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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Address: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
Phone Number: +1 901-942-7685
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01:00 - 05:00
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Sun 01:00 - 05:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum...

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.

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Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation

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Nostalgia trip

Although this museum is out of the city centre and a bit off the beaten track, if you are a lover of soul music then it is well worth the visit. The museum tour starts with an... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although this museum is out of the city centre and a bit off the beaten track, if you are a lover of soul music then it is well worth the visit. The museum tour starts with an introductory video which outlines the story of the Stax organisation after which you can walk round the exhibits in your own time -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice museum, very interesting visit found out so much I didn't know The museum is in a run down neighborhood, but we still felt safe

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an excellent rendition of the ascent of soul music and the ability of music to bring people together, especially across racial lines. Being children of the 60s, we enjoyed reminiscing as we listened to the music and viewed the many displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a hidden gem. I am in my mid 30s and I remember the name as a child. Yet, going and touching and seeing the very walls our Soul Music Legends laid is an experience out of this world. To learn what the media doesn't share is an experience within itself that must be done. Parking is right... More 

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Stax museum. It isn't a large museum, and included famous names like Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding (who started out as a driver bringing someone to the studio), Ike and Tina Turner and the Staple Singers, along with less widely known artists. Isaac Hayes gold and fur trimmed Cadilac was a highlight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first vist to the museum and it really opened my eyes to all the great talent that have come out of Soulville. It will take your breath away

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You're a music fan and you go to Memphis. You see Graceland and Sun Records, but if you don't go to Stax Museum you're missing a real treat. It's not located near downtown, and the neighborhood is a bit on the downside, but it's really pretty safe and the museum is a really well-conceived and structured tribute to one of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Legendary place for all lovers of Soul Music. This is the Place where many great recordings were made; Otis ¨Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Ike&Tina. The 24 carat Cadillac of Isaac Hayes will knock your socks off.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed visiting Stax. All the history that is still in that building, thanks to all the people who donated personal items that are display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is now in a dodgy area so take a cab. Plenty of exhibits of all the stars and they were presented very well.

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