Things To Do In Memphis

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at FedEx Forum on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$56 $34

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Tickets for Two Adults with Option for Tickets for Two Children to The Mid-South Maze (Up to 50% Off)

The Mid-South Maze

Memphis

Wander the wending passageways of a family-friendly corn maze that’s been carved to create an image from a bird’s-eye view

$24 $12

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Outing for Four or Six at India Fest on Saturday, November 1 (40% Off)

India Fest

Agricenter International

Visitors experience the flavors and sights of India through food, art, and music at the diverse community's annual festival

$20 $12

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Hour of Trampoline Jumping for 2 or 4, or Birthday Party for 10 at Sky Zone (Up to 49% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sky Zone Memphis

Memphis

An hour of fun fitness in facility with trampolines as far as the eye can see; parties include pizza and soda

$34 $19

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BYOB Flame-Working or Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Studio 1688 (Up to 56% Off)

Studio 1688

Grahamwood Neighborhhod Association

Artist Teresa White leads beginners through four styles of glass-working workshops, each including materials

$100 $49

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Envision Memphis (Up to 62% Off)

Envision Memphis

Downtown Medical Center

Students torch calories and build strength and muscle tone in yoga, boot-camp, Insanity, or kickboxing classes

$50 $19

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BYOB Painting Night for 1, 2, 4, or 15 at QBHome Paint & Sip Studio (Up to 63% Off)

QB Home Paint & Sip Studio

Downtown Medical Center

Featured artists guide groups through the step-by-step re-creation of a painting while participants sip a favorite beverage

$45 $23

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$13 for $25 Toward Girls Basketball Training at Patosha Jeffery Basketball

Patosha Jeffery Basketball

Memphis

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 $13

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Three-Hour Introduction to Mosaic Art Class for One or Two at Kristi Duckworth – Garden Path Studio (Up to 64% Off)

Kristi Duckworth - Garden Path Studio

Memphis

Students learn to cut and arrange colorful materials to create a mosaic picture frame or candleholder

$125 $49

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7 or 14 Bellydance Classes for One or Two at Memphis Raqs (Up to 53% Off)

Memphis Raqs

Studio 708

Bellydance instructors teach hypnotizing hip and stomach isolations, then help students to master basic dance-routine choreography

$80 $39

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One Month of Group Ballroom Dance Lessons or 10 Zumba Classes at Cat's Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

Cat's Ballroom

Memphis

Rub elbows with other budding dancers during highly social group ballroom lessons; blast calories during upbeat Zumba classes

$60 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Paula’s Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Paula's Yoga

Memphis

Students focus on form and breathing in one-hour Viniyoga classes held at Mullins United Methodist Church

$80 $25

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Five 45-Minute Group Dance Classes for an Individual or Couple at Blue Suede Ballroom (70% Off)

Blue Suede Ballroom

Memphis

Dance instructors guide students through Latin and ballroom steps such as salsa, swing, tango, and many other dances

$50 $15

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Try Scuba Introductory Experience for One, Two, or Four at The Dive Shop of Memphis (Up to 51% Off)

The Dive Shop

Memphis

Instructors cover role and usage of equipment, as well as diving tips, before jumping into a heated pool and putting new knowledge to use

$100 $49

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One or Two E-Memberships for One Year at Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

17 acres of lush English gardens surround 2,000-piece museum collection of Impressionist paintings & rotating exhibits

$20 $11

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Museum Visit for 2, 4, or 10 at The Cotton Museum (Up to 76% Off)

The Cotton Museum

Downtown Medical Center

Museum showcases the cotton industry's past and future through interactive exhibits, documentary films, and oral histories

$20 $8

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Finally Fit - Memphis (59% Off)

Finally Fit - Memphis

Handy Park

Trainer with 10 years of experience helps clients get healthy and reach their fitness goals during high-energy boot camps

$120 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Self Defense and Fitness Classesfor One or Two at Mid-South Krav Maga (Up to 74% Off)

Mid-South Krav Maga

Fenwick Road Neighborhood Association

Krav Maga and fitness kickboxing classes build strength and self-defense skills through martial-arts exercises

$129 $37

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While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

7715 US Highway 70
Memphis,
TN
US

The interactive exhibits and programs compiled by the Pink Palace Family of Museums reinforce a mission that has stayed constant for 80 years: to "inspire people to learn how history, science, technology, and nature shape the Mid-South." Attached to Clarence Saunders' mansion built in the 1920s, the museum's permanent exhibits take an eclectic approach to chronicling the past, revealing everything from ancient fossils to contemporary southern history. Inside, visitors can chart the history of Memphis from the early Spanish explorers through the Civil War or walk through a replica of Saunders' original Piggly Wiggly—the country’s first self-service grocery store, and even see a shrunken head. Global adventures are chronicled on a four-story screen at the CTI-IMAX theater, and the Sharpe Planetarium explores the cosmos from the comfort of a 130-seat theater.

