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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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  • I purchased a GROUPON for my first visit to the Stax Museum. I got way more than I expected. If you like music, the history of Memphis music and the artist that made it happen, you cannot be in Memphi...  more »
  • Spent an interesting couple of hours discovering many fascinating aspects of the music originating via the black culture and gospel background A very enjoyable visit for all music fans 
  • This museum was #1 on my list of places to see in Memphis, and it did not disappoint. I could have easily spent more time here but I didnt want to keep my wife waiting any longer. A must see for lover...  more »