365 Things to Do in Memphis, #56: See the Hickory Hill Buddha

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 25th 2012 2304 27

Assignment #56 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to drive past one of our quirkiest local landmarks.

Hickory Hill Buddha, Memphis, Tenn.

The giant concrete Buddha isn't a piece of public art – it rises at least 10 feet tall out of the corner of a front yard. It's a little tough to take a picture of (it faces the house), but you can see that he's grinning.

If you'd like to see him, take Mendenhall south about a mile and a half past the southern portion of I-240.



Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Rachel says:

    I love driving by this with people who have never seen it before. Some stop mid-sentence!

  2. Brian Thompson says:

    Just a slight note – it's actually the Fox Meadows Buddha.

  3. MELISSA says:


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