Arts & Culture

  • Memphis Zoo
    Ranked #1 zoo in the U.S. by TripAdvisor (ranking based on visitor opinions). Featuring animated dinosaurs in March 2012.
  • National Civil Rights Museum
    Located in the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, the Museum traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to the present.
  • Elvis Presley's Graceland
    A National Historic Landmark, Graceland is visited by over 650,000 people a year from all over the world and serves as the centerpiece of the local tourism economy.
  • Brooks Museum of Art
    Varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present, the Brooks is located in the middle of Overton Park.
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens
    Specializing in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts, the Dixon is surrounded by 17 acres of stunning gardens.
  • Levitt Shell
    Located in the beautiful and expansive Overton Park featuring seasonal outdoor concert series.
  • Orpheum Theatre
    “Where Broadway Meets Beale” the Orpheum is the Mid-South’s premiere performing arts center with a packed calendar of Broadway productions.
  • Pink Palace Family of Museums
    A collection of various museums that educate Memphis about the technology, history, science and nature of the Mid-South.
  • Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
    Home to the only exhibition ever developed by the Smithsonian outside of Washington D.C., Rock ‘n’ Soul is located at legendary intersection of Highway 61, “Blues Highway,” and historic Beale Street.
  • Stax Museum
    The world’s only soul music museum, Stax Records alumni include music legends such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MG's, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas.
  • The Cotton Museum
    The museum tells the story of how Memphis came to be through several engaging exhibits, that help visitors understand Memphis’ art, history and music that shape the city’s culture have been influenced by the cotton industry .
  • Gibson Guitar Factory
    See how some of the world’s finest guitars are made for over 100 years—just off of Beale!
  • Ballet Memphis
    Named a National Treasure by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Memphis presents work the classic to the modern, the groundbreaking to the fairytale.
  • Freak Engine
    Memphis’ longest running improvisational theater variety show.
  • Hattiloo Theatre
    With Black theatre that is accessible, reflective, and relevant, Hattiloo is leading the charge for the dynamic arts district in Midtown.
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    World renowned Mei Ann Chen, Conductor, leads the Symphony’s meaningful musical experiences. Also known for Opus One, a musician-led series of eclectic music in non-traditional venues.
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum
    Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi river, the Metal Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork. 
  • New Ensemble Ballet
    A community school with a professional performing ensemble, New Ballet’s “Nut Remix” was named one of the country’s top three Nutcrackers by the New York Times.
  • Opera Memphis
    With a dynamic new director and sold out performances, Opera Memphis is experiencing a renaissance.
  • Playhouse on the Square
    In their gorgeous new Overton Square theater, Playhouse is a professional theater company that produces a challenging and diverse repertoire of theatrical work.
  • Theatre Memphis
    Providing outstanding theatrical experiences in East Memphis.
  • Voices of the South
    Creates, produces, and tours homegrown works of theatre that give voice to the southern perspective. They are best known for their hilarious NYC run of “Sister Myotis.


We love the feeling of acceptance and kindness we have found in Jewish Memphis - there is so much to do and explore in this diverse city!


Jeff and Abbey Cowens