Solo In Memphis

Old May 12th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Solo In Memphis

I'll be travelling solo to Memphis in August 07 (post Elvis week!) Any ideas from other solo travellers on attractions etc apart from Graceland (my main reason for visit!) I would love to see some nightlife, but not very confident about exploring on my own.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:29 PM
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Downtown is "the place to be"
Eat dry ribs at Corky's.
Lion King will be at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre this summer.
http://www.orpheum-memphis.com/
Ride the trolley downtown for a beautiful view of the river.
Go to a Redbirds game.(St. Louis farm club) http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t235
Watch the ducks march at the Peabody-our grand hotel http://www.peabodymemphis.com/home.cfm
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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:59 PM
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Elvis meant different things to different people, but I love his early rockabilly records, so I highly recommend the tour at Sun Studio.

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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:36 PM
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we're not big elvis fans, and we LOVED the tour at Sun Studios, fantastic. Well worth it. We also enjoyed a "dive" lunch of divine fried chicken at Gus' Fried Chicken. A bit out of the way, but we actually walked there and back from Beale Street. Not the best walk (ie, nothing around, so do it during the day) but it was worth it! mmmmmhhh
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The Martin Luther King Jr. museum at the Lorraine Hotel is an absolutely incredible site -- maybe the best historic site I have visited as far as intelligent presentation, historic materials, fascinating preservation of a historic landmark and its within walking distance of downtown. There's also a historic well-preserved diner that's a block or so from the Lorraine Hotel.
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Ditto on the MLK museum. Part of the attraction for me is that Dr. King is an historical figure from my own lifetime and I remember him and the civil rights movement, especially in the 60s. A really moving and educational experience.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:40 AM
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how long should I put aside for the Sun Studio tour? Ditto Graceland please. How long does it take to get from downtown to Graceland?
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