Memphis Downtowner March/April 2017 : Page 8

ACBL BRIDGE MUSEUM 6575 Windchase • Horn Lake, MS 662-253-3100 • Home to one of the world's largest collections of bridge-game memorabilia, the museum inside American Contract Bridge League's headquarters deals a winning hand of interactive displays that guide visitors through the oddities and notables of this game, which started in the 1930s. The ACBL Hall of Fame and the largest trump-indicator collection in North America round out the exhibits. The Peabody AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. 901-757-7777 • The world's largest urban agricultural research, education, and conservation facility, the Agricenter annually attracts 1.3 million visitors who enjoy concerts, expos, trade shows, rodeos, horse shows, a fair, and a circus! During the summer, shop the oldest-running seasonal farmers market in the state. In autumn, thread through the incredible Mid-South Corn Maze. In spring, pick your own strawberries. Year-round, discover even more! courtesy Peabody AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY 901-654-2600 • tickets 888-749-5280 Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the largest and most luxurious steamboat in the world, while experiencing the history, heritage, and culture of America's heartland. Visit charming towns and vibrant river cities, explore historic ports of call, and relax amid magnificent amenities. All aboard! floored observation decks. BEALE STREET ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT 901-529-0999 • 901-526-0117 • Home of the Blues with a taste of soul and rock 'n' roll. Historic Beale Street has three blocks of Tennessee's best restaurants, specialty shops, and entertainment venues. Named America's Most Iconic Street via a USA Today poll, Beale Street plays host to millions of visitors each year. Providing live music every night and special events annually for more than a century. AUTOZONE PARK B.B. King and Union • 901-721-6000 Home of the Memphis Redbirds baseball team, Triple-A affiliate of the 11-time world champion St. Louis Cardinals, this state-of-the-art stadium offers behind-the-scenes tours that include the press box, clubhouse, and training facilities. Voted Top Minor League Ballpark in 2009 by Baseball America, AutoZone Park hits a grand slam with its all-inclusive club areas, picnic terrace, baseball-themed children’s play area, party decks, luxury suites, and multiple HD video boards. Batter up! BEALE STREET LANDING 251 Riverside at Beale • 901-312-9190 Where Memphis meets the river, this grand civic space places the untamed beauty of the Mississippi within arm's reach. Amenities are included for biking, walking, playing, picnicking, and daydreaming. Casual dining, sunsets over the Mississippi River, a play area with water features, and an eco-friendly design make the Memphis riverfront an inviting space. At the foot of world-famous Beale Street, just north of Tom Lee Park. BACKBEAT TOURS 143 Beale • 901-527-9415 tickets: 877-230-0331 • Tours as unique and unconventional as Memphis itself. Every tour is an entertainment extravaganza complete with music, comedy, and laughter. Daily sightseeing tours to suit every interest, including the live-music Memphis Mojo Tour, Graceland Tour, and Memphis Discovery Tour — as well as the Historic Memphis Walking Tour and evening Ghost Tour. All tours led by professional guides who create one-of-a-kind touring experiences. BELZ MUSEUM OF ASIAN & JUDAIC ART 119 S. Main • 901-523-ARTS "The Jade Museum" encompasses 24,000 square feet of exhibition space and more than 1,400 objects. Five permanent galleries include three Asian galleries with intricately carved jade sculptures, crafted enamelware, objects of ivory, and impressive ceremonial and historical pieces. The Judaic Gallery features modern metalwork, Russian lacquer boxes, paintings, and photographs. The Holocaust Memorial Gallery tells the stories of survivors and liberators from Tennessee. The museum also features fossils, minerals, and textiles. MEMPHIS The tourists are coming — and, oh! the places they ’ll go! by Terre Gorham 8 DOWNTOWNER MAGAZINE | MARCH/APRIL 2017 TO BASS PRO SHOPS 1 Bass Pro Shops Drive • 800-227-7776 This 535,000-square-foot immersive retail experience and grand hotel offers something for everyone, from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking for fun. Pyramid guests can explore a cypress swamp environment, towering cypress trees, 10 aquariums, alligator habitat, specialty shops, and restaurants. Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl offers 13 lanes of underwater-themed bowling. Ride the tallest freestanding glass elevator in America, 28 stories, and stand on glass-BIG RIVER CROSSING Harahan Bridge at Channel 3 Drive The longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi river is also the country's longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. At 1 mile long, it serves as a connection between Downtown Memphis and West Memphis, AR. Featuring

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