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Guidebook for Memphis

Debbie And Joel
Debbie And Joel
Joined in 2016
Debbie And Joel

Guidebook for Memphis

Food Scene
Large menu, nice bar, good for take-out and they deliver. Cooper Young.
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Mulan Asian Bistro - Young Ave
2149 Young Avenue
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Large menu, nice bar, good for take-out and they deliver. Cooper Young.
Delicious coffee, yummy breakfast, lunch, dessert options. In addition to the S Main St location - there is a new location in Cooper Young - 945 S Cooper. It is across the street from Strano!
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Bluff City Coffee & Bakery
505 South Main Street
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Delicious coffee, yummy breakfast, lunch, dessert options. In addition to the S Main St location - there is a new location in Cooper Young - 945 S Cooper. It is across the street from Strano!
Brewery - great beer. Pork Chop is amazing - smoky and moist! Overton Square.
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Boscos Squared
2120 Madison Avenue
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Brewery - great beer. Pork Chop is amazing - smoky and moist! Overton Square.
Good chunky guacamole, margaritas are decent. Music on weekends. Patio is awesome, weather permitting. Cooper Young. Live Music on weekend nights.
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Cafe Ole
959 Cooper Street
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Good chunky guacamole, margaritas are decent. Music on weekends. Patio is awesome, weather permitting. Cooper Young. Live Music on weekend nights.
Decent margaritas, awesome table side made guacamole. Overton Square.
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Babalu Tapas & Tacos - Overton Square
2115 Madison Avenue
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Decent margaritas, awesome table side made guacamole. Overton Square.
Traditional Mexican food - huge portions, not too expensive. Interesting and yummy margarita selection, most with a splash of coke... Surprisingly good! Busy on weekend nights. West of Overton Square on Madison.
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Frida's Restaurante Mexicano
1718 Madison Avenue
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Traditional Mexican food - huge portions, not too expensive. Interesting and yummy margarita selection, most with a splash of coke... Surprisingly good! Busy on weekend nights. West of Overton Square on Madison.
Yummy breakfasts in CY. Serves dinner on weekends.
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Stone Soup Café & Market
993 Cooper Street
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Yummy breakfasts in CY. Serves dinner on weekends.
Nice outside seating.
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Muddy's Bake Shop + Coffee
585 Cooper Street
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Nice outside seating.
Eclectic ambiance in local coffee shop.
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Otherlands Coffee Bar
641 Cooper Street
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Eclectic ambiance in local coffee shop.
Popular local breakfast restaurant - long wait on weekends. Loaded cheese grits, fabulous egg dishes. Do it at least once.
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Brother Juniper's
3519 Walker Avenue
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Popular local breakfast restaurant - long wait on weekends. Loaded cheese grits, fabulous egg dishes. Do it at least once.
The best Fried Dill Pickle Spears - EVER! Famous Ultimate Hot Fudge Pie - we shared it amongst 4 of us! Recommended by a Guest! We were there on a Friday night and they had live music!
Westy's
346 North Main Street
The best Fried Dill Pickle Spears - EVER! Famous Ultimate Hot Fudge Pie - we shared it amongst 4 of us! Recommended by a Guest! We were there on a Friday night and they had live music!
Irish Food - good beer - music. Brunch!
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Celtic Crossing Irish Pub
903 Cooper Street
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Irish Food - good beer - music. Brunch!
Happy hour each night until 8pm! Try the half and half marguerita - really good and only $6 during happy hour. Yummy salsa. Bean dip is more like chili - very filling! Both refried beans and spanish rice are vegetarian. We are on a mission to try every Mexican restaurant in Memphis - this one is our most recent and new favorite!
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Molly's La Casita
2006 Madison Avenue
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Happy hour each night until 8pm! Try the half and half marguerita - really good and only $6 during happy hour. Yummy salsa. Bean dip is more like chili - very filling! Both refried beans and spanish rice are vegetarian. We are on a mission to try every Mexican restaurant in Memphis - this one is our most recent and new favorite!
Local beer on tap. "World Famous Burgers." Fried pickle chips - not as good as Westy's Fried Pickle Spears! Music on Sundays. There are several around town - this one is the original - you can walk from Peabody House (North, South rooms, and Pool House).
