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Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

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4.5/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • This was interesting and fun to see. So much of the history of music's roots is here. We really enjoyed it. 
  • Enjoyed our visit here. The museum starts you off by showing you a 20min video that's shows some of the artists and a brief history of Stax. I really enjoyed the video, struggled to tax in a lot of th...  read more »
  • I visited the Stax Museum in Memphis with a couple of friends this past week. The tour was absolutely fantastic. You start out with a short film that enumerates the score of great musicians that came ...  read more »
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