13 Things to Do at Bass Pro Shops in Memphis, Tennessee

We spent time exploring Memphis, Tennessee and loved so many places throughout the city- you can read more about our favorite spots in this City Guide.

On an exceedingly hot summer day, we were driving to Mud Island River Park when we passed a giant, 32 story steel pyramid. We were intrigued by the structure and decided to explore. It turns out the pyramid, which was once a sports arena, had been turned into a 535,00 square foot Bass Pro Shops complex, which includes several shops, a hotel, several dining options, and tons of family fun! Opened in 2015, there is plenty to buy- and plenty to see and learn.

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10 Places We Love in Tennessee

Upfront disclosure: There is so much that we have not seen across the 400 miles of Tennessee. However, last summer, we had a lot of fun exploring the Volunteer State. Driving from New England, we made stops in Pigeon Forge, Nashville, and Memphis. Here are 10 places we loved:

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10 Kid Friendly Ways to Explore Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee is widely known as the Home of Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll. Located on on the Mississippi River, in southwestern Tennessee, the downtown area is filled with plenty of chances to sample barbecue and a wide variety of music, making it a popular destination for couples and groups of friends looking to have a good time. However, as I planned for a summer road trip stopping in Tennessee, I quickly discovered that Memphis also has a lot to offer for families.

Start by going to memphistravel.com. It’s full of helpful suggestions for where to go, what to do, and where to stay. They’ve even categorized lists such as “Weird Things to Do” and “Best Barbecue.” I found the website incredibly useful in planning our visit. Here are some of our suggestions:

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