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How did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody fountain begin? Back in the 1930s Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Tennessee...more
This is one of those things that every visitor must do because it is a famous, unique tradition. I don't regret going to see it, but at the same time I admit it is kind of silly.
To get a decent viewing spot to see...More
So it's a little quirky, but that's half the fun. If you're in Memphis try to make time for this one, it's great for kids of all ages. Best views are from the mezzanine unless you're right upfront. We enjoyed a drink in the lounge...More
I had seen this years ago, so I wanted to see it again. I was with my girlfriends, and we arrived early but it was still extremely crowded. You can see the ducks and the fountain from the upper floor but you can't hear the...More
But really, they're just ducks. The Duck Master however was great! This is a spectacle for children, attended by adults who can't read those instructions and just insert themselves at will where they don't belong. The history was entertaining; the ducks moved so fast that...More
Okay, best part. It was free.
I'll also add that our presenter was really entertaining -- sorry, forgot his name.
The actual duck moving part was pretty short, as would be expected.
Parking wasn't free -- far from it.
Had we arrived earlier and had...More
We were expecting the “trained” ducks to actually March down the red carpet. We stood on the second floor for 45 minutes, cameras ready. Well, they ran and jumped so quickly into the water that we couldn’t even get a picture. Other than the hubbub...More
Absolutely! They will rope off the area the ducks march down, and are quite strict about it. Children can sit on the floor in front of the rope. You can also go up on the balcony, and view from up there. However, if it is... More
Absolutely! They will rope off the area the ducks march down, and are quite strict about it. Children can sit on the floor in front of the rope. You can also go up on the balcony, and view from up there. However, if it is your first time, I highly recommend getting there early, to be on the floor. Be sure to go up on the roof! Hope this helps. ENJOY!