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by Carla Foccacia (subscribe)
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Published July 11th 2017
Duck out to the Peabody Hotel
No trip to Memphis is complete without seeing the Peabody Hotel duck march.

The Peabody Hotel is a grandiose 1920s hotel located in downtown Memphis. The ducks march twice a day, 11am and 5pm, across the lobby to a musical fanfare. It's a tradition that's been going for 90 years.

A 11am the ducks waddle out of the elevator, down a red carpet to hang out the fountain of the hotel. At 3pm, the reverse happens. The ducks are gently herded in the right direction by a "Duckmaster".

When they are not playing the hotel fountain, the ducks live the high life in a rooftop penthouse.

The fountain is located in the foyer next to the bar. Follow the signs to locate it. Get there early to secure a good spot as it gets crowded. An alternative option is to buy a drink at the lobby bar and sit near the red carpet.

It's kitschy and cute. If nothing else,it's an excuse to use all your corny duck-related jokes.

"Luke, I'm your feather"

Peabody Hotel Website
Peabody Hotel Duck March
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Why? It's cute and an excuse to use duck jokes
When: Daily 11AM and 5PM
Phone: 1 901-529-4000
Where: 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Cost: Free
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