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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

What an amazing Museum! Representing legendary artists from Mable John to Richard Pryor to Isaac Hayes and much, much more! The endless memorabilia of records, stage costumes, audio gear from the studio, Isaac Hayes 72 El Dorado Caddy, Movie theater, and gift shop were pristine....More

Thank Alan L
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thanks, Alan!!!!!! Tim

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Stax Museum was truly a trip down memory lane. It begins with a great film with the many artists that made Stax Records and others famous. Loved, loved seeing teenagers excited about the museum and all the contents which included artifacts, memorabilia and of...More

Thank Wrightwaytotravel
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thanks so much for the great review! We are constantly changing things in the museum so please come back and help us spread the word about the work we are doing with underserved young people at the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School!!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just go. See how it was as young artists got started here in Memphis. Hard to describe all the displays,videos,costimes,etc.

Thank duk110
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thanks so much for the great review! We are constantly changing things in the museum so please come back and help us spread the word about the work we are doing with underserved young people at the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School!!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Such a beautiful place full of nostalgic music. I grew up wit that music and now I can put a face to the place and people. They are doing even more wonderful things with the youth of today.

Thank Michael D
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Hello and thanks so much for visiting Stax. We're glad you had a good time and thanks for recognizing the things we do with young people. Very important to us!

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Plan to spend some time here because Stax is a comprehensive review of the studio, musicians, record label and the history of this very unique blend of rhythm, blues, soul and a touch of rock n roll. Lots to look at, and read. Awesome to...More

Thank davidlongriver
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

HI and thanks so much for the great review! Come back and see us any time!

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Probably the biggest museum bargain in Memphis. You could literally spend all day in here if you wanted to. Memphis...actually I think it was COGIC did a terrible thing by tearing down the original building. Memphis did a great thing by rebuilding it along with...More

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tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Thanks so much for the great review! We are constantly changing things in the museum so please come back and help us spread the word about the work we are doing with underserved young people at the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School!!

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the visit to Stax. They get you in the mood right away with the film they show before entering the museum. Various artists talking about soul music and there lives in the business. More than one person was singing along to every snippet that...More

Thank Alton R
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Hi Alton and thanks for the great review! Just want you to know that we are in the process of updating all those text panels. It's extremely expensive to get new ones so we are raising the funds to have them all updated at once,...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The museum of the birthplace of soul music is nicely done and is attached to a large music school which makes the place very youthful. There are fun parts of the exhibit where dancing is encouraged as you watch old soul train footage. The civil...More

Thank njvacationer724
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I found this museum complimentary to the Rock and Soul museum and would suggest seeing both. they complement each other. I will say that some of the information at the STAX seemed to repeat it self on some of the slides. It was well worth...More

Thank traveler347
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place is nice. The highlight of the tour is the 24Kt gold Cadillac on display. The car was way before it's time. I never knew that the Stax record company had so many hit records.More

Thank 367Tracy
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

LOVE ISAAC HAYES! Thanks so much for the great review! We are constantly changing things in the museum so please come back and help us spread the word about the work we are doing with underserved young people at the Stax Music Academy and The...More

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Cindyannie57
14 July 2017|
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Response from Judithelen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know....proably not probablyonly service dogs,,,contact the museum
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jim k
3 February 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, Jim. We recommend at last an hour and a half, but if you're a fan of the music and history you might want to stay longer. There's a lot to read and a lot of video. Hope this helps! Thanks, Tim
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bgk10_11
31 January 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, bgk! No charge for parking. We have a very large fenced in, secure parking lot behind the museum. Come see us!
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