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The Ducks at the Peabody Hotel

Peabody Hotel Ducks Photo, Memphis, Tennessee

Located at 149 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis, the Peabody Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel to feature a twice-daily duck walk. Every morning at 11 a.m. crowds gather to watch a parade of ducks go into the hotel's fountains. Then at 5 p.m. the ducks parade back onto the elevator to their home on the rooftop of the hotel.

We arrived at the hotel specifically to see the duck walk. We got there around 10 a.m. and there were already people staking out their location to watch the duck walk. A red carpet was rolled out and people began inching for space. As the clock neared 11 a.m., my husband and I made a run for the upper balcony on the elevator side (closest to the ducks). It was surprisingly empty and we had a perfect view (most people on the balcony level were on the OPPOSITE side - furthest from the ducks).

The Duck Master was very entertaining and really got the kids excited (they had younger kids lining the red carpet to help "guide" the ducks into the fountain). When the ducks finally arrived, it was cute to watch them waddle down the red carpet and dive into the fountains.

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