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In honor of the ancient Egyptian counterpart to the modern American city of Memphis, the local university maintains a museum featuring a good representation of the usual items from the City by the Nile, including a mummy, papyrus, and various implements and household goods. Another permanent exhibit is the Spirit of Africa, which has artifacts and sculptures from West Africa. In addition - and somewhat unexpectedly - the museum houses an interesting collection of miniatures of American furniture and a good smattering of American and European prints.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is a prehistoric American Indian archaeological site dating back to the 15th Century. The site was occupied, abandoned and reoccupied several times throughout its history, spanning from 1000 to 1550 A.D. The museum, named after its founding director, curates an extensive collection of artifacts recovered during a 40-year period of systematic excavations. The site features a Mississippian mound complex, a nature trail and arboretum, a hands-on archaeology lab, and exhibits that explore the history and life-ways of Native Americans of the historic and prehistoric southeastern United States.
The Dixons were a childless couple who collected art, both fine and decorative and left it all to the city when they died. The travelling exhibits, are often spectacular and have included Faberge eggs, glassworks by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly, and an explosion of color from Raoul Dufy. The 17-acre (7-hectare) garden is usually open for strolling, except during outdoor concerts, picnics, or theater productions. The museum shop often has items from Memphis' Great Wonders exhibits! The museum is free for everyone on every Saturday between 10 am to noon.
Head down to Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes for an enjoyable game of bowling with friends and family. This 40-lane bowling alley boasts a plethora of fascinating features, including fluorescent-lit lanes and late night cosmic bowling. Bowl to your heart's content on these pristine lanes, and when you're tired head to the snack bar to regain your energy. The scores are computerized, so you don't have to worry about keeping track of your progress.
Main Street Collierville includes the town's historic town square and its surroundings. It is also the recipient of the Best Main Street in America award in 2014. This quaint area is a shopping hub as well as a major tourist attraction. Shop at unique stores or dine at charming restaurants. Check out the antebellum architecture steeped in history. Other interesting sights include the Train Depot, Morton Museum, Train Museum and Biblical Resource Center Museum.