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The Peabody hotel has been an institution to the locals of Memphis as it has stood the test of time and many generations have enjoyed the fruits of this historic building. The march of the mallards or ducks is the most quirky tradition that takes place here where a group of ducks walk in a crooked line from the elevator to the lobby fountain and simply put, this cannot be missed. The hotel’s sheer luminosity and beauty is in itself a marvel to look at.
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The Peabody Memphis
118 Union Avenue
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The Peabody hotel has been an institution to the locals of Memphis as it has stood the test of time and many generations have enjoyed the fruits of this historic building. The march of the mallards or ducks is the most quirky tradition that takes place here where a group of ducks walk in a crooked line from the elevator to the lobby fountain and simply put, this cannot be missed. The hotel’s sheer luminosity and beauty is in itself a marvel to look at.
Baseball is the quintessential all-American game which should be experienced by a first time visitor in order to have a wholesome trip. There is no better place to enjoy this sport than the 11 acre stadium facility known as the AutoZone Park. Here, you can boy hotdogs and beer from concession stands and come take your seat among 14,000 other spectators and the best part is you can bring your dog! It is located in downtown Memphis and is known to get your adrenaline pumping.
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AutoZone Park
200 Union Avenue
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Baseball is the quintessential all-American game which should be experienced by a first time visitor in order to have a wholesome trip. There is no better place to enjoy this sport than the 11 acre stadium facility known as the AutoZone Park. Here, you can boy hotdogs and beer from concession stands and come take your seat among 14,000 other spectators and the best part is you can bring your dog! It is located in downtown Memphis and is known to get your adrenaline pumping.
The Memphis zoo is one of the largest indoor animal facilities in America as well as the oldest as it was opened in the year 1906. The zoo is home to 3,500 animals belonging to 500 different species and the area is divided into various zones such as the teton trek that is home to grizzly bears, timber wolves and river otters. The Northwest Passage houses the ultimate crowd pleasers- polar bears and sea lions that even perform at an amphitheatre. The African Veldt contains white Rhinos, giraffes, zebras and elephants. The cat country includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and snow Leopards, among many others. My favorite thing to do is feed the giraffes. Go on a nice, warm day.
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Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl
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The Memphis zoo is one of the largest indoor animal facilities in America as well as the oldest as it was opened in the year 1906. The zoo is home to 3,500 animals belonging to 500 different species and the area is divided into various zones such as the teton trek that is home to grizzly bears, timber wolves and river otters. The Northwest Passage houses the ultimate crowd pleasers- polar bears and sea lions that even perform at an amphitheatre. The African Veldt contains white Rhinos, giraffes, zebras and elephants. The cat country includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and snow Leopards, among many others. My favorite thing to do is feed the giraffes. Go on a nice, warm day.
The Mud Island River Park isn’t an island at all but a small peninsula which flows into the Mississippi River and is often compared to the ‘gulf of Mexico.’ The most famous landmark of this place is the river walk which is part of the Mississippi River museum where you can travel back in time to 10,000 years ago. The river walk takes you through 18 galleries that showcase the rich history of the city, the tales of adventure and a life size replica of a river boat. There are also many river side cafes where you can stop to catch a bite and give your feet some rest.
Mud Island
The Mud Island River Park isn’t an island at all but a small peninsula which flows into the Mississippi River and is often compared to the ‘gulf of Mexico.’ The most famous landmark of this place is the river walk which is part of the Mississippi River museum where you can travel back in time to 10,000 years ago. The river walk takes you through 18 galleries that showcase the rich history of the city, the tales of adventure and a life size replica of a river boat. There are also many river side cafes where you can stop to catch a bite and give your feet some rest.
The Cooper-Young Historic District is a culturally diverse neighbourhood of this city and it offers its visitors an array of restaurants, shops and art galleries to enjoy. Some of the best restaurants here include the pie in the sky, the Soul Fish Cafe, Java Cabana and Cafe Casablanca. Cooper-young also has a number of shopping outlets for you to empty your wallets at such as light years vintage and flashback as well as art galleries like carved designs. Here, you can also catch up on some reading at Burke’s book store or visit the Xanadu music and books shop. Lastly, you can worship at the central Christian church and the first congregational church, among a few others. I definitely recommend eating at the Soul Fish Cafe. They are famous for their delicious catfish!
