Attractions in Memphis TN
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The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Home Page: http://www.dixon.org
The Dixon is one of the country's finest small museums. Major Impressionist works by Renoir, Degas, and Monet; stunning 18th century porcelain; gorgeous gardens; and changing special exhibitions from some of the world's most outstanding public and private collections make a visit to the Dixon an unforgettable experience. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m., and Monday only the gardens are open for price admission. Adults $5, seniors and groups of 20 or more with advance reservations $4, students $3, children under 12 $1.
The National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Home Page: http://www.midsouth.rr.com/civilrights/
The world's first museum dedicated to the lessons of the American Civil Rights Movement in exhibit form is housed at the historic site of the Lorraine Motel. Exhibits and interactive displays trace the history of civil rights activity and leaders including Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Adults $5, seniors and students 13 to college with ID $4, children 6-12 $3, and children five and under free. Individual tours year-round. Groups of 20+ receive guided tours with three weeks notice and confirmation. Special rates for groups of 20+. Driver/group leaders complimentary. Open September-May Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.; June-August Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa welcome. Facility rental available for companies, conventions, and non-profit organizations. Museum shop. Free parking.
The Pinch Historic District
North Main Street from the Memphis Cook Convention Center to North Parkway
It has become the newest entertainment area in downtown Memphis adjacent to The Pyramid. "The Pinch" has seven restaurants/bars with live entertainment every weekend. The restaurants have great menus serving luncheon specials, a wide selection of sandwiches, and unbeatable desserts for your dining enjoyment. You can find the largest selection of bottled and draft import beers in The Pinch District. Visit one of these great places: High Point Pinch, The North End, The Pizza Place, T.J. Mulligan's, 78 Overton, The Pinch Station, and Pig'n'The Pinch.
One Auction Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Tours and Event Information: 901-526-5177
A stunning 32-story stainless steel tribute to Memphis' Egyptian heritage featuring a 22,500-seat, multi-purpose arena and located on the banks of the Mississippi. Tours available year-round; group discounts available.
The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
680 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Gift Shop/Group Tour Information: 901-525-2695
Experience two centuries of Southern history and design. This Second Empire style home in the Victorian Village Historic District features impressive architectural details, a standing collection of fine 19th and 20th-century decorative arts, and changing educational exhibits. Museum shop sells one-of-a-kind gifts. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, and students $2. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Group rates, foreign language translations, and catered meals available. Free parking.
Town of Arlington
5854 Airline Road
Arlington, TN 38002
Union Planters IMAX(r) Theater
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Toll-Free: Information: 901-763-IMAX
Home Page: http://www.MemphisMuseums.org
IMAX®: The ultimate film experience. Offering images so real you want to touch them and sound so clear you will think you are in the film. A giant five-story wide four-story tall screen creates an image that is ten times larger than in a conventional movie theater. Both entertaining and educational, these wonderful films will take you places you may never be able to go. A new film will show every 4-5 months. Open seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). Summer: Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. (closing times differ during remainder of year). Adults $5.50, children ages 3-12 $4, and seniors $5. Package rates available. Group rates available for 15 or more. Assisted listening devices available.
W.C. Handy House Museum
352 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3106
Mail: 280 Hernando
Mail: Memphis, TN 38126
Heritage Tours: 901-527-3427
Recapture the flavor of "Old Beale Street" at the home of the "Father of the Blues," a small wood-frame house displaying artifacts and memorabilia which give insight into Handy's life and music. Located on the street that Handy made famous, this turn-of-the-century home depicts the humble beginnings of this musical genius. Stroll down historic Beale Street on a guided tour with Heritage Tours, which operates the museum, or take a complete Memphis Heritage Tour. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Adults $2 and students $1.