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  • havanadaydreamer
    Knoxville, TN88 contributions
    When he was 18 years old, Elvis walked into this place and music was changed forever. Very informative. I learned a lot about Sam Phillips and Elvis. The recording studio was the highlight: the spot where Elvis stood and the microphone he sang into. Gave me chills.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • havanadaydreamer
    Knoxville, TN88 contributions
    With the exception of the MLK rooms, the motel has been gutted and replaced with civil rights movement memorabilia. The amount of information and reading is a bit overwhelming. It would take you DAYS to read everything, but you definitely get the message. The MLK motel room and balcony, and sniper nest across the street, is sad to see.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • Annette
    Liverpool, UK10 contributions
    I bought Vip tickets on the Graceland website a couple of months before costing around £150 each and we collected the tickets at the Graceland visitor's Centre where the free minibus dropped us off before our tour group started. They took our pictures which is optional to buy in a key ring or photograph etc the we were taken to the house first around the back and sat in a waiting room until all the group was together. We all walked with headsets which tell you history about Elvis etc first tour starts through his front door and into the hall way with the staircase, peacock room to the right and through the dinning room to the left. Then onto the kitchen etc after seeing all the rooms taking a 1000 pictures we went out side walking around looking at the presley family history museum then giving our respects at rhe meditation garden. We boarded a bus up to the other museums and shops which there are plenty , so far we have been around for about 5 hours doing all this then we crossed over to see the aeroplanes. It was a full day I will never forget, well worth the money .
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • bosol
    Watford, UK43 contributions
    Absolutely amazing and informative museum. Really helpful and friendly staff who are obviously passionate about the museum and music (which makes a refreshing change).
    Lots of parking!
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • SouthSeasAmerican
    Luganville, Vanuatu311 contributions
    I have been blessed to view wildlife in the wild on three continents and two oceans. That is the way if prefer it: in the wild. Nevertheless, I viewed animals at the Memphis Zoo that I will likely never see in wild, like the giant panda (who appeared to be enjoying himself dismantling and devouring bamboo stems). My favorite part of the Zoo, however, was talking to the keepers and catching a bit of their passion for the animals. Two of these opportunities were in scheduled keeper talks, but a third was totally unscripted and unexpected. We were in the aquarium talking about a fish that we have seen in the South Pacific. The keeper overheard us and volunteered information on why that particular fish was in the aquarium instead of another species. He went on to talk about the other fish in the aquarium and how they interact with each other. Then he showed us a fish that we have looked for in the South Pacific but have never seen there. He proved to us that no matter how widely traveled we may be, there are new things to see at the zoo.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Lauren
    4 contributions
    You'll learn lots of interesting history and hear fabulous music here. It was a nice and unexpected surprise.
    Written January 8, 2023
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  • Ruth Anne Donat
    Birmingham, AL7 contributions
    Go see the Peabody ducks, even if you don't stay here. ( But stay here if you can!) Have a glass of wine (or two) at the bar and watch this tradition for the fun of it, and just to say you have seen them. Go downstairs and grab a sweet treat in the shop before you leave.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • jenandallthethings
    Los Angeles92 contributions
    I'd been told by many that Memphis isnt the safest town and to definitely not be on Beale street after 10pm.

    I was on a solo touristing trip, so i took a stroll down Beale during the day and stopped in for a drink and snack in BB Kings.

    The street and venues were relatively quiet during the day, but it was a nice 2-3 block walk to window "shop." Kind of the opposite of Broadway st. in Nashville that's hopping, crowded and loud all times day and night.

    It's an iconic stop in Memphis so definitely give it a stroll.
    Written January 19, 2023
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  • jenandallthethings
    Los Angeles92 contributions
    I went during the holidays for their "Starry Nights" drive through lights.

    They did an excellent job. You can tune your radio in to the holiday music as you drive through.

    They were even smart and about 1/2 way through had a "selfie" stop where you could pull over and park and take selfies with a few of the displays. They sold hot chocolate there too.

    Line was a bit long to get in, so give yourself time to get through it.

    Looking for a fun holiday activity, this was a good time.
    Written January 19, 2023
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  • cathyp4b
    Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
    A great tour aided by an audio description. You could miss so much detail without it so definitely worthwhile. Our Guide was so helpful giving us a first hand experience of what slaves endured. A must do
    Written December 23, 2022
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  • T B
    McMinnville, OR77 contributions
    This museum houses an incredible amount of carved jade and should be called the "Jade Museum". Affordable, only $5.00 for seniors. Also houses art by current artists from Israel and an outstanding collection of memories of Holocaust survivors living in the Memphis area.
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • janjan3839
    Prior Lake, MN34 contributions
    This is a great ball park and we had a wonderful time while visiting Memphis. Thursday night offered us $2 beers and $1 hotdogs. The seats purchased were great and cost $10 so it made this a very affordable evening. The stadium is cash free so bring your card and enjoy the game. They team and staff will keep you entertained.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • jenandallthethings
    Los Angeles92 contributions
    I went during the holidays when they had their "Holiday Wonders at the Garden" lights display. 2022 they did an Alice in Wonderland theme.
    They did a nice job with the displays. There were some interactive exhibits for the kiddos that was fun as well.

    Worth a look see if you are a local
    Written January 17, 2023
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  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, MI711 contributions
    We often visit historic cemeteries in the cities we visit while on roadtrips so looked into a visit to Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. And found that they had a special tour event that weekend....their annual Soul of the City tour, and this year it featured Memphis Music! Since it was our first visit to this cemetery, we chose to attend the 5:30 tour so that it was still light out. Run by the cemetery volunteers group, this tour tells the story of selected cemetery residents (based on the theme) told by volunteers taking on the persona of another cemetery resident. The stories were interesting and compelling, and the historical reenactors terrific in their presentations. $20 per person. The tour lasted about an hour. A great way to learn a little Memphis Music history! We will definitely visit the cemetery should we have another opportunity to visit Memphis!
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • havanadaydreamer
    Knoxville, TN88 contributions
    I was in Memphis on business and stayed at a hotel about 3 blocks away. Lucky for me, the Grizzlies were in town and also Chris Rock/Dave Chappelle. The Forum is a top notch facility. Easy to navigate and great views from any seat.
    Written February 6, 2023
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