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Cooper Young Historic District
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The Cooper-Young Historic District is a culturally diverse neighbourhood of this city and it offers its visitors an array of restaurants, shops and art galleries to enjoy. Some of the best restaurants here include the pie in the sky, the Soul Fish Cafe, Java Cabana and Cafe Casablanca. Cooper-young also has a number of shopping outlets for you to empty your wallets at such as light years vintage and flashback as well as art galleries like carved designs. Here, you can also catch up on some reading at Burke’s book store or visit the Xanadu music and books shop. Lastly, you can worship at the central Christian church and the first congregational church, among a few others. I definitely recommend eating at the Soul Fish Cafe. They are famous for their delicious catfish!
The Brooks museum of art happens to be the largest and oldest museum in the state of Tennessee and within its vicinity it includes the Cafe Brooks, the Brooks museum of art, a grand terrace and the Holly Court Garden. The museum contains 29 galleries showcasing paintings from the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century artists. It also has a research library of 5,000 volumes and an auditorium. The museum houses an impressive collection of English portraits by Gainsborough, Lawrence and Reynolds as well as contemporary artists such as Carroll Cloar, a Memphis native.
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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
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The Brooks museum of art happens to be the largest and oldest museum in the state of Tennessee and within its vicinity it includes the Cafe Brooks, the Brooks museum of art, a grand terrace and the Holly Court Garden. The museum contains 29 galleries showcasing paintings from the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century artists. It also has a research library of 5,000 volumes and an auditorium. The museum houses an impressive collection of English portraits by Gainsborough, Lawrence and Reynolds as well as contemporary artists such as Carroll Cloar, a Memphis native.
Old Dominick Distillery was built in 1866 by Domenico Canale. It has become a family venture, with almost five generations inheriting this beautiful, vintage place. The distillery produces an amazing line of whiskeys and vodkas as well as a special whiskey, which is a nostalgic imitation of Domenico’s pre-prohibition, southern styled one. Spread over 50,000 square feet, it is filled with many fun areas, such as tasting rooms, meeting and event spaces, a restaurant, retail spirits shop, and a cool little gift shop. A variety of events are frequently held here, including the distillery tours where you can experience their history and taste some of their amazing spirits.
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Old Dominick Distillery
305 S Front St
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Old Dominick Distillery was built in 1866 by Domenico Canale. It has become a family venture, with almost five generations inheriting this beautiful, vintage place. The distillery produces an amazing line of whiskeys and vodkas as well as a special whiskey, which is a nostalgic imitation of Domenico’s pre-prohibition, southern styled one. Spread over 50,000 square feet, it is filled with many fun areas, such as tasting rooms, meeting and event spaces, a restaurant, retail spirits shop, and a cool little gift shop. A variety of events are frequently held here, including the distillery tours where you can experience their history and taste some of their amazing spirits.
The Main Street - located just a block away from Beale Street - is a lively neighbourhood, full of fun and entertainment. It has a plethora of shops owned by locals along with neat little restaurants and artistic ventures and organizations. Main Street was Memphis’ first suburb and turned out to be the place where art and music flourished. Not only that, but it was actually the place where the world’s first modern grocery store came into existence. It will be a shame if one doesn’t visit the main street on their trip to Memphis now, won’t it?
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South Main Street
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The Main Street - located just a block away from Beale Street - is a lively neighbourhood, full of fun and entertainment. It has a plethora of shops owned by locals along with neat little restaurants and artistic ventures and organizations. Main Street was Memphis’ first suburb and turned out to be the place where art and music flourished. Not only that, but it was actually the place where the world’s first modern grocery store came into existence. It will be a shame if one doesn’t visit the main street on their trip to Memphis now, won’t it?
Overton Square is a multi-block entertainment hub in Memphis, complete with a number of delicious restaurants, unique retail shops, live theatre and entertainment venues. As the square is located at the heart of the Memphis’s theater district, places such as Lafayette’s Music Room, Zebra Lounge, Ballet Memphis’ and Hattiloo Theater are found here. Restaurants here include Memphis Pizza Café, Boscos, one of the best Memphis craft brews, and Local Gastropub, an elite bar. For your food & drinks as well as cultural needs, Overton Square is the place to go.
