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Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis
(4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Located at the original site of legendary recording company Stax Records, Stax Museum of American Soul Music explores the story of one of America's most influential music genres. It's packed with more than 2,000 videos, films, photographs, original instruments, and costumes, as well as plenty of interactive activities. Through these exhibits, you can learn about not only Stax Records' artists, such as Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, and Albert King, but soul stars from other labels. A historical highlight is the authentic Mississippi Delta church, which is more than a century old and demonstrates the importance of soul music's gospel roots. While you're here, you can show off your moves on the museum's dance floor. Plan to visit Stax Museum of American Soul Music and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Memphis attractions using our Memphis travel itinerary planner.
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  • A really cool piece of Memphis history that I had not yet been aware of. The story of STAXX is fascinating and extensive. The displays go on forever, you could spend days taking it all in. Isaac Hayes...  more »
  • If you love soul music this original recording studio that started many of our great musicians is a must! So interesting and well laid out. Self tours are great and provide interactive areas and so mu...  more »
  • If you want a history of music, STAX/Sun Records/RCA Studios, Tupelo (Elivs' birthplace), Graceland, all give the total picture of that rock and roll era. You can spend hours in this museum but there ...  more »