Memphis, Tennessee Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Memphis and the surrounding area.

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  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music

    Stax Museum of American Soul Music

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Built on the site of the 1960s-70s soul label Stax Records. See Isaac Hayes' custom gold Cadillac, dance on an "Express Yourself" disco floor to videos from Soul Train.

  • Crystal Shrine Grotto

    Crystal Shrine Grotto

    Memphis, Tennessee

    A fake cave, filled with crystal quartz and odd religious statues, in the middle of a cemetery. It took 46 years to complete.

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  • Graceland


    Memphis, Tennessee

    The forever home of Elvis, and still a pilgrimage destination for his never-lessening legion of fans.

  • Statue of Liberation Through Christ

    Statue of Liberation Through Christ

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Looks like the Statue of Liberty, but can't be -- Lady Liberation is brandishing a giant Christian cross.

  • Pyramid of Memphis

    Pyramid of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee

    America's second largest pyramid has an indoor swamp, live alligators, and a glass-floored observation deck at its pointy top.

  • Peabody Ducks

    Peabody Ducks

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Five ducks ride a special elevator from their rooftop Royal Duck Palace to the hotel lobby, then waddle directly into the stately marble fountain. After a day of paddling, they ride back up again.

  • Tom Lee, Riverboat Disaster Hero

    Tom Lee, Riverboat Disaster Hero

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Unveiled in 2006, this bronze monument shows Lee leaning out of his little boat to grab the hand of a businessman flailing in the water.

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