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Overton Square is a multi-block entertainment hub in Memphis, complete with a number of delicious restaurants, unique retail shops, live theatre and entertainment venues. As the square is located at the heart of the Memphis’s theater district, places such as Lafayette’s Music Room, Zebra Lounge, Ballet Memphis’ and Hattiloo Theater are found here. Restaurants here include Memphis Pizza Café, Boscos, one of the best Memphis craft brews, and Local Gastropub, an elite bar. For your food & drinks as well as cultural needs, Overton Square is the place to go.
Southland Casino Racing is a casino, racetrack and a buffet all in one place. It is formally referred to as Southland Park Gaming and Racing and exclusively is home to the racetrack for greyhounds. In fact, more than 6000 greyhound races were conducted in the Park last year. The casino doesn’t have any traditional slot machines, but actually has advanced, electronic games that people can try their hands at. Along with that, Southland Casino also provides you with a selection of dining, from delicious steakhouse to a perfect bar.
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Southland Casino Racing
1550 North Ingram Boulevard
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Southland Casino Racing is a casino, racetrack and a buffet all in one place. It is formally referred to as Southland Park Gaming and Racing and exclusively is home to the racetrack for greyhounds. In fact, more than 6000 greyhound races were conducted in the Park last year. The casino doesn’t have any traditional slot machines, but actually has advanced, electronic games that people can try their hands at. Along with that, Southland Casino also provides you with a selection of dining, from delicious steakhouse to a perfect bar.
Crosstown Concourse is described as a ‘vertical urban village’. The building was originally built in 1927, functioning as the Sears Crosstown, one of the biggest facilities in the whole of the country. The building functioned properly, until the early 1990s when Sears closed their facility. It was in 2010 that the Crosstown Arts, a non-profit organization transformed the place, which would be focusing on healthcare, education as well as arts. It now has around 13 restaurants, a hotel, high school, clinic, an arts organization, a café, bar, a spacious art-making space, concert hall, theatre and not to forget, more than 200 apartments.
Concourse Avenue
Crosstown Concourse is described as a ‘vertical urban village’. The building was originally built in 1927, functioning as the Sears Crosstown, one of the biggest facilities in the whole of the country. The building functioned properly, until the early 1990s when Sears closed their facility. It was in 2010 that the Crosstown Arts, a non-profit organization transformed the place, which would be focusing on healthcare, education as well as arts. It now has around 13 restaurants, a hotel, high school, clinic, an arts organization, a café, bar, a spacious art-making space, concert hall, theatre and not to forget, more than 200 apartments.
Bass Pro Pyramid, officially known as Memphis Pyramid, is a towering triangular structure in Downtown Memphis. It was built in 1991 and is one of the tallest pyramids globally, in a way being the tenth one on that list. The pyramid is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Along with the famous sports arena, it has a hotel, named Big Cypress Lodge, along with Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, which is an underwater-themed restaurant and a bowling alley, and not to forget the Ducks Unlimited National Waterfowling Heritage Center. There is also a beautiful restaurant, located on the 32nd level of the Pyramid, named ‘The Lookout’, boasting a glass-floored observation deck.
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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
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Bass Pro Pyramid, officially known as Memphis Pyramid, is a towering triangular structure in Downtown Memphis. It was built in 1991 and is one of the tallest pyramids globally, in a way being the tenth one on that list. The pyramid is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Along with the famous sports arena, it has a hotel, named Big Cypress Lodge, along with Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, which is an underwater-themed restaurant and a bowling alley, and not to forget the Ducks Unlimited National Waterfowling Heritage Center. There is also a beautiful restaurant, located on the 32nd level of the Pyramid, named ‘The Lookout’, boasting a glass-floored observation deck.
Memphis has always been well-known for the breweries, with the most historic and famous being the Tennessee Brewery. There are a whole lot of breweries which are perfectly expert in making season as well as year-round beers. The Ghost River Brewing of the Main Street is particularly famous for their three beers, Glacial Pale Ale, Copperhead Red and Golden Ale. Whereas High Cotton Brewing Company gives you comprehensive factory tours, along with around ten of their beers on tap. Other noteworthy breweries include Wiseacre Brewing Co. and Memphis Made Brewing Company.
