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“Mothership of American soul music”

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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$94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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$101.50*
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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass
Ranked #5 of 160 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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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 May 17, 2013

I am embarrassed to admit I didn't know about Stax and it's important place in American music. The museum sets a context for the music and the history of civil rights. Very moving. Especially wonderful is the work of the foundation and its educational activities.

Thank Kerrumph
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

very interesting theres a film before the tour you actually see the real car of isoc hayes lots of good things to see

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is probably the best museum tracing the history of blues and rock & roll in Memphis and perhaps the whole country. The museum is operated by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D.C. (not sure). Each exhibit has a jukebox from which songs can be selected. Overall, a wonderful exhibit that is not to be missed.

Thank paristodc50
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I took my Canadian friends & it gave them a very good background of Memphis. It was easy for us all & we enjoyed it very much.

Thank sunshine34467
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

What is there to say about Stax. Great music was born here. They were musicians and that was all that mattered. They didn’t care about color or your belief. Until MLK died. Then, everything changed. So this museum is a definitely must see when in Memphis. It starts off with a 20-minute film and after that you can walk the grounds. Stand in the actual studio. If you’re quiet enough, you’ll even hear them making their sweet and soulful music! And as always, don’t forget the gift shop!

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