Traveling to east Memphis, one can discern the natural side of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Lichterman Nature Center encompasses 65 acres of lush gardens filled with native wildflowers, trees, and wildlife. The center combines self-guided nature walks with plant sales and educational activities to expose visitors to the natural world.

4161 Park Avenue
Memphis,
TN
US

In January 2012, Amanda Gonzales and Edgar Mendez—a former principal dancer and choreographer for the Los Rumberos dance company—founded Madison Dance Studio to share their love of rhythmic movement with all ages. The duo and their team of talented instructors lead classes, including salsa and hip-hop, atop of a wood floor illuminated by floating party lights. In addition to helming belly-dance sessions, they channel Latin-inspired dance moves and global party beats in Zumba fitness classes. Amanda encourages ladies to confidently express themselves on club dance floors during her signature Hip Hop in Heels class.

After all hips have been shimmied and snaked according to U.S. government standards, students and instructors can rest atop the cushy sectional sofa while admiring the sky-blue chevron murals, which add a modern vibe to the room's exposed brick.

1555 Madison Avenue
Memphis,
TN
US

Most of the modern world is mapped—GPS devices capably guide people through entire road trips and atlases describe more terrain than most people could cover in an entire lifetime. While it's difficult to reawaken humanity’s sense of surprise and discovery, The Mid-South Maze is up for the challenge. Every year, the maze’s manufacturers spend months carving up their cornfield into clever patterns that, when viewed from the sky, might appear as a famed sports logo or the face of a long-departed pharaoh. On the ground, however, that pattern vanishes, leaving wanderers to use their wits to navigate the arching corn passageways.

The Mid-South Maze entertains with more than just its winding labyrinth. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, actors clad as ghostly apparitions haunt the herbaceous hallways of a spooky tractor ride. A giant jumping pillow launches kids skyward and gently cushions their falls, and a corn cannon fires ears of corn at targets up to 100 yards away. Anyone who hits a target wins a prize from one of the maze's sponsors and the right to eat nothing but popcorn balls until Thanksgiving.

7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis,
TN
US

The perfect frame can make a work of art leap off of a wall. For the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the overall layout frames a 2,000-piece museum with 17 acres of lush English gardens. Tulip-lined walkways, scenic vistas, and the occasional sculpture surround visitors on tours of the Tennessee woodlands, where oaks and hickories climb towards the sky where all the good sunlight is. In total, more than 120 identified species of trees live and breathe within the gardens' level IV arboretum.

Even more sights await visitors behind the museum?s corinthian columns and brick fa?ade. Eight to ten rotating exhibitions a year hang alongside a permanent collection that touches on paper works, sculptures, and paintings by French and American impressionists?from Claude Monet to Mary Cassatt. Beyond these ever-present attractions, the museum also hosts live performances, educational programs, and other special events.

4339 Park Ave.
Memphis,
TN
US

The Ranges
  • 10-lane shooting gallery in Jackson
  • Memphis's shooting range has 9 50-foot lanes and 14 82-foot lanes
The Rentals
  • Pistols and revolvers from manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson
  • Rifles from manufacturers such as Ruger
  • Shotguns from manufacturers such as Remington
  • Automatic firearms
  • Automatic firearms and long guns are not allowed in the permit class; handguns will be available for rent, but specific makes and models are not guaranteed
At a Glance

Range USA's staff's goal is not only to school students in responsible gun ownership, but also to create a communal environment. Instructors teach classes ranging from basic handgun and advanced tactical training to programs designed specifically for women and youths. When spending a day at Range USA, the facility's own 1776 Deli & Eatery keeps hunger from interfering with focus. Prior to your visit, check out the FAQ page, which anticipates visitors' questions.

2770 Whitten Rd
Memphis,
TN
US