Bird Watching


FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound StudiosIf you love music (and who doesn’t?), a visit to these iconic recording studios is a must. It is here that countless seminal recordings were made by musical royalty – the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Alicia’s Keys and Jason Isbelto name a few.

Fox and Locke in Leiper’s Fork, TN is an iconic concert hall and community gathering place. Songwriters, artists and visitors come from all over the world to enjoy this authentic experience, featuring shows from intimate roots, Americana, country and rock ‘n’ roll. Thursday Night Open Mic Night is the stuff of legend.

Leiper’s Creek Gallery is a warm and easy environment to browse works of art by the best artists in the region. Discover beautiful landscapes, abstract expressionism and sculpture. Take the scenic drive through the same countryside you’ll see depicted in many of the works on offer here.

Natchez Trace Walk is a bucket list item for all bikers, whether powered by two legs or on your freewheeling motorized ride. The National Park Service has designated the Parkway, one of America’s oldest roads, as a bike trail.

TVA Muscle Shoals Trail Complex home to a restored railway bridge over sparkling water, a natural waterfall and over 11 miles of walking trails. It is one of the most scenic settings in the Tennessee River Valley with wildflowers, bird watching, campsites, and natural woods.

Golf it Robert Trent Jones Trail in North Alabama is home to two 18-hole championship courses and sits between the Wheeler and Wilson Dams on the Tennessee River.

The natural bridge near Waynesboro, TN is the only known double-span natural bridge formation in the world. Formed over millions of years, it is a singularly unique and stunning landmark that can add a memorable touch to your visit.

Elephant Discovery Center in Hohenwald, TN exists to support the nearby Private Elephant Sanctuary. Increasing public knowledge is key to creating a world where elephants no longer live under constant threat. The Elephant Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits and educational programs.

Lady’s Bluff Loop Trail in Perry County, Tennessee is a national recreation trail that leads visitors to distant views of the Tennessee River.

Accommodation options:
The Commodore Hotel
The Artillery Runner
The Stricklin
Pot & Kettle Chalets
Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

To visit NashvillesBigBackyard and watch the video of HISTORY’s US selector Mike Wolfe’s endorsement.

SOURCE The Great Nashville Backyard