Memphis

Memphis's streets are well marked, and there's plenty of parking, so the city is best explored by car.

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  • 1. Graceland

    South Haven | House/Mansion/Villa

    Graceland, the estate once owned by Elvis Presley, is 12 miles south of Downtown. A guided tour of the mansion, which Elvis bought in 1957 at...Read More

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  • 2. National Civil Rights Museum

    Downtown | 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 Rights...Read More

  • 3. Chucalissa Archaeological Museum

    Whitehaven | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Chucalissa Archaeological Museum is a reconstruction of a Native American village that existed from AD 1000 to AD 1500. Skilled Choctaw craftspeople...Read More

  • 4. Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

    Museum/Gallery

    Relive the days of "King Cotton" in the architectural splendor of the city's cotton trading floor, re-created as it appeared in 1939, when Memphis...Read More

  • 5. FedEx Forum

    Sports Venue

    FedEx Forum is the home of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis Men's Basketball. ...Read More

  • 6. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

    Midtown | Sports Venue

    Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is home to University of Memphis football and hosts the NCAA's Liberty Bowl. ...Read More

  • 7. Memphis Botanic Garden

    East Memphis | Garden/Arboretum

    In East Memphis, the 96-acre Memphis Botanic Garden has scores of species, from camellias to cacti. The grounds are superbly kept, making this...Read More

  • 8. Memphis Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium

    Midtown | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 9. 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 performers...Read More

  • 10. Memphis Zoo

    Overton Park | 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 3,500...Read More

  • 11. 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 North Front...Read More

  • 12. Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 13. Stax Museum of American Soul Music

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 14. Sun Studio

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 15. The Children's Museum of Memphis

    Midtown | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 16. Woodruff-Fontaine House

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 17. Dixon Gallery and Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    The 17 acres of formal and informal gardens and woodlands make Dixon Gallery and Gardens a bucolic enclave near the heart of the city. The Georgian...Read More

  • 18. Fire Museum of Memphis

    Museum/Gallery

    In Fire Engine House No. 1, a restored 1910 building, curiosity seekers of all ages can learn about the history of firefighting from the 19th...Read More

  • 19. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    Overton Park | Museum/Gallery

    The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, a Greek-columned edifice east of Downtown in Overton Park, houses a collection of fine and decorative arts...Read More

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