Attractions in Memphis TN

The following came fromMemphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Agricenter International, Inc.
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
Fax: 901-757-7783

Alex Haley House Museum
200 Church Street
Henning, TN 38041
Mail: P.O. Box 500
Mail: Henning, TN 38041
Fax: 901-738-2585
Nearby in Henning, Tennessee is the boyhood home of Alex Haley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Roots.” Visit burial site of Haley and well-known family members including Chicken George. Adults $2.50 and students $1. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Art Museum of The University of Memphis
3750 Norriswood, Communication and Fine Arts Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology: 901-678-2555
Fax: 901-678-5118
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The Art Museum holds permanent collections of Egyptian antiquities and West African art. In addition, the museum’s main gallery exhibits contemporary art year-round. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed during change of temporary exhibitions and The U of M holidays. Free admission. Beale Street Historic District

Center for Southern Folklore 209 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Fax: 901-525-3945
Experience the sights and sounds of Memphis through the seasoned eyes and ears of the Center for Southern Folklore, a private, non-profit organization which documents the people and traditions of the South. Located in the heart of the Beale Street Historic District, the Center is well-known for its entertaining films and exhibits on Memphis music as well as books, recordings, and tours. The Center conducts tours of Beale Street and customized tours of the Memphis Delta region. Featured film showing is the Center’s award-winning “All Day and All Night: Memories from Beale Street Musicians.” Walking tours include a ten-minute multi-media presentation, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” A distinctive gift shop showcases Southern folk art as well as cassettes and books on Memphis and Southern music and culture. Memphis musicians perform blues, jazz, R&B, rockabilly, and gospel in an engaging smoke-free performance space. Call for daily/monthly schedule. Coffee bar allows visitors to relax as they begin their tour of Beale Street. Admission is free. However, a contribution of $2 for adults and $1 for students and seniors is suggested. All contributions support the ongoing work of the Center. Inquire for charges for guided tours.

Chucalissa Archaeological Museum
1987 Indian Village Drive
Memphis, TN 38109
Operated by the University of Memphis Department of Anthropology, Chucalissa (meaning “abandoned house”) is a reconstruction of a prehistoric Native American village dating to the 15th century A.D. including a museum, earth works, and village. Choctaw staff members provide guided tours and demonstrate crafts. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and some holidays. Ages 12-59 $3, 4-11 and seniors $2, and under four free. Major credit cards accepted.

City of Bartlett
6400 Stage Road
Bartlett, TN 38134
Fax: 901-385-6434

City of Collierville
101 Walnut Street
Collierville, TN 38017
Fax: 901-853-3230

City of Germantown
1930 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Fax: 901-757-7292
A premiere residential community with a population near 40,000, Germantown offers visitors unique activities–a September arts and crafts festival, equestrian competitions, world-class entertainment at its Performing Arts Centre, and other family-oriented

Town of Arlington
5854 Airline Road
Arlington, TN 38002
Fax: 901-867-2638

City of Lakeland
10001 Highway 70
Lakeland, TN 38002
Fax: 901-887-2063

City of Millington
7930 Nelson StreeT
Millington, TN 38053
Fax: 901-872-4113

Cooper Young Entertainment District
South Cooper Street and Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Located in historic Midtown, this revitalized neighborhood is one of Memphis’ most diverse areas. The district features shops, boutiques, and galleries with a collection of unique art, gift items, clothing, and memorabilia. Popular restaurants and coffee houses offer a variety of international cuisine. Child care services are available also. While you’re in Cooper Young, be sure to check out The First Church of The Elvis Impersonator.

Cordova Cellars Winery and Vineyards
9050 Macon Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Mail: P.O. Box 208
Mail: Cordova, TN 38088
Fax: 901-755-9612
Family-oriented winery overlooking nearby vineyards. Open for tours, tastings, and sales. See how tradition and technology are blended into the making of fine wines. Picnic and group facilities available. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Call for winter (January) and holiday hours.

Danny Thomas-ALSAC Pavilion
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
332 North Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38105-2729
The pavilion serves as an historical record of the hospital, the fundraising organization, and the works of its founder, Danny Thomas, whose final resting place is on the premises. Open Sunday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed holidays.

