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“This is easily the best museum we have ever been to. This was the motel Dr. Martin Luther King was shot at, in 1968. Converted to a museum inside, the exterior still looks just like the motel. The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis; its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the US from the 17th century to the present.”
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“Everyone should visit Graceland at least once! All of his awards are displayed here...and of course E is buried there!”
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Art Museum
“This small but wonderful Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see! The restaurant is just delightful for lunch and has an expansive view that reminds me a little tiny Tavern on the Green. ”
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“Powerful stories of Memphis music—and you won’t forget Isaac Hayes’ blinged out Cadillac!”
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Museum
“The view of the Mississippi River from the sculpture garden is really spectacular. The museum itself has beautiful sculptures and metalwork.”
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Art Gallery
“Spring garden is especially breathtaking with an abundance of tulips and azaleas. Year-round gallery has temporary exhibits and permanent displays including works by Renoir, Monet, Cassatt and Matisse. Saturday mornings, admittance is free. ”
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History Museum
“he Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is a music museum located at 191 Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum tells the critical story of the musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic obstacles to create the music that changed the cultural complexion of the world. Wikipedia”
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Museum
“Ride our newly restored 1909 Memphis Grand Carousel, sit in the airplane cockpit, climb through a skyscraper, zoom the cool mist zipline, splash in the water park & more. ”
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Museum
“The Pink Palace Museum includes a 3D theater and planetarium on site. The museum displays the history of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store along with cultural and natural history of the Mid South on permanent exhibit, along with short-term and seasonal featured exhibits. ”
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Museum
“The best museum, in my opinion. Jam out to the greats -- Otis, Aretha, Al and the bunch on the dance floor, take photos by the cars, and groove to the music as you get a feel for Memphis music.”
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Museum
“I don't know if it's a museum, shops, or what. It's really all of those. Locals don't think much of it--but if you're an Elvis fan, it's obviously a must.”
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“Learn about how the Cotton industry grew the Southern economy and then explore the gift shop to find books, videos and cotton themed gifts. ”
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Museum
“Historic site of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination & exhibits on the racial equality movement.”
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Museum
“One of the best tours you can get in Memphis. They sing to you some of the old negro spirituals while leading you through a home that used to be a part of the underground railroad. One of a kind experience. ”
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Museum
“At 24,000 square feet, the Belz Museum displays more than 1,400 objects across five permanent galleries. Three of these house Asian art, much of which dates back to the Qing Dynasty of China (1644 to 1911). The fourth exhibit features contemporary Judaic pieces, and the fifth serves as the Holocaust Memorial Gallery. The museum is unofficially known as the "Jade Museum" due to its extensive collection of jade sculptures.”
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“The Fire Museum occupies the old English House Number One built in 1910. Depicts the life of a firefighter and has tons of vintage equipment. Uses advanced technology to deliver true life effects.”
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