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|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|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
1: Free Samples
Let's face it...free 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
www.startsampling.com. You'll also want to check out company Web
sites directly like tide.com and olay.com 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 popularitydialer.com. 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
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 memotome.com.
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 birthdayalarm.com. 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 paperbackswap.com.
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
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,
Morningstar.com has a great tool on its Web site called Instant
South East Memphis Lion Club
ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF IN MARYLAND
KNOXVILLE CENTER OF THE DEAF
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in Memphis and