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The Peabody Ducks

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Closes in 26 min: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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How did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody fountain begin? Back in the 1930s Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Tennessee...more
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149 Union Ave, The Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN 38103-2638
+1 901-529-4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Peabody lobby is my favorite Memphis tourist destination. I have lived in Memphis for over 30 years and bring all of my family and friends here. The lobby is phenomenal, full of duck entertainment as well as a classy place to socialize and entertain...More

Thank calb510
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very crowded but so cute. One duck was holding on to a perch and would not budge until finally another duck pushed her off. Some people were quite rude but all in all it was fun.

Thank RebaBritishColumbia
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel is fabulous but you have to see the ducks either arriving for the day in the fountain or departing for their evening in the penthouse duck suite.Get their early for a good viewing spot... The mezzanine on the opposite side to the lifts...More

Thank ThereseMac
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was fun to see. They make a big production in this very nice 5 star hotel about the ducks. The Duck Master tells the history of how the duck march got started. Then the music starts and the ducks march in straight to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommended for kids of all ages!!! The ducks are adorable... :-) Also, the Peabody lobby is one of my favorite dessert places. Thus, after the ducks afternoon show, stay for a bit longer, enjoy the piano music (check their schedule) and a delicious dessert...More

Thank Maritza I
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a bit of fun at the end of your day plan to see this,it only lasts a short while and is so popular that it's a must to be there early to get a good view, up on the mezzanine floor overlooking the fountain...More

Thank powellj3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very crowded, so lesson learned, get there early. Great for little kids and grandparents. Not sure that I would repeat the experience but no regrets.

Thank cardiffian2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good way to fill some time, go to second floor mezzanine to look down upon fountain/ducks, go 1/2hr to 45 mins before for view.

Thank Baseball167
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here as a kid and brought my DH since he had never seen them. I remembered it being less of a production when I was younger. Now it is crowd control and circus-like. I think once you have seen it you don't need...More

Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was part of a stop on our bus tour.. not convinced about the welfare of the ducks they are changed every 30 days but no-one mentioned happens to them... Better things to do in the city

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Lauren W
July 19, 2018|
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Response from phfotobug | Reviewed this property |
We parked for free on a street near the hotel and walked to the hotel.
Amanda C
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is free. We didn't see them march, but walked right into the hotel lobby, saw them swimming in the fountain, spoke with the duck master, and took the elevator up to the duck palace, which was really just going... More
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Clifford M | Reviewed this property |
This question has been answered...the ducks arrive at 1100 every morning...and depart at 1700. Suggest you get to the hotel early...say 9-10...have a coffee and nudge into just outside the lifts. Be prepared to be jostled... More