September 25, 2020

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Memphis Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids


 
Get lost in Memphis is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Memphis. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.
 
There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Memphis and let the game be your tour guide for the day.
 

1. Mallory-Neely House

How many floors does the house have?
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Mallory–Neely House is a historic house, which was a residence of Daisy Neely-Mallory. The villa was built around 1852 in the elegant Italian style. The house has been recognized as one of the most important heritage properties in the Victorian Village district. After Daisy Neely-Mallory died at the age of 98 in 1969, following her wish, the house became a property of the Daughters, Sons, and Children of the American Revolution.
 

2. St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

What color is the roof of the church?
 

By Jonathunder, from Wikimedia Commons
By Jonathunder, from Wikimedia Commons

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the Memphis area. It is known for being the first Episcopal cathedral in the American South. It is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee and the former cathedral of the old statewide Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee as well.
 

3. Poplar Tunes

What does the logo on the top of the Historic Marker represent?
 

Photo by anthonyturducken on Foter.com
Photo by anthonyturducken on Foter.com

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Poplar Tunes was a famous record shop, which opened in 1946 by Joe Cuoghi and John Novarese. Due to its historic importance, it was also called “Memphis’ Original Record Shop”. While still operating, people were able to hear the records before deciding to buy them, as on the end of each shelf, there were demo records, equipped with a pair of headphones. Even a young Elvis Presley bought his first record here, as he was living in the neighborhood. Today the location is marked with a historic marker.
 

4. Civic Center Plaza

How many countries tried to claim the land of Memphis in the past?
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Civic Center Plaza is a popular urban outdoor space in downtown Memphis. Surrounding the plaza, there are many important government buildings. On the plaza, you can find a Civic Center Memorial, which is encircled with the flags of all the nations, which claimed the land where Memphis is today. This open space is a popular meeting place where many community events happen every year. One of them is the popular Memphis Roller Derby.
 

5. Original Piggly Wiggly Location

Draw the logo of the Piggly Wiggly chain.
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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Piggly Wiggly is an American supermarket chain, which has its shops mostly scattered through the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States. This exact location in Memphis is important for being the location of the first Piggly Wiggly outlet, which opened in 1916. The outlet was a first true self-service grocery store, where customers could see the individual prices of each product, walk around with the shopping carts and waited in line in front of the check-out stands. Those features were all new at that time when all the other shops were mostly small and not self-service. Today, the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain is operating with more than 600 stores in 17 different US states.
 

6. Court Square

Take a photo with the pyramid.
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Court Square with its surrounding park is considered to be “the heart of Memphis.” Next to this historical place, you can find the city’s Main Street and the main trolley line.
 

7. Mississippi River Park

Find the river flow that runs through the park and learn about the river formation on the provided boards.
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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Mississippi River Park is located on the bank of the Mississippi River, near the Tennessee Welcome Center. The park is sometimes referred to as the “Jefferson Davis Park”. This green urban area is a great spot for observing the view of the Wolf River. The Wolf River comes from western Tennessee. The location on its confluence with the Mississippi River is historically important for being the first sentiment of many different communities (Chickasaw, French, Spanish and American). The area eventually developed into the city of Memphis.
 

8. Court Avenue Bridge

What kind of design can you see while walking on the bridge?
 

By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons
By Thomas R Machnitzki, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Court Avenue Bridge is a new Pedestrian Bridge in the city of Memphis, which connects the University of Memphis’ new law school with the Confederate Park. This modern bridge is known for its motion-sensitive lights, which come in various colors and attractive designs.
 

9. Cobblestone Landing

In which direction does the Wolf River flow?
 

Photo by En Why on Foter.com
Photo by En Why on Foter.com

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Back in the 1800s, the Memphis riverfront area was paved with cobblestones which made it look like an old European city and helped the city become the center of commerce. The last remaining stone-paved area today is called the Cobblestone Landing. Today many locals and civic groups want to preserve the Memphis Cobblestone Landing as they believe the area could be an important feature of the city’s open spaces and usable for boating as well.
 

10. Cotton Row Historic District

How are the buildings in this part of the city different from the buildings in other parts of Memphis?
 

By Chris Light, from Wikimedia Commons
By Chris Light, from Wikimedia Commons

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Cotton Row Historic District was a well-known business district around the 1900s. With the city’s river port, banks and manufacturers it became the center of the Mid-South Cotton Agri-business. Memphis used to be the largest producer of cottonseed oil and a cotton market of crucial importance. The cotton industry influenced the development of the whole region.