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“A unique building.”
Review of Pyramid Arena - CLOSED

Pyramid Arena
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Owner description: A massive sports stadium in the shape of a stainless steel pyramid.
Clinton, Kentucky
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A unique building.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My daughter was a patient at St Jude hospital, which is just a few blocks from the pyramid, and I watched this building as it was built. It started life as a basketball stadium, it saw it's share of concerts, and I even when to the circus in this building. The pyramid is a very unique building, and well worth the visit.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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“Memphis Pyramid - the Great Pyramid in Tennessee is changing...”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We all know that the Great Pyramid outside of Cairo is one of the Wonders of the World. Well, Memphis, Tennessee has a pretty great pyramid constucted on the he banks of the Mississippi River back in 1991. The fantastic structure was owned and operated jointly by the city of Memphis and Shelby County before the county sold its share to the city of Memphis in April 2009.
The poyramid was used as a sports arena and hosted conventions until it became passe and remained empty until recently when it was purchased by Pro Bass to be transformed into a mecca for sporting goods and other small businesses including a hotel. It will be great if they don't ruin the beauty of the basic pyramid. I was worried when I was last there to see that a replica statue of Ramesses the Great which had stood in front of the pyramid was missing from it place in front of the pyramid. It had been created from a mold of the actual statue in Egypt and greeted visitors. Apparently Ramesses was leased to the University of Memphis which has a small Egyptology museum on its campus for the cost of $1. The statue was moved to the campus in April 2012 and I look forward to seeing him on my next trip.

Visited September 2012
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Memphis, TN
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sits empty”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Until they put something in the building, its just sitting and collecting dust and vagrants. It sits in the North Main arts area, which is cute but not as lively as the South Main arts area. BUT... It is near Mud Island and Harbor Town, my favorite part of the downtown area. If you're wanting to go the the North Main arts area/pyramid... skip it and head over the bridge to Harbor Town!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Obsolete landmark”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This structure is being renovated to re-open next summer as a Bass Pro theme park; accordingly, this facility is no longer open for visitors or activities.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Under Renovation, but Gem Returning as Bass Pro Destination Attraction”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN is an icon on the Mighty Mississippi River. It once was called the "Tomb of Doom" because of the fabulous University of Memphis Tiger Basketball Games. It also hosted many incredible concerts & events. Due to the new FedEx Forum & agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Pyramid Arena was sold after years of vacancy. It will soon be the new home to a Super Bass Pro Shop. As of today, renovations are underway for a one-of-a-kind Bass Pro, uniquely Memphis. Supposedly, it will be a tourist stop like no other.

Although I don't know what the new Bass Pro Shop will contain, I know one is a huge indoor aquarium. The exterior will also remain intact & the interior is supposed to be superb. I'm so glad this gem on the Mighty Mississippi River is finally being restored. Stay tuned for more on the Pyramid Arena debut as a Bass Pro Superstore.

Visited October 2011
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