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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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Bloomington, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

So much we did not know about this little record company and its history! The Stax commitment to music education is inspiring.

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Isanti, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the tour with audio guideance. Spent a little over one hour seeing the history of Rock and Roll.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I've been living in Memphis for 13 years and I've taken two groups of relatives to the Staxx Museum. This is among the top three places I take them. They do have some affordable souvenirs. They also have a photo area where you can take pictures in some 70's clothes. This museum is in the Black neighborhood, where it was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

for a city with so much music tradition and legand this is a must for all music fans the number of artists that have passed through the studios and their achivements are so well prsented

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This ended being much more than we expected. The details and information was very enlightening and the music was very nice. A must do when in Memphis

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you like good music and history, you'll want to visit. Nice museum. Lots to read and see. Isaac Hays gold plated car is a must see. Museum accepts AAA discount. Gift shop is a tad pricey. Cute little dance floor close to the end of the exhibit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The museum and its artifacts are great and well worth the visit. However, it is very out of the way and in an awful part of Memphis. If you are going to go, get a cab and make sure he is there for you before standing around on the streets outside...Seriously.

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

History of soul music from the Stax record label. Also have a live concert by alumni of the Stax workshop

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Spent almost 1/2 day at Stax going thru the wonderful museum dedicated to R&B and soul music history. There was too much to see in one visit so plan to go back. The exhibits are great, the campus clean and modern. There is a music academy on campus and the kids put on concerts in the sound studio during the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In a very run down area and a little out of the way but if you can get there its not to be missed. Only small but packed with memories and interesting facts.

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