjoy connecting to local history.  …

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - The Shoals
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - The Shoals
Outdoor Adventures | Golfing

Bigger is definitely better at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals.  The Shoals is home to two 18-hole championship courses and lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River.  The Fighting Joe course features more than 8,…

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Singin' River Brewing Company
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Singin' River Brewing Company
Food or Drink | Brewery or Brew Pub

Established in 2014, Singin’ River Brewing Company produces flavorful, high-quality beers that reflect the spirit of the Shoals—an inventive blend that embraces the richness of the blues and a soulful, Southern spunk.

Where does the name Singin’…

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Day 2

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Hampton Cove
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Hampton Cove
Outdoor Adventures | Golfing

The Robert Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove comes equipped with 54 holes spread out over three uniquely different courses, all with bentgrass greens.  The River Course is uniquely designed with no sand bunkers. Test your wedge game at the par 3…

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LawLers Barbecue
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LawLers Barbecue
Food or Drink | Restaurant

Using old-fashioned recipes and time honored traditions, LawLers Barbecue serves Alabama style hand-pulled barbecue. The ribs are dry rub St. Louis Style and need no sauce.  Another customer favorite are the huge "stuffie" potatoes smothered with…

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U. S. Space and Rocket Center
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U. S. Space and Rocket Center
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Earth’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.  Here, visitors can train like an astronaut, get an unclose look at an…

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Mad Malts Brewery and Tap Room
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Mad Malts Brewery and Tap Room
Food or Drink | Brewery or Brew Pub

Featuring excellent service, smooth brews, and a relaxed atmosphere, Mad Malts is know as a local brewery located in Huntsville, Alabama, that makes some excellent craft beer with flavors typically not found anywhere else. Twelve taps, live music,…

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Day 3

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Silver Lakes
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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Silver Lakes
Outdoor Adventures | Golfing

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes features three championship nines plus a nine-hole Short Course.  Surrounded by the Appalachian foothills and Lee's Lake, Silver Lakes features the most unique and aptly named courses (The Heartbreaker,…

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Local Joe's
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Local Joe's
Food or Drink | Restaurant

Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains near Canoe Creek, in Rainbow City, Alabama, Local Joe's offers smoked meats, baked goods, local produce and catering services.  Along with some of the best smoked pork, chicken and turkey around,…

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Maraella Winery
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Maraella Winery
Food or Drink | Winery or Winery Tasting Room

Take a winery tour at Maraella Estate Farm Vineyards and Winery located in the picturesque foothills of the Appalachia Mountains.  Featuring local Cabernet red wines, Maraella is a part of the North Alabama Wine Trail ( Read more

Noccalula Falls Park
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Noccalula Falls Park
Natural Area | Town or County Park

Noccalula Falls Park is a 250-acre public park located in Gadsden, Alabama.  Its magnificent 90-foot waterfall attracts visitors from near and far for its breathtaking beauty and picturesque moments.  While the feature is the beautiful waterfall,…

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1 Cypress Moon Studios
2 Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
3 Rattlesnake Saloon
4 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - The Shoals
5 Singin' River Brewing Company
6 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Hampton Cove
7 LawLers Barbecue
8 U. S. Space and Rocket Center
9 Mad Malts Brewery and Tap Room
10 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Silver Lakes
11 Local Joe's
12 Maraella Winery
13 Noccalula Falls Park