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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-205-2533
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Ranked #12 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social... more » Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition. « less
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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a semi self guided audio tour that is self paced and very informative. For the visitors to Beale St that just don't quite understand the music scene, this is a must. I found it very interesting. If you haven't been here, GO and if you have, GO AGAIN

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OREGON
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is well worth your time and money. Interesting and informative, easy to comprehend with personal headphones and player. Lots of fascinating artifacts and history. Staff is friendly and helpful, museum is clean and easy to navigate. If I lived nearby I would go again.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

this is just located a block off beale street a must see goes into history of blues and rock and soul music this is also a self guided tour. we took the cable car to beale street and than walked up to see this attraction

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Walking through this museum was a thrill for me. I could have spent much longer there but after a long day of travel to get to Memphis ran out of time. If I ever get to Memphis again I will certainly go back.

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north west
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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A fascinating and fun trip through Memphis musical history. There are mini juke boxes everywhere, from early blues to rock and roll and soul. Put on your head phones and enjoy.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The video helped lay the groundwork, but the music throughout made the museum. The dual headset discouraged the kids but thank you, thank you!

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Columbia, Maryland
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34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The audio tour is basically a very long-winded version of the information printed in front of each exhibit. If you actually sit to listen to each section in its entirety, it will be a verrrry long tour. There are some really neat audio clips, however, and after awhile I just started plugging their numbers into the player and listening to... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like Rock this is the place for you. The birth of blues, Rock and soul recounted from the begging. Excellent. And free shuttle buses to Gracelands Stax and Sun studio.

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Interesting exhibits telling the role Memphis played on development of Blues and Soul music. We only had an hour to explore the museum... plan for 2 hours minimum.

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Ocala, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. It was great seeing the intro film and then using the audio guides. We were able to go through at our own pace. There was some seating along the way so I could take a minute to rest. We are really glad that we visited this museum.

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