2855 Old Austin Peay Hwy
Memphis, TN 38128-5604
Phone: (901) 312-7777
Fax: (901) 312-7778
Golf & Games Family Park offers fun for kids of all ages. There is miniature golf, of course, but you can also try your luck at the batting cages, in the go-karts or at a game of laser tag. For the kids, there is the fun track for young drivers, plus bumper boats and a host of age-appropriate rides. In business in Memphis for 35 years, this park specializes in group outings such as company picnics. The private area includes pavilions, volleyball and softball fields, a driving range, a nature trail and a swimming pool.
The wonderful Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 573 North Highland holds the regular services and programs to spread its teachings but is more popularly known for organizing and hosting the famous Memphis Greek Festival. Through this, people are not only introduced to Greek culture but also are entertained all the same. The church has varied groups and organizations that seek the betterment of the society. If you desire some peace and quiet, you might as well enter this place. Check the website for more information.
Vollintine Hills Historic District is located at Memphis, Tennessee. There are a total of 78 contributing houses built around a former synagogue. The houses in the district are still intact that were built between 1946 C.E to 1957 C.E. The district got listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places on July 11, 2007.
Rhodes College is a quintessential liberal arts and science college providing education to over 1,800 students. The college is a economic, cultural and political hub of Memphis and is named as America's top most Service Oriented College by Newsweek. With its meticulous educational services and culturally-broadening activities, Rhodes College has been an unrivaled education provider in Memphis for the past two years. Check the website for more insight.
The 2800 animals from over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From African veldt to Asian temple ruins, Peruvian rain forests or Jamaican caverns, the animals roam free. Young children will enjoy the "Once Upon a Farm" exhibit and the amusement rides. The whole family will love watching the apes and monkeys in Primate Canyon. Do not miss the lions and tigers in Cat Country. Trams make getting around the park easy; wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
Overton Park is the home of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis College of Art, and the Overton Park Municipal Golf Course. The park by itself is a lovely place to visit. There are trails for hiking and biking, tennis courts, a playground, picnic area, and huge, shady trees to relax under.The rainbow-painted amphitheater, once the location of concerts by Elvis Presley and ZZ Top, is now seldom used, but still a good place to sit and ponder the glories of music gone by.
This museum is housed in the Georgian marble home built in the 1920s by Clarence Sanders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain. Sanders never got to live here, and the city transformed the site into a complex of attractions, including the Sharpe Planetarium and an IMAX theater. The Pink Palace's exhibits cover topics ranging from dinosaurs to the Civil War, and from the early Spanish explorers to the evolution of medical research in Memphis.
Tired of putting people, especially kids, to sleep with droning lectures in a dark room and trying to compete with the IMAX theater next door? This planetarium has spiced up its shows with laser lights and music from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd. There is even an Elvis show during Elvis Week in August. During special meteorological events, such as meteor showers, the planetarium staff sets up telescopes on the front lawn and encourages visitors to bring their families as well as a picnic dinner.
This is the perfect place for an evening or afternoon out. A lively neighborhood with theaters (both live and film), bars, restaurants and interesting shops, there is something for everyone here. Spend the day antique shopping, dine in an international restaurant and then catch a film or play. During holidays the square hosts parties with live music, drinks and dancing outside. Each December, Memphis artists host a show here where you can buy original artwork at very reasonable prices.
Al-Noor Mosque a Muslim Student Association of Memphis is a Muslim place of worship in Memphis. Along with the prayers that are held five times a day, they also utilize the premises for teaching the Holy Book (Koran), to the children and youth. The Student Association not only looks after the overall development of the students but also reaches out and actively participate in social service of the community. Ceremonies like birth, marriage and the last rites are performed at the Mosque.
Near the University of Memphis and the Oak Court Mall, Audubon Park offers several recreational facilities, including a golf course, playground, tennis courts, a soccer field and picnic areas. The jogging trails are popular with local residents, and several family groups and other organizations hold large picnics here each year. On certain weekends, an additional attraction is the chance to watch a local group act out medieval battles, complete with costumes and realistic props.
The Goldsmith Civic Garden Center provides resources for local gardeners, as well as showcases art and horticultural exhibits. A permanent collection of Boehm porcelain is worth a visit in itself and you may find an iris show or herb plant sale going on as well. The staff in the well stocked library of books on plants and gardening, can offer advice on everything from what plants do well in the hot Memphis summers to what the best flowers are for attracting hummingbirds to your garden.