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#1 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Historic Sites

Visit to Sun Studio, Memphis Its legendary status makes this an essential destination. This is where Elvis Presley recorded his first song, and was the starting point for... more »

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#2 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Zoos
YaYa, a female Giant Panda that calls the Memphis Zoo home, enjoys a sunny day.
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#3 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned... more » Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family. « less
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#4 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: 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... 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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#5 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#6 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Parks
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#7 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The point of Graceland is to give all who wish to visit a glimpse of this private corner of Elvis Presley's world. It's easy to call Graceland tacky or whatever else (Remember it... more »

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#8 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Art Museums
Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
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#9 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Performances; Parks
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#10 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Theaters; Architectural Buildings
Beautiful theater holds musical and stage performances.
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#11 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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#12 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Cemeteries
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#13 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Museums
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#14 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums

Slave Haven is the former home of the Burkle family. In 1978, the family revealed that the home had been a stop on the underground railroad in Memphis. This museum includes... more »

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#15 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Art museum specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist painting, featuring work by Matisse, Renoir, Gaugin, Cassat... more » Owner description: Art museum specializing in impressionist and post-impressionist painting, featuring work by Matisse, Renoir, Gaugin, Cassat and Turner. « less
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#16 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#17 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Art Museums
The state's oldest and largest art museum.
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#18 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Parks; Islands; Beaches; Theaters; History Museums; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Island containing a 52-acre park that is home to the River Walk and the Mississippi River Museum accessible only by a... more » Owner description: Island containing a 52-acre park that is home to the River Walk and the Mississippi River Museum accessible only by a footbridge. « less
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#19 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Theaters
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#20 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Natural History Museums; History Museums
Owner description: The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk through a replica of the... more » Owner description: The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly. Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics. Learn from the award-winning medical exhibit how health care grew to be Memphis' largest industry. « less
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#21 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Gardens
Peaceful gardens offering beautiful scenery all year round.
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#23 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Interactive new museum.
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#24 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Specialty Museums
This museum contains many fine specimens of delicately wrought metal work.
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#25 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Architectural Buildings
An elegant, 16-room mansion built in 1870 and featuring period furnishings and mannequins displaying the fashions of the era.
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#26 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.
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#27 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Children's Museums

Children play to learn and adults learn to play again at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Packed with quality informal learning experiences that are both fun and educational, the... more »

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#28 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Parks
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#29 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#30 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Category: Theaters
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