The Tennessee Brewery
495 Tennessee Street
Memphis has always been well-known for the breweries, with the most historic and famous being the Tennessee Brewery. There are a whole lot of breweries which are perfectly expert in making season as well as year-round beers. The Ghost River Brewing of the Main Street is particularly famous for their three beers, Glacial Pale Ale, Copperhead Red and Golden Ale. Whereas High Cotton Brewing Company gives you comprehensive factory tours, along with around ten of their beers on tap. Other noteworthy breweries include Wiseacre Brewing Co. and Memphis Made Brewing Company.
Broad Avenue is a fairly new neighbourhood in this city and is well-recognized for its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and galleries as well as vibrant and colourful murals painted on the walls of industrial buildings. The 20 twelve boutique is a highly recommended shopping space which offers a multiplicity of jewellery, accessories, clothing and furniture. The water tower pavilion may sound banal but in reality, it contains many urban art installations as well as hosts art festivals. The found gallery contains interesting memorabilia and vintage products fit for a unique personality and the Broadway Pizza house was one of Elvis’s favourite restaurants.
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Broad Avenue
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Broad Avenue is a fairly new neighbourhood in this city and is well-recognized for its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and galleries as well as vibrant and colourful murals painted on the walls of industrial buildings. The 20 twelve boutique is a highly recommended shopping space which offers a multiplicity of jewellery, accessories, clothing and furniture. The water tower pavilion may sound banal but in reality, it contains many urban art installations as well as hosts art festivals. The found gallery contains interesting memorabilia and vintage products fit for a unique personality and the Broadway Pizza house was one of Elvis’s favourite restaurants.
Golf and Games Family Park is one of the most-visited entertainment facilities in the whole of Memphis. The park stands on a space of whopping 40-acres, complete with a full-sized miniature golf course. Along with that, there is also a driving range and a go-karting area as well as a premier laser tag stadium – by the name Lasertag Laserton Arena - and Hologate, the virtual reality attraction that people love the most in this family park. It is a multiplayer VR simulation, which offers the visitors a fully immersive and versatile experience.
Golf and Games Family Park
5484 Summer Ave
Golf and Games Family Park is one of the most-visited entertainment facilities in the whole of Memphis. The park stands on a space of whopping 40-acres, complete with a full-sized miniature golf course. Along with that, there is also a driving range and a go-karting area as well as a premier laser tag stadium – by the name Lasertag Laserton Arena - and Hologate, the virtual reality attraction that people love the most in this family park. It is a multiplayer VR simulation, which offers the visitors a fully immersive and versatile experience.

Dancing

Handy Park is an aesthetic looking public park, situated on Beale Street. It has a humongous stage as well as a performance area, making it one of the famous places for concerts and events. All of the events and shows that Handy Park holds are free of cost, where all people can enjoy as much as they want. Afternoons are usually dedicated to soothing blues shows and similar other events. People are especially impressed by the simple and peaceful nature of the park.
Handy Park
200 Beale St
Handy Park is an aesthetic looking public park, situated on Beale Street. It has a humongous stage as well as a performance area, making it one of the famous places for concerts and events. All of the events and shows that Handy Park holds are free of cost, where all people can enjoy as much as they want. Afternoons are usually dedicated to soothing blues shows and similar other events. People are especially impressed by the simple and peaceful nature of the park.

Food, sightseeing & dancing

Rolling on the river takes on a whole new meaning when you step aboard an old-fashioned riverboat and explore the Mississippi, one of the largest and most magnificent bodies of water in North America. This is a great way to see and learn a bit of Mississippi River history while visiting Memphis. The dinner & dancing cruise is my favorite! You can partake in a number of activities either on the river or around it. You can book a riverboat cruise and trail the waters while you learn about the rich and extensive history of Memphis. They also serve buffet-style food, which includes BBQ, among other authentic Memphis dishes. Another activity you can do free of cost is looking out at the beautiful sunset while enjoying a picnic with your loved ones.
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Memphis Riverboats
251 Riverside Drive
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Rolling on the river takes on a whole new meaning when you step aboard an old-fashioned riverboat and explore the Mississippi, one of the largest and most magnificent bodies of water in North America. This is a great way to see and learn a bit of Mississippi River history while visiting Memphis. The dinner & dancing cruise is my favorite! You can partake in a number of activities either on the river or around it. You can book a riverboat cruise and trail the waters while you learn about the rich and extensive history of Memphis. They also serve buffet-style food, which includes BBQ, among other authentic Memphis dishes. Another activity you can do free of cost is looking out at the beautiful sunset while enjoying a picnic with your loved ones.
