Sightseeing in Midtown


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  • Art Center Supply Stores
    Art Center Supply Store's two classically trained master framers have 25 years of experience in matting, mounting, and encasing treasures. Acid-free, museum-quality conservation matting and framing preserves prints of baby's first whitewater rafting trip while inhibiting future wear and tear. Framing prices vary widely based on object and size, running from $3.95 per foot to $60 per foot for handmade Italian framing materials. Art Center’s border buffs also perform dry mounting, a technique reserved for water-sensitive prints in which heat bonds the artwork and mounting board together, similar to when a flock of rubber ducks fly too close to the sun.
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    1636 Union Ave
    Memphis, TN US
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
    Create your own sandwich combo at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, a local restaurant. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. The restaurant has catering services as well. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art provides easy access to an adjacent lot. A typical meal at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will set you back less than $30. All major credit cards are accepted.
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    1934 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN US
  • Memphis Zoo
    The Memphis Zoo offers plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with creatures big and small. Kids can explore an on-site farm populated with chickens, sheep, and miniature donkeys, or check out special exhibits that give them a chance to pet stingrays, ride camels, and even feed giraffes.
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    2000 Prentiss Pl
    Memphis, TN US
  • Rockin' Running Tours
    Mel Baddorf didn’t start out as a runner. He used to be content cheering on his sons, who both scored college running scholarships, until he opened his own fitness club, lost 70 pounds, and discovered a love for fitness that endures to this day. That love is equaled by his enjoyment of sharing Memphis history with others, and Rockin' Running Tours pairs those passions as he leads athletic guests around the city at a calorie-burning pace. The informative tours range from 3–6 miles, with Mel adjusting the pace so everyone can keep up. Groups can set forth on their own tour of two to six people, or join up with other visitors for camaraderie as they discover Civil War history, explore Midtown Memphis, or see the downtown sights. Mel also maps out custom pub runs where groups sample microbrews and get in touch with the city’s livelier side. Each guest receives a post-run bottle of water and a snack, as well as a souvenir T-shirt ideal for throwing on in lieu of a shower.
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    1980 Union Avenue
    Memphis, TN US
  • Woodruff-Fontaine House
    Successful carriage maker Amos Woodruff began construction on his Memphis home in 1870, designing the property in French Victorian style with a mansard roof and cypress woodwork and flooring. A year later, the mansion hosted the wedding of Amos's daughter, Mollie, marking the first public event and first of countless weddings to be held on the property. Cotton factor Noland Fontaine owned the dwelling after Amos; following the death of Noland and his wife, the home became an art school and then a vacant building until the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities acquired the space in 1961. Nestled among magnolia trees, the restored mansion still shelters handwritten autographs and memories of the craftsmen who helped erect the building. Just as it did for Mollie Woodruff, the property also continues to host weddings and special events with a front lawn that accommodates up to 250 visitors. A collection of more than 1,000 pieces of Victorian-era fashion, such as wedding gowns, undergarments, overgarments, and stiletto horseshoes, can be found in the home. The clothing display changes several times throughout the year along with the museum's rotating exhibitions.
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    680 Adams Ave.
    Memphis, TN US
  • Sun Studio
    At this little brick studio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley all got their recording start. Today, visitors can tour the hallowed site where modern musicians still come to cut albums, see where Jerry Lee stubbed out his cigar on the studio piano, and even stand on the very spot Elvis stood during his first recording session.
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    706 Union Ave
    Memphis, TN US
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