Grown-ups know that Memphis is full of fun – but kids (and their parents) will find it equally full of attractions that entertain.
While many of Memphis's attractions - Graceland, the National Civil Rights Museum and others - are appealing for children, kids will discover that the city is full of attractions seemingly created just for them.
The Memphis Zoo is our absolute favorite spot to take the kids. With exhibits that let young ones get close up and personal with the animals, and everything from grizzly bears to panda bears and wolves, the zoo is a treat for the entire family. The Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid, opened in spring 2015, is an ultimate family destination that combines the outdoor and sporting goods retailer with a bowling alley, cypress swamp (seriously!), gun and archery ranges, an aquarium and more.
Kids of all ages can learn all about the history of the city - and the Mighty Mississippi - at the the Mud Island River Park /Mississippi River Museum, ride around downtown on the historic trolley, explore the Wolf River on a greenline and visit buffalo at Shelby Farms. No trip to Memphis is complete without a visit to the historic Peabody Hotel, where the resident ducks march to and from their rooftop palace every morning and afternoon. And there's no better place in town than the old-fashioned five-and-dime called A. Schwab's - right on Beale Street, and full of souvenirs from a trip the the Bluff City.
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