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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
Ranked #1 of 154 things to do in Memphis
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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.
San Juan Islands, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Incredible experience”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is "a must do" experience. Being of the age that experienced the civil rights movement and the loss of a great leader, we were totally engrossed with the excellent montage of history this museum presented. Allow 3-4 hours. There are 2 buildings in the museum.

Visited October 2012
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Frisco, Texas
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“Great, but main building is closed for renovations”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The trip to National Civil Rights Museum was very moving. Every American should visit. I will go back once renovations on the main museum building are complete. It was a great experience for me and my family.

Visited March 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Changed the world”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a must see for history buffs. Although it is under renovation, the exhibits we saw where thought provoking. to see the place the sniper stood in the actual bath tub was so real. and to stand on the balcony in front of Dr. Martin Luther kings room looking across at the slightly ajar window...you could feel the history..

Visited March 2013
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Favorite Memphis Attraction”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is an excellent museum, our favorite part of our Memphis visit. Lots of good information, presented well. I especially was surprised to see that they have preserved the exact room rented by Martin Luther King's killer with the window from which King was shot. Sounds gruesome, but it was interesting. We were unable to visit the motel King stayed in because that part of the museum is closed for renovation, but the part we saw was well worth the stop.

Visited March 2013
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“Time Capsule, US History Lesson in person”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

It looks exactly like photos and television depicts it. Parking wasn't an issue. Went at mid afternoon on a Friday in August in 2011. Didn't take the museum tour. We were tight with time, needed to check into hotel and get to Beale Street for dinner.

Well worth the stop if you are in the area. It is a piece of american history. Good learning tool for kids. I have been an assassination researcher for about 30 years. I won't through my theories at you, but do your own research about this and other historic events that happened during the 60's. Talk to your kids about it. We have also been to Dealey Plaza in Dallas as well. Same kind of historic eerie feeling

Visited September 2012
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