Nestled along the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals is best known for its music scene. But the small city also has a pretty special family scene.
Expectant parents have many options for dedicated and knowledgeable labor and delivery services. There are several birth and postpartum doulas, as well as an active La Leche League chapter. Moms can connect with like-minded friends thanks to a few local parenting groups.
“The Shoals” (as the four nearby cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Sheffield are often called) is home to several toddler-friendly activities. Outdoors, there are canyons for hiking, fabulous parks, and splash pads for summer fun. Indoors, there’s a children’s museum, a rec center, a YMCA, and several museums.