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“Glitterball extravaganza!”

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 154 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.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Glitterball extravaganza!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Brought back memories of our youth with some of the music and memorabilia. Strutting our stuff on the dance floor in the museum to soul train also brought back many memories.

Visited August 2014
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“Soul music lovers”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was a little disappointed. There was not much to see. I had read there was going to be a big acknowledgement of Elvis' work there. All there was, was a small stand. I did not find it value for money.

Visited August 2014
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Rich music history. Something for all ages. You could spend the entire day reading the captions and living the journey of popular singers

Visited August 2014
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miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved it. Took me back to the good days with music and artist I grew up with. The area is not good and hidden, should be built up more so more people can see.

Visited August 2014
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“lots to see”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is full of lots to see and learn about. The movie at the beginning is worth watching. We got there an hour before closing and had to rush through the displays, it would have been nice to take more time to see everything.

Visited July 2014
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