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Kids Attractions
Graceland
3734 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis TN 38116
Phone: 901-332-3322 or 800-238-2000
TDD: 901-344-3146

With a nickname like "The King", you know Elvis Presley had to do things in style. Here at Elvis' southern mansion you can take a tour and see the lifestyle that the King lived. Tour the mansion itself, board his custom jet, the "Lisa Marie", and see the King's 1955 pink Cadillac in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. Visitors can see the collection of Elvis' gold records, which just so happens to be the largest private collection in the world. Memorabilia from the King's performing days are also on display, including jewelry and costumes. Graceland also offers extensive shopping and fabulous restaurants. The combination of food, fun, and history promises to make a visit to Graceland a uniquely entertaining experience.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame
97 S. 2nd St
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-525-4007

If a visit to the Beale Street Historic District doesn't satisfy your craving for musical history, drop into one of the best-developed museums devoted solely to music history. You will find displays and artifacts from over a century of Memphis Music. Extensive exhibits on blues, rock 'n roll, R&B, and soul are on display.

The Memphis Zoo
2000 Galloway
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: 901-276-WILD

There are more species of animals here than even Tarzan could handle. Housing over four hundred species and almost three thousand animals, a trip to this century old zoo is not exactly a walk in the park. Visitors can expect to see exotic and endangered animals, as well as exhibits such as Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Madagascar, and the Dragon's Lair. Visitors will also find a wide variety of concessions and children's rides, as well as a gift shop featuring replicas of the zoo residents that might be a bit safer to take home than the real thing. Most folks don't realize that they are most likely familiar with this zoo's most famous former resident: Volney, otherwise known as the MGM lion.

Memphis Queen Riverboats
45 South Riverside Drive
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-527-5694 or 901-527-BOAT

Take a sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River the way it used to be done: via paddle wheeler. Trips include hour-long sightseeing tours or daylong tours. If you want something different, take a dinner cruise and see the sights and sample some delightful Southern cuisine at the same time. On weekends, the entertainment doubles, with moonlight cruises accompanied by live local bands.

Mud Island
125 N. Front St
Memphis TN 38103
Phone: 901-576-7241 or 800-507-6507

This 52-acre park includes Mississippi River Museum, a 5,000 seat amphitheater, and Tennessee's largest swimming pool. The River Walk area is a scaled model of the Mississippi from its upper reaches all the way to the Mississippi Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors reach the park via monorail, leaving plenty of energy for browsing through the many shops or sampling the offerings of the various restaurants.

The Children's Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Ave., TN 38104
Phone: 901-458-2678

Aimed at pleasing and entertaining the smaller museum-goers in the family, this museum is sized for kids. Within a kid-sized city, visitors will find a variety of interactive exhibits and programs. Take a shopping trip through a miniature grocery store or take a try at being a dentist by practicing on a puppet. With new exhibits every few months, this ever-changing museum is sure to keep the smaller family members happy.

The Pyramid
1 Auction Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-521-9675

Standing 32 stories tall, this pyramid has the distinction of being the third largest pyramid in the world. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the base of the pyramid would cover six football fields. This amazing structure contains a sports and entertainment complex. Visitors can take a daily tour, partake of catered lunches, or arrange for private parties.

Celebration Station
5970 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: 901-377-6700

Located just off I-40, this may be Memphis' number one entertainment center for family fun. With miniature golf, bumper boats, and over a hundred of the latest arcade games, there is no limit to the fun available for the whole family.

Union Planter's IMAX Theater
3050 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901-763-IMAX

Located within the Memphis Pink Palace Museum & Planetarium, the Union Planter's Imax Theater is a facility all in itself. Featuring entertaining and educational movies that change every few months, the giant screens will serve as windows to entirely new worlds.

Memphis Pink Palace Museum & Planetarium
3050 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901-320-6320

Originally built in 1923 for Clarence Saunders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly chain of grocery stores, the museum was reopened in 1996. The museum features exhibits on both cultural and natural history, a 165-seat planetarium featuring astronomy programs and laser light shows, and the Union Planters Imax Theater. Some of the permanent exhibits include the hand-carved Clyde Park Miniature Circus, dinosaur fossils, and a mineral collection. Visitors can view an array of Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, a museum on medical history, and a replica of the original Piggly Wiggly. Other exhibits change periodically throughout the year, as do the astronomy programs. Each August, visitors can view the special laser light show dedicated to Elvis.

Memphis Main Street Trolley
547 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-274-6282

For a small fee, visitors can enjoy a nostalgic ride aboard the Memphis Main Street Trolley. Serving as transportation to such downtown attractions as Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, The Pyramid, and the Orpheum Theatre, these beautiful antique trolleys will let you ride the streets of Memphis in style.

 
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