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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
from US$13.00*
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
from US$13.00*
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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...more
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed yesterday

While the material in the museum and the subject covered is of exceptional interest and importance to American popular music, there is not enough attempt to bring interest or life to the subject. Instead there is a very long progression of glass showcases without guides...More

Thank glennfaass
Reviewed yesterday

Much discussion of the "Memphis sound" but the museum exhibits display items from all of the history of soul music, not just the Stax artists (Otis Redding, BookerT, Isaac Hayes, Staples). For instance, James Brown is there, but he recorded at King Records in Cincinnati...More

Thank F00lishTraveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Stax Museum was very enjoyable, it played a very important role in the history of American soul music. The story behind the Stax Museum is very interesting and the museum is definitely worth visiting. The Stax Museum is located about a 5 minute drive...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place still full of energy and soul. So many beautiful songs packed with ambience were recorded here. I was so inspired by being here thanks stax

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is fantastic so much History and great photos. If you love music, you have to visit. Make sure you take money because you are going to want to buy a CD or 2 when you leave.

Thank MinisterGee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend was married at the Stax Museum, which was my reason for visiting Memphis. It was so nice. After the wedding ceremony, we walked around to view the exhibits and short film. This is definitely a must see!

Thank StowYourLuggage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stax Records changed America's music over several decades from inside a converted movie theater on this site. The list of artists recorded here is too long to mention. Then bad things happened that put Stax Records out of business. The old theater was abandoned and...More

Thank wedgewa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filled with memorabilia from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Can spend hours taking in the historical facts and behind-the-scenes info about the music that was the musical score to our formative years. Wished I had more time to read everything. Tip: It is a self-guided...More

Thank whatsleft2do
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soul music, a key ingredient of our American music culture, is wonderfully presented here. "Soul Train" video and dance area makes this site especially fun!

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought our tickets as part of a combo with the National Civil Rights Museum and I am so glad we did! We took a journey through lives of so many artists and was very enlightened to learn so much about the history of Stax...More

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25 April 2018|
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
I walked in and was 2nd in line to buy a ticket.
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