|Address:||143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA|
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Took the "Big Mojo" tour. They very carefully guide you past the real Memphis, which I had to discover in my car, and only present you with a horrid whitewashed version. Johnny Cashs few visits are treated like the second coming and Elvis as God. Zero mention of BBKing or ANY of the black artists whose music Elvis ripped off and slapped his name all over. It was like it was still 1960. Bizarre and offensive. Even worse was the Graceland tour. All hail the pedophile music thief. And definitely dont waste your money on all the "additions", especially the "archives". You get to thumb through a few files in maybe 2 or 3 drawers and then are herded into a theatre where they play a 15 minute clip compilation of Elvis that you could watch on youtube. The end. In the mansion, you cant go upstairs, you cant wander around, they literally allow one person at a time to take photos of the dining and living rooms and then order to your next position point, like you are entering prison. The iPad guided tour is ridiculous and restrictive, and only gives you the very best positive information. The most interesting (and painfully ironic) part of the mason tour was finishing it early and then talking with some of the young black people that have little choice but to work there and act like Elvis is someone to worship. Way to go, Memphis, you have recreated 1960 by attempting to look at the present through racist rose-colored glasses.
The guide kept running off and leaving us because my daughter was unable to walk as fast as she did, and also there was another woman using a cane that was left behind too... Multiple times we had to yell at the group to let them know to wait up. ALSO I was not impressed with the fact that we sat and heard Ghost Stories about the Orpheum from ACROSS THE STREET!! As we could not even look IN the doors, I dont feel it should be one of the stops you list as a TOUR STOP. Then at the last stop, most of the doors were locked and there was a private party going on there.. I did not enjoy it and felt that it was cheap and not well planned... We could have sat in the BAR and heard ghost stories....
This tour was completely worth it. Our tour guide was awesome. Full of information about Memphis. In my opinion this tour was even better than the historical walk. You have to go "above and beyond " to earn a tip from one of these tours, from us, and we did tip our guide. She had a bachelors degree in history and it showed. She answered all of our questions intelligently. If your a ghost hunter or just interested in history, this tour is definitely for you. I would recommend this to anyone. Great stuff.
For our first time in Memphis, my family and I took the Discovery tour with Larry. He was absolutely amazing and caring for all of the people on the tour. The tour was highly informational and educational. It was a 3 hour tour that physically allows you to view and visit historic places and sites. After seeing the places it helps you create a list of places to visit in depth later while you are visiting Memphis!!!
My wife and I took the 90 minute city "Mojo" tour. Eric was our host. Arguably the best value for money tour Ive been on-ever. It was bucketing down with rain, but it didnt matter. Eric was informative, witty, and a damn fine vocalist and musician to boot. Thoroughly recommended.
The tour and the tour bus was not what was described. We boarded a school bus that was painted white, the air barely worked, and the heat was on under the seats that we sat in. We drove by various downtown curiosities, but nothing of real interest. DEFINATELY NOT worth money.....
A Private User
Took Memphis Mojo bus tour with Gary Hardy as host. He did a great job relating the history of music in Memphis, and hes a great musician, too! Saw the outside of all the pertinent spots; you have to go back on your own if you so desire (Sun Studios, STAX for example)
They offer many different type tours, 15 or so. Architecture, history, ghost, and so on. The ghost tour, even for non-believers like myself, was super fun and educational. More like a history of unfortunate events than a bunch of tales from the crypt.
Not worth the money. Did not visit the Lorraine Motel (the main reason i took tour) Never drove by a previous home owned by Elvis and a couple other places listed on Backbeat tours description. Peabody ducks you could not get up close to see.
The Ghost Tour with tour guide Ben was awesome!! Its a historical tour that hits several famous Memphis places and tells ghost stories about those places. Ben was knowledgeable and professional and my husband and I would definitely go again!
We took our grandchildren on the Ghost Tour. Holly was an awesome guide. It was fun, historical and we saw things we probably may have missed had we not taken the tour. Thanks for giving the children the "highlight" of our trip.
A fun and musical way to get a glimpse of what Memphis has to offer and its history. The tour guides are also musicians, so you get to hear the music behind the stories as well!
2 tours, Graceland and Mojo with Sun Studios. Both well set up and covered the whole city. The bus driver and singer for Mojo were professional and funny.
A Private User
Loved this tour!!!!! Memphis Jones was great - very informative & fun!!!!! Made our trip to Memphis special. Please continue the good work!!!!!!
The coolest way to visit Memphis and learn about its rich musical history is to take a spin around town with a working Memphis musician.
It was nice....There was a lady that guided the tour but she also sang songs the whole time...it was different and enjoyable!!!!
Did Graceland tour today - tour guide was brilliant. Have 2 more tours booked with them for Elvis week so cant wait
Fantastic walking tour! My husband and I had a blast. Truly a must if you are in Memphis!
Great way to visit Beale Street!
Very informant , very enjoyable