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Choose from the following attractions:
Memphis Visitor Information Art Museum of the University of Memphis
A. Schwab Children's Museum of Memphis
Center for Southern Folklore  
Chucalissa Museum Fire Museum of Memphis
Graceland, home of Elvis Presley Hunt-Phelan Home
Laser Quest Liberty Bowl
Libertyland Lichterman Nature Center
Main Street Trolley Memphis City Store
Memphis Music Hall of Fame Memphis Queen Line
Memphis Zoo Mud Island
National Civil Rights Museum National Ornamental Metal Museum
Pink Palace Museum Sun Studio
W.C. Handy House Museum Wild Water & Wheels


 

Memphis Visitor Information Center

3205 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: 901-543-5333

The Visitor Information Center is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable locals who are eager to offer information and assistance with Memphis and Mid-South attractions, lodging, shopping, dining, sightseeing tours, and special events.

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Art Museum of The University of Memphis

3750 Norriswood
Communication and Fine Arts Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901 678-2224

Holds permanent collections of Egyptian antiquities and West African art plus changing exhibitions. Open Monday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; closed during change of temporary exhibitions and university holidays. Free admission

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A. Schwab

Downtown
163 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Phone: 901-523-9782

Opened in 1876, this historic mainstay stocks all of life's little necessities. Pick up a 99 cent necktie or a voodoo potion or try on one of the world's largest pair of overalls. Like the motto says, "If you can't find it at Schwab's, you're better off without it."

Ownership of A. Schwab changed from the Schwab family to a new owner in December 2011 ending 135 years of Schwab family as proprietors of the store. The new owners plan on continuing the store in its present format.

Beale Street Shops website

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Center for Southern Folklore

119 S. Main Street
at Peabody Place Trolley Shop
Memphis, TN 38103
Folklore Store at 123 S. Main Street
Phone: 901-525-3655

Documents the people and traditions of the South with films and exhibits plus Memphis music, books, arts, and crafts. Beale Street and delta Region tours also offered. Distinctive gift shop. Memphis musicians perform in an engaging smoke-free performance space. Admission is free. Contributions suggested. Inquire for charges for guided tours.

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Children's Museum of Memphis

2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901 458-2678
Information: 901 320-3270

Discovery museum for children and their families that provides interactive exhibits and program. New dental health exhibit now open. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm and closed Mondays and some holidays. Fee for admission. Group discounts. Adult chaperones required. Reservations required for groups.

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Chucalissa Museum

Department of Anthropology - The University of Memphis
1987 Indian Village Drive
Memphis, TN 38109
Phone: (901) 785-3160

Explore a 15th century Indian Village. Take a stop back in time to explore the culture of a people who flourished before the first Europeans set foot in the Mississippi Valley. Chucalissa (Choo-kah-lee-sah), a Choctaw word meaning abandoned house, features an archaeological park, museum, and partially reconstructed village on an actual Mississippian-period site.

Admission fee is charged. Group rates are available for 10 or more by advance reservation. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Monday and most major holidays. Last admittance at 4:30 pm daily.

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Fire Museum of Memphis

118 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Mail Address:
2600 Poplar Avenue, Ste 315

Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901 320-5650

Interactive museum where you may slide down the fire house pole, climb on a brand-new fire engine, see fully restored antique fire apparatus and experience the explosive excitement of the Fire Show. Opens Summer 1997

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Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 16508

Memphis, TN 38186-0508
Phone: 901 332-3322
Toll-Free: 800 238-2000

It's been many years since Elvis left us with a legacy of music and memories that changed us forever. During this landmark year, we invite you to get to know the man behind the rock n' roll legend. Stroll through Graceland Mansion, climb aboard his custom jets, and see his famous pink Cadillac. Mansion tours available. Fee for admission. Group rates are available.

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Hunt-Phelan Home

533 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Mail Address: P.O. Box 16826
Memphis, TN 38186-6826
Phone: 901 344-3166
Toll-Free: 800 350-9009
FAX: 901 332-1636

This beautiful antebellum home has been in the same family for over 160 years! Today it is fully restored and filled with the family'' original antique furniture. A first class audio tour details the civil war history of this home where General Grant planned the battle of Vicksburg. Hours are January-March and September-December Thursday-Monday 10am - 4 pm and Sunday 12-4 (closed Tuesday-Wednesday); April-May Monday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm; and June-August Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm Fee for admission. Group rates are available for 15+

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Libertyland

Amusement park offered 23 rides, games and live musical shows. The park opened back in 1976 and was the states only amusement park. Libertyland provided entertainment until it closed on 29 October 2005. Some of the rides like the Zippin Pippin and the Grand Carousel has been on the site previously as the fair for the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

This website is called Remember Libertyland. It has remembrances, pictures and information

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Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901 767-7322

Built in the 1830's, one of the oldest dwellings in Memphis. Furnished with period antiques. Reservations suggested for groups. Free admission; donations accepted. Call for seasonal hours.

