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“Interesting, but not awe inspiring.”

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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$101.50*
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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 January 11, 2014

This is some way out of town and nedded a taxi to get there. It was worth touring the museum, but Sun Studio, Graceland and the Rock & Soul Museum, were much better in our view. Had to wait ages for a taxi to return and it's not a good location.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a must see lots of wonderful information and displays lots of songs you can listen too on headphones. You could spend hours here. I loved it and for sure would return if ever back in Memphis.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

The first 1/4 of this museum is very interesting, showing the origins of soul music. And the intro movie is very good. After that there is a lot of reading. Lots of displays with lots to read. For a museum about music there is surprisingly little of it. There isn't a whole lot of memorabilia either. It's worth a visit to round out the history of music in Memphis along with Sun and Graceland, but I didn't feel the need to read every display. Just got tired of so much reading.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This museum alone is worth making a trip to Memphis. Best damn music-themed museum I have ever visited and that includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland!

Thank Blueloci
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Well worth the money and the time. This was like taking a walk through the late 50's and 60's with wonderful film, music and a great museum. We really enjoyed the exhibits and especially the studio equipment. Well done

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