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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...

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.

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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation

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Good quick little museum to tour while waiting for ur event to start at the FedEx Forum. Lots of neat things to see. Love all the old jukeboxes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on this tour as a spur of the moment thing. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't fantastic. Good music though!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good quick little museum to tour while waiting for ur event to start at the FedEx Forum. Lots of neat things to see. Love all the old jukeboxes.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here for a visit and we were both pleasantly surprised. There was a great film at the beginning of the tour, then we each got a head set to explore the museum at our own pace. There is great history here and the artifacts are top notch. A must see!

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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Too expensive to do the tour for 6 of us, but we did shop in the gift shop and loved the helpful employees there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of information to take in and original pieces of clothes, juke boxes etc... Well worth going here to see how rock and soul has evolved. Great exhibits

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Longview, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited for the second time. There are some exhibits which are extremely interesting. I think visitors will be surprised at the minimal amount of memorabilia from the artist. There are some interesting pieces though. Maybe they are hampered by space. Worth seeing but I walked out wishing for more

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Blakeslee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent story behind the start of music in the US. many people don't know all the details and the many small things that had to happen to shape our music. It was very interesting to learn how it all started. It did take a l little longer than would have liked to get through but a great experience anyway. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all really enjoyed this museum. The audio commentaries were brilliant. The exhibits well arranged and showcased.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a morning at the Peabody and exploring Beale Street. It's easy to walk to here. The admission was a fair price, and I always appreciate businesses that offer military discounts. The museum was smaller than expected. However, it had some interesting memorabilia and information on the free audio guide. I prefer museums that have more interactive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit - get a sense of history and see the various gadgets from that era. It has elvis's stuff so if you don't make it to Graceland you can still see a few things. It's a small museum but definitely worth a visit if you come to Memphis. not much else to see if you are here... More 

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