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Must See

When in Memphis, tour Elvis Presley's Graceland and see the largest collection of Elvis merchandise, collectibles, apparel, and accessories. Explore the personal side of Elvis Presley at his grand Memphis mansion. Surround yourself with the things the King loved at the Elvis the Entertainer Career Museum, Presley Motors Automobile Museum, and Elvis Discovery Exhibits.

What's New

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is a "must-see" destination inside the massive Pyramid in downtown Memphis. This shopping experience offers something for everyone, from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking for fun. Enjoy dining and sightseeing at the Lookout at the Pyramid, a restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and Memphis skyline.

Tips

Music is at the heart of Memphis. Be sure to experience the city’s live music scene and roots. Tour Sun Studio, which paved the way to success for Elvis and Johnny Cash. Learn about musical pioneers who overcame barriers to create incredible music at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Hop on our free shuttle to Beale Street and the downtown district and try the famous Memphis BBQ joints.

Must Do

You’ll find exciting things to do in Memphis, from sports to shopping to Southern food. If you are a baseball fan, cheer on the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park downtown. Encounter interesting animals at the Memphis Zoo with fascinating exhibits like the Zambezi River and Northwest Passage. See blockbuster concerts and sports events at FedEx Forum – home of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

Don't Go Home Without

Experience the rich heritage of music in Memphis, from the blues to rock ‘n’ roll. Explore live music venues, nightclubs, and restaurants on historic Beale Street, including the Orpheum Theater. Celebrate music pioneers at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Enjoy musical acts at the amphitheater at Handy Park in the Beale Street Entertainment District.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Beale Street Entertainment District

Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103

Restaurants, bars, nightlife and the best in Memphis music...all on one street. This is a can't miss attraction in Memphis!

Elvis Presley's Graceland

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38116

Tour Elvis's home Graceland an elaborate mansion, see the glitzy clothes and furnishings, and pick up a few souvenirs on the way out. See why Elvis loved coming home to Mempphis. Get ready for a hunka-hunka burning FUN! Visit the website for hours of operation and ticket prices www.elvis.com. Hours vary based on the time of year. Explore three new exhibits this year - Elvis on Tour Exhibit, Elvis Through his Daughter's Eyes and ICON: The Influenece of Elvis Presley.

Sun Studio

706 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

This is where Rock-n-Roll got its start! Tour the studio that recorded Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash and set them on the fast-track to music fame. See the room and microphone where Elvis recorded his first song "That's Alright Mama". A must for music lovers visiting Memphis.

Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112

Ranked as America's #1 Zoo by TripAdvisor! The Memphis Zoo is a unique experience and the perfect way to spend a day with the family. Be sure to visit the new Teton Trek exhibit! See their website for hours during the seasons www.memphiszoo.org.

AutoZone Park

175 Toyota Plaza, Memphis, TN 38103

Home to the Memphis Redbirds, the 2009 PCL Champions! AutoZone Park is a great American ballpark and provided the model for the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis. When you are in Memphis catch a baseball game you might see an upcoming baseball star! Visit their website for game schedule and events www.memphisredbirds.com.

FedEx Forum

191 Beale Street & 3rd Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Home of the NBA's Mempis Grizzlies and Home of Univeristy of Memphis Tigers. This is the place for basketball in Memphis. When the buzzer sounds the fun and excitement begins. FedEx Forum also brings many of the top name musicians to Memphis. Check their website for upcoming events www.fedexforum.com.

Rock n Soul Museum

191 Beale Street & 3rd Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Located off of legendary Beale Street, inside the FedEx Forum. The Rock n Soul Museum tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. Great for music and history lovers. Visit their website www.memphisrocknsoul.org.

Stax Museum

926 E McLemore Ave., Memphis, TN 38106

For many years, the Memphis neighborhood known as Soulsville USA was a bustling and thriving community for up and coming Soul artists. The Stax recording studio rivaled Motown in it's prime. See where many of the artists from Memphis got their start and recorded. You will be amazed at how many top artists got their start right here in Memphis and made us the "Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n Roll"! Visit their website for hours and more information www.staxmuseum.com.

National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Located in the historic Lorraine Motel, the museum provides an in-depth look at the scope of the Civil Rights Movement and takes you through the last moments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You will see the legacy the Dr. King left to the world along with other people that influenced the civil rights movement. A must for history and civil rights enthusiasts. Visit their website for hours and additional information www.civilrightsmuseum.org.

Liberty Bowl Stadium

335 S. Hollywood St., Memphis, TN

Home of the University of Memphis Tigers football team and the site of the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl. If you are visiting Memphis on a Fall weekend, why not pencil in a college football game.

Orpheum Theatre

203 South Main St., Memphis, TN 38103

This historic icon in the city is the place to go for theatre and entertainment in Memphis. Be sure to check the Orpheum website for upcoming shows: www.orpheum-memphis.com.

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

262 North Danny Thomas Blvd., Memphis, TN

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Visit their website for additional information www.stjude.org.

Tunica Mississippi Casinos

Tunica, MS

With 24-hour non-stop gaming action along with top performers and entertainers, you can't go wrong with a visit to Tunica's casinos. If the gambling bug bites take a day trip to Tunica, Mississippi!

Memphis Renasant Convention Center

255 North Main St., Memphis, TN 38103

Downtown Memphis is the place to meet and at the heart of it all is the Memphis Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. If your event is being held at Cook Convention Center, Crowne Plaza is the place to stay! The hotel is one block from the Memphis Renasant Convention Center.

Children's Museum of Memphis

2525 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

The Children's Museum of Memphis creates memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs. You deserve a fun day with the kids or just to be a kid again and Memphis has the perfect place with this museum. Visit their website for hours, admission and additional information www.cmom.com

Bass Pro at the Pyramid

1 Bass Pro Drive, Memphis Pyramid, Memphis, TN 38105

Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is more than just a store; it's an adventure. The massive destination experience offers something for everyone, from the serious outdoor enthusiast to families looking to have fun. There's nothing else like it anywhere in the world. Highlights: Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center Big Cypress Lodge Beretta Fine Gun Center 28-Story Freestanding Glass Elevator The Lookout at the Pyramid Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill Cypress Swamp Waterfowl Habitat