Davies Manor Plantation
9336 Davies Plantation Road
Brunswick, TN 38014
Mail: P.O. Box 56
Mail: Brunswick, TN 38014
Shelby County’s oldest home built in 1807. Settled by an Indian, developed by a planter, saved by a historian, and designated as a Historic Century Farm in the same family for over 100 years, Davies Manor is an original two-story log and chink frontier house furnished with early family furniture and artifacts. Open April 1-December 20 Tuesday-Friday 12-4 p.m. Special tours can be arranged. Hill’s Barn, a short distance down the lane, is a fine facility for catered parties, receptions, and tour groups (capacity is 200). Admission charged at Manor House.

Fire Museum of Memphis
118 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Mail: 2600 Poplar Avenue, Suite 315
Mail: Memphis, TN 38112
Fax: 901-452-8194
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An extraordinary and interactive museum for all ages. Slide down the Fire House pole and climb on a brand-new fire engine. See fully restored antique fire apparatus and experience the explosive excitement of the Fire Show. A visit to the Fire Safety House could save your life!

Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce
2130 West Street
Germantown, TN 38138
Fax: 901-755-9168
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to “promoting a vibrant business environment.” Activities include a Business Expo, seminars, networking events, and many member benefits which include a Long Distance Discount Program and a health care

Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley
3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
Mail: P.O. Box 16508
Mail: Memphis, TN 38186-0508
Toll-Free: 800-238-2000
TDD: 901-344-3146
Fax: 901-332-1636
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A trip to Memphis isn’t complete without a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. The new audio tour of Graceland Mansion is full of music and interesting stories about how Elvis lived in the home he loved so much. You will see the largest privately-owned collection of gold records in the world and Elvis’ elaborate stage costumes and jewelry. The mansion tour ends with a quiet visit to Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family are buried. You can also see Elvis’ famous 1955 pink Cadillac in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum and climb aboard his custom jet the “Lisa Marie.” Graceland plaza also offers fabulous shopping and restaurants. Open seven days 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the remainder of the year. Mansion tour is closed on Tuesdays November-February. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Hunt-Phelan Home
533 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Mail: P.O. Box 16826
Mail: Memphis, TN 38186-6826
Toll-Free: 800-350-9009
TDD: 901-344-3146
Fax: 901-344-1636
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This beautiful antebellum home has been in the same family for over 160 years! Today it is fully restored and filled with the family’s original antique furniture. An entertaining audio tour details the history of the home. Hunt-Phelan will be of special interest to antique lovers, Civil War buffs, and garden enthusiasts! Open January – Memorial Day and September – December. Thursday – Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays 12 – 4. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. June – August, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Adults $10, students and seniors $9, children 5-12 $6, and under five free. Group rates available for 15 or more. Special arrangements can be made for class field trips, private parties and group tours.

JKL Enterprise, Inc.
The Lewis Ranch Tours
1595 Malone Road
Nesbit, MS 38651
Mail: Box 384
Mail: Nesbit, MS 38651
Fax: 601-429-9830
View the home of Jerry Lee Lewis. See his piano shaped pool and the first piano he learned how to play on with Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley. See all his gold records! Private tours by request. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations required. Adults $15 and children under six $5.

940 Early Maxwell Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104
Toll-Free: 800-552-PARK
Fax: 901-274-8804
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Memphis’ amusement park offers 23 rides, live theater shows, carnival and arcade games, restaurants, food stands, gift shops, and educational attractions. Rides include the Kamikaze, the Revolution, and Zippin Pippin roller coasters; a 1909 Dentzel Carousel; the Sea Dragon; a Double Water Slide; the Log Flume; and many more plus loads of kiddie rides. Open weekends May through mid-June. Open Wednesday-Sunday mid-June through mid-August. Weekend schedule resumes mid-August through Labor Day. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesday-Sunday (except Saturday) 12-9 p.m. Open during the Mid-South Fair. Closed October-April. General admission $7 (includes all shows, the carousel, train, antique cars, and all kiddie rides). Seniors and children three and younger admitted free. Admission and Thrill Ride ticket $16 (includes unlimited rides on all rides). Twilight admission (after 4 p.m.) $4. Credit cards accepted.

Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Fax: 901-682-3050
65-acre environmental education facility and wildlife sanctuary. First accredited nature center in the U.S. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three-mile trail, ten-acre lake, picnic area, forest, field, marsh, greenhouse, and wildlife hospital. Open Tuesday-Sunday and closed Mondays. Adults $2, youth to 18 and seniors $1, and children three and under admitted free.

Magevney House
198 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-1922
Fax: 901-526-8666
Built in the 1830s, this diminutive clapboard house is one of the oldest dwellings in Memphis. Furnished with period antiques. Reservations suggested for groups. Open June-August Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed January and February. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the rest of the year. Free admission; donations accepted.

Main Street Trolley
547 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38105
TTY: 901-274-1757
Fax: 901-577-2660
Enjoy a nostalgic ride aboard the Memphis Main Street Trolley. The antique trolleys serve several downtown attractions including The Pyramid, Pinch District, Memphis Cook Convention Center, hotel district, Beale Street, the Orpheum Theatre, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 6:45-12 a.m., Friday 6:45-1 a.m., Saturday 9:30-1 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Winter hours are Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 6:30-12 a.m., Saturday 9:30-12 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Regular fare is $.50 (each way) and $.25 each way for seniors and people with disabilities. Special lunch hour fare $.25 each way Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All-day passes can be purchased from trolley operators for $2. Exact fare is required. For more information, call 901-274-6282.

Mallory-Neely House
652 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105-4902
Fax: 901-526-8666
A carefully preserved Italian Villa mansion in the Victorian Village Historic District. Built in the 1850s and remodeled in the 1890s, this 25-room house contains original family antiques and furnishings spanning 100 years. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., and closed January and February. Adults $4 and seniors and students $3. Discounts available to groups of ten or more with advance reservations. Tour begins every half hour; last tour begins at 3:30 p.m.

Memphis Belle Pavilion
125 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Toll-Free: 800-507-6507
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The Belle is World War II’s most famous airplane. The first U.S. bomber to complete 25 missions against Nazi targets without a casualty. Named for the pilot’s wartime Memphian sweetheart, the Belle was the subject of William Wyler’s famous 1943 documentary, “The Memphis Belle,” and was the basis for the story in a recent feature film, “Memphis Belle.” Restored to its former splendor, the plane is displayed under a gleaming white pavilion on Mud Island. Open April-October. Please call for specific times and dates.

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117-4699
Fax: 901-682-1561
96 acres of outdoor gardens including Japanese Garden of Tranquility, Sensory, Sculpture, Daylily, Rose, Herb, Wildflower, Perennial, Cactus, Dogwood, Azalea, Four Seasons (opening April, 1997), and Tennessee Bicentennial Iris (fall, 1997) gardens. The Goldsmith Civic Garden Center features Boehm porcelain collection, art exhibitions, horticultural shows, and plant information library. The Hardin Hall is a 5,500 square-foot premier facility for weddings and wedding receptions, banquets, meetings, corporate parties, seminars, special events, and fundraisers. For reservations, call 901-685-1566, ext. 109. Open November-February Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; March-October Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; open all summer holidays; and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Adults $4, seniors $3 (65 & up), children $2, and children under six free. Free admission on Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to closing. Members free. Tram rides are available on partial schedule for additional fee. Group rates available for 15 or more.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Fax: 901-722-3522
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Tennessee’s oldest and largest museum of fine and decorative arts featuring paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs from antiquity to the present. Major changing exhibitions, family workshops, film and performance series, and lectures.
Museum Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 4 pm Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 5 pm Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Memphis Motorsports Park
5500 Taylor Forge Drive
Millington, TN 38053
Fax: 901-358-7274
Located ten minutes from downtown Memphis, multipurpose motorsports complex featuring drag racing, road racing, and oval track competition. Special events include the NHRA Pennzoil Nationals in October.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame
97 South Second
Memphis, TN 38103
Over 7,000 square feet of exhibits containing thousands of photos, rare recordings, and 20 video and six continuous audio presentations! Biographies of all Memphis legends displayed with original instruments and personal effects. A re-creation of the control room at Sun Record Company with the original recording equipment. A re-creation of P. Wee Saloon on Beale Street where W.C. Handy wrote his world famous “St. Louis Blues.” The largest collection of W.C. Handy memorabilia in the world. The largest collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia outside of Graceland. Complete collection of personal memorabilia of Charlie Rich. An extensive exhibit of STAX and HI record labels memorabilia including very rare video tapes by major STAX and HI artists. Adults $7.50, children 6-12 $2.50, and five and under free. Open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-6 p.m.

