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Memphis

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Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years. The city boasts a revitalized downtown, home to a growing population of young entrepreneurs intent on making the area safe and exciting after many decades of abandonment. A major national transportation hub, Memphis boasts one of the world's busiest cargo airports and a well-developed network of highways and railroads, making it one of the easiest cities to travel to from almost anywhere in the country. Plan your holiday in Memphis and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States route builder website.
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Popular things to do in Memphis

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Sun Studio ©
Historic Site
Sun Studio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Graceland
Specialty Museum
Graceland
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Monument
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beale Street
Historic Walking Area
Beale Street
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Memphis

Horseshoe Tunica ©
Casino
Horseshoe Tunica Tunica
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Southland Casino Racing ©
Casino
Southland Casino Racing West Memphis
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Scenic Drive
Natchez Trace Pkwy Tupelo
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum Tupelo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Memphis

Tastin' 'Round Town ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Tastin' 'Round Town
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Art Museum
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Specialty Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shelby Farms Park ©
Park
Shelby Farms Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Memphis

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The Peabody Ducks
Historic Site
The Peabody Ducks
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Memphis National Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Memphis National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Historic Site
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Memphis

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
History Museum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery ©
Art Museum
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dixon Gallery & Gardens ©
Art Museum
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mallory-Neely House ©
Specialty Museum
Mallory-Neely House
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Memphis

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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc.
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Peanut Shoppe ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Peanut Shoppe
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Memphis Farmers Market ©
Farmers Market
Memphis Farmers Market
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery ©
Art Museum
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
A Tour of Possibilities ©
Cultural Tour
A Tour of Possibilities
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Memphis Zoo ©
Zoo
Memphis Zoo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sharpe Planetarium
Observatory
Sharpe Planetarium
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Memphis

From budget to luxury, Memphis offers accommodations suitable for every traveler. If you're planning just a short visit, consider staying at an inexpensive inn near the airport. For easy access to the city's shopping, dining, and nightlife, book a room at a downtown hotel, offering complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. If you come to Memphis in order to splurge, stay at one of the city's luxury hotels overlooking the Mississippi River, featuring stylish rooftop gardens.
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