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Oct 1st, 2007, 02:56 AM
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Hi there, i'm not sure if this is the right way of doing things, but i have a question. me and my girlfriend is going to US next monday and we plan to be in NY for 5 nights and then we plan to go to New Orleans and stay there for 3 nights before we rent a car that will take us to Memphis where we will spend 2 nights. My question is do You have som ideas what we shouldn't miss on our trip from New Orleans to Memphis, we have 4 nights to spend before we have to leave our car in Memphis? I would be greatful for some great ideas. we are interested in a lot of things ;o).

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Oct 1st, 2007, 04:03 AM
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Buskas--you will get better ideas for your trip if you start your own thread with a question like What to see driving between New Orleans and Memphis? On this thread you are only going to get people who think they are answering what to do in Memphis itself.

I think you might want to spend a day after New Orleans going to the Cajun country west of the city (Lafayette area) before you head north toward Memphis.
http://www.lafayettetravel.com/

Some interesting things to see on the way toward Memphis in Mississippi are:

Natchez with many plantations built by cotton growers before the Civil War
http://www.natchezms.com/

The Natchez trace parkway also has interesting sites from Native American and pioneer days. You could explore the section of it near Natchez
http://www.nps.gov/natr/

Vicksburg is the site of one of the major Civil war battles

Clarksdale Miss has a museum about the Delta Blues
http://www.clarksdale.com/chamber/index.php?pg=2271352
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Oct 1st, 2007, 04:16 AM
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Thank you VTTRAVELLER i'll do that
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Oct 1st, 2007, 02:04 PM
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I loved Memphis, it sorta seems to be stuck in a time warp, but yet struggling to reinvent itself, which I found charming. If you love or even like Elvis and the time era he was from, it's a must and you can easily spend a good part of your day there. Also, if you like rock, soul, R&B, 70's funk music, you have to go..the Sun Studios gave me chills. Memphis has a couple museums devoted to music, one being the Staxx Museum of American Soul Music
http://www.staxmuseum.com/.
And you must go if you love good Southern food...BBQ galore!
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Oct 1st, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Meant to say, if you love or like Elvis, it's easy to spend a good portion of your day at Graceland.
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Oct 1st, 2007, 03:53 PM
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isabellasu-Loved Sun Studios. Think it was our favorite part of the visit although we also were very moved by the Civil Rights Museum. I think everyone should visit it at one time or another. Let's say-I got chills there also but of a different kind.
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Oct 1st, 2007, 04:03 PM
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paula, the Civil Rights Museum was chilling also, just to walk up and see the Lorraine Motel sign, just as it was the day Dr. King died and his room "untouched". This is another example of Memphis seeming to be stuck in a time warp, a fascinating way to see American history.
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Oct 1st, 2007, 04:20 PM
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isabella-The weekend we went to the Civil Rights Museum was several days after the death of Coretta Scott King in 2006. So her picture was there and even the employees seemed to be sad. It made it even more poignant.
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