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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  • August 14, 2017
    This museum gives you the history of Soul music and has a dance floor of Soul Train. It's a lot of fun, and really interesting.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Loved Loved loved it. Have been wanting to visit for years and finally took the time, and I'm so glad I did! I grew up listening to the Stax sound, but I learned so much more on this tour!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This was the stop I was least looking forward to (from my ignorance of the Stax brand), but it quickly surpassed my expectations. The introductory movie was as good a precursor as I have seen, and the...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Really interesting. I never realized where so much of the music I love started. Great for any music lover or historian.
  • June 24, 2017
    This was my second visit. Great museum celebrating wonderful musicians and music. Isaac Hayes car is something to see.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great museum! I learned a lot of new things! Great music history!
  • July 10, 2017
    This is definitely a must see if you are a music head. Great history with great music!
  • June 18, 2017
    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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