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The Peabody Ducks: Tours & Tickets

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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
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149 Union Ave, The Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN 38103-2638
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This is wonderful. The Duckmaster gives a 20 minute talk about the history of The Peabody and the Duck March. Try to arrive early to get a seat in the lobby.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank makins2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It takes 2 minutes and if you don’t get there an hour before to get a spot, forget it, I’d rather see the beautiful hotel instead. You won’t see anything unless you are up front.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Footprints247875
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shelley V
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pat8674
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting and different, hard to see much due to the crowds, a good commentary gining the history of the ducks and nice to see the hotel

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dogleap
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brett J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being from the area, I have tried several times to watch this... but it never worked out. Get there early, grab a table if you can!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bubblessjt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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October 13, 2019|
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Response from torpdo | Reviewed this property |
No - the duck master tells the story
Doug W
February 11, 2019|
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Response from 0okiecat | Reviewed this property |
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
Doug W
February 11, 2019|
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Response from sbjerkos | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive early enough to get a seat at the bar, they make sure no one stands in front of you so you can still see. Otherwise, I'd go for the balcony.