beale street is one of memphis' most famous tourist destinations. beale street is lined with bars most of which feature blues music. this entertainment district is also known for it's bar-b-que... more
My boyfriend is a huge Elvis fan, so we made a long drive to Memphis just for Graceland. I like Elvis (as much as the next American), but never actually imagined myself going to Graceland. I was... more
You can take a tram for $4 roundtrip or walk across the bridge. The views alone are incredible on both sides of the Mississippi River that you cross.
There is a river replica inside the park.
One of the places we visited on our city tour was the Peabody Hotel. Here we got out and went in. At 11:00 the ducks which are housed on the roof, come down on the elevator, and waddle down the red... more
at a window in the rear of the young and morrow building james earl ray shot and killed martin luther king jr. on april 4 th 1968. today the young and morrow building is part of the national civil... more
A busload of old-time rock 'n' roll fans dropped off at Sun Studio is a lot like setting a crate of squirrels loose in an Oh-Henry factory. We're everywhere in there; craning our necks looking at... more
There is a very steep hill to get to these. It really is not handicap accessible although some people who are handicap make it down there. In the fall on Sat is the only time when they have a dinner... more
The house is not ostentatious from the outside, especially by today's standards but the interior is pretty wild though definitely a period piece. Yes, this guy was on some serious drugs. Aside from... more
Made famous for the Tyson Lewis fight, this is a unique sporting arena. Well worth a look or try and catch an event there.
I took in the WWE (stop laughing) whiich was good fun.
I heard that the... more
Most people come here to see the ducks march. It is not that impressive to me. The Cooking Heritage seminars that they had were. You get samples of products that they have created and you get to taste... more
Next to the mighty Mississippi River I saw Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Be ready for the hot southern sun. Each year the festival concentrates on a different country and... more
If you think visiting a museum is boring, you will change your mind after coming to the Pink Museum. I mean, even my father's unfavorable opinion was changed and he really came around and enjoyed... more
My biggest complaint is the car museum doesn't allow flash photography so pictures didn't turn out great. But otherwise it it was cool to see all his cars. I especially liked the snowmobile he put... more
Every tourist should visit Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. The home itself isn't as grand as one might think. But when you are standing among all his Gold records and numerous costumes,you cannot... more
The Memphis Zoo is fast becoming a world class Zoo in my opinion. It is one of only four Zoos in America that features giant pandas. There are over 3,000 animal residents, with plans in the works for... more
This home was completed in 1832, making it one of the oldest in the city. Jefferson Davis, a friend of the Hunt family, was a frequent visitor. During the Civil War, Union General Ulysses S. Grant... more
Perhaps just as important in terms of its contribution to American music in the mid-20th century, Stax Records was the center of a large number of 1960s soul and R&B greats, many of which had their... more
located on the corner of beale and main streets the orheum threater is on the site of the 1890 grand opera house. the grand opera house burned in 1923 and it was replaced by the orpheum in 1928. as... more
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... more
I visited Graceland in the early morning, but even at that times there were bus loads of tourists.
Actually I did not take a guided tour neither did I enter the house of Elvis. At that point of our... more
When you are in Memphis you must go to Graceland, visit the house of Elvis and also the Planes and Cars.
Go to Beale Street, the best time is in the evening, because in the daytime there is nothing to... more
This small riverfront park offers some fine views of the Mississippi River, the skyline, and Mud Island. It also offers some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Just in case anyone... more
Located on the Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee borders Arkansas just west of the river and Mississippi to our south. Not only known for the world's best barbecue, Memphis also has a really great...
Only six of us met up in Memphis for this annual reunion of grad school friends who went through the environmental engineering program at the University of Iowa. Rita and I made it a full three-day......
Birthplace to the blues, home to rock 'n' roll, perfecter of BBQ, Memphis has many monikers but its long history is filled with colorful characters, yellow fever outbreaks, and perhaps most sadly the...