FUN STUFF 

TO DO IN MEMPHIS

Museums & Such


• Children’s Museum of Memphis 
• Memphis Zoo
• Dixon Gallery & Gardens 
• Brooks Museum of Art 
• Pink Palace Museum 
• Fire Museum of Memphis
• Mud Island River Park (open April – October) 
• C.H. Nash Museum at the Chucalissa Archaeological Site
• Sharpe Planetarium
• National Ornamental Metal Museum
• The Cotton Museum
• Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum 
• Graceland 
• Music: Stax Museum of American Soul Music | Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum | Blues Hall of Fame
• Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

Indoor Fun

• Bass Pro Shops: aquariums, ponds, gun shooting range, archery range, small arcade, Ducks Unlimited hunting museum

Dave and Buster's: arcade games

• The Rec Room: arcade/game room 

• Golf & Games Family Park: (aka Putt Putt): miniature golf, BattleZone (water fight), Sky Trail, arcade, batting cages, go karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and more.
• Pump It Up (Bartlett): indoor inflatables 
• Indoor Arcade Games: Incredible Pizza Chuck E. Cheese (Chuck E. Cheese in Cordova has a toddler play area)

• Kid’s Play: indoor preschooler fun 

• Bowling: Winchester Bowl | Cordova Bowling Center | Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes | Andy B’s (Bartlett) | FunQuest (Collierville) | Bass Pro Shops |
• Main Event Entertainment: bowling, arcade, laser tag, billiards, restaurant
• Roller Skating: Cordova Skate Center  
• Ice Skating: Mid-South Ice House (Olive Branch) | Memphis Zoo on Ice (mid-November – late January) | Fourth Bluff Ice Rink (seasonal)
• FunQuest (Collierville) roller skating, bowling, laser tag
• Indoor Trampolines: SkyZone Memphis | Jumping World  | GetAir 
• Indoor rock climbing: ClimBRIDGES | Memphis Rox

• Autobahn Indoor Speedway 

• Arts & Crafts: Seize The Clay paint your own pottery, glass fusing | Paint a Piece paint your own pottery | The Art House | The Art Project drop-in kid art studio 

• Escape Rooms: Memphis Escape Rooms | I Escaped! Memphis

Playgrounds/Outdoor Fun

• Recommended playgrounds
• Shelby Farms Park and Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms 

• Horses: Shelby Farms Park Stables | Showcase Equestrian Center (Eads)

• Lichterman Nature Museum

• Shelby Farms Greenline | rent a bike on the greenline

• My Big Backyard at the Memphis Botanic Garden 

• Pools & Water Play Places

• Go fishing

• Memphis Skate Park: 10,000 square foot park at Tobey Field (near Central and Hollywood)
• Paintball: Paintball Park | CHF Paintball (Hernando, MS) | Battlefront Lasertag & Paintball at Shelby Farms Park
• Boating: Canoe or kayak the Wolf River (rentals available) | rent a paddle boat, take an airboat on the Mississippi River
• Farms: Menagerie Farms (Collierville) | Cedar Hill Farm (Hernando, MS)
• Go Ape Treetop Adventure (Shelby Farms Park): open March – October 
• Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: Crazy Dash Digital Adventures | 3Quest Challenge | Wacky Walks

Bookstores, Toy Stores & Libraries

• Knowledge Tree: toys, homeschool and teacher supplies, storytimes, Lego and Star Wars events
• Village Toymaker: toys, storytimes
• East Memphis area library branches:

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Poplar-White Station Branch Library
Randolph Branch Library

Sports to Watch

• Memphis Grizzlies: professional basketball
• Memphis Redbirds: minor league baseball  
• Memphis Roller Derby: All-female, amateur, flat-track roller derby league
• Memphis Blast: Minor-league football
• University of Memphis Tigers: You name it, they play it
• Mississippi Riverkings: Professional minor league ice hockey team, part of the Central Hockey League. Games are in Southhaven, MS. 
• Memphis Polo Club: A 30 minute drive from East Memphis, the Memphis Polo Club plays and trains on 200 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside. Weekend tournaments are open to the public.
• Memphis International Speedway

Other Stuff That’s Fun

• Peabody Ducks
• Main Street Trolley  
• Wolfchase Galleria (Germantown): six screen cinema, carousel and jump area, and a play area for toddlers.  

Movies, Theaters, Music & Shows

• Movies: Malco Theaters including the Summer Drive In | Palace Cinema 
• Pink Palace IMAX Theater
• The Orpheum
• Buckman Performing Arts Center
• Germantown Performing Arts Center
• Playhouse on the Square
• Theatre Memphis
• Levitt Shell 
• Hattiloo Theater
• Harrell Performing Arts Center
• Germantown Community Theater
• The Cannon Center
• FedExForum