Scavenger Hunt Master List

Scavenger Hunt Master List

I put out a request on Twitter and Facebook for items to find on a scavenger hunt around Memphis and y'all delivered. I've got a list that takes up an entire sheet of paper:

Memphis Scavenger Hunt List

Here's what I'm on the lookout for:


- Guitar Pick from Gibson Guitar

- Cup from Sweden Kream

- Art that people can use

- Toothpick from Huey's

- Video of me jamming with a local band

- Vini

- the Peter Pan

- Recording of J.C. Levy

- An accurate count of all of the "no left turn" signs on Union

- "Be Nice or Leave" sign

- Mr. Bingle (I have no idea where I'm going to find such a thing).

- Underground Tunnels at A. Schwabs

- Piggly Wiggly Receipt

- Chip from Southland

- The "weed and seed" community

- Local media trinkets (not sure exactly what was meant here, but I'll take a guess)

- some "Be Gone" oil

- Pocket-sized U of M sports schedule

- Memphis Roller Derby shirt

- Autograph from Rocky (the Rocky? Or just anyone named Rocky?)

- Bag of Ugly Mug coffee

- Old School Memphis State stuff

- A Diver Bucket from Silky O' Sullivan's

- 901 Tequila

- Goner Records Sticker

- some Rendezvous Dry Rub

- Jim Keras Nissan or Memphis Mayor doll

- Pronto Pup plastic tumbler

- ticket stub from the Colliseum

- Liberty Land T-shirt

- Keith Lee for Mayor T-shirt

- Autograph from Jerry Lawler or anyone in Memphis Championship Wrestling

- something with the Memphis Chicks logo

- ticket stub or program from the Wonders series

- Letterbox in Overton Park

- Pirate Ship at St. Jude

- Space Marine Statue

- Ivory Billed Woodpecker

- a local comic's setlist

- The Enchanted Forest

- Volunteer at St. Jude

- A show at the Orpheum

- Jar of Mississippi River water

- Monorail ticket from Mud Island


- A.C. the server at the East Memphis Corky's

- Whatever's mural

- The model Piggly Wiggly

- Johnny Cash's first rental

- The Memphis Americans logo

- Sputnik at Joe's Liquors

- Hickory Hill Buddah

- Tallest outdoor art piece

- picture of me at the Peanut Shoppe

- Picture of the shell in Overton Park with its original mural

- the Elvis Statue

- Starry Nights

- Ramses and I

- The Memphis Queen riverboat

- A corner with at least one Walgreens and two churches

- Peabody Ducks in the fountain

- hidden mural

- Art in progress

- graffiti by Nosey

- Black Lodge Video symbol outside of Black Lodge

- the Lisa Marie

- the Sushi gas station chef in action

- the house Johnny Cash lived in while he was recording at Sun

- Elmwood tombstones

- Picture with medieval reenactors

- Picture at Earnestine and Hazel's

- No Discrimination Sign at Hollywood Disco

- Picture at Benny's grave at Raleigh Cemetery (anyone named Benny?)

- A picture with each ball outside of FedEx Forum wearing the appropriate sporting equipment for each

- live buffalo

- a goat in a bar

- Stereo Alley

- Picture with either Pouncer  or the Griz mascot

- street musician

- symphony musician


- Proof of eating a Kookamonga Burger

- Capote Cupcake from Muddy's

- Pulled Pork Sandwich from Central Barbecue

- burger from Dyer's

- Sandwich from the Chinese sub shop

- Sandwich from Payne's

- Fried Chicken from Gus's - with greasy receipt to prove it!

- Sausage Pizza from Pete & Sam's

- Red Wedding Cake sno cone

- slice of K-Pie

Wish me luck - I'm going to need it. The findings will be documented here as they're found.

