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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
Ranked #5 of 153 things to do in Memphis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
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“Worth the price of admission”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

You were able to take your time going through the Museum listening to anything and everything. Well worth the ticket price!

Visited June 2013
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“maria”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

well worth a visit vaklue for money and very informative hearing all about how rock and soul originated,and has changed over the years.

Visited May 2014
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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“Good history of Stax and the artists that recorded under them”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stax is one of three music museums I visited during my short trip to Memphis. I enjoyed it but would recommend spacing out visits a bit if you can. They do a great job showing how Stax recording got its start and how white and black artists worked together. It was gratifying to see there were some people who were color blind in an era where the majority were anything but. Unlike the other museums they do not offer headphones so at times you are surrounded by a cacophony of music and or words by videos or music playing. People had said Isaac Hayes car was a must see and it didn't disappoint. You can use some props and dress up in late 60's garb for pictures for only $10. It would be a fun souvenir for our visit.

Visited May 2014
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“ Great entertainment for the whole family!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

It was a great way to donate to a great organization. I never knew the history of the stax recording Co or the artists. My son got a harmonica from the gift shop and hasn't put it down yet!

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“Great Music history”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Enjoyed the movie documentary that you watch at the beginning of the tour. You could spend many hours reading about all of the memoribilia that they have. My kids ages 14 to 16 even enjoyed this museum.

Visited March 2014
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