Tours in New South Memphis


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  • Segway of Memphis
    Established: 2012 Handicap Accessible: No Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Reservations/Appointments: Required Most popular offering: Two Hour Downtown Historical Segway Tour Pro Tip: The Segway is incredibly easy and fun to ride! Q&A with Jason, Manager What sets your business apart from your competition? We are the #1 ranked tour company on TripAdvisor.com and the only tour company that is based in the world famous Peabody Hotel. We are environmentally friendly, and the only tour in the city of Memphis that can ride down the center of Beale Street as well as riding on various streets and sidewalks. Segway of Memphis Tours is the most adventurous and interactive tour available in Memphis. What was the inspiration for starting this business? We love Segways and we love Memphis history. That was the inspiration for starting this tour company. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? As far as we know, we are the only Segway tour company in the United States that issues each rider a complimentary Segway ID card with the rider's picture on it. Part of the fun of riding a Segway is showing people that you did it, right? What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer? On more than one occasion, at the end of a tour, guests have said "This was the most fun that I have had in years." What?s your favorite part about your job? Besides teaching thousands of first time riders how to effortlessly operate a revolutionary battery powered machine, our favorite element of our job is the people that we take out on tour. It's all about the people, and without our riders, we wouldn't be in business.
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    149 Union Avenue
    Memphis, TN US
  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens
    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.
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    4339 Park Ave.
    Memphis, TN US
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    There's a good reason Elmwood Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places. The city’s oldest cemetery serves as the final resting place for important figures, from Confederate generals to known outlaws. Yet a stroll across its grounds reveals more than familiar names: Gothic and Victorian tombstones join an oak- and magnolia-filled arboretum that doubles as a bird sanctuary.
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    824 S Dudley St
    Memphis, TN US
  • Backbeat Tours
    Backbeat’s professional storytellers share the origins of some of Memphis’s most intense hauntings. The two-hour walking tour brings guests to a former brothel, a haunted theater, and a piano reportedly possessed by the undead.
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    140 Beale St
    Memphis, TN US
  • The Cotton Museum
    In the pre-computer age, wagons and trucks loaded with cotton samples once flooded Front Street, where cotton traders graded, bought, sold, and shipped their wares on the floor of the private Memphis Cotton Exchange. Formerly off-limits to everyone but members and their guests, the restored 3,000-square-foot room?adorned with ornate architectural flourishes from 1924 and a 30-foot ceiling?opened to the public as The Cotton Museum in 2006. Through documentary films and exhibits, the institution traces the history of the exchange and the impact of cotton on culture and society. The museum's oral-history project collects testimonials from merchants, mill workers, and sharecroppers, and its hall of fame honors innovative industry leaders who turned to cotton after unsuccessful attempts at lassoing clouds. Outside, a 30-minute self-guided walking tour highlights nine historical stops around Front Street, whereas the Exploration Hall's interactive indoor exhibit, The Changing World of Cotton, describes industry advances in mechanization and environmental sustainability.
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    65 Union Avenue
    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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    Riverside Drive and Beale Street
    Memphis, TN US

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