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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Address: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
Phone Number: 901-942-7685
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun 1:00 am - 5:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum...

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 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.

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Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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A period in time perfectly captured. Stax was so much more real and 'dirtier' than Motown. They produced Booker T, Otis, Isaac Hayes and many more. A great tribute to a great time... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A period in time perfectly captured. Stax was so much more real and 'dirtier' than Motown. They produced Booker T, Otis, Isaac Hayes and many more. A great tribute to a great time in music. Worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again not a place to be missed. We really loved the whole experience and the story it tells is very moving and worth more than a single visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a vacation to Memphis and hit Beale Street, Graceland and Stax. If you want a history lesson in R7B, Soul and Rock music this is the place to start. The exhibits where very informative. From the church just past the entrance to records, outfits, instruments, Isaac Haye's caddy and the studio where all that great music was great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really really love this place it has such a Nostalgia for me it takes me back when I was a little kid when music was music Soul music was real music comfort music fun music the gift shop and has improved in the last year I wish it would improve more they need more t-shirts what about David Porter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So sad that urban decay destroyed a once vibrant and productive neighbourhood. We commend the folks who built and run this memorial to those better days. I loved Issac Hayes Cadillac!Well worth a visit and should be combined with a visit to Sun Records.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was blown away by the rich history and comprehensive story told at Stax. This museum makes it all personal and up front and helps you to understand what Stax records did to transform American music. Give yourself a lot of time and enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is another must when you're in Memphis. If you're into soul this is the place to go. All the exhibits are great and there is some great reading. If you want to see a soul great's car then Isaac Hayes car is something else!! You can even dance on Soul Train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is truly extraordinary. It starts with a movie overview and then you can spend as much or as little time you like exploring the collection, listening to music and learning about the history of soul music and the roll Stax records played. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stax museum is very interesting even if you don't know anything about the place and people who used this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history here must go. this is a place where alot of the great got there started with stax been living in memphis since 2004 and this was my first time mad I waited so long

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