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Huey's Midtown
1927 Madison Avenue
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Local beer on tap. "World Famous Burgers." Fried pickle chips - not as good as Westy's Fried Pickle Spears! Music on Sundays. There are several around town - this one is the original - you can walk from Peabody House (North, South rooms, and Pool House).
Busy, busy (especially on Marathon Friday night (pre-race). They do deliver. They have menu items in addition to pizza and they have gluten free crust!
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Little Italy Midtown
1495 Union Avenue
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Busy, busy (especially on Marathon Friday night (pre-race). They do deliver. They have menu items in addition to pizza and they have gluten free crust!
Very thin crust pizza - you can buy an entire pie or just a piece. Local beer. You are served at tables. Not real speedy, but pretty good.
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Memphis Pizza Cafe
2087 Madison Avenue
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Very thin crust pizza - you can buy an entire pie or just a piece. Local beer. You are served at tables. Not real speedy, but pretty good.
Best happy hour in Memphis! Fabulous list of unique drinks and small plates all half off - Monday through Friday 4-6pm. Delicious - loved the Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs and the fries are awesome! Lots of veggie small plates, too!
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Alchemy Memphis
940 Cooper Street
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Best happy hour in Memphis! Fabulous list of unique drinks and small plates all half off - Monday through Friday 4-6pm. Delicious - loved the Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs and the fries are awesome! Lots of veggie small plates, too!
Pizza close and they deliver. Our guests have given it good reviews!
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Aldo's Pizza Pies - Midtown
752 Cooper Street
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Pizza close and they deliver. Our guests have given it good reviews!
In Cooper Young, right around the corner from our Bungalow! We've had their brunch on Sundays - yummy bloody mary's, oysters on the half shell, steak eggs Benedict. Very good!
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Sweet Grass
937 Cooper Street
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In Cooper Young, right around the corner from our Bungalow! We've had their brunch on Sundays - yummy bloody mary's, oysters on the half shell, steak eggs Benedict. Very good!
One of the most common answers to the question, "What is the best BBQ in Memphis?" This location is in Midtown - close to Cooper Young and Central Gardens. We've been told that the Nachos and Coleslaw are awesome - separately or together!
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Central BBQ - Midtown
2249 Central Avenue
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One of the most common answers to the question, "What is the best BBQ in Memphis?" This location is in Midtown - close to Cooper Young and Central Gardens. We've been told that the Nachos and Coleslaw are awesome - separately or together!
More Memphis BBQ - this one is also a common favorite amongst Memphians. More touristy than Central and service and food quality is said to vary with how busy they are. It is said to have been a favorite of Elvis.
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The Rendezvous
52 South 2nd Street
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More Memphis BBQ - this one is also a common favorite amongst Memphians. More touristy than Central and service and food quality is said to vary with how busy they are. It is said to have been a favorite of Elvis.
It's a local coffee shop close to Brother Juniper's if you need a place to wait for your table there!
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Café Eclectic
603 North McLean Boulevard
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It's a local coffee shop close to Brother Juniper's if you need a place to wait for your table there!
Great sandwiches and pizza, family friendly, locally sourced foods, some vegetarian options.
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locals recommend
The Trolley Stop Market
704 Madison Ave
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Great sandwiches and pizza, family friendly, locally sourced foods, some vegetarian options.
If you like fried chicken, this is the place.
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
310 South Front Street
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If you like fried chicken, this is the place.
Owner B.J. Chester Tamayo throws around “baby” and loves to hug a neck — and it’s all charming. But she can cook, too, and folks swear by her fried chicken and her various methods of sweet potato preparation, including her sweet potato cobbler. It’s her deft touch with desserts that really makes her cooking more soul food than simply “country cooking,” as she’s not one for pig parts (she’ll cook neckbones, but says white people won’t buy them, so it’s usually for events). She offers a Saturday soul brunch that features a somewhat peculiar combination of choices, such as salmon croquettes, fried green tomatoes, eggs and chicken and waffles.
