Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Art Museum of the University of Memphis
Art Museum of the University of Memphis

3750 Norriswood
Memphis, TN 38111   Directions

(901) 678-2000

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Take in the beauty of the art and artifacts housed at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis. AMUM offers exhibition space for the University's Department of the Arts as well as other traveling exhibits. The museum also houses a number of permanent collections, such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and various global antiquities.

Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art at Peabody Place
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art at Peabody Place

119 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 523-2787

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For a unique collection of art and artifacts, visit the Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Located near the famous Peabody Hotel, this specialized art museum features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese art in the southern region of the United States. The museum is privately owned and stores a large permanent collection, it also hosts a number of events throughout the year.

C.H. Nash Museum Chucalissa | The University of Memphis
C.H. Nash Museum Chucalissa | The University of Memphis

1987 Indian Village Dr
Memphis, TN 38109   Directions

(901) 785-3160

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Delve into the Native American way of life at the Chucalissa Museum and Archaeological Site. At this attraction, you'll learn about the culture and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants of the Mid-South through a variety of exhibits and artifacts. Displays about contemporary Southeastern Native America and the African American cultural heritage of the Chucalissa site's landscape are also found throughout the museum.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38117   Directions

(901) 761-5250

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Art lovers and nature lovers unite at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. This fine art museum and public garden attraction is known for its diverse and innovative combination of the arts and horticulture. The museum houses over 2,000 objects in its permanent collection and presents eight to ten traveling exhibitions annually. The 17-acre gardens feature formal spaces, woodland tracts and cutting gardens for the public to enjoy.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions

(901) 544-6200

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Experience the transformative power of art at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. One of the oldest art museums in the state, Brooks houses an outstanding collection of art ranging from antiquity to contemporary. Located in Overton Park, Brooks comprises of twenty-nine galleries, two art classrooms, a print study room, a research library and a professional auditorium.

Memphis Rock n Soul Museum
Memphis Rock n Soul Museum

191 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 205-2533

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What better place to learn about the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll and Home of the Blues than the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum? This museum is dedicated to telling the story of the musical pioneers who broke racial and socio-economic boundaries to revolutionize the entire music industry.

Metal Museum
Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr
Memphis, TN 38106   Directions

(901) 774-6380

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As the only institution in the US dedicated to the advancement of the art and craft of metal, the Metal Museum features some of the most unique metalwork pieces in the country. View traditional and contemporary exhibitions on metalwork, including topics like hollowware, jewelry and enameling.

National Civil Rights Museum | At The Lorraine Motel
National Civil Rights Museum | At The Lorraine Motel

450 Mulberry St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 521-9699

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Built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the National Civil Rights Museum memorializes the Civil Rights Movement and its iconic leaders. This premier heritage and cultural attraction chronicles the Civil Rights Movement from 1619 to 2000. Learn about the influence this movement has had on other human rights movements through the museum's collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs.

Pink Palace Family of Museums | Lively Learning For All
Pink Palace Family of Museums | Lively Learning For All

3050 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111   Directions

(901) 636-2362

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Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South at the Pink Palace Museum. See the dinosaur exhibit or look at the artifacts from Native Americans and Spanish explorers. Explore the outer limits at the planetarium or watch the newest documentary on the IMAX screen. The museum is jam-packed with attractions that you and the kids won't want to miss.

The Children's Museum of Memphis
The Children's Museum of Memphis

2525 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions

(901) 458-2678

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Little ones will adore the Children's Museum. Entertain young children for hours with 24 permanent exhibits and attractions that range from art to transportation. Children can climb "skyscrapers," generate tornados, observe the (literal) birds and bees in natural habitats and much, much more. Special events and programs are held regularly.

The Fire Museum Of Memphis
The Fire Museum Of Memphis

118 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 636-5650

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Educate all members of your family about fire safety and how to survive a fire at the Fire Museum of Memphis. Besides learning these techniques, you can also explore the turn-of-the-century firehouse and learn about the history of the Memphis fire department. Climb on a fire truck, slide down the fire pole and try on firefighter gear.

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