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Graceland
#1 of 36 Museums in Memphis
... is fascinating to see the how Elvis lived, the tour of the house itself is fascinating and would have been worth it on its own however across the road is a complex of fascinating museums, shops and food outlets.
We were pleasantly surprised by the surrounding museums that included Elvis' recordings, the history of his career, costumes used in concerts, and a museum filled with more photos and furnishings from the home.
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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
#2 of 36 Museums in Memphis
During our road trip throughout the South, we stopped at several museums focused on civil rights, but this was the best (though I'd encourage everyone to visit others because they often provide unique insight to t...
Coming from Chicago where there are many wonderful museums, I must say that this was one of the best museum experiences we've ever had.
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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
#3 of 36 Museums in Memphis
We have been in museums all over the world and this is exquisite in terms of unique, scaled, and Incredibly detailed Asian art.
The Holocaust Museum was small but there were a couple of wonderful paintings in there as well as some individual stories of Holocaust Survivors.
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
#4 of 36 Museums in Memphis
These are the kinds of photographs you see in international museums, like the Detroit Institute of Art.
It was really too late to hit the larger museums, but I found this place on Google and I am so glad I did!
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
#5 of 36 Museums in Memphis
One of only a handful of museums in the world dedicated to soul music, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a must for those interested in the history of Memphis and the South, culture and music.
In the land of good music museums, this one is by far my favorite.
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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
#6 of 36 Museums in Memphis
This is one of the best museums detailing the history of slavery, Underground Railroad and the atrocities against a culturally diverse people and their ancestors.
One of the best, most comprehensive historical museums I have ever been to.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens
#7 of 36 Museums in Memphis
As my luck has been on this month-long art-hunting trip with a NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) pass, most of the museum was closed to do new installations.
The Dixon is a jewel of a museum - small and eminently visitable with many unusual exhibits and sometimes world class ones.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
#8 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The staff here were fabulous, and the self guided tour audio equipment, made this one of the best museums we have ever visited.
Excellent Museum in a town of Excellent Museums
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Blues Hall of Fame Museum
#9 of 36 Museums in Memphis
This was my favorite of all the great museums in Memphis.
Most music museums leave you long on visual but short on audio.
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The Children's Museum of Memphis
#10 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The indoor exhibits are much like other interactive exhibits at kids museums; focusing on STEM activities.
One of the best Children's Museums we have been to out of 3 states.
Metal Museum
#11 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Museums & shops with examples & history of ornamental metalwork, a foundry / blacksmith shop, & sculptures
The metal work is fascinating and very different from objects usually seen at art museums.
Woodruff-Fontaine House
#12 of 36 Museums in Memphis
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Fire Museum of Memphis
#13 of 36 Museums in Memphis
We love to visit Fire Museums, and local Fire Departments as my fiancé is a volunteer fire fighter.
This museum shows the complete history of fire fighting from the time of horse drawn fire equipment to the modern day equipment and is great for all ages.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
#14 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Few museums in the USA could have gathered such a collection - a testament to the administration of the museum, the support it has from its constituency and its desire to present some of the finest art in the world.
My wife and I like to visit art museums.
Pink Palace Museum
#15 of 36 Museums in Memphis
This museum was really similar to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC which I loved!
From a history stand point one of the best small scale museums I have been too.
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
#16 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Two blocks from the Peabody Hotel on Union Street, this little gem is amazingly interesting if 1) you're a museum person, 2) you have an interest in Memphis or U.S. history.
If you value learning from history and the importance that economics plays in our world, then you will want to visit the Cotton Museum.
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Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island
#17 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The Museum was one of the best museums I have ever been through.
And the museum on site was an excellent depiction of the river history, boats, people, music...all the interesting facets the that make Memphis history fascinating.
Mud Island River Park
#18 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The River Park has an indoor Museum also, which gives a rather complete history of the area, beginning with Native American habitation through European settlement, and a history of the riverboat era complete with...
The museum presents the history of the lower Mississippi River valley with great emphasis on the steamboat, complete with a full-scale replica steamboat.
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Mallory-Neely House
#19 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The carriage house serves as the ticket office, where visitors can begin their tour by watching a 20-minute video about the museum.
My family visited with a reciprocal museum pass and we were very impressed!
Edge Motor Museum
#20 of 36 Museums in Memphis
I think this might be one of those museums that changes things up often, so I am definitely going back next time I visit Memphis.
The museum is small but has an amazing quality collection of cars along with an incredible amount of information on the history of cars and each of the cars on exhibit.
Railroad & Trolley Museum
#21 of 36 Museums in Memphis
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Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center
#22 of 36 Museums in Memphis
The (free) museum is dedicated to various aspects of duck hunting: shotguns, duck calls, decoys, the history of duck hunting and Ducks Unlimited in general.
This is an easy stop and fun museum if you are into waterfowling.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
#23 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Smallish but very interesting museum and archaeological site on early Native American communities in Memphis.
If you are looking for Indian culture, this small museum is a nice surprise.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
#24 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Great little museum with many artifacts & interactive displays.
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Halloran Centre For Performing Arts And Education
#25 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Beale Street Blues Museum
#26 of 36 Museums in Memphis
One of the Best Museums in Memphis
Blues Museum is the business if you love them there blues and guess what ?
Sharpe Planetarium
#27 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Peabody Place Museum
#28 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Art Museum of the University of Memphis
#29 of 36 Museums in Memphis
Bingham & Broad
#30 of 36 Museums in Memphis