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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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  • The museum itself is fantastic but the neighborhood is not a flash looking place at all. If you do visit as advised by an unber driver, don't walk around the surrounding area just stick to the venue. 
  • If you have any interest in soul music, this is a must-see attraction. The building itself is not the original home of all those great records but they have a reconstruction of the studio and so much ...  more »
  • An amazing museum but with many artists I did not know. Interesting nevertheless. This was part of a guided tour or I may not have known about it.