a good first stop on a visit to memphis is the memphis visitor center. here you can get maps and information on memphis hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. on my visit to to the visitor center i arrived about a half an hour before it opened. the security guard opened the door for me and asked what information i needed. she answered my questions and gave me a map of the local attractions. even though the center was not open i told this nice lady she should be running the place.
Memphis Visitor Information Center
340 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
The Visitor Information Center is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable locals who are eager to offer information and assistance with Memphis and Mid-South attractions, lodging, shopping, dining, sightseeing tours, and special events. Memphis is a big time city with big time attractions, so you’re going to need a little guidance in your journey around the River City. Where is the famed Memphis Zoo located? What was the name of that legendary barbecue joint? What is the meaning of life? Ok, our Memphis Tourist Guide can’t answer every question, but it does provide need-to-know info while on-the-go in and around Memphis. Everything from the hit side of Memphis’ famous attractions to the flip side that only the locals know. Request a Memphis Tourist Guide and keep it tucked close by while you explore Memphis Soul.
There are two Elvis statues in Memphis.... and none of them actually look like the King. This one here can be found inside the Welcome Centre, near the Pyramid. Sure El's moves are there, but look closely and you'll notice that the face really doesn't look like him. You will also find a statue dedicated to Memphis' other local celebrity, B.B.King, in the Pyramid.
Don't be fooled by the issue cover in the photo. No, I am not suggesting smoking marijuana in Memphis. Our state senator Steve Cohen is pushing for legislation that would legalize medical marijuana use in Tennessee. It just happened to be the issue available when I borrowed my friend's digital camera.
The Memphis Flyer is a weekly guide to what is going on in Memphis, Tennessee. It lists movies, theater productions, nightlife hot spots including Beale Street, personal and political viewpoints, restaurant reviews, sports, and city attractions as well. Basically, it's a weekly update on life in Memphis.
You will find them everywhere, in stores as well as on the street corners around town in metal (or the newer plastic type) newspaper stands, only there is no charge for the Memphis Flyer. Pick one up when you are in town to find out the latest information on things to do in Memphis. See the following website for the latest issue online.