Alcenia's
317 N Main St
Owner B.J. Chester Tamayo throws around “baby” and loves to hug a neck — and it’s all charming. But she can cook, too, and folks swear by her fried chicken and her various methods of sweet potato preparation, including her sweet potato cobbler. It’s her deft touch with desserts that really makes her cooking more soul food than simply “country cooking,” as she’s not one for pig parts (she’ll cook neckbones, but says white people won’t buy them, so it’s usually for events). She offers a Saturday soul brunch that features a somewhat peculiar combination of choices, such as salmon croquettes, fried green tomatoes, eggs and chicken and waffles.
Hole in the wall very close to Sun Studios. A blending of Jamaican & Southern style cooking. Dark and quiet - we have always loved the service and the food.
Evelyn & Olive
630 Madison Avenue
Hole in the wall very close to Sun Studios. A blending of Jamaican & Southern style cooking. Dark and quiet - we have always loved the service and the food.
Thai food just blocks for our Peabody house listings. You can walk. The place has received good guest reviews. Has been voted "Best Thai restaurant in Memphis," by someone...
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Bhan Thai
1324 Peabody Avenue
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Thai food just blocks for our Peabody house listings. You can walk. The place has received good guest reviews. Has been voted "Best Thai restaurant in Memphis," by someone...
Mama Gaia, "mother earth" in ancient Greek, is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices.
Saucy Chicken
1350 Concourse Avenue
Mama Gaia, "mother earth" in ancient Greek, is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices.
Mama Gaia, "mother earth" in ancient Greek, is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices. This location is in Overton Square.
Mama Gaia Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
2144 Madison Ave
Mama Gaia, "mother earth" in ancient Greek, is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices. This location is in Overton Square.
Vegan restaurant in Cooper Young - right around the corner from our Bungalow listing!
Imagine Vegan Cafe
2158 Young Avenue
Vegan restaurant in Cooper Young - right around the corner from our Bungalow listing!
People love this place - it is always busy. We don't eat fish so we can't offer a personal opinion.
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Soul Fish Cafe
862 S Cooper St
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People love this place - it is always busy. We don't eat fish so we can't offer a personal opinion.
We've heard it is wonderful - haven't tried it yet. Would be great for a romantic dinner out.
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Tsunami
928 Cooper Street
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We've heard it is wonderful - haven't tried it yet. Would be great for a romantic dinner out.
Memphis' oldest cafe. Right downtown. Great history. Great food and comes out hot! Busy on weekends!
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The Arcade Restaurant
540 South Main Street
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Memphis' oldest cafe. Right downtown. Great history. Great food and comes out hot! Busy on weekends!
Drinks & Nightlife
Music every night - Overton Square.
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Lafayette's Music Room
2119 Madison Avenue
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Music every night - Overton Square.
Great local beers. No food inside, but they have a food truck outside.
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WISEACRE Brewing Co.
2783 Broad Avenue
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Great local beers. No food inside, but they have a food truck outside.
Just go - don't miss it. After 4pm is best. Stroll until you hear some live music that you love, and then go in. Lots of food and BBQ.
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Beale Street Entertainment District
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Just go - don't miss it. After 4pm is best. Stroll until you hear some live music that you love, and then go in. Lots of food and BBQ.
Local brewery - really good selections. Free popcorn and usually a food truck right outside. They also allow take-out food and deliveries from other locations.
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Memphis Made Brewing Co.
768 Cooper Street
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Local brewery - really good selections. Free popcorn and usually a food truck right outside. They also allow take-out food and deliveries from other locations.
Good sandwiches, beer, and music at night.
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Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
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Good sandwiches, beer, and music at night.
Western-themed nightclub with a huge dance floor, drink specials & country music. It's a hoot!
Whiskey Jack’s
6160 Macon Rd
Western-themed nightclub with a huge dance floor, drink specials & country music. It's a hoot!
Long-running venue featuring a cocktail lounge & live music most nights of the week.
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The Hi Tone
412 North Cleveland Street
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Long-running venue featuring a cocktail lounge & live music most nights of the week.
Shopping
Small year round farmer's market - walking distance to CY Bungalow.
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Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
1000 Cooper Street
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Small year round farmer's market - walking distance to CY Bungalow.
Bookstore in Cooper Young. Owner is an author and writes fiction situated in Memphis.
