With school about to be back in session, I thought it would be a great time to bring back the Things To Do posts. Since I homeschool, I like to find fun and educational places for field trips. Check out my list below of things to do with kids in Memphis and make sure to check back as I will be adding more cities.
So what is there for a family to do in Memphis? This list is not limited to just things to do with kids. Enjoy and Happy Exploring!
Located inside the Pyramid in Downtown Memphis. With aquariums, ponds, shopping, bowling, restaurants you can find yourself spending a couple hours here. Inside the Bass Pro Shops you’ll find:
- Big Cypress Lodge a with 103-room wilderness hotel.
- Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. It’s a nautical-themed restaurant, bar with a saltwater aquarium, and a 13-lane bowling alley.
- The Lookout & Glass Observation Deck. You can ride the world’s tallest freestanding elevator to the top of the Pyramid. Grab drinks and a bite to eat at the Lookout and take in the view of the city from the observation deck.
- Aquarium & Fish Feeding
- Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center
- Beretta Fine Gun Center
- Archery Range & Pistol Range
Address: 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105
Permanent exhibit galleries include 3 Asian, 1 Judaic, and the Holocaust Memorial Gallery. Special exhibits are semi-annual.
Address: 119 South Main Street, Concourse Level, Memphis, TN 38103
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. are on display. There are always special exhibits throughout the year on display. On the third Thursday of the month (fall & spring) is Homeschool Days.
Address: 1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Learning and fun in one place making it a great place to take a homeschool field trip! Inside exhibits include American Airways, bank, engine house, grocery store, going places, earthquake table, railroad safety, Mississippi River Time Square, tornado, and more. Outside exhibits include dinosaur dig, playspace, H20H! Splash park, and bankshot basketball.
Address: 2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Pizza and games! The Cordova location also has a toddler play area. There are a few locations in the area.
3649 Hickory Hill Rd., Memphis, TN 38115
1636 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38108
7178 DeSoto Cove, Horn Lake, MS 38637
Stand on the floor where cotton traders once stood at the center of the cotton economy.
Address: 65 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Explore the arts and horticulture. There are 8-10 exhibits every year. There is a public garden that includes woodland trees, cutting gardens, and formal spaces.
Address: 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
The Fire Museum has one of the largest collections of fire-related artwork and artifacts.
Address: Fire Engine House No. 1, 118 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Elvis Presley fan or not, this is a place to visit. Check out Graceland Mansion, Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits, Elvis The Entertainer Career Museum, and step aboard Elvis’ airplanes. Grab lunch at Gladys’ Diner and eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich, one of Elvis’ favorites or Vernon’s Smokehouse.
Address: 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
Fun for the whole family. Eat and play! All-You-Can-Eat buffet with gluten-free and vegan pizza.
Address: 1245 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN
An urban nature center in the heart of metropolitan Memphis.
Address: 5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119
Fun, food, and more fun! Bowling, laser tag, gravity ropes, and more. You can also book birthday parties and group events.
Address: 7219 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis, TN
You and your friends enter one of the themed game rooms, you have 60 minutes to figure out how to escape. You’ll have to find clues, solve puzzles, and investigate everything to make it out. But can you do it before time is up?
Address: 5707 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN 38119
This is a really nice zoo. We have been here many times. If you live here or just visiting, it is a place to visit.
Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112
Ride the monorail for an opportunity to see downtown Memphis, the Mississippi River and Mud Island River Park from above. The Mississippi River Museum has 18 galleries that showcase 10,000 years of history in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
Address: 125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Make sure to check the calendar for the latest shows. Beautiful theatre inside.
Address: 203 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Has a collection of educational, historic, and technological attractions.
Address: 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
4,500 acres making it one of the largest urban parks in the country. Spend the day biking, walking, running, or hiking. There is Woodland Discovery Playground for the little ones to run and have fun.
Address: 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134
Ready to jump!!! Freestyle jump, sky slam, ultimate dodgeball, foam zone, ultimate volleyball.
Address: 5355 Distriplex Farms Sr. Ste 102, Memphis, TN 38141
Have a favorite place you like to hang out at? Let me know in the comments.
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