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Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

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Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

We are going to be in Nashville for three days and my husband thinks it is necessary to do a side trip to Muscle Shoals? Is it worth the distance and expense? We saw the documentary and understand the history there. Just asking. Thanks for any opinions

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1. Re: Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

I absolutely think Muscle Shoals is worth a visit! We took my dad for his birthday this year and had a blast. I highly recommend the following:

- Alabama Music Hall of Fame (definitely do first as it gives great context for the rest)

- FAME Studios (the tour guide was excellent!)

- Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (they were closed by the time we got there but we would have loved to visit this studio as well)

If you're looking for a meal in an unusual locale, I recommend the Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia. It's in an open-air cave of sorts. The Duke Rustler Burger is on the 100 Dishes in Alabama to Eat Before You Die list. While we didn't have that burger, we enjoyed the food. There's also live music at night.

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2. Re: Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

Thank you, we really appreciate your input. Did you and your Dad see the documentary "Muscle Shoals"?

Could be a nice gift for Dad, if not.

Thanks again.

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Yes, we did! It's an interesting piece of Alabama history that I was unaware of. Hope you enjoy your trip!

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4. Re: Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

It depends on what you like. Personally I wouldn't go all the way to Muscle Shoals from Nashville. Lynchburg would make a nice day trip and is a much shorter drive. You can tour the distillery, have lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's and visit the shops on the town square.

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5. Re: Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

How long does the tour last for in Fame recording studio?

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6. Re: Is a side trip to Muscle Shoals, AL worth the distance ?

Yes!!!!! Absolutely!!

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Make the trip. So worth it!

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