If you have kids who have the summer off of school, you are probably looking for fun activities to do with them. Fortunately, Memphis, Tennessee has plenty of attractions to entertain. Visiting these attractions can be difficult if you are working on a tight budget. However, many of the museums and zoos of Memphis offer free admission to Tennessee residents during certain periods of the week. Here’s how and when to get into Memphis attractions for free!
The Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 species of animals, and you can see them all for free when you visit the Zoo after 2pm on Tuesdays.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum documents the events of one of the most important chapters of American history, and you can visit without charge on Mondays after 3 pm.
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Soul music is the true soul of the city of Memphis. This museum can be experienced for free on Tuesdays between 2pm and 7pm.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Soul music isn’t the only form of art that Memphis is known for. On Wednesdays between 10am and 8pm, guests can enter the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for an optional pay-what-you-can fee.
Let’s be honest: there’s never a lack of things to do in Memphis. But if you want to explore it outside the usual hotspots, here are some great events coming up in April that you can check out.
Overton Square Crawfish Festival – April 9th
This festival takes over the square with great music, large arts and crafts markets, and tons of crawfish.
30th Annual Africa in April – April 12th–17th
Africa in April transports you to Tanzania through food, fashions, music, arts & crafts, and more! It takes place on Beale Street over four days.
Bacon & Bourbon – April 16th
This event brings you two of Memphis’s greatest things: BBQ and bourbon. Hosted at Central Station, you’ll find every brand of bourbon imaginable and tons of bacon and BBQ. All proceeds go to the Memphis Farmers Market.
7th Annual Memphis Brewfest – April 16th
You can get brews on this day too, with American and international brews served at AutoZone Park. All proceeds benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
Beale Street Music Festival – April 29th–May 1st
This annual multi-day music festival hosts tons of headliners including Meghan Trainor, Train, Jason DeRulo, and the Barenaked Ladies.
We at Gossett VW of Germantown hope to see you at one of these great April events in Memphis!
The point of taking a road trip is to make memories, and what better way to do that than to visit these weird Tennessee travel destinations?
# 1 – International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum – Chattanooga
Chattanooga has come to be known over the years for being the one place a person can go and celebrate the tow truck. Not only is the largest tow truck factory in the world located here, but they’ve built a museum too!
# 2 – Giant Skinny Indian – Kingsport
It is really is just that: a giant, skinny Indian. He stands 30 feet tall in front of Pratt’s Restaurant and has done so for that last 40 years.
# 3 – Burgers Cooked in the World’s Oldest Grease – Memphis
Dyer’s Burgers has been using the same grease to fry its burgers for over a hundred years. They have to add new grease from time to time but it’s the same batch they’ve been using since 1912!
# 4 – World’s Shortest Highway Tunnel – Shady Valley
When a lumber company wanted a shorter route to town, they did what anyone would do: they blew a hole in a giant rock. That hole is now the World’s Shortest Highway Tunnel. To find it, take Highway 133 through Shady Valley. Pay attention though; it’s only a few feet wide.