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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
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
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!
The duck leader makes a speech, and the ducks climb out of the fountain, pose for snaps on the red carpet and disappear into an elevator. We grabbed a drink in the lobby bar to get good seats (although the duck leader stood in our...More
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
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 your first time, I highly recommend getting there early, to be on the floor. Be sure to go up on the roof! Hope this helps. ENJOY!