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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission
"Starting from your downtown Memphis hotel your friendly fun professional guide will take you on narrated sightseeing tour by mini-coach. Cruise down Beale Street and Cotton Row and travel along the Mississippi River and through Victorian Village where you’ll see homes built in the 1800s. See statues of Elvis Presley and BB King and pass the National Civil Rights Museum located in the Lorraine Hotel
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City of Memphis Tour
"Explore Memphis with us!   We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you back off after the tour is over.   You will see the following places during your 2.5 hour excursion on our shuttle bus.  We will do a drive by of Downtown Memphis and the ""Might Stroll down Beale Street hear some Blues see Cotton Row Victorian Village these are homes built in the early 1800's check out the TWO KINGS BB King and Elvis Presley at the I-40 Welcome Center Lorraine Hotel (the site of Dr. King assassination)
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City of Memphis Tour
"Explore Memphis with us!   We will pick you up from your hotel and drop you back off after the tour is over.   You will see the following places during your 2.5 hour excursion on our shuttle bus.  We will do a drive by of Downtown Memphis and the ""Might Stroll down Beale Street hear some Blues see Cotton Row Victorian Village these are homes built in the early 1800's check out the TWO KINGS BB King and Elvis Presley at the I-40 Welcome Center Lorraine Hotel (the site of Dr. King assassination)
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Pyramid Tips (8)

The Pyramid

This is what makes the Memphis Skyline unique. This arena down by the river was once home to the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, It later fell on hard times before it was converted to a Bass Pro shop sporting goods store.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 04, 2016

Pyramid Arena

Made famous for the Tyson Lewis fight, this is a unique sporting arena. Well worth a look or try and catch an event there.

I took in the WWE (stop laughing) whiich was good fun.

I heard that the area has now closed down or is being turned into a mall or something.

Shame.

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boltonian
Apr 09, 2008

Memphis Pyramid Under Construction

OK, A little pun intended, there is construction going on underneath the Pyramid in this photo. The Pyramid, itself, has been completed for years now, since 1991. Construction, on the other hand, is never-ending in Memphis, so be prepared for possible (no, definite) delays, and plan accordingly. If you just look around, surely you must see the orange and white barrels with flashing lights scattered across the city, during your visit here. I don't think you can miss them.

The Pyramid is a 32-story, 20,000 seat arena used for a variety of events including concerts and basketball games. It was home to our Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis basketball teams, but now that the FedEx Forum has been completed, the Memphis Grizzlies games are played exclusively there, as that was the entire reason for building the new arena.

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Elena_007
Mar 27, 2005

Wonders at the Pyramid in Memphis

The Memphis Pyramid is one of the third largest pyramids in the world, and is taller that the statue of Liberty or Taj Mahal. The base covers 360,000 sq. ft. and is larger than six American football fields. Inside, there is actually more than a half a million square feet of usable space.

The Pyramid is also home to the Wonders exhibits. The latest attraction was the Masters of Florence: Glory and Genius at the Court of the Medici, featuring works by Michaelangelo, Leonardo daVinci, Raphael, and others. It was on display from April 22- October 3, 2004. Masters of Florence

Coming soon ...

April 22- October 30, 2005 will feature The Art of Motorcycles, including motorcycles from around the world, some of them dating back 25 years before cars were invented.
The Art of Motorcycles

Open daily from 9am - 7pm, including holidays.
Admission prices:
$15.00 Adults
$14.00 Seniors
$6.00 Children 5-12

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Elena_007
Mar 27, 2005
 
 
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The Pyramid

The Pyramid in downtown Memphis was built for the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team who started playing there when it opened in 1991. It has since been coined "The Tomb of Doom." Since Memphis inherited the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team we have just finished building a new arena called the FedEx Forum. It was debated for some time that the University of Memphis basketball team should be able to play at the FedEx Forum as well because upkeep for the Pyramid will cost them more than if they just moved to the FedEx Forum. The original plan in the contract stated that the UofM would stay in the Pyramid for the life of the Pyramid, but it has now been overruled they have moved to the FedEx Forum. Since the University of Memphis Tigers left the Pyramid, they have yet to decide what they will do with the Pyramid, but I will keep you posted. In the meantime I'm sure they will continue to use it for concerts & other special events.

If you wonder why we built an arena shaped as a pyramid you must look at the history of Memphis. Memphis was actually named for a city in Egypt. I suppose this is because they are both cities on very large rivers.

This Pyramid also houses the Wonders Exhibit which brings wonders of the world to Memphis each year. This year it is on THE MASTERS OF FLORENCE: Glory & Genius in the Court of the Medici and will be in Memphis from April 23 - October 3, 2004.

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myrtle
Oct 17, 2004

...

PYRAMID ARENA
AT 321 FEET, THIS IS LARGEST PYRAMID IN THE WORLD
IS A 20 MNS VIDEO PRESENTATION OF THIS SYMBOL.
BACK THIS PYRAMID SOME BLOCKS AWAY IT IS
BEALE ST ALL SOUTHERN CUISINE
HARD ROCK CAFE, ELVIS PRESLEY RESTAURANT.

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Malinduli
Sep 11, 2002

See the 'Czars' exhibit at the...

See the 'Czars' exhibit at the Pyramid. It's there until Sept 2002. It very well done - like a whole semester of Russian History and Art crammed into a 2-3 hour visit. If you are in Memphis this summer and you see decorated large-scale Faberge Eggs around town (a la Chicago Cows) they are related to this.

salway
Aug 26, 2002

The Pyramid !!!

I think this is a cool looking building, it sits on the Mississippi River. The Pryamid is 32 stories high and features sports-music, and special events. Right off Highway 40.

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Dec 07, 2007
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"Home of the Blues & Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll"
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"Graceland, Music, and BBQ!"
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"Ducks, Grizzlies and Kings"
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"Down Home Memphis Hospitality & Pride"
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Things to Do Near Pyramid

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Riverboats

There is a very steep hill to get to these. It really is not handicap accessible although some people who are handicap make it down there. In the fall on Sat is the only time when they have a dinner...
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Mud Island

Mud Island is located in the Mississippi River, in Downtown Memphis. Mud Island River Park was created in 1982, and you can easily get there on foot via the pedestrian bridge that connects Mud Island...
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Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel is a historic luxury hotel in Downtown Memphis. It was built in 1925, and for 40 years, it remained the place to be for wealthy locals and visitors. It went brankrupt in 1965 and was...
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Peabody Place

This indoor miniature golf course can be found on the second level inside Peabody Place in downtown Memphis. I just went for the first time the other day with some friends. It's all lit up by...
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Beale Street

William Christopher (W.C. Handy) is considered to be the "Father of the Blues" and is one of America's most influential songwriters ever. The humble, two-bedroom shotgun house in which he, his wife,...
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Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre, located on South Main St. at the corner of Beale in Memphis, Tennessee, was built in 1928 and is one of the few remaining "movie palaces" of the 1920s. The theatre presents a...
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Getting to Pyramid

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One Auction Avenue, Downtown Memphis

Hours

  • Sunday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 22:00

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