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Main Street Trolley

Main St and Riverfront, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901 577 2640
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Ranked #5 of 33 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Really enjoyed using the trolleys to get around and rode them a couple of times during our visit. Disappointed to learn that they are no longer operating

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Memphis, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The MATA web site says they suspended all Trolley service June 10, 2014. Right now they are running electric buses. We the citizens of Memphis had our streets torn up to facilitate the trolley and now because MATA can't do preventative maintenance or install a fire extinguisher system a city attraction is suspended. Just another point of half-done Memphis project.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Memphis Blues Festival on August 30 was along the main street trolly line. A terrific afternoon and evening attraction with local artists tending their paintings while bands played on several stages. Free Blues performances from a wide-range of bands. The MetalWork Museum had a live exhibition for entertainment, too.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seems like the services have been suspended. Fingers crossed that it will return. Living downtown is a fun experience and riding the trolley is an extra part of that. Whenever I'm out working out, I would pass these cool trolleys all over main. Hope to see them again.

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Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was one of my fav parts of Memphis. Please bring them back!!! They fit the city. They went to great places. It made me feel safe getting around. Come on Memphis and bring back the trolleys!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Came ready to enjoy, nothing jumped out on any of the tourist or MATA web sites to say were not working. Sadly the bus replacement does nothing for me. Ended up driving to attraction and sites or walking in the baking heat. Gutted

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Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a great way to get around downtown. We stayed on a few times and just enjoyed the sceneries and the sounds. The weather was beautiful and that just made it even nicer. Next time we will get a weekend pass for sure.

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Beaudesert, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really enjoyed riding the trolley system...nice slow way to have a look at the waterfront and also downtown Memphis. Also nice when your legs are just tired from all the walking. Easy system to use. I was surprised to read that some of the trollies came from Australia. Wish we had kept the system in Brisbane. Now, more than 50... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Due to suspicious fires on 2 trollies, their operation has been suspended until further notice. They were a good mode of transport in downtown Memphis, but no one has stated the causes. Old, yes maybe, lack of maintenance, yea maybe but no one in MATA has said. But the fleet is down 2 trollies and service would be irregular so... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Sad to day there is no more trolley despite what hotel workers say. It caught on fire so a cab is the way to go. We waited forever for the bus that replaced the trolley but it never came. There is lots to see so bring your walking shoes.

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