Highlights include a fun cityscape with a dental exhibit, grocery store, a car mechanic's, and a bank.Kids can also sit in a flight simulator and a real airplane cockpit, explore the Mississippi River, climb through the arteries of a giant heart, and ride a bicycle on Mars.Other highlights include the Hall of River Music and a collection of native artifacts.
Here, fans of the "King" can walk through his home, lay flowers on his tomb, gawp at his two private jets, and afterwards stock up on mementos.
Tour highlights include most of his living quarters, his music room, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room, and Jungle Den.
A separate building contains a collection of his favorite cars, including his famous 1955 pink Cadillac, a 1956 purple Cadillac convertible, and the red MG he drove in The downtown core of Memphis is home to many excellent historical attractions, some of them music-related, such as the Memphis Music Hall of Fame with its exhibits of local music legends, instruments, memorabilia, and rare recordings.
Beale Street is also worth visiting, and is where you'll find WC Handy's House, now a museum where the "Father of the Blues" composed . Schwab dry goods store, founded in 1876 with the motto, "If you can't find it at A. " The downtown core is also where you can pick up the Memphis Suspension Railway to Mud Island and Mississippi River Park.
The permanent collection of more than 8,000 works also features 19th- and 20th-century works by American sculptors; French bronzes; and African pieces including masks, headdresses, and carved figures.
The decorative arts collection includes furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and textiles.Other highlights include Northwest Passage with its polar bears, sea lions, black bears, bald eagles, and ravens in a naturalistic environment, while Cat Country is home to both predators and prey, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, and antelopes.A must-see is The STAX Museum of American Soul - one of only a handful of museums worldwide dedicated to the genre - is an exact replica of the original Stax Records studio.On Mud Island - also known as Festival Island - is a three-quarter-mile-long model showing the course of the Mississippi all the way from Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.The model is part of the Mississippi River Museum, the central attraction of this family park with its excellent galleries and a reproduction of an 1870 steamboat.Today, numerous attractions have sprung up around this rich musical heritage, making Memphis one of the most visited cities in the United States.