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Attractions in Memphis TN

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The following came fromMemphis Convention & Visitors Bureau 

 

National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
901-774-6380
Fax: 901-774-6382
Only museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving the art and craftsmanship of metalworking. Changing exhibitions range from jewelry and holloware in precious metals, to architectural wrought iron. Working blacksmith shop on the grounds overlooking the Mississippi River. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m. Admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, students and children 5 - 18. Free admission for children under five and museum members. Credit cards accepted in gift shop only.

Overton Square Entertainment District
Madison and Cooper
Memphis, TN 38104
Mail: 2094 Overton Square Lane
Mail: Memphis, TN 38104
901-272-1495
Fax: 901-272-1393
A two-block shopping and entertainment area in the heart of Memphis. Includes restaurants, live music, comedy, dancing, theater, and accommodations. Hours vary with individual restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. Check specific listings for details. Featuring international cuisine, architectural diversity, unique boutiques, and much more.

Peabody Hotel
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901-529-4000
Toll-Free: 800-PEABODY
Fax: 901-529-3600
Home Page: http://www.peabodymemphis.com
In the 1930s, Peabody Hotel general manager Frank Schutt placed his live hunting decoys in his lobby fountain and started a tradition. Today the Peabody Ducks have become a world-famous symbol for The Peabody and for Memphis hospitality. Every day at precisely 11 a.m., the ducks arrive marching on their own red carpet to John Philip Sousa's "King Cotton March." The fanfare repeats at 5 p.m. when they retire to their penthouse pond. Throngs of spectators gather daily in the mornings and evenings to witness this charming tradition in the spectacular Grand Lobby of The Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. Don't miss it. No admission charge.

Slavehaven/Burkle Estate Museum
826 North Second Street
Memphis, TN 38107
Mail: P.O. Box 27146
Mail: Memphis, TN 38167
901-527-3427
Fax: 901-527-8784
Adventure, intrigue, and mystery are all part of the experience in exploring this waystation on the Underground Railroad. Secret tunnels and trap doors reveal the escape route of the runaway slaves. Startling displays of ads, auctions, and artifacts help tell the story of the slave era as Heritage Tours guides visitors through this antebellum hideaway. Adults $5 and students $3. Advance reservations required.

Southland Greyhound Park
1550 Ingram Boulevard
West Memphis, AR 72301
Mail: P.O. Box 2088
Mail: West Memphis, AR 72303
501-735-3670
Toll-Free: 800-467-6182
Fax: 501-732-8335
Enjoy pari-mutuel wagering on champion greyhounds and thoroughbreds at America's #1 greyhound track. Includes two full-service restaurants and seven snack bars with track-side viewing. Open year-round with racing nightly except Wednesday and Sunday. Matinees are held Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and most holidays. No one under 18 admitted. Live post times 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sun Studio
706 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901-521-0664
Fax: 901-525-8055
Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock'n'Roll, was opened by Sam Phillips in 1950. Today the studio, where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and many others launched their careers, is open to the public for tours daily while still operating as a studio by night. Sun Studio Cafe is located next door to the studio. Above the cafe is a new museum/gallery featuring hundreds of rare recordings, memorabilia, photographs, and vintage recording equipment. The Gallery is complementary to the studio tour. Open seven days a week, 362 days a year. Adults $7.50 and children under 12 with parents free. Reservations required for groups of 20 or more.

Sun Studio Beale Street
329 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
901-527-6008
The studio is filled with wonderful memorabilia that records the people, the instruments, and the emotions and attitudes that collided in blues and country music to make the unique art form known as rock'n'roll. Tours every hour. Open 12-8 p.m. seven days a week. Gift shop includes Memphis' largest collection of music memorabilia available for purchase, autographs, guitars, authentic gold and platinum record awards, and rare recordings!! Make a custom recording at our new studio on Beale!!

The Children's Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901-458-2678
Information: 901-320-3170
Fax: 901-458-4033
Home Page: http://www.cmom.com
This discovery museum for children and their families provides interactive exhibits and programs within a child-sized city. Climb aboard a real police motorcycle. Become a dentist as you work on a puppet's teeth. Shop for groceries in a miniature grocery store. New exhibit in 1997: "Your House, My House." Located adjacent to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m., and closed Mondays and some holidays. Children and seniors $4, adults $5, and free for members. Group discount (ten person minimum) is $2.50 per child. Adult chaperons admitted free, but one adult is required for every five children. Advance reservations required for groups.

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