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Possible Memphis itinerary

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Am drawing up a possible Memphis sightseeing itinerary and am interested in helpful feedback and suggestions (no "stop and smell the roses" stuff, please).

One day (not a Tuesday):
Graceland
Sun Studio

Another day (also not a Tuesday):
National Civil Rights Museum
Cotton Museum
Belz Museum
W.C. Handy House
Memphis Rock and Soul Museum
this day also affords wandering Beale Street

Yet another day (Thursday):
Memphis Fire Museum
Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum/Burkle Estate
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium/Overton Park
Memphis Brooks Museum (open Thursday evenings)

Still another day:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Art Museum at the University of Memphis
Pink Palace

And another day:
Soulsville: Stax Museum
Woodruff/Fontaine House
National Ornamental Metal Museum

Do not plan to have a car, and further research suggests one can take buses to almost all these attractions from downtown. A couple of these are things one can walk between (see "Still another day" and "Another day" specifically) and a taxi is likely the only option to and from the Metal Museum, as well as from the Memphis Brooks Museum to downtown in the evening. There's also a shuttle that runs between Graceland and Sun Studio. Have taken into account travel time between sights to what seems a reasonable degree.

Would like to get feedback on:

--the reasonable feasibility of this itinerary.
--anything else that's a "must" that I'm missing.
--whether anything above is a "must miss" even if one might guess you'd find the attraction of interest otherwise.
--if there are any other shuttles like the Graceland/Sun Studio one.

Not interested in strictly little-kid-oriented attractions (which is why I've left off the Children's Museum of Memphis here), though kid-of-all-ages things are fine.

Am very much used to taking public transportation when traveling, and have successfully used buses in cities where "prevailing wisdom" says it's not ever done and simply shouldn't be done, including Nashville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Montgomery (had no problem with any of these if you have a schedule and take minimal precautions). If taking the bus or trolley in Memphis is inadvisable for, let's say, gross safety reasons, that would be good to know -- but in general, if it's not a good idea, would like to hear specifics.

Many thanks.

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