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Your Guide to a Fall Break Staycation in Memphis

Fall break in Memphis is the perfect time to explore all that Bluff City has to offer. The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder.

But whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, indoor entertainment, or family-friendly activities, Memphis has something for everyone during this time of year.

Immerse yourself in the city’s attractions or indulge in delicious local cuisine, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Memphis that will make your fall break unforgettable.

So grab your calendar and get ready to plan the ultimate fall break in Memphis with these 6 fun and diverse activities that cater to all ages and interests.

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1. Amuse Adventure Museum

Enjoy a sneak peak before the Grand Opening on Friday the 13th! The Adventure Museum was brought to life in 2023 by visionary founders, who had previously created Memphis Escape Rooms in 2015. With meticulous craftsmanship, they pride themselves on every aspect of the Amuse experience, from writing and designing to building games, props, puzzles, widgets, and gizmos.

A dedicated team of game designers, carpenters, engineers, artists, and programmers collaborated to bring it all to life. The founders believe that play is an art form, and their mission is to create a space that celebrates and curates the epitome of enjoyment – where thrilling adventures are embarked upon together.

Welcome to a place where people gather to play and rediscover the joy of losing themselves in a game. Get ready to embark on a new era of live-action entertainment, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Let us unveil the concept to you: an expansive haven filled with meticulously crafted games, offering countless hours of immersive entertainment.

Yes, you read that correctly. Even if one dedicates an entire day to playing, they’ll only scratch the surface of the 100+ levels meticulously designed for their enjoyment.

For a wholesome and rustic way to celebrate the fall season, head over to the various pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Memphis. The Jones Orchard offers a picturesque setting for a day filled with family fun. Enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, choose your perfect pumpkin, and get lost in the 10-acre corn maze.

Alternatively, Agricenter International has a distinct pumpkin patch that doubles as an educational tour about agriculture. It’s an incredible chance for children to learn where their food comes from while enjoying the fall festivities.

Don’t miss Cedar Hill Farm‘s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze for an ultimate autumn experience. With a wide variety of activities including hayrides, farm animals, and a haunted hayride at night, it’s a fun-filled adventure for everyone.

Zoo boo Halloween at the memphis zoo

Calling all candy lovers and party goers! Halloween is taking over Memphis Zoo for a family-friendly haunting at Le Bonheur Zoo Boo! Go all out and wear your best costumes and bring your trick-or-treat bags to make sure you satisfy all your candy cravings.

This year, the all-new Candy Lane inside the Splash Park is your one stop shop featuring eight different candy stations for you to enjoy!

Send the kids to the “Greening of Mars” camp at MoSH Central – Pink Palace

These camps will take elementary to middle school aged students on an exciting journey of Mars food cultivation.

They’ll get hands-on experience, learn about self-sustainability, and explore the wonders of space exploration and human colonization on Mars. It’s all about creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving while having a blast! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Experience the magic of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” this fall break at Overton Shell. Transport yourself to a mystical island, where the power of forgiveness and redemption unfolds through the masterful narrative of this timeless classic. 

Embark on a Shakespearean journey under the open sky, enveloped by the crisp autumn breeze. Don’t miss this opportunity to be captivated by the lyrical dialogue and powerful performances that make “The Tempest” a celebrated masterpiece of Shakespearean literature.


Lastly, no fall break in Memphis would be complete without a few things spooky and fun.  Check out a Haunted House or the Haunted Downtown Tour, which takes you to some of the most infamous sites in the city.

Additionally, there are public events like ghost walks and cemetery tours that will give you a taste of the paranormal and supernatural side of the city. 


🎃🍂 Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming events and festivities in Memphis! 

Please tell us if there is there is something that should be on our Fall Break activities list.  We’re all ears! 🌽

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