Wanna get funky? Head directly to Soulsville USA, where this 17,000-sq-ft museum sits on the site of the old Stax recording studio. This venerable spot was soul music's epicenter in the 1960s, when Otis Redding, Boo…
At this well-regarded art museum on the park's western fringe, the excellent permanent collection encompasses everything from Renaissance sculpture to Impressionists to abstract expressionists.
Gives the kids a chance to let loose and play in, on and with exhibits such as an airplane cockpit or tornado generator.
Take the fascinating 45-minute tours, which vary throughout the day by worker presence and noise level, of this enormous place to see master craftspeople transform solid blocks of wood into Les Pauls.
The Smithsonian's museum, next to FedEx Forum, examines how African American and white music mingled in the Mississippi Delta to create the modern rock and soul sound.
At the park's northwestern corner, this world-class zoo hosts two giant panda stars, Ya Ya and Le Le, in a $16-million exhibit on native Chinese wildlife and habitat. Other residents include the full gamut of monkey…
The Mississippi River Museum has a cool full-size replica of a packet boat and other historical displays.