Beale Street is the most visited attraction of the entire state of Tennessee. The cobbled pathway is home to some of the most unique, quirky and authentic shops and restaurants of the city. You can have a meal and a drink at the Hard Rock Café and visit W.C. Handy Park for its wide array of pop-up shops. You can listen to music while drinking a beer at Silky O’Sullivan’s where you will have the time of your life. But don’t leave without popping into BB Kings and Rum Boogie’s for a quick dance!
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Beale Street
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Beale Street is the most visited attraction of the entire state of Tennessee. The cobbled pathway is home to some of the most unique, quirky and authentic shops and restaurants of the city. You can have a meal and a drink at the Hard Rock Café and visit W.C. Handy Park for its wide array of pop-up shops. You can listen to music while drinking a beer at Silky O’Sullivan’s where you will have the time of your life. But don’t leave without popping into BB Kings and Rum Boogie’s for a quick dance!
Memphis is a proud home to one of the best and much-awaited international festivals – Memphis in May! It attracts people from all over the world and lasts for a month. The theme of this festival is honouring any specific foreign country every year, giving the festival cheerful and dynamic vibes every year. The festival is kickstarted by the Beale Street Music Festival in the Tom Lee Park, where most of the events planned for Memphis in May. Countries such as Columbia, Poland and Canada have been honoured in the past years, with Ghana being the one to be celebrated in 2021.
Memphis in May
56 South Front Street
Memphis is a proud home to one of the best and much-awaited international festivals – Memphis in May! It attracts people from all over the world and lasts for a month. The theme of this festival is honouring any specific foreign country every year, giving the festival cheerful and dynamic vibes every year. The festival is kickstarted by the Beale Street Music Festival in the Tom Lee Park, where most of the events planned for Memphis in May. Countries such as Columbia, Poland and Canada have been honoured in the past years, with Ghana being the one to be celebrated in 2021.
Cooper Young is another beautiful neighbourhood in Memphis, known for its vibrant and cheerful vibes. It is made all the more interesting by the fact that Johnny Cash recorded his first-ever album in the Galloway Church’s basement. Cooper Young is, in fact, a part of the National Register of Historic Places, as most of the houses were built during the early 1900s. There is a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars as well as art galleries and shops.
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Cooper-Young
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Cooper Young is another beautiful neighbourhood in Memphis, known for its vibrant and cheerful vibes. It is made all the more interesting by the fact that Johnny Cash recorded his first-ever album in the Galloway Church’s basement. Cooper Young is, in fact, a part of the National Register of Historic Places, as most of the houses were built during the early 1900s. There is a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars as well as art galleries and shops.

Sightseeing

Prepare to be changed. The national civil rights museum is situated inside the Lorraine motel. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of this motel by James Earl Ray. The museum takes you through the inspiring and challenging journey of the civil rights movement and the significant part Martin Luther played in the struggle. It contains numerous photographs, exhibits, memorabilia, newspaper prints and three dimensional scenes of the revolutionary movement. You can’t miss this one.
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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Prepare to be changed. The national civil rights museum is situated inside the Lorraine motel. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of this motel by James Earl Ray. The museum takes you through the inspiring and challenging journey of the civil rights movement and the significant part Martin Luther played in the struggle. It contains numerous photographs, exhibits, memorabilia, newspaper prints and three dimensional scenes of the revolutionary movement. You can’t miss this one.
The sun studio is a historical recording studio located in downtown Memphis and was opened in the year 1950. Many legendary singers have performed here such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ray Orbison and Carl Perkins but the most iconic singer who recorded here was a truck driver named Elvis Presley and his talent was first recognized here by the owner and assistant of the studio.
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Sun Studio
706 Union Avenue
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The sun studio is a historical recording studio located in downtown Memphis and was opened in the year 1950. Many legendary singers have performed here such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ray Orbison and Carl Perkins but the most iconic singer who recorded here was a truck driver named Elvis Presley and his talent was first recognized here by the owner and assistant of the studio.
