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Please notice: This is an old info but I'm not sure they are still there. If you have any question please feel free to ask. Thanks. Updated: 11-9-2013



Top 10 Free Things to Do in Memphis

1. A. Schwab's

A. Schwab's is a dry goods store located at 163 Beale Street. The oldest surviving business on Beale, Schwab's has not changed much since it opened in 1876. Creaking hardwood floors and nickel candy are just part of its charm. An eclectic variety of goods such as voodoo accouterments, underwear, walking sticks, and souvenirs plus a museum upstairs, make A. Schwab's one of Memphis' best free destinations. The store's hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2. Peabody Ducks

Each day at 11:00 a.m. a procession of mallard ducks makes its way from the roof of the Peabody Hotel down to the Grand Lobby. Once there, a red carpet is rolled out and John Philip Sousa's King Cotton March begins to play. The ducks then march into the ornate fountain in the center of the lobby. At 5:00 p.m., the ceremony is reversed when the ducks return to their rooftop home. Though this may sound like an odd ritual, it has been a Memphis tradition since the 1930's.

3. Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery is Memphis' oldest active cemetery and is abundant with Memphis history. Its residents include Confederate and Union generals, mayors, governors, madames, outlaws, and spies. Additionally, the grounds of Elmwood are adorned with tombstones that are crumbling and moss-covered and tombstones that are gothic and breathtaking. The cemetery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4. South Main Historic District

The South Main Historic District in Downtown Memphis is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Park your car so that you can walk through the district and stop in at its many boutiques, art galleries, and unique eateries. If you would rather not walk, there is a free trolley tour of the district on the last Friday of every month from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

5. Mississippi River

Most of us long-time Memphians have come to take the Mighty Mississippi for granted. But the river is magnificent and a great place to visit for a walk, a picnic, or just some relaxation. The grassy banks, bumpy cobblestones, and paved walkways of the riverside can accommodate a variety of activities. For a romantic outing, take a moonlit stroll. Always remember to use caution when nearing the water's edge.

6. Crystal Shrine Grotto

Memorial Park is located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Nestled within this neatly manicured cemetery is the Crystal Shrine Grotto. The grotto, or cave, contains three dimensional scenes depicting the life of Jesus Christ. Regardless of your religious beliefs, you will likely appreciate the amazing artwork in the grotto.

7. The Art Museum of The University of Memphis

The Art Museum of The University of Memphis is one of the city's hidden cultural treasures. The museum features both permanent exhibits and revolving temporary exhibits. Some of the permanent collections include the Egyptian Antiquities collection, the Works on Paper collection, and the African collection. The museum is open Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed during university holidays and between temporary exhibits. These dates can be found on their website.

8. Wolf River Nature Area

The Wolf River Nature Area is another one of Memphis' lesser-known gems. The nature area is located on Wolf River Boulevard, just off of Germantown Road. It features tree-lined walking trails, nature stations such as Turtle Bayou, meadows, butterfly gardens, and information on wildlife conservation. The Wolf River Nature Area is usually fairly secluded and is a great place to exercise, to reflect, or to learn.

9. Graceland

No, Graceland has not done away with its admission fees. However, one of the most popular parts of Graceland is, and will always be, free. That famous entrance adorned with musical notes and the outlines of Elvis are the destination of many fans. If you aren't interested in the mansion tour or don't want to pay the fees, just head down Elvis Presley Boulevard and have your picture made in front of those renowned gates.

10. Free Days

Several Memphis area attractions offer free admission on certain days of the week. Take advantage of these free days and visit The National Civil Rights Museum, The Memphis Zoo, The Brooks Museum of Art, and other popular destinations.
This page wrote from Teresa Simpson at below link:

Other free stuffs (but not for Memphis tourist)
How to find free stuff
Monday September 24, 2:09 pm ET
By Gerri Willis, CNN
Everybody likes free stuff. So put your wallet away and get out those pencils. We went out to find the best deals out there for the taking.

1: Free Samples

Let's face stuff is the best stuff. You have to be careful of free-product programs...your inbox may be flooded with ads or there may be hidden fees. So read the fine print carefully.

Here's one Web site that connects manufacturers with consumers who test products. That's You'll also want to check out company Web sites directly like and to sign up for discount coupons and new-product samples.

2: Free Phone Aid

We've all been charged for dialing 4-1-1, but now there's free directory assistance. That number is 800-FREE-411. You will have to listen to a few seconds of advertising. But you'll get your number at no charge.

And here's another handy phone tool... If you really want to get out of a meeting...or a date, you can "receive" a fake call. Check out Set the time you need to receive the call and which excuse you want to use...(like the "return to the office" call), and voila! you'll receive a "fake" call with a recorded message that demands you leave whatever you're doing and go back to work.

3: Free Memory

If Post-its just aren't cutting it as your scheduling tool, there are some free tools on the Web that can help. Check out You'll never have to say a happy belated birthday again. Just put in your e-mail, and program in the events and dates you need to be reminded of. There's also Membership is free and you'll even get free invites and party planning tools.

4: Free Books

If you're an avid reader, you may really love All you have to do is choose a book you'd like to read from a list and you'll receive it in the mail.

At the same time, you list the books you want to get rid of. When someone requests to read it, all you have to do is pop it in the mail. You will have to pay for postage, but it's usually around $2.13.

5: Financial Planning

Before you invest in a financial planner, check out some of these online tools. To figure out how much you'll need in retirement, check out this calculator. All you have to do is punch in some basic info about your income and savings. If you want to take a peek inside your portfolio to see how your funds are doing, has a great tool on its Web site called Instant X-ray.



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