Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

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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. Arrange to visit Stax Museum of American Soul Music and other attractions in Memphis using our Memphis trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • What great memories in this Museum of so many great artists, Otis Redding and so many others, too many to mention, a must visit place.  more »
  • I learned a lot.. very good walk through music history. Actually saw the gold plated Cadillac owned by Isaac Hayes. Sweet!!!  more »
  • A must visit destination for visitors and Memphians. Unbelievably well presented store of the foundation for the MG sound. You’ll leave a bigger fan of Crop, Duck and the rest of the Stax regulars. Yo...  more »
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  • Really interesting. I never realized where so much of the music I love started. Great for any music lover or historian.
  • This was my second visit. Great museum celebrating wonderful musicians and music. Isaac Hayes car is something to see.
  • Great museum! I learned a lot of new things! Great music history!
  • This is definitely a must see if you are a music head. Great history with great music!
  • Great place; especially if you're a baby-boomer. If you just visit Sun Records and not Stax, you'll truly be a Memphis treasure. Imho

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