The Malco summer drive-in was opened in the year 1966 and is a two-screen open air theatre where you can choose from one of the two films and watch the movie while sitting in your car. This is operational only during the summer seasons because of the harsh weather conditions during the winter months. The Malco summer drive-in allows you to have an old-school and nostalgic experience which involves viewers tucked inside a warm blanket and munching on your favourite snacks.
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Malco Summer Drive-In
5310 Summer Avenue
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The Malco summer drive-in was opened in the year 1966 and is a two-screen open air theatre where you can choose from one of the two films and watch the movie while sitting in your car. This is operational only during the summer seasons because of the harsh weather conditions during the winter months. The Malco summer drive-in allows you to have an old-school and nostalgic experience which involves viewers tucked inside a warm blanket and munching on your favourite snacks.
Graceland was the famed home of the ‘king of rock and roll’ Elvis Presley who dominated the music scene for many decades and had gotten his start in the city of Memphis. Many years after his death, his regal mansion was converted into a museum and guest house where visitors can survey Presley’s many memorabilia, bedazzled outfits, automobiles and gold records. You can also pay your respects at Elvis’s grave and during the month of August, you can take part in the Elvis week where you can dance at concerts and watch movies about the legend.
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Graceland Mansion
3764 Elvis Presley Blvd
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Graceland was the famed home of the ‘king of rock and roll’ Elvis Presley who dominated the music scene for many decades and had gotten his start in the city of Memphis. Many years after his death, his regal mansion was converted into a museum and guest house where visitors can survey Presley’s many memorabilia, bedazzled outfits, automobiles and gold records. You can also pay your respects at Elvis’s grave and during the month of August, you can take part in the Elvis week where you can dance at concerts and watch movies about the legend.
At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country! Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running, hiking and horseback riding. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park. The Park is also home to more than 20 bodies of water which provide plenty of opportunities for fishing. Bike rentals available year round. Boat rentals are open seasonally.
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Shelby Farms Park
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At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country! Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running, hiking and horseback riding. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park. The Park is also home to more than 20 bodies of water which provide plenty of opportunities for fishing. Bike rentals available year round. Boat rentals are open seasonally.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is located on and exhibits excavated materials of the Mississippian culture archaeological site known as Chucalissa (40 SY 1) which means "abandoned house" in Choctaw. The site is located adjacent to the T. O. Fuller State Park within the city of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Chucalissa was designated National Historic Landmark in 1994 due to its importance as one of the best-preserved and major prehistoric settlement sites in the region.
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
1987 Indian Village Dr
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is located on and exhibits excavated materials of the Mississippian culture archaeological site known as Chucalissa (40 SY 1) which means "abandoned house" in Choctaw. The site is located adjacent to the T. O. Fuller State Park within the city of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Chucalissa was designated National Historic Landmark in 1994 due to its importance as one of the best-preserved and major prehistoric settlement sites in the region.
The museum’s building is made of pink hued Georgian marble and was built in the 1920s and belonged to a wealthy Memphis businessman. The pink palace museum contains an extensive and permanent exhibit of the natural and cultural history of the city such as the Clyde park circus, Native American pottery, fossils and exhibits relating to the history of slavery and the Civil war. There is also a 3D theatre which showcases educational films and the planetarium where you can do stargazing and learn about the outer space as well as astronomy.
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Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium
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The museum’s building is made of pink hued Georgian marble and was built in the 1920s and belonged to a wealthy Memphis businessman. The pink palace museum contains an extensive and permanent exhibit of the natural and cultural history of the city such as the Clyde park circus, Native American pottery, fossils and exhibits relating to the history of slavery and the Civil war. There is also a 3D theatre which showcases educational films and the planetarium where you can do stargazing and learn about the outer space as well as astronomy.
The Memphis Pyramid, initially known as the Great American Pyramid, formerly referred to as the Pyramid Arena and locally referred to as The Pyramid, the Tomb of Doom and the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid, was originally built as a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, at the banks of the Mississippi River. The facility was built in 1991 and was originally owned and operated jointly by the city of Memphis and Shelby County; Shelby County sold its share to Memphis in April 2009. Its structure plays on the city's namesake in Egypt, known for its ancient pyramids. It is 321 feet (98 m) (about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 feet (180 m); it is by some measures the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world.
