Free Family-Friendly Activities in Memphis

There’s a ton to do in and around Memphis, but what about if you’re working on a budget? Have no fear: Memphis is not lacking for free, family-friendly activities to take part in. Consider the following among your best bets.

free family-friendly activities

Memphis Zoo Free Days

Every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to close, the Memphis Zoo offers free admission. This gives all families the opportunity to view the zoo’s many animal exhibits, including the rare Giant Panda.


Mud Island Riverwalk

Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from April to October, the Mud Island Riverwalk gives visitors scenic views of the Mississippi River and a window into its importance to Memphis’s history. The riverwalk spans five city blocks and features bridges and historic markers along the way to further your experience and understanding.


Memorial Park Crystal Shrine Grotto

There’s nothing in the world quite like this man-made cavern, designed by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriguez. Located in the Memorial Park Cemetery, the Crystal Shrine Grotto is filled with religious dioramas as well as rock formations and crystals.


Shelby Farms Park

Featuring trails, a playground with splash area, fishing, up to 4,500 acres of space to play, and even a herd of live buffalo, Shelby Farms Park is the perfect place to take little ones for a day of outdoor quality time.


Pink Palace Museum

While the Pink Palace Museum’s main purpose is to educate visitors about the history of Memphis, it also offers a full-size replica of the first Piggly Wiggly grocery store and the opportunity to visit with Tyra the T. rex. It’s free to visit on Tuesdays starting at 1 p.m.


There are so many fun, free things to do in Memphis, but there’s one way to get around in style — in a new Kia fresh out of the showroom at Gossett Kia South.

Introducing the 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is the definition of taking a good thing and making it better. The third-generation Forte features a more dynamic look, better fuel economy, and more technology, making one of Kia’s best-selling cars more appealing than ever.

2019 Kia Forte

“The compact sedan segment is highly competitive, but with all the improvements the new Forte brings to market for the 2019 model year, it is more than prepared to take on the toughest the segment has to offer,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “As one of our top-selling models, the all-new Forte follows some large footsteps, but enhancements in styling, packaging, and content make it even more attractive to drivers seeking a compact sedan that can accommodate their versatile lifestyle.”


Set to begin arriving this fall, the 2019 Kia Forte is a feast for the eyes and a comfortable ride. Perhaps the most noticeable difference behind the wheel comes from its second-generation 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine, which offers an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway for the Forte FE and 40 mpg on the highway for the Forte LXS, S, and EX when equipped with the available Intelligent Variable Transmission.*


Speaking of tech, the Forte will be standard at all trims with Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), providing more peace of mind than ever.


Stop into Gossett Kia South this fall and experience the exciting new 2019 Kia Forte firsthand.


*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.