The city of Memphis has grown from its root to a modern and commercial place whle preserving its art and culture. It has become an inevitable place for peace lovers to settle here or roam around and relax. Memphis is the center of attraction for music lovers and the birthplace of Elvis Presley’s – the Godfather of the music.
To make Memphis, a global destination and a brand in itself, We Are Memphis has taken the initiative to collaborate, elevate and captivate organizations and individuals of different communities. The following are few of the not to miss places for tourists.
Graceland is the most visited historical place in Memphis. It is home of Elvis Presley. You can visit his grave in The Meditation Garden since it is free to visit. The rest of the places such as the tour of Elvis’s mansion including his collection of airplanes and automobiles, exclusive artifacts, and exhibits. However, you won’t be allowed to roam and tour Elvis’ private quarters.
- Mississippi River:
It is North America’s second-longest river serving the western border. For this reason, around five miles of park is established that houses outdoor recreation and various water activities such as riverboat cruises. You can even take a walk to relax alongside the Mud Island Park. The Big River Crossing can get you to cross the Mississippi River.
- Beale Street:
Beale Street has incredible nightclubs and is known for its blues since the 20th century. The restaurants and the clubs are the major attraction for delicacies combined with blues beat. You can even enjoy a walk around through museums, pay homage to W.C.Handy home, sightsee the folk art. The nearby attracts include Gibson Guitar Factory and Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
The street performers make your walk no more than club’s atmphoshere. The vehicular traffic is a complete no-no, hence walking with your favorite drink and romantic date is not prohibited.
- Sun Studio:
It is home for music lovers since the historic recording of Elvis Presley, Ike Turner and Johny Cash was done here. You can stand with the microphone, hold the guitar and give a try to your inner music lore besides hearing the oldies of the Presley.
- Memphis Zoo:
The Memphis Zoo, aged above 100 years has seen various restorations since early 2010, each time giving something new to the tourist. The zoo is spread around 70 acres and includes a count of over 3000 animals with many Asian and African species.
If in Memphis, you should never give a miss to mouth-watering barbeques. It is considered as a food heaven for barbeque lovers whether it is local street vendors or high-end eateries.
- Shelby Farms Park:
This park facilitates n number of activities ranging from outdoor concerts, fishing, paddle boats, shooting range, bike trails, and much more. It is 5x larger than New York’s Central Park.
Memphis is home to many museums – the famous is the Stax Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum. Others being Brooks Museum, Rock ‘n’ Soul, University of Memphis Art Museum, Biblical History Museum, Memphis Pink Palace.
- Bass Pro Pyramid:
Bass Pro Pyramid provides extravaganza and thrilling shopping experience having its wamp filled with different kinds of fishes, aquariums. It includes a bowling alley and freestanding glass elevator. The tip of the pyramid gives a mesmerizing view of Mississippi. With a 120 room hotel facility, you cannot expect more for your marriage function or romantic outing.
- Further attractions are:
o Mud Island Riverwalk.
o Dixon Gallery
o Elmond Cemetery
o Lichterman Nature Center
o Peabody ducks
o Levitt Shell Concerts
o Trail Hikes of Old Forest Lane
o Downtown Memphis
The list does not end above for doing things at Memphis. It has stored everything for everybody – be it your kids, your romance, or as an individual. There won’t be a repetition of activities in a single place.