Welcome to Memphis

Memphis has long been associated with music and the great musicians that have blossomed throughout the area, but there are many other aspects of the city that will keep a tourist's interest. The city has a deep history regarding African-American heritage, especially dealing with the civil rights movement.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Graceland
3754 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116
+1 901 322 3322
The second most visited house in the United States. Home of Elvis, "The King of Rock and Roll". Think "tacky tourist" trap but don't miss it--you might be pleasantly surprised. Take note of Elvis Week (Death Week to the locals) in early August, culminating in the candlelight vigil on the anniversary of Elvis' death. It is a big deal, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. Check out the bizarre felt-pen scribblings on the fence, some hip-ironic, some of the psycho-lunatic-fan sort.

Memphis Zoo and Aquarium
2000 Galloway, Memphis, TN 38104
+1 901 276 9453
See over 3,000 animal residents, including 400 different species of all kinds, while at this amazing zoo which features special themed areas, such as Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Once Upon a Farm, Dragon's Lair, Tropical Bird House, Herpetarium, and an Aquarium. Animal shows are provided from June through August and special events are held here throughout the year.

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901 521 9699
The site of Dr. Martin Luther King JR's assassination, this one-of-a-kind museum contains interpretive exhibits and audio/visual displays which bring to life the most significant moments of civil and human rights struggles and victories.

AutoZone Park
Union Avenue and Third Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901 721 6000
The Memphis Redbirds baseball team plays at AutoZone Park. They are the Triple-A affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals. AutoZone Park features the largest video board in minor league baseball, a 23-by-30 foot screen. The video board can produce 16.2 million different colors and is 127 feet (or 13 stories) above the playing field.

Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
+1 901 320 6320
Voted one of the top five museums in the South by the readers of Southern Living magazine, this regional natural history museum is Tennessee's most visited museum and it includes outstanding exhibits such as an original 1920's mansion, a shrunken head, a replica of the first Piggly Wiggly grocery store, and a hand-carved miniature circus. A planetarium and IMAX theatre are also a part of this museum.