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Probably cheating, but I collect Mr. Bingle dolls. He originated in NOLA and I've always thought it was neat how he was a big deal in both "my" cities.
August 26, 2009 1:05pm

@Jen Although I only have like 4 so I'm not sure it's worth calling it a collection just yet..
August 26, 2009 1:06pm

Rocky the Redbird's autograph.
August 26, 2009 1:11pm

Blast! I missed your tweet about this. My favorite Memphis-centric scavenger hunt item is a series of pictures in front of the homes of 3 kings. Pyramid, BB King's, Graceland. Good luck and have fun!
August 27, 2009 7:22am

This is great. I'll have to get my friends in on this :)
August 30, 2009 7:10pm

Progress Bars!!!
August 31, 2009 7:31am

You think I don't have a notebook dedicated to this specific project complete with progress bars?
August 31, 2009 7:31am

I know which Hickory Hill Buddha they want, but you should throw them for a loop and take several. I can show you if you are interested.
August 31, 2009 11:59am

Also, good luck on the chip from Southland. It is one of the dirtiest places I've ever been here in the Dirty South, and I used to frequent Platinum Plus regularly. The place stinks, and though it has a new facade, the inside is smoky, dingy, and depressing. I described it to a former employer from Austin as the place I would go to drink myself to death.
August 31, 2009 2:04pm

Aw, Southland isn't that bad. Sure the upstairs where you watch the dogs is a little spooky, but the casino's actually pretty nice. However most of the games I saw there were electronic so I'm not sure whether or not they use actual chips.
September 1, 2009 9:28am

I see you already got a lead on Mr. Bingle. In Memphis he was the Lowenstein's Christmas character: A snowman-ish critter with an ice cream cone hat at a jaunty angle. He and "Miss Holly," a real person, would be on TV during the holiday season. An advertising legend, Joan White, was one (maybe the only?) of the Miss Hollys. It's a fond boomer memory.
September 1, 2009 12:54pm

Hi! New to your blog and love it. I've seen a "be nice or leave" sign recently... at a store in Saddle Creek called Franchescas. I commented on it about a week ago so it should still be there. Good luck.
September 8, 2009 7:35pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] only way to get a ticket stub for the monorail for your massive scavenger hunt is to ride the [...]
September 9, 2009 2:18pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] another one from the scavenger hunt list – a picture of the Sputnik at Joe’s Liquors in [...]
September 11, 2009 2:40pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] and gents, here’s another found Scavenger Hunt item – a photo of Elvis’ plane, the Lisa Marie. Check out the TCB in a Flash icon on [...]
September 15, 2009 9:11am

I Love Memphis…
[...] Here’s the toothpick from Huey’s that you requested. [...]
September 21, 2009 2:34pm

Andrea Olson
The Central Church Statue of Liberty/Christ statue
September 23, 2009 11:30am

I Love Memphis…
[...] of the scavenger hunt requests I get are fairly straightforward – photo of this, receipt from there, food from that [...]
September 30, 2009 11:10pm

Johnny Cash's house when he was recording at Sun Studio is at 2553 Tutwiler Ave. You can even find it on Google Street View.
October 1, 2009 4:00pm

I don't think everything in Memphis needs to be on a scavenger hunt list. A Jim Keras Nissan Doll? Every city has a local dealership doll. Jar of Mississippi water? It's the longest river in the country, c'mon. Chip from Southland? That isn't even in real Memphis. Some are Memphis of course, and I think the scavenger hunt should stick to those things.
October 23, 2009 2:03pm

How about one of the plastic cups from Garibaldi's Pizza that you get to take with you when you leave? That's pretty much all I drink out of at my house.
October 23, 2009 3:38pm

I had a few ideas to go along with this list. If the intent of the list is to get out and enjoy Memphis, there are a few fun things missing. -See a show at the Orpheum Theater -Get a picture with A.C. (the server) at Corky's on Poplar Ave -Ride on a horse and carriage down riverside drive -Get a picture of Whatever's mural on highland -Find a piece of apparel from the Memphis Showboats, Memphis Maniax and Memphis Maddogs -Go to a Tigers football game, completely decked out in blue and grey -Attend the Autozone Liberty Bowl college football bowl game -Take a picture inside the old Piggly Wiggly's at the Pink Palace -Ride the tram to Mud island and float a toy boat down riverwalk -Get a don't split shelby farms bumper sticker -Go to starry nights -Go to the enchanted forest -Volunteer at St. Jude's
October 26, 2009 7:08am