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Burke's Book Store
936 Cooper Street
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Bookstore in Cooper Young. Owner is an author and writes fiction situated in Memphis.
Worth the trip, even if you are not a Bass Pro Shop fan! It's a bit like going into the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland!
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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Drive
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Worth the trip, even if you are not a Bass Pro Shop fan! It's a bit like going into the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland!
Busy weekly market offering produce, food trucks, local crafts & live music. Open Saturdays 8am-1pm, April- October.
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Memphis Farmers Market
567 South Front Street
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Busy weekly market offering produce, food trucks, local crafts & live music. Open Saturdays 8am-1pm, April- October.
Sightseeing
Do the tour - it is fabulous - especially the audio recordings! Take the complimentary tour bus to Graceland and downtown from Sun Studio.
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Sun Studio
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Do the tour - it is fabulous - especially the audio recordings! Take the complimentary tour bus to Graceland and downtown from Sun Studio.
If you love Elvis, you will love this tour.
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Graceland
Elvis Presley Boulevard
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If you love Elvis, you will love this tour.
Go to the top to see the views!
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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Drive
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Go to the top to see the views!
You can walk for miles along the Mississippi River - gorgeous sunsets. You can even walk to Arkansas on the Big River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge.
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Mississippi River Park
Jefferson Avenue
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You can walk for miles along the Mississippi River - gorgeous sunsets. You can even walk to Arkansas on the Big River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge.
Great revitalized Memphis neighborhood, close to Overton Park (the zoo, the Shell), lots of bars and eateries.
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Overton Square
2101 Madison Avenue
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Great revitalized Memphis neighborhood, close to Overton Park (the zoo, the Shell), lots of bars and eateries.
Go at 11 in the morning, or 5 in the evening to catch the Duck March!
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The Peabody Memphis
118 Union Avenue
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Go at 11 in the morning, or 5 in the evening to catch the Duck March!
An eclectic neighborhood and historic district in the Midtown section of Memphis, Tennessee, named for the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. In 2012, Cooper-Young was listed on the American Planning Association's 10 Great Neighborhoods in the U.S list. Our Bungalow listing is located in this neighborhood.
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Cooper-Young
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An eclectic neighborhood and historic district in the Midtown section of Memphis, Tennessee, named for the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. In 2012, Cooper-Young was listed on the American Planning Association's 10 Great Neighborhoods in the U.S list. Our Bungalow listing is located in this neighborhood.
Located in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, Central Gardens aims to be the premier historic, residential neighborhood in the Mid-South. Our Peabody listings (North Room, South Room, Pool House) are located in the heart of Central Gardens.
Central Gardens
Located in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, Central Gardens aims to be the premier historic, residential neighborhood in the Mid-South. Our Peabody listings (North Room, South Room, Pool House) are located in the heart of Central Gardens.
Arts & Culture
Built on the site of MLK Jr's assassination - it is worth you time - might take half a day.
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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Built on the site of MLK Jr's assassination - it is worth you time - might take half a day.
Well worth your time.
Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
826 North 2nd Street
Well worth your time.
Mississippi River Museum
125 N Front St
Great place for local history. Nice family outing.
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Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
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Great place for local history. Nice family outing.
Brooks Museum, which was founded in 1916, is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee.
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Brooks Museum
1934 Poplar Avenue
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Brooks Museum, which was founded in 1916, is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee.
With 3.2 acres of land, rotating exhibitions, a permanent collection, sculpture gardens and a smithy and foundry, the Metal Museum is one of the most unique things to do in Memphis, Tennessee. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively the art and craft of fine metalwork.
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Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
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With 3.2 acres of land, rotating exhibitions, a permanent collection, sculpture gardens and a smithy and foundry, the Metal Museum is one of the most unique things to do in Memphis, Tennessee. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively the art and craft of fine metalwork.
If you are visiting Memphis because of Soul Music, make this part of your trip.
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
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If you are visiting Memphis because of Soul Music, make this part of your trip.
Essentials
Brand new!
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Kroger
1761 Union Avenue
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Brand new!
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Whole Foods Market
5014 Poplar Avenue
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Parks & Nature
66
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Overton Park
1914 Poplar Avenue
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Shelby Farms Park
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