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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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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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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another wonderful place to visit and are in the area. Go back in time and see how Soul Music got started. With a short video to begin with you are then on your own to see all the wonderful items they have on display from...More

Thank Kathi J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful place to learn about the artists from the golden years of Memphis blues. Don't miss the introductory movie, the dance floor, the recording studio reproductions and Isaac Hayes' 24 carat gold Cadillac (the gold is where the usual chrome is. Do...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite museum in Memphis. For music lovers, the music that he ask originated from Stax is legendary. The museum does a great job telling the stories and explaining the history. There are so many artists to explore, and if something doesn't interest...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of parking here and a well laid out museum on the original site of this iconic music label. Unfortunately, the original is no more but fortunately this faithful recreation is a marvelous tribute to that amazing era. Learnt a lot of music history and...More

Thank PKC54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I used an online entertainment.com coupon for 2-for-1 admission, and we certainly got our money's worth. Heck, just seeing Issac Hayes' crazy gold-plated Cadillac was probably worth the price of admission. That said, this museum has some notable flaws. Most notably, for...More

4  Thank Dave's_reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the memorabilia and displays at this museum. All our favorites: Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Tina Turner, William Bell and Judy Clay, the Bar-Kays and so many more were featured in the displays. It was interesting to learn the history of the Stax label....More

Thank TravelerfromNJ2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun museum. It covers the history of soul and the Memphis sound. Housed in the original building where the hits were made, the museum highlights the timeline history and the major artists from the label. It begins with a 10-12 minute video,...More

1  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous place to find history love the set up and selectionb and collection of the history and memorobilia

Thank LeslieC C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice! Historic place of lots of artists like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding Sam & Dave etc. Stories explains the rise and fall of Stax.

Thank Leo V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go, go, go. It’s a must if you love soul music. Memphis is music city and this is the best music. It’s a religious experience and a lot of fun!

Thank Anne F
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