|#1 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Southland Race Track
~1.86 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Chucalissa Archaeological Museum
~6.82 miles from West Memphis city center
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Before Europeans set foot upon Mississippi Valley Soil, American Indians had developed a vibrant and sophisticated culture in the Memphis area. Chucalissa Museum allows visitors to explore the lifeways of these people.Operated by the University of Memphis, Chucalissa serves as a gateway into understanding the science of archaeology and the interpretation of Native American history. Our museum exhibits interpret the prehistory of the Mid-South, and contemporary Southeastern Indian cultures.The C.H. Nash Museum was founded in 1956 following the rediscovery of a Mississippian mound complex by workers preparing the T.O. Fuller State Park in the late 1930's. The site was separated from the park and developed as a laboratory for training archaeologists and as a place to interpret archaeo...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
~7.20 miles from West Memphis city center
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The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, was built around the former Lorraine Motel at 450 Mulberry Street, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.The Lorraine Motel remained open following King's assassination until it was foreclosed in 1982. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation purchased the property at auction in December of that year. In 1987 construction of the museum started, opening its doors to visitors on September 28, 1991. The exhibits of the museum tell the story of the struggle for African American civil rights from the arrival of the first Africans in the British colonies in 1619 to the assassination of King in 1968.An expansion project in 2001 added the Young and Morrow Building to the museum, the latter being a form...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St Memphis TN - (901) 521-9699
~7.21 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#5 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~7.33 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Orpheum Theatre, located on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, was built in 1928 and is one of the few remaining "movie palaces" of the 1920s. The theatre presents a variety of events from Broadway shows and concerts to films. A $4.7 million dollar renovation in the 1980s included refurbishing of ornamental plasterwork, crystal chandeliers and original furnishings plus remodeling of backstage and technical areas. It seats 2,500.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Statue of Elvis
~7.38 miles from West Memphis city center
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This Statue of Elvis —nine-and-a-half-feet tall and made of bronze—replicates the original that stood here from 1980 to 1994. That statue was removed and restored because of damage done by souvenir hunters. The original can be found at the Tennessee Welcome Center , which is open 24 hours daily. Have your photo made with Elvis here as many of his fans have done over two decades on historic Beale Street.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Mud Island River Park
~7.45 miles from West Memphis city center
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At Mud Island,trace the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans Jazz to Memphis Blues and Elvis. See the Memphis Belle , a historic WWII airplane. The Mud Island Amphitheatre on the island hosts concerts in the summer. To get there, ride the monorail, featured in the Tom Cruise movie "The Firm."
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
~7.45 miles from West Memphis city center
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Traveler Description: A celebration of Memphis' rich musical tradition, from slave chants to Elvis.Attraction type: Museum, OtherActivities: Leisure Education, KayakingAddress: 97 South Second Street Memphis, TN 38103Tel: 901-525-4007
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island
~7.45 miles from West Memphis city center
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Traveler Description: History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.Attraction type: Specialty museum, History museumAddress: 125 North Front Street Memphis, TN 38103Tel: 800-507-6507, 901-576-7241Fax: 901-576-6666
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Country Music Hall of Fame
~7.46 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 222 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Its mission is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the CMF serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry, and the general public - in the Nashville area, the nation, and world.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~7.51 miles from West Memphis city center
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Attraction type: ParkAddress: 200 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
~7.52 miles from West Memphis city center
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Traveler Description:Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition. Attraction type: Specialty museum, History museum, OtherActivities: Leisure Educationinfo@memphisrocknsoul.orgAddress: 191 Beale St Memphis, TN 38103Tel: 901-205-2533Fax: 901-205-2534
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Civic Center Plaza
~7.53 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#14 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Fire Museum of Memphis
~7.54 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Fire Museum of Memphis has a terrific spaces that will accommodate from 20 to 250 guests for your special event. Perfect for company business meetings and parties. Rental spaces include the outside, beautiful courtyard, the first floor party room or the spacious second floor special events room. Caterers kitchen available. Treat your guests to a tour of the Fire Museum as part of your festivities. Host your wedding reception, or other special event at the Fire Museum. We provide tables, chairs, and a catering kitchen for your use. Please call our guest services manager at 901-320-5650 for additional information.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~7.56 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Downtown Memphis (Neighborhood)
~7.60 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#17 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N. Main Memphis TN
~7.62 miles from West Memphis city center
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The multi-purpose, 2,100 seat Memphis Cannon Center facility hosts general sessions for conventions in the Memphis Cook Convention Center plus other events including ballet, opera, pop and jazz concerts, touring productions and children's theater. The Cannon Center is also the home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.• 2,100 seats• Cannon Center is connected to 1,000 covered parking spaces and within walking distance of 1,400 additional spaces• Connected to over 300,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, including a 28,000 square foot ballroom• Downtown Center is located in the heart of a major metropolitan area with a population of over 1,000,000• Seating and balcony are configured in a classic horseshoe plan• Unobstructed views of the entire stage area from the orchest...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Memphis Cook Convention Center
255 N Main St Memphis TN
~7.62 miles from West Memphis city center
