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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. 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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  • What a great piece of musical history!! The museum and exhibit are very well done and well worth the visit!  more »
  • This was another tour on the Music Pass we bought before arriving. It is a little bit out of downtown Memphis, but probably within walking distance. However, we are so glad we heeded the advice on TA ...  more »
  • The Stax is located in south Memphis and a little difficult to find, but make the effort. Stax Records was the home of many of the great R & B Soul musicians of the 60's and 70's, Sam and Dave, Otis R...  more »