Memphis Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Memphis - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Memphis Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium

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The Memphis Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium, the converted pink marble mansion of Clarence Saunders, Memphis-based founder of the...

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

In the shadow of the FedEx Forum just off Beale Street, this museum showcases Memphis as musical mecca, tracing the history of legendary...

Memphis Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Overton Park houses the popular 70-acre Memphis Zoo, which includes a 9-acre Cat Country and Primate Canyon. In total, there are about...

Mud Island

  • Park/Playground

Memphis begins at the Mississippi River, which is celebrated in a 52-acre river park on Mud Island. A footbridge and monorail at 125...

National Civil Rights Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

South of Downtown, the motel in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 has been transformed into the National Civil...

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

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The main house of this museum features displays on slave life and the Underground Railroad that enabled slaves to escape to free states...

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Look for the marquee reading "Soulsville U.S.A.", and listen for the sounds of soul icons like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and Aretha...

Sun Studio

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Sam Phillips' modest studio is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B. B. King, Carl Perkins, Johnny...

The Children's Museum of Memphis

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At the The Children's Museum of Memphis youngsters can touch, climb, and explore their way through a child-size city, and delve into...

Woodruff-Fontaine House

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This exquisite three-story French Victorian mansion was built in 1870 and has a grand drawing room graced with original parquet floors...


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