I Love Memphis…
[...] scavenger hunt list called for a photo of a live buffalo, and there’s only one place in Memphis that has them for [...]
November 5, 2009 4:42pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] really is the perfect day to check Ugly Mug Coffee off of the scavenger hunt list. It’s completely gray outside, a little bit rainy, and definitely colder than it was [...]
November 23, 2009 5:33pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] time to check another item off of the Memphis scavenger hunt list – I went through the Starry Nights holiday light display at Shelby Farms last [...]
December 8, 2009 1:10pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] totally getting to relieve my childhood through this week’s scavenger hunt finds. Earlier this week, I went to the newly re-opened Starry Nights at Shelby Farms, and last night, I [...]
December 9, 2009 12:04pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] I stopped by A. Schwab on Beale Street a few days ago to pick up the little bottle (and some allegedly lucky candles) for the scavenger hunt. [...]
December 11, 2009 4:36pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] Check another thing off the scavenger hunt list! [...]
December 22, 2009 4:43pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] another item off of the Memphis scavenger hunt list, everybody – I made it to a show at the Orpheum last Saturday night. Before Rain took the [...]
January 20, 2010 5:29pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] found another item from the scavenger hunt – a meal at Gus’s Fried Chicken (with the greasy receipt to prove it). A greasy receipt [...]
January 22, 2010 1:53pm

Jaime Hopkins
Autograph from Rocky? I'd bet that means Rocky the bartender/possible owner (?) of Alex's Tavern on Jackson
January 26, 2010 8:57am

I Love Memphis…
[...] Here’s another one for the Memphis scavenger hunt. [...]
January 29, 2010 4:04pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] of the suggested items on the great Memphis Scavenger Hunt list was “old school Memphis State stuff”.  There was no stipulation as to what kind of [...]
February 9, 2010 11:43am

I think you need to get an autograph with both Alex's Rocky & Rocky the Redbird!!
February 12, 2010 6:30pm

K-Pie (Kalua Mocha Pie) is at Paulette's in Overton Square. Yum!
February 12, 2010 8:38pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] While I was wandering around taking photos, I came across this small Be Nice or Leave sign for the  Memphis scavenger hunt. [...]
February 16, 2010 10:38am

I Love Memphis…
[...] fulfill my scavenger hunt obligation, I ordered an eight-inch turkey sub with everything (white cheese, tomato slices, lettuce, spicy [...]
February 23, 2010 5:20pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] Behold the Space Marine, another found Memphis Scavenger Hunt item. [...]
February 25, 2010 5:58pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] finding things for the Memphis Scavenger Hunt like crazy this [...]
February 26, 2010 2:32pm

i dont have a recording of JC Levy but Me and my friend can perform his "When we were Kiddies" one. We called that number every day. Also I have a proto pup plastic mug...does that count? What do i do with it? take a picture?
March 1, 2010 2:15am

Referencing the Silky's diver bucket: do you mean the old-school metal paint bucket that they used to serve divers in at Silky's on Madison (long since razed and replaced with the parking lot and building housing the Bayou/Le Chardonnay), or do you mean the plastic kind currently used?
March 1, 2010 4:31am

Kerry (admin)
I'm hoping they mean the plastic kind.
March 1, 2010 10:36am

Kerry (admin)
Can I meet you and take a photo of it and get your picture with the I Love Memphis sign?
March 1, 2010 2:30pm

dont think it is what you are looking for....but I am employee at St. Jude and volunteer for memphis in my "I love memphis" tshirt on today and headed to the MIM warehouse for a little MIM work!!! I also have a neighbor named Rocky that works at the VA....want his autograph? peace david
March 17, 2010 6:05pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] marks the first time since I started the Memphis scavenger hunt that I’ve had to turn to you, my awesome readers, for directions. I couldn’t remember [...]
April 7, 2010 3:01pm

I Love Memphis…
[...] about a cup from the Sweden Kream, at least, nothing special enough to make it stand out on the scavenger hunt list. Mine was medium-sized and made of plain white Styrofoam. It’s not the cup that’s [...]
April 20, 2010 11:15am

Tara Mae Schultz
I would recommend also looking for the Bettis Family Cemetery, a local Midtown fave!
April 29, 2010 3:48pm

Tara Mae Schultz
You can also find the medieval reenactors every Sunday @ 2 at Audubon Park.
April 29, 2010 3:51pm

Tara Mae Schultz
But, be careful, it is their "heavy armor and rapier" battle practice...
April 29, 2010 3:53pm

Tara Mae Schultz
is the date for this entry /supposed/ to be august 26, 2009?
April 29, 2010 4:57pm