Memphis Things to Do

  • the legendary Orpheum Theater
    the legendary Orpheum Theater
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  • Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN
    Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN
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  • Inside the National Civil Rights Museum
    Inside the National Civil Rights Museum
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  • Graceland, Memphis

    1. Graceland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Going to Memphis and not going to Graceland is a bit like going to Paris and avoiding the Eiffel Tower. With over 600,000 visitors every year, it is one of the most visited private homes in the US. Of...

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  • Beale Street, Memphis

    2. Beale Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    William Christopher (W.C. Handy) is considered to be the "Father of the Blues" and is one of America's most influential songwriters ever. The humble, two-bedroom shotgun house in which he, his wife,...

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  • Mud Island, Memphis

    3. Mud Island

    Saturday July 6th, Noelle Lori-Elizabeth Teel, Tony and I visited Mud Island River Park in Memphis Tn. For only $10 each, you take the tram across the Mississippi River to the middle of the river to...

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  • Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

    4. Civil Rights Museum

    During the segregation era, Lorraine Motel was one of the most upscale accommodations for African-American in Memphis. In the 1960s, it was especially popular with visiting Stax Records artists such...

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  • Peabody Ducks, Memphis

    5. Peabody Ducks

    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...

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  • Sun Studios, Memphis

    6. Sun Studios

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I do believe that musically-speaking, my visit to Sun Studio was the hightlight of my trip to Memphis, even more so than my visit to Graceland. Thanks to our amazing guide, the tour was incredibly...

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  • Riverboats, Memphis

    7. Riverboats

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • Peabody Hotel, Memphis

    8. Peabody Hotel

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • Pyramid, Memphis

    9. Pyramid

    3 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • Elvis Automobile Museum, Memphis

    10. Elvis Automobile Museum

    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...

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  • Pink Palace Museum, Memphis

    11. Pink Palace Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • Orpheum Theatre, Memphis

    12. Orpheum Theatre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Orpheum Theatre, located on South Main St. at the corner of Beale in Memphis, Tennessee, was built in 1928 and is one of the few remaining "movie palaces" of the 1920s. The theatre presents a...

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  • Mississippi, Memphis

    13. Mississippi

    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...

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  • Blues, Memphis

    14. Blues

    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...

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  • Historic Homes, Memphis

    15. Historic Homes

    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...

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  • Lisa Marie, Memphis

    16. Lisa Marie

    Elvis Presley bought Lisa Marie (renamed after his daughter) on 18 April 1975. Manufactured in 1958 by General Dynamics in San Diego, this Convair 880 was formerly a commercial airline with 96...

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  • Memphis Belle Memorial Association, Memphis

    17. Memphis Belle Memorial Association

    After meeting with the former Vice- President of the Memphis Belle Memorial Association involved in the restoration project in Millington, Tennessee, near Memphis, and touring the facilities...

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  • Rock N Soul Museum, Memphis

    18. Rock N Soul Museum

    Whether you are talking about blues, rock or soul music, they all have their roots in Memphis one way or another. For this reason, there are numerous museums dedicated to music in Memphis - so many in...

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  • Zoo, Memphis

    19. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • Children's Museum, Memphis

    20. Children's Museum

    Children play to learn and adults learn to play again at The Children’s Museum of Memphis! Packed with quality informal learning experiences that are both fun and educational, the hands-on,...

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  • Shelby Farms, Memphis

    21. Shelby Farms

    4 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy riding horses, but you may not get the best horse to ride here. Sometimes it is hard to get your horse to get anywhere or to just stay on the trail & keep up with everyone else. I can't...

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  • Information, Memphis

    22. Information

    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...

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  • Peabody Place, Memphis

    23. Peabody Place

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This indoor miniature golf course can be found on the second level inside Peabody Place in downtown Memphis. I just went for the first time the other day with some friends. It's all lit up by...

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  • Trolleys, Memphis
  • Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum, Memphis

    25. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum

    The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is a brand new museum that opened in 2015. It is operated by the Rock'n'Soul museum, and I can't honestly say that it added much...

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