Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page > Fort Smith to Memphis roadtrip.. need advice!
Notices

Fort Smith to Memphis roadtrip.. need advice!

Reply

Jun 19th, 2017, 09:57 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 21
Fort Smith to Memphis roadtrip.. need advice!

We are 2 guys going on a road trip to Memphis from Fort Smith , AR, for a week in late July.
We are interested in Memphis BBQ, History, Nature, Ghost towns etc...

I have never been to Memphis but eaten their BBQ...I am a BBQ fan!

We might stay in Memphis 3 days and drive to nearby towns and stay 2-3 days (Nashville, Memphis suburbs with some hole-in-wall BBQ !!)

What can you guys advice...?
Thanks
Kris
miserkris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 19th, 2017, 10:21 AM
  #2
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 21
Also......

Are there any Airplane boneyards or Airplane museum in the area?
Any good train spotting locations?
miserkris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 19th, 2017, 03:38 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 9,328
US 51 between Memphis and Dyersburg is great for train spotting and hole in the wall places. https://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/602/640...oute-Guide.pdf
Amtrak still runs the 946 mile "City of New Orleans" 7 days a week. When it is on time, the southbound CONO arrives in Memphis between 6 and 7 AM. The Memphis station is also the police station. Across the street is the Arcade Restaurant that was a hangout of Elvis.
tomfuller is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 21st, 2017, 08:56 AM
  #4
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 21
Awesome Tom,
Any freight trains or Stacked ones? Any old steam engines?
miserkris is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 21st, 2017, 01:37 PM
  #5
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 9,328
For a steam engine you'll have to go to Chattanooga or Dollywood. http://www.steamlocomotive.com/lists...y=usa&state=tn
The route that the "City of New Orleans" follows is owned by Canadian National. Lots of freight on that line.
tomfuller is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:02 AM.