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The Peabody Ducks: Tours & Tickets

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How did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody fountain begin? Back in the 1930s Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Tennessee...more
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149 Union Ave, The Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN 38103-2638
+1 901-529-4000
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All reviews red carpet duck beautiful hotel lobby fountain mezzanine level the penthouse hotel lobby front row fun experience beale street master march elevator rooftop parade 5pm quack
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Reviewed today

Joined I think a couple of hundred others to witness this parade of the ducks. Very silly but such fun, the cocktails are good too, especially with a duck in it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laurence C
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit! Peabody ducks were wadding in the Italian marble fountain in the lobby when we arrived. Didn't stay for parade. I'm sure it was fabulous. Had coffee and lemon chiffon cake in coffee shop came to 14$. Didn't think that was a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tg123456788
Reviewed yesterday

What a joke, arrived an hour early to get a good viewing spot. Listened to the Peabody duck story. By the time the ducks were due to march in the place was packed. FANFARE.the elevator door opened and 4 ducks flew into the fountain. No...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JeneneThurecht
Reviewed yesterday

The crowd starts to gather at 10 but the ducks are not due til 11am. While waiting if you have someone to take turns holding onto your seat you can visit the shops in the hotel or the deli or have a cocktail from the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GreenInsights
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Firstly, what a beautiful hotel, we came into the lobby just in time to see the ducks come down from The rooftop and into their fountain in the lobby. It was great to see and the duck-master filled us in with the history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Spills69
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get there really early to get a seat to see them or you are better off just watching it on you tube. Great little story about them . Worth seeing if you can beat the tour buses.

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful thing to experience in person. The hotel is a wonderful piece if history. Incredible and get there 30 minutes ahead.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Donna L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This stop on the city tour was very disappointing! It was definitely over-rated! We would have just toured the beautiful old hotel and wait for ducks to do what is normal for them! Float around in water!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank larrybethw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tour with friends from New York while on vacation in beautiful Memphis Tennessee prior to River Cruise Nice tour with very professional tour guides. Very large participants and beautiful Hotel lobby.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank E1273UKdavidm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone should see this once. And the actual ducks are quick so don’t blink. This hotel is amazing and the ducks and guests are treated like royalty.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kebass
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Doug W
12 February 2019|
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Response from 0okiecat | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They will rope off the area the ducks march down, and are quite strict about it. Children can sit on the floor in front of the rope. You can also go up on the balcony, and view from up there. However, if it is... More
Doug W
12 February 2019|
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Response from sbjerkos | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive early enough to get a seat at the bar, they make sure no one stands in front of you so you can still see. Otherwise, I'd go for the balcony.
20 July 2018|
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Response from phfotobug | Reviewed this property |
We parked for free on a street near the hotel and walked to the hotel.