Family Fun Around Memphis


1. Shelby Farms Hyde Lake- bring frisbee and kite, or your own boat to paddle. Picnic or sit under the visiotr center

2. Shelby Farms- hike, bike, fish, Discovery Playground, lake with paddle boat rentals

3. Lichterman Nature Center- FREE Tuesdays 1pm-close. Museums, hiking trails

4. Pink Palace- FREE Tuesdays 1pm-close

5. Memphis Zoo- FREE Tuesdays 1pm-close

6. Greenline- Bike, run, walk, roller blade- Memphis Mural a few miles west of Shelby Farms

7. Dixon Art Gallery- FREE Saturdays 10am-12pm/ Tuesdays-pay what you can

8. Brookes Museum- Pay What You Can all day  Wednesday

9. Peabody Ducks Walk- 11am & 5pm

10. Trolley Nights- Art galleries are open and rides are free from 6pm-9pm betweeen the Orpheum and Central Station

11. Walk Beale Street(early evening)- Beale Street Flippers, Walk of Fame, Historic Distric

12. Mud Island River Park- Riverwalk and wade pool is free. 

13. Wolf River Nature Center- secluded walkway with nature stations like Turtle Bayou, Butterfly Gardens, and meadows

14. Story Times- Barnes and Noble, Libraries

15. Overton Park- Rainbow Lake and Playground & Overton Bark dog park and Old Forrest Trails

16. Levitt Shell Concerts- summer and fall

17. Riverbluff River Walk- walk across the lighted bridge! 4 th Bluff Pop Ups

18. Tom Lee Park- Play frisbee with the kids and watch the sunset over the river and bridge

19. Downtown- Take a picture on front of the Elvis Statue in front of the Orpheum

20. Memphis in May BBQ Fest- go on Friends and Family Night with someone you know who has a booth. 

21. Skate Park behind Houston High School, playground and running trails

22. Crystal Shrine Grotto at Memorial Gardens

23. Civil Rights Museum- free Mondays after 3pm

24. Memphis Murals photo ops- list on addresses here and here and here

25. Walk or bike the Big River Crossing -info here

26. Play outdoor games after you eat at Overton Square

27. canoe or kayak Wolf River - secret... paddle one of the long inlets to the left to a bridge with graffiti. Take a picture with a loved one with the love art quote

28.  Walk around the Bass Pro Pyramid and museum inside. Scuba diver feed at 10am and 5pm

29. Beale Street Landing playground

30. Memphis Tiger Sculptures- 100 of them around town. Take Pictures with a few on campus. Scavenger hunt around town for the rest

31. Hike Shelby Forrest. Camp if you are  for an adventure. 

Fun Places

1. Golf and Games Memphis- 6pm-close/ $20.00 for four- unlimited putt-putt, $5 game room tokens, popcorn and drink. For $10 add a pizza and 4 drinks.

2. Memphis Paintball Park

3. Laser Quest

4. Redbirds Game- sit on the grassy area for $5 each. Bring money for boardwalk games and foods

5. Memphis Rock-N-Romp-  $5 per adult, kids free/ Local music, local foods(free)

6. Orpheum- Kids shows 

7. Playhouse on the Square- They have fun shows like Peter Pan

8. Fed Ex Forum- Memphis Grizzlies or Tigers Games( Stub Hub has $5 tickets often)

9. Memphis Botanic Gardens- Big Backyard is specifically for kids

10. Incredible Pizza Company- 

11. Children's Museum of Memphis

12. Shelby Farms Stable- horse back riding available

13. A. Schwab on Beale Street- walk around this interesting old time store and have a milkshake from their Soda Fountain

14. Skyzone- indoor trampoline park

15. Andy B's Bowling

16. Cordova Skating Rink

17. Carriage Ride- 

18. Pump It Up

19. Imax movie at the Pink Palace

20. Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace

21. Chucalisa

22. Memphis Rock-N-Soul Museum

23. Gibson Guitar Factory tours

24. Graceland

25. Delta Fair and Music Festival

26. Memphis Skate Park at Tobey Park

27. Mid-South Ice House- Olive Branch

28. KROC Center

29. Crossfire Commando

30. Mississippi River Airboat Rides

31. Belz Museum of Asian and Judiac Art

32. S/mores at Kooky Knucks

33. Bass Pro elevator - fee waved if eating in restaurant

34. Walk Beale St during the day- butterfly mural and Schwab Milkshake and Tater Reds

35. Carriage ride downtown- 40 dollars/hr

36. Railgarten - kids play/ ice cream, drinks, food

37. Children Mueum carousel

38. walk around Crosstown Concourse and eat ice ream, lunch, or snack

39. Stax Museum - children 8 and under always free

40. Swim at Kroc Center

41. Play video games and Rec Room during day

42. Jerrys Sno Cones

43. surprise kids- put in pj's like they are going to bed the get Donuts at Gibsons. used to be a discount after 11pm. call to confirm that

44. bike Greenline to Cheffies, have lunch and Gelato

45. Order and assortment of bundtini's from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Wont disappoint. 

46. Drive In movies. Take bug spray in summertime