First up, the King! Whether you are a big fan of Elvis Presley or just curious about the legend’s life, you should definitely join the masses to tour Graceland as well as Elvis’ recording room at Sun Studio. Graceland was purchased in 1957 by a 22 year old Elvis. The home has now been transformed into a museum commemorating the man’s life and history. Learn about his early life all the way through his rise to international fame.
For even more history, swing by the National Civil Rights Museum, the Pink Palace Museum, and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum for a better understanding of this city’s past and present significance. Families can head to the panda exhibit at the Memphis Zoo or watch the famous march of the Peabody Ducks that parade through the grounds of the Peabody Hotel.
Beale Street is an absolute must-see when visiting or living in Memphis. Beale Street has largely been accredited as the birthplace of jazz music. Plenty of famous jazz musicians like B.B. King, Alberta Hunter, and Otis Redding got their start in studios on Beale Street. Today, Beale Street is packed full of stores and restaurants representing the city’s musical history with memorabilia, live entertainment, and large crowds of music lovers.To experience the beauty of Memphis, check out Mud Island River Park. The park gives you a beautiful view of the Mississippi River, as well as live entertainment during the summer months, biking trails, kayaking tours, and paddle boats for rent! Mud Island River Park is often full of people exploring the outdoors, picnicking, or learning about the influence of the Mississippi River.
There is always something to do when in Memphis. Music, history, dancing, beautiful landscape, golf, and much, much more is available in this diverse and wonderful city!