Memphis Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
Reservations: 901-320-6362
Fax: 901-320-6391
The Memphis Pink Palace Museum, a multi-faceted facility, includes award-winning natural and cultural history exhibits, a planetarium, and a spectacular IMAX® Theater. The Pink Palace Mansion, built in 1923 for Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders and site of the original museum, reopened in the spring, 1996. Permanent exhibits feature dinosaur fossils, a stunning mineral collection, 70 million year old sea life fossils from the region, and the wondrous hand-carved Clyde Park Miniature Circus. There is an exact replica of the original Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service grocery store; a medical history exhibit; Civil War artifacts; and a roaring, stomping Triceratops dinosaur. The Union Planters IMAX® Theater features new, exciting films on the giant screen every four months. The Pink Palace Planetarium offers a trip through space and time as well as special laser light concerts. A special Elvis laser show is featured in August. The museum is open seven days a week. Summer and holiday hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day and holidays) are Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Winter hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day) are Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. IMAX® films are scheduled daily. Call 901-320-6362 for information on current exhibits, IMAX® and Planetarium show schedules, and group rates.

Memphis Symphony Chorus
(901) 324-3627 for the Symphony Box Office
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The Memphis Symphony Chorus began in 1965 with about 30 singers, rehearsed by Sara Beth Causey and performing under the direction of Maestro Vincent de Frank. Today the Chorus is an integral part of the Memphis Orchestral Society, performing as many as four separate concerts per season. Recent performances include Mahler’s Second Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, and the annual Holiday Pops concerts and tributes to Martin Luther King.

Memphis Zoo
2000 Galloway
Memphis, TN 38112
Toll-Free: 800-288-8763
(901) 725-3407 for the Special Events Department
Fax: 901-725-9305
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A $30 million renovation has created one of the world’s finest homes for exotic and endangered animals. State-of-the-art exhibits like Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Madagascar, and Animals of the Night showcasing fascinating, endearing creatures from every corner of the globe; Once Upon A Farm and Discovery Center; and Cat House Cafe, Zoo Tram, and Elephant’s Trunk Zoo Shop are all reasons why visitors call this zoo “world-class.” Open March-October 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and November-February 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day). Regular admission: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $5 Children (2-11)
Under 2 Free. Parking $2. Call for commissionable group rates.

Metro Memphis Attractions Association
P.O. Box 11253
Memphis, TN 38111-0253
Organization promoting Memphis’ attractions.
Mud Island
125 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Toll-Free: 800-507-6507
TDD: 800-848-0298
Fax: 901-576-6666
Cultural, educational, historical, and recreational aspects of the Mississippi River. Includes an 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum featuring river life, legends, models, and folklore. Free guided tours daily of the Mississippi River Walk, a five-block-long scale model of the river. Includes the Memphis Belle Pavilion (World War II’s most famous B-17 bomber), swimming pool and beach, 5,000-seat amphitheater, gift shops, and restaurants. Open April-October. Call for specific times and dates.

National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
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
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
Toll-Free: 800-PEABODY
Fax: 901-529-3600
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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
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
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
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
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
Information: 901-320-3170
Fax: 901-458-4033
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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.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Information: 901-761-2409
Fax: 901-682-0943
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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
Fax: 901-521-9740
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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.

The Pyramid
One Auction Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105
Tours and Event Information: 901-526-5177
Fax: 901-528-0153
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
Fax: 901-526-4531
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
Fax: 901-867-2638

Union Planters IMAX(r) Theater
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Toll-Free: Information: 901-763-IMAX
Reservations: 901-320-6362
Fax: 901-320-6391
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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
Fax: 901-527-8784
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.

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