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Downtown Memphis is alive with new growth and at the heart of it all is the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The convention center, only 20 minutes from the Memphis International Airport, boasts the stately 28,000 s.f. Cannon Center Ballroom, a column free Main Exhibit Hall of more than 120,000 s.f. 31 meeting rooms and the impressive 2,100 seat Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Add to all that a 35,000 s.f. special exhibit hall and parking for 750 cars. The Memphis Cook Convention Center is an SMG-Managed Facility. SMG is the world's leading company in the private development and management of public assembly facilities, including stadiums, arenas, theaters and exhibition/convention centers. We operate these facilities under long-term cont...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~7.65 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Pyramid Arena is a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis at the banks of the Mississippi River. The facility was built in 1991 and was originally owned and operated jointly by the city of Memphis and Shelby County. Its unique structure plays on the city's namesake in Egypt, known for its ancient pyramids. It is 321 feet (98m, about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 ft; it is the sixth largest pyramid in the world behind the Great Pyramid of Giza (456 ft), Khafre's Pyramid (448 ft), Luxor Hotel (348 ft), the Red Pyramid (341 ft) and the Bent Pyramid (332 ft), both in Dahshur. It is also slightly (about 16 feet) taller than the Statue of Liberty. A statue of Ramesses the Great stands in front of the pyramid.The Pyramid Arena has not been regularly used as a sports venu...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~7.70 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Magevney House is a historic residence on 198 Adams Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is located in the Victorian Village of Memphis. It is one of the oldest residences remaining in Memphis.In the 1830s, the Magevney House was built by Eugene Magevney as a clapboard cottage. Eugene Magevney was born in Ireland in 1798, immigrated to the United States in 1828 and settled in Memphis in 1833. He was a pioneer teacher and civic leader and died in 1875.During the late 1830s and early 1840s, three important events in Memphis religious history took place in the cottage. In 1839, the first Catholic mass in Memphis was celebrated in the house. In 1840, the first Catholic marriage in Memphis was officiated at the residence. And in 1841, the first Catholic baptism was performed in Memph...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum
~7.71 miles from West Memphis city center
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Address: 352 Beale St., at 4th St., Beale Street Historic District, Memphis, TN Phone: 901/527-3427; 901/522-1556Category: Museums/Galleries, Houses/MansionsLocation: Beale Street Historic DistrictThe W. C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum is a simple house tucked behind Beale Street's row of Blues clubs that memorializes the "Father of the Blues" at the site where he compose such classics as "Beale Street Blues" and "Memphis Blues." A variety of memorabilia is on display.Cost: $2 Open: Tues.-Sat.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Slave Haven Burkle Estate Museum
~8.05 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Burkle Estate is a historic home at 826 North Second Street in Memphis, Tennessee. It is also known as the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum or the Slavehaven/Burkle Estate. The house was constructed in 1849 by a German immigrant by the name of Jacob Burkle and is believed to have served as a way station on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves.Publicly, Mr. Burkle was a livestock trader and a baker. However, privately he was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Many believe his home was the last stop in a series of Memphis homes connected by underground tunnels. The house included a small cellar entered through a trap door where slaves apparently waited to escape. The cellar connected to a tunnel leading to the Mississippi River. Slaves could then get on boats to tak...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Hunt Phelan Home
~8.06 miles from West Memphis city center
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Built mostly by slave labor in 1828, the Hunt-Phelan Home displays a rich and elegant past. Several hundred slaves were taught English by members of the Freedmen's Bureau at an on-ite school house.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Mallory Neely House
~8.24 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Mallory-Neely House is a historic residence on 652 Adams Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is located in the Victorian Village of Memphis.Around 1852, the mansion was built in the Italian villa-style architecture. From 1852 until 1969, the mansion was home to the families of Isaac Kirtland, Benjamin Babb, James C. Neely, Daniel Grant and Barton Lee Mallory.In the 1880s and 1890s, the house was extensively renovated. During the renovation, the original two and one half stories of the building were extended to three full stories and the tower of the building was enlarged. After the renovation, the house consisted of 25 rooms. The Neely family decorated the mansion in the Victorian style, with parquet flooring, ornamental plasterwork and ceiling stenceling.In 1969, the last re...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Woodruff Fontaine House
~8.27 miles from West Memphis city center
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This 1870s house is part of Victorian Village , where the few homes in Memphis dating from the 1800s have been preserved and restored. In addition to the furniture and decorative arts displayed inside, the house also has an exhibit of clothing from the Victorian era. Look at the cinched waists and layers of velvet and wonder how the Victorian ladies survived the hot Memphis summers. Tours are held every half hour.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
~8.28 miles from West Memphis city center
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Sun Studio was opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business. Reputedly the first rock-and-roll single, Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' "Rocket 88" was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock & roll. Blues and R&B artists like Howlin' Wolf, Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B. King, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, and Rosco Gordon recorded there in the early 1950s.Rock-and-roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including unknowns recording demos and others like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
~8.90 miles from West Memphis city center
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 926 McLemore Avenue, the former location of Stax Records. It is operated by Soulsville USA, which also operates the adjacent Stax Music Academy.After Stax Records went bankrupt and closed in 1976, the Stax studio was sold by the Union Planters Bank to Southside Church of God in Christ, located nearby on McLemore Avenue. Except for a brief time when it was used as a soup kitchen, it was allowed to deteriorate so it was torn down in 1989. The neighborhood had deteriorated badly and by 1998, a group of concerned people and anonymous philanthropists spearheaded a nonprofit revitalization effort for the area which was dubbed Soulsville after the slogan "Soulsville U.S.A." which Stax called its studio on its...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Business District (Neighborhood)
~9.64 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#29 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
Tom Lee Park
~9.86 miles from West Memphis city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in West Memphis|
200 Union Ave Memphis TN
~10.43 miles from West Memphis city center
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