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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
901-942-7685
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Ranked #4 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Owner description: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee at 926 E. McLemore Avenue, is a 17,000... more » Owner description: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee at 926 E. McLemore Avenue, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Realey interesting first of all there is a short film then you go through to the museum that was good. The staff are realey helpful cant fault it and it was cheap as well

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The history of how it all came about, the videos, and memorabilia were great. I would like to see more seating because some of the vidios are quite long and you have to stand for most of them.

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Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An absolutely awesome museum...highly recommended! ....sad only because the studio is gone. Very well put together and many things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

wonderful experience! I learned a lot about the music industry and the wonderful relationship black and white artists developed during this troubled time in American history. Not to be missed!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Brought back memories of our youth with some of the music and memorabilia. Strutting our stuff on the dance floor in the museum to soul train also brought back many memories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was a little disappointed. There was not much to see. I had read there was going to be a big acknowledgement of Elvis' work there. All there was, was a small stand. I did not find it value for money.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Rich music history. Something for all ages. You could spend the entire day reading the captions and living the journey of popular singers

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved it. Took me back to the good days with music and artist I grew up with. The area is not good and hidden, should be built up more so more people can see.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is full of lots to see and learn about. The movie at the beginning is worth watching. We got there an hour before closing and had to rush through the displays, it would have been nice to take more time to see everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am biased - because I am a huge Blues Brothers fan, and two members of the band started there... But still - when you are moved by the MUSIC - you will like it. After watching a movie, you will see some memorabilia, see the studio, the ixing table, listen to some unforgetable music. Paying for the tickets you'll... More

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