1355 Estate Drive
Memphis, TN 38119
Things to Do
With more than 500 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects from every part of the
planet, this zoo is a great place for any animal lover to explore. Exhibits like Cat Country, Primate Canyon,
Animals of the Night and Dragon's Lair fascinate visitors of all ages.
Authentic habitats provide a perfect environment for learning more about animals of the wild. More than 50
endangered species live here, and displays teach visitors about environmentalism and animal protection.
Seasonal children's rides, a cafe, a gift shop and a tram ride can also be expected.
2000 Galloway Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
Expect to spend more time here than you planned to! Occupying a pink marble mansion originally
intended as a private residence, the museum boasts a fascinating collection of art and exhibits with a
local theme. Offerings include a Civil War display, an exhibit on Memphis history, a mechanized,
miniature circus, a planetarium, an IMAX theater, multiple stores and a snack bar. The museum also
features a science/natural history exhibit on the first level.
The museum highlights many major events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. Displays
include replicas of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birmingham jail cell and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in
Selma, Alabama, the site of "the last great parade." The exhibits, audiovisual programs and other
interpretive presentations are well done. The neighborhood is safe during the day but not as secure
after 10 p.m.
National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
Visit this unique museum to view the amazing art and see artists at work. Museum facilities
include four exhibition galleries, a gift store, a demonstration smithy, an outdoor sculpture
garden and a river bluff pavilion built with 19th-century castings that once stood on historic
Located in a 1916 building that was given a space-expanding, award-winning addition, Memphis
Brooks Museum features collections of fine and decorative arts from antiquity to the present.
You'll find works representing French Impressionists, the Italian Renaissance, and Baroque
masters, along with 20th-century American and modernist works. An on-site restaurant offers
American bistro cuisine, and a museum store sells terrific gifts.