Planning to visit Memphis, TN, soon? Our Shelby County city welcomes you to explore all we have to offer! Experience the culture and cuisine of the South as you wander through Downtown and Beale Street. Whether you are planning a weekend of fun for a group of adults or you are bringing the entire family along for the ride, our more than 60 attractions are sure to keep you busy. See what fun you can find here in Memphis!
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Sitting along the Mississippi River, Tennessee’s second-most-populated city poses as a popular tourist destination and business hub. You have access to every kind of entertainment—from honkytonks to a Grizzlies game. There’s kid-friendly fun with attractions like the zoo and the Peabody Hotel, home to famous Peabody ducks! And there’s numerous arts, science, and history museums to keep you and your curious kiddos continually learning.
Memphis’ history is rooted in its significant role in the Civil Rights Movement. Today you can walk through that history in the National Civil Rights Museum, as well as experience the culture built from Memphis’ resiliency through its checkered past.
Take a stroll down Beale Street, and you will see how the Memphis blues sound originated. With influences from country, rock and roll, soul, and hip-hop, it is truly one of a kind. From the 1920s-40s, local clubs heard the melodies if B.B. King, Louis Armstrong, and so many more legendary musicians. Pop into one of the clubs or schedule your visit around one of the many music festivals to get a taste of the magic. B.B King’s Blues Club, Jerry Lee Lewis’ Cafe & Honky Tonk, and Blues City Cafe are just a few local joints where you can find nightly entertainment.
In addition to the blues, Memphis claims the title of the “birthplace of rock n’ roll.” Sun Studio, opened in 1950 by Sam Phillips, is thought by many to have recorded the first rock n’ roll recording—”Rocket 88″ by Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Phillips is also credited with launching the career of Elvis Presley. Elvis’ Graceland remains one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Along with the mansion, the Elvis The Entertainer Museum, and his Automobile Museum, there also interactive and discovery exhibits for every season. See why Graceland is a must-see Memphis stop!
Are you familiar with Memphis-style BBQ? Since our city’s location as a port makes us easily accessible to a wide variety of goods, Memphis has benefited from ingredients from all over—including molasses that was shipped up the Mississippi. All of this gets incorporated into the signature Memphis-style BBQ. The tangy tomato-based sauce complements the slow-cooked, dry-rubbed pork.
Memphis has more than 100 BBQ joint options for you to choose from across the city, but here are a few of our favorites.
Searching for brews to follow up your BBQs? Memphis’ selection of breweries can entertain any taste. Here are a few that we recommend!
Are you moving to Memphis soon? We hope our guide to the city gave you some ideas for your first few nights out on the town. There’s so much to see, do, and learn here.
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