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Address: Main St and Riverfront, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901 577 2640
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Trolley great, be aware of aggressive panhandling

The trolley is great to ride up and down through downtown. The one issue with Memphis is the very high number of panhandlers and aggressive beggars. They are around the trolley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Athens, GA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The trolley is great to ride up and down through downtown. The one issue with Memphis is the very high number of panhandlers and aggressive beggars. They are around the trolley all the time. Use the innovative "parking meter" style of donating to local charities instead of giving directly to the panhandlers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Fantastic experience and what a service , running like clockwork with a variety of carriages. Great experience and pretty cheap as well as goes to all the places you want to get too. I think that they off the route now which is a shame , I hope they put them back as it was great experience

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This would be fun if it were running. I like old time trolleys. In Little Rock, AR., you could ride a similar trolley all day for $4. Buy a pass and get on and off whenever you felt like it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

There is a lot of confusion right now about the trolleys. The old-fashioned trolleys that Memphis is known for are out of service (I believe until 2017, at least). The trolley routes are currently being run by buses instead. If you find yourself around when the trolleys are back in business, our family loved hopping on them for a bit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The trolleys have been gone for a year. Shuttle bus runs the old trolley route up and down Main. Okay if you need to get from one end of town to the other for a buck. Just a bus ride, nonarrative. Two other routes intersect.

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Noble, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I don't agree that the trolley is a joke or disappointing. Of course it's in a circle. We caught it down by the river and rode it completely through one time. It was a great way to see where other things are located and orient yourself to downtown. We found the Blue Monkey bar/grill by riding the trolley and that... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This trolley is a complete joke and a waste of taxpayer money. It goes about 500 yards in a circle. They should close it down.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We heard conflicting stories as to whether the trolleys are running or not, but in our three days in Memphis, and much of that in the downtown area, we never once saw an old-fashioned trolley. We did see the tracks, so maybe there is hope. Try calling the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) to be sure that they will be... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The trolley was working when we arrived in Memphis, and great location from hotel. We got on trolley with questions about the area, the driver was very friends and gladly answer our questions. He gave us very helpful information on the area and how to get around and back to our hotel later. When we got ready to hop back... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Didn't know about the fires but they are sadly missed - the buses can never create the feel of hopping on and off a trolley car - Memphis is a tourist town and needs some attractions like this.

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Address: Main St and Riverfront, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901 577 2640
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis

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