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The Peabody Ducks

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandchildren to see the Peabody ducks make their way to the lobby pool, an annual event around Christmas and it was beautiful as always. The lobby was packed with out of towners and decorated beautifully. Everyone has a good time watching the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 645rancer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We heard about the Peabody Ducks, so we visited the hotel to see them. First we took the elevator up to the Duck Palace. This is where they live when not marching down to the lobby. Just prior to the ducks coming down the elevator,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeckCalifornia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You wait 20-30 minutes in a lobby to watch the ducks walk the red carpet to the hotel. I won’t say not to experience it because it is history that began in the 1930s but I will say since I’ve experienced it wants I don’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go early, get a cup of coffee in the lobby and wait for the show. If you want the best view stand at the roped off area. Well worth the trip there and don't forget to go to the top of the hotel and see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jbellis32
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ducks are worth a look they are cute and we enjoyed them - the staff at Peabody are great tho really kind and helpful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savannah328
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Peabody Ducks have to be on your list of things to do while in Memphis. A long tradition you must see!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank parismachine2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just go and see the ducks - so sweet. Very funny when one escaped and went for a wander around. And go and visit the Duck Palace on the roof.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Peabody just to see those ducks and they were the cutest things running off the elevator to the water to swm in the hotel lobby. It is Christmastime and the hotel had professional carrolers singing Christmas melodies in the lobby. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P5652RRkareng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Memphis, you must see the matching of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. Get a seat early in the lobby for the 11:30 or 5:00 Dick Walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 and 12 yo really liked the ducks, but unless you got there really early, it was hard to find a viewing spot. They should reserve a section for children only.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GaylaSteiner
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19 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.
Amanda C
8 April 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is free. We didn't see them march, but walked right into the hotel lobby, saw them swimming in the fountain, spoke with the duck master, and took the elevator up to the duck palace, which was really just going... More
8 March 2018|
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Response from Clifford M | Reviewed this property |
This question has been answered...the ducks arrive at 1100 every morning...and depart at 1700. Suggest you get to the hotel early...say 9-10...have a coffee and nudge into just outside the lifts. Be prepared to be jostled... More