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Memphis Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Dr
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The Memphis Pyramid, initially known as the Great American Pyramid, formerly referred to as the Pyramid Arena and locally referred to as The Pyramid, the Tomb of Doom and the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid, was originally built as a 20,142-seat arena located in downtown Memphis, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, at the banks of the Mississippi River. The facility was built in 1991 and was originally owned and operated jointly by the city of Memphis and Shelby County; Shelby County sold its share to Memphis in April 2009. Its structure plays on the city's namesake in Egypt, known for its ancient pyramids. It is 321 feet (98 m) (about 32 stories) tall and has base sides of 591 feet (180 m); it is by some measures the tenth-tallest pyramid in the world.
The Botanic Garden of Memphis is massive in size as it contains 31 speciality Gardens such as the pre-historic plant trail where you will visit the stone caves, look at buried fossils and learn about the history of dinosaurs. You will have a transformational sensory experience at the fragrance garden where the power of smell will make your soul dance. The well-known Japanese Garden is a crowd-puller because of its serene Koi ponds and you will learn about the practices regarding the preservation of plants from Japan. It’s absolutely stunning!
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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The Botanic Garden of Memphis is massive in size as it contains 31 speciality Gardens such as the pre-historic plant trail where you will visit the stone caves, look at buried fossils and learn about the history of dinosaurs. You will have a transformational sensory experience at the fragrance garden where the power of smell will make your soul dance. The well-known Japanese Garden is a crowd-puller because of its serene Koi ponds and you will learn about the practices regarding the preservation of plants from Japan. It’s absolutely stunning!
The rock ‘n’ soul museum is a one-of-a-kind museum that educates its visitors about the rich musical history of the city as well as the various social changes that have taken place here in the past centuries. Here, you can learn about rural music such as gospel hymns and ballads sung by workers and about the sharecroppers who moved to the city in search for jobs at cotton mills. The museum also tells the story of Sun records and the start of Elvis Presley’s career in Memphis and at the same time, talks about black musicians who faced racism and hardship but still managed to become trailblazers.
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street
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The rock ‘n’ soul museum is a one-of-a-kind museum that educates its visitors about the rich musical history of the city as well as the various social changes that have taken place here in the past centuries. Here, you can learn about rural music such as gospel hymns and ballads sung by workers and about the sharecroppers who moved to the city in search for jobs at cotton mills. The museum also tells the story of Sun records and the start of Elvis Presley’s career in Memphis and at the same time, talks about black musicians who faced racism and hardship but still managed to become trailblazers.
The Woodruff-Fontaine house is a French Victorian mansion with 3 stories built in 1871. It is well-known for its splendid architecture and the history of the two wealthy families that lived here. You can partake in a guided tour around the mansion and survey its many antiquities and serene furniture, but the reason for the fascination behind this house lies in the paranormal activities experienced by visitors. Some people say they can hear and see a female entity sitting on a bed in a room. She is allegedly the ghost of Mollie Woodruff, and just a heads up, she likes to roam around the house as well. The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a beautiful structure, located in downtown Memphis, towering up to the sky in the middle of ancient and pleasant magnolia trees. The museum was formerly a French Victorian mansion, built in the year 1871 in the area formerly known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’. It was then transformed in 1962 when The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities saved it from its vacant state and made it into a glorious museum. It is a wonderful reminder of the lives of Memphis’ first millionaires. The house is lush, complete with huge chandeliers and vintage wooden furniture. There are also plenty of equally luxurious side houses, including a full-fledged tea party house and even a carriage house, just to name a few.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
680 Adams Avenue
The Woodruff-Fontaine house is a French Victorian mansion with 3 stories built in 1871. It is well-known for its splendid architecture and the history of the two wealthy families that lived here. You can partake in a guided tour around the mansion and survey its many antiquities and serene furniture, but the reason for the fascination behind this house lies in the paranormal activities experienced by visitors. Some people say they can hear and see a female entity sitting on a bed in a room. She is allegedly the ghost of Mollie Woodruff, and just a heads up, she likes to roam around the house as well. The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a beautiful structure, located in downtown Memphis, towering up to the sky in the middle of ancient and pleasant magnolia trees. The museum was formerly a French Victorian mansion, built in the year 1871 in the area formerly known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’. It was then transformed in 1962 when The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities saved it from its vacant state and made it into a glorious museum. It is a wonderful reminder of the lives of Memphis’ first millionaires. The house is lush, complete with huge chandeliers and vintage wooden furniture. There are also plenty of equally luxurious side houses, including a full-fledged tea party house and even a carriage house, just to name a few.
The National Cemetery of Memphis holds a painful key to the past, and yet exudes a beauty and serenity unlike any other you’ve seen before. During the war of 1862, the strong union land and river forces captured the city of Memphis and led to bloodshed and loss of lives on a massive scale. The martyred soldiers were buried in this cemetery. It is estimated that about 13,965 soldiers lie buried here, and more than 8,000 of them are unidentified. The number of graves increased after the USS Sultana sank in 1865, and the crew who perished on the ship were buried alongside the soldiers.
Memphis National Cemetery
3568 Townes Avenue
The National Cemetery of Memphis holds a painful key to the past, and yet exudes a beauty and serenity unlike any other you’ve seen before. During the war of 1862, the strong union land and river forces captured the city of Memphis and led to bloodshed and loss of lives on a massive scale. The martyred soldiers were buried in this cemetery. It is estimated that about 13,965 soldiers lie buried here, and more than 8,000 of them are unidentified. The number of graves increased after the USS Sultana sank in 1865, and the crew who perished on the ship were buried alongside the soldiers.
The Stax museum tells the story of soul music in Memphis but also the history of racial divide and eventual triumph. The museum starts with showing a film about the different artists who were part of the Stax studio during its heyday, artists such as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. Next, you can marvel at the original instruments of various iconic musicians such as Jones’ organ and Cropper’s guitar. There are numerous listening stations where you can enjoy the melodies such as Soul Man, Try a Little Tenderness, Knock on Wood, Last Night, and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. As you get ready to exit, you will learn about the heartbreaking end of the studio which involved the final days before bankruptcy.
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
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The Stax museum tells the story of soul music in Memphis but also the history of racial divide and eventual triumph. The museum starts with showing a film about the different artists who were part of the Stax studio during its heyday, artists such as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. Next, you can marvel at the original instruments of various iconic musicians such as Jones’ organ and Cropper’s guitar. There are numerous listening stations where you can enjoy the melodies such as Soul Man, Try a Little Tenderness, Knock on Wood, Last Night, and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. As you get ready to exit, you will learn about the heartbreaking end of the studio which involved the final days before bankruptcy.
The Dixon gallery and garden is a perfect way to spend a pleasant evening as it has a fine arts gallery and a public garden within its vicinity. The gallery features both temporary collections as well as a permanent collection of 2,000 objects, including French impressionist paintings. The museum was founded in 1976, and the building’s architecture is style is Georgian. You can survey the variety of artistic and decorative objects housed in the museum, or you can enjoy a lovely picnic in the Garden with your loved ones.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
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The Dixon gallery and garden is a perfect way to spend a pleasant evening as it has a fine arts gallery and a public garden within its vicinity. The gallery features both temporary collections as well as a permanent collection of 2,000 objects, including French impressionist paintings. The museum was founded in 1976, and the building’s architecture is style is Georgian. You can survey the variety of artistic and decorative objects housed in the museum, or you can enjoy a lovely picnic in the Garden with your loved ones.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) is a beautiful place in Memphis, made especially to focus on children. The museum wants the children to think museums can be fun and educational too, as opposed to their usual thinking of them being boring. There are numerous programs and exhibits that CMOM offers, which are highly interactive and can be enjoyed by children as well as their families. Children can have fun in the campground, learn about money in their bank exhibit and experience an earthquake on their ‘shake table’, to name some of the activities.
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The Children's Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue
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The Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) is a beautiful place in Memphis, made especially to focus on children. The museum wants the children to think museums can be fun and educational too, as opposed to their usual thinking of them being boring. There are numerous programs and exhibits that CMOM offers, which are highly interactive and can be enjoyed by children as well as their families. Children can have fun in the campground, learn about money in their bank exhibit and experience an earthquake on their ‘shake table’, to name some of the activities.
The Memphis Pyramid has always been the favourite tourist spot for the people. One of the best things