Big Cypress Lodge is a dream destination in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Located inside the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid with views of the Mississippi River, Big Cypress Lodge provides the ultimate bucket list destination. Complete with unique accommodations, experiential dining options, a spa, and entertainment, Big Cypress Lodge is a bucket list destination in itself. Check out our Big Cypress Lodge bucket list below for the best of Big Cypress Lodge.
Big Cypress Lodge Bucket List
Premier Rustic Accommodations
There are over 100 choices for accommodations at Big Cypress Lodge, but we’d highly recommend The Premier Rustic Accommodations. They feature over-sized beds, electric fireplaces, luxury bath features, and private balconies overlooking Bass Pro Shops. The warm, rustic decor will make you feel like you’re at a hunting lodge in the middle of the woods, while being only steps away from the heart of the city. The cozy beds and the attention to detail make your stay unforgettable.
Highlight – the huge bathrooms with over-sized air tub and massive glass shower are a treat for all guests.
Sky High Ride
No stay at Big Cypress Lodge would be complete without riding the country’s tallest free-standing elevator. It’s a Big Cypress Lodge bucket list must. Journey 300 feet in the air to take in the sights of Memphis. This 28-story elevator features floor to ceiling glass on all four sides and leads guests to a glass observation deck at the top.
Glass Observation Deck
Offering two vantage points, step out onto glass observation decks overlooking downtown Memphis, Tennessee and the Mississippi River. The views will take your breath away.
Jump out to sea for an underwater-themed bowling adventure at the Fishbowl bowling experience. Featuring 13 full lanes, you will be surrounded by underwater sea critters as you test your skill at bowling. It’s a fun place for the entire family. Even Max, who is only 3 months old, loved the decor and was mesmerized by the fish on the ceiling.
Big Cypress Spa by Gould’s
Discover the ultimate relaxation at the Big Cypress Spa by Gould’s. Treatments include a variety of massages, facials, and nail services. Whether you’re staying overnight or visiting the Pyramid for the day, spa services are available.
Highlight – The Minute Sun Undone Vitamin C Infusion Facial rejuvenated my skin and helped eliminate discolored spots caused from the sun.
Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill
Filled with nautical decor, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill offers a full menu complete with a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and burgers. The restaurant features an island-themed bar area and a saltwater aquarium as well as a bowling alley.
You can enjoy as many Sunset Sangria as you’d like because you don’t have to leave the building to get back to your hotel room.
Mississippi Terrace At The Pyramid
The Mississippi Terrace features two fire pits, over-sized furniture, a full bar, high top tables, and a stage for live music. The menu includes small plate appetizers and hand-crafted cocktails. Even when it’s a hot summer night in Memphis, The Mississippi Terrace offers plenty of shade and a nice breeze.
Highlight – visit during sunset for one of the best views of the Mississippi River.
Bonus Big Cypress Lodge bucket list points if you can fit it all into one glorious weekend at Big Cypress Lodge.