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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 157 things to do in Memphis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2012

A thoroughly spectacular history of great soul label. Don't walk there though :-)

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I LOVE Sun Studio but you're missing half the Memphis music story if you skip the Stax Museum. The music starts the minute you get out of your car (they have speakers in the parking lot) and it's hard to resist dancing your way through the entire museum. I'm thankful to Stax for introducing me to the Memphis sound and legends like Booker T., Andrew Love and others, and for deepening my appreciation of soul. Do NOT make the mistake of overlooking it on your visit to Memphis.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Interesting museum with very enthusiastic, committed staff. The great thing about this place was that it also runs an 'academy' for underpriviledged children.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stax gives you the real story about how rock n soul began. Sun Studios did not. And any person who grew up in that era would know that fact.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have been to several of the music museums in the area and this one is by far my favorite. Well laid out, easy to follow the ideas being conveyed, and it provides another aspect to the Civil Rights movement in the Memphis area. Interstate BBQ close by is worth the visit (not the best in Memphis, but still good)

Thank Clemente71
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