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Main Street Trolley

547 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901 274-6282

Antique trolleys serve downtown from North Main Street's Pinch District to South Main Street's Orpheum Theatre to within one block of the National Civil Rights Museum. Call for hours. All day passes can be purchased from operators for $2.00. Exact fare required.

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Memphis City Store

Downtown on Beale Street

next door to the Visitor Information Center

Talk about unusual souvenirs! Stock up on t-shirts, hats, postcards, posters, and our Memphis music compact disk, The Music that Made Memphis. The Memphis City Store offers the most memorable of all memorabilia with a delightful assortment of items.

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame

97 South Second
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901 525-4007

Exhibits containing photos, rare recordings, and presentations. Biographies of Memphis legneds with original instruments and personal effects. Re-creations of control room at Sun Record Company (original recording equipment) and P. Wee Saloon where W.C. Handy wrote "St. Louis kBlues." Largest collection of W.C. Handy memorabilia and Elvis Presley memorabilia (outside Graceland). Complete collection of personal memorabilia of Charlie Rich. STAX and HI record labels memorabilia. Fee for admission. Call for hours.

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Memphis Queen Line

45 South Riverside Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 3188

Memphis, TN 38173
Phone: 901 527-BOAT

Experience the majesty of the Mississippi River. Sightseeing cruises last 1 ½ hours. Refreshment stands and gift shop on board. Boats leave at 10:30 am June-August except on Sunday; 2:30 pm March-November except Thanksgiving; 4:30 pm Saturday-Sunday April-October; and 6:30 pm June-August. Fee for admission. Moonlight music cruises are weenends May-September. Limited wheelchair access and information booklets for hearing impaired.

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Memphis Zoo

2000 Galloway
in Overton Park
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901 276-WILD
Toll-Free: 800 288-8763

A world-class zoo. State of the art exhibits like Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Madagascar, and Animals of the Night; Once Upon a Farm and Discovery Center; and Cat House Café, Zoo Tram, and Elephant's Trunk Zoo Shop. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas) Fee for admission.

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Mud Island

125 N. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901 576-7241
Toll-free: 800 507-6507

Come celebrate the power of Old Man River!

Rising out of the muddy Mississippi itself is Mud Island. A unique 52 acre park devoted to showcasing the cultural and educational aspects of America's greatest river. As you see and feel the father of waters rolling mysteriously by, you can celebrate its power by exploring Mud Island's 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum, the River Walk - five-block-long flowing river replica, the Memphis Belle - World War II's most celebrated B-17 bomber, numerous shops, eating establishments and more.

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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901 521-9699

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 acitivity and leaders including Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fee for admission. Please call for hours.

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National Ornamental Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
Phone: 901 774-6380
Toll-free: 877-881-2326

The only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the art and craft of fine metalwork. Blacksmith shop and sculpture garden on grounds. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm Fee for admission. Children under five and museum members are free.

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Pink Palace Family of Museums

3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901 320-6362

From Dinosaurs to Elvis - Explore the History of the Mid-South

One of the largest and finest museums in the Southeast with exhibits highlighting: Civil War, Miniature Circus, Fossils and Victorian Era Artifacts.

Union Planters IMAX Theater

Sharpe Planetarium offer special shows

Group rates available, ample parking and handicapped accessible

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Sun Studio

706 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901 521-0664

Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Roy Orbison launched their careers. Sun Studio Café is located next door. Above the café is a new museum/gallery featuring hundreds of rare recordings, photographs, and memorabilia. Fee for admission, children under 12 free with parents. Reservations required for groups over 20.

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W.C. Handy House Museum

352 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3106

Mail Address:
28l0 Hernando

Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: 901 522-1556,
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. Open Monday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. Fee for admission.

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Wild Water and Wheels

This was a 25 acre water park with a giant wave pool, a grand prix and off-road dirt track, new kid's play area and pool, and more. It opened in 1985 and then closed in 1998. It was originally known as Adventure River

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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

335 S Hollywood St
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-729-4344

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