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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-205-2533
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis...
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.
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Dancing through the night

This place was very informative! It was great how they had many selections of music to listen to. Although, the audio's are kind of long to sit in one spot. It just depends on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place was very informative! It was great how they had many selections of music to listen to. Although, the audio's are kind of long to sit in one spot. It just depends on how much time you have to see everything. I found it hard to concentrate on the section I was in when I saw other people move... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It combines history of country, blues and soul music into the story of rock and does it in a compelling, interesting way. Great museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We felt this one helped to "join the dots" on all the music genres that developed from slave and country music in Memphis. We did it last of all the museums so by the time we got there we had some reasonable appreciation of how it all had developed. In hindsight maybe we should have done it earlier, but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of information to take in about the history - both reading and on the headset. Tour took just over an hour and was self guided but could take longer if you wanted to listen to music on the way through. Great seeing the old instruments and outfits worn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Music! A fine museum, right off Beale Street, featuring all types of music memorabilia. Well worth the time and offering several places to hear some great old tunes. Should be on yiur list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this musesm for any music fan, they provide a wonderful detailed history of rock and soul music!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was very good. You can hear many music relative to the exhibits. And good learning. It will take a long time or just look at exhibits and go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Takes you back to your young days. You can sit and listen to the different musicians as long as you want. Lots of memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is simply the best museum of the story of rock and roll I have ever seen. But it is an American story of a musical genre that Americans believe (quite reasonably) that they invented. There is nothing here about British or other groups. With that small qualification, the scope is wide and historical as well as musical. The displays... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty good, quick and convenient way to get an overview of music in Memphis. It pulls together the origins of the Memphis music landscape and takes the visitor on a self-paced audio tour through to today. Great for casual music fans, but less detailed than the Stax museum and less engaging than Sun Studios. They do give... More 

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