|The Brooks is located at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park, which is
just off Poplar Avenue, west of East Parkway, south of North Parkway,
and adjacent to the Memphis Zoo. For more directions by phone please
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Traveling I-40 Eastbound
Take exit 1B for US-51/Danny Thomas Boulevard. Continue on Alabama
Avenue. Exit ramp left at Alabama Avenue. Turn left on Poplar Avenue.
Inside of the park continue straight ahead, and you will soon see the
museum on the right.
Traveling I-40 Westbound
Take I-40 West from Nashville to Memphis. Follow the signs. Do not
leave the expressway route, although you will see alternate directions
for I-40. You will stay on the same road which will turn into Sam
Cooper Boulevard, passing exits for Perkins Road, Graham Road, and Highland Street.
Continue on Sam Cooper Boulevard through 2 stoplights until you come to
a T-intersection. This is East Parkway, and you will turn left. Go to
the next traffic light and turn right. You are now on Poplar Avenue. As
you travel West on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of
the park on the right and come upon the golf course area. After you
have passed the lighted intersection at Cooper Street, take the first
right turn into Overton Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf
clubhouse. Continue straight ahead, and you will soon see the museum on
Traveling I-55 Northbound
Take I-55 North into Memphis. I-55
turns into I-240 at a huge multi-interstate interchange, take I-240
West. Do not exit towards I-55/St. Louis signs. Continue straight North
on I-240 to Union Avenue. Take Union Avenue East exit. Continue on
Union Avenue for about 3 miles. Take Tucker Street to the left. There
is a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this corner. Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues. Follow
straight into Overton Park. The museum is straight ahead on the right.
Traveling from the Memphis International Airport
the signs from the airport onto I-240 West. Take Union Avenue East
exit. Continue on Union Avenue for about 3 miles. Turn left on Tucker
Street. Look for a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this
corner. Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues.
Follow straight into Overton Park. The museum is on the right.
Traveling from all Points in Arkansas and Missouri
Take I-55 South from Northern Arkansas or Missouri, I-40 East from
Central and Southern Arkansas. Take or continue on I-40 East and cross
the Hernando Desoto Bridge (the northernmost one that looks like an
“M”). At the end of the bridge is an exit for Front Street. Exit
South. The next intersection you will come to is Poplar Avenue. Turn
left on Poplar Avenue. Continue on Poplar Avenue for about 4-5 miles to
Tucker Street (just past McLean Boulevard). Turn left onto Tucker
Street and follow straight into Overton Park. The museum will be
Traveling Highway 78 West through Olive Branch
Take Highway 78 West through Olive Branch. Highway 78 West turns
into Memphis’ Lamar Avenue. Take I-240 West to Airways Boulevard. Take
Airways Boulevard North. Continue on Airways for about 5 miles. You
will go past the Fairgrounds where the road changes names to East
Parkway. Soon after the Fairgrounds, you will come to a large
intersection at Poplar Avenue. Be careful, there are two sets of lights
to watch for here! Take Poplar Avenue to the left. As you travel West
on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of the park on the
right and come upon the golf course. After you have passed the lighted
intersection at Cooper Street, take the first right turn into Overton
Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf clubhouse. Continue
straight, the museum will be on the left.
Traveling from Alabama
Take 78 West all the way into Tennessee (this becomes Route 4). Exit onto I-240 towards Arkansas/Little
Rock/downtown. Stay on 240 until you see an exit for Union Avenue. Exit
to the right taking Union Avenue East. Take Union Avenue until you
reach Tucker Street (you will pass McLean Boulevard and Starbucks and a
Walgreens). Turn left onto Tucker Street and follow straight into
Overton Park. The museum is on the right.
Visitors can access the Museum off MATA bus Route 50 Poplar. See All
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Parking is available in front of the museum and along the roads within Overton Park.
A street-level public parking lot behind the
museum and next to the Overton Park golf course is also available.
Handicap spaces are located in front of the museum's plaza, near the main entrance.
Free valet parking is provided only during selected events.