Miracles and Music

The Miracles and Music itinerary offers a compelling story, captivating visitors with its little unknown facts and rich, authentic experiences. The journey starts in the northwestern part of the state in The Shoals, birthplace of America’s most influential music. The Cherokees who once called this area home referred to the mighty Tennessee River as the Singing River and legend has it the flowing waters sounded to them like a woman singing.

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Day 1

Alabama Music Hall of Fame
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Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

From rock and roll, to country, to blues and jazz, and gospel, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame recognizes artists who at one time called Alabama home or has significant musical ties to the state.  See Elvis’ first recording contract and the…

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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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Helen Keller Birthplace
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Helen Keller Birthplace
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Built in 1820, Ivy Green, the birthplace of Helen Keller, is a simple, white clapboard home design in typical Southern architecture.  The main house is of Virginia cottage construction, with four large rooms on the first floor bisected by a wide hall. …

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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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Day 2

W. C. Handy Home, Museum and Library
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W. C. Handy Home, Museum and Library
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Father of the Blues W.C. Handy was born in a small log cabin in Florence on November 16, 1873.  He presented to the world the sounds of rhythm-and-blues, jazz, and soul with famous tunes such as “St. Louis Blues,” Memphis Blues,” and “Beale…

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Cypress Cove Farm
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Cypress Cove Farm
Outdoor Adventures | Wildlife Viewing Area

Identified as Site #51 on the Northwest Loop of the North Alabama Birding Trail, Cypress Cove Farm features two wooded birding observation areas as well as three ponds and several miles of nature trails divided into 10 paths.  Along with the bird…

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Red Bay Museum
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Red Bay Museum
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

Red Bay, with a population of about 3,500 people, is located in the northwest corner of Alabama on the Mississippi state line.  The town is named for the red clay and bay trees, both in abundance when the town was founded.  The post office was…

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Day 3

EarlyWorks Family of Museums
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EarlyWorks Family of Museums
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

The EarlyWorks Family of Museums is comprised of three separate museums:  Alabama Constitution Village, the Huntsville Depot and Museum, and EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum.  These three museums in the heart of historic downtown Huntsville, Alabama,…

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Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Huntsville Botanical Garden
Natural Area | Garden or Arboretum

Guests are greeted with a rainbow of color from thousands of plants and beautiful foliage at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  With year-round activities, there is always something growing for the entire family to enjoy. 

The Huntsville…

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1 Alabama Music Hall of Fame
2 Cypress Moon Studios
3 Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
4 Helen Keller Birthplace
5 Rattlesnake Saloon
6 W. C. Handy Home, Museum and Library
7 Cypress Cove Farm
8 Red Bay Museum
9 EarlyWorks Family of Museums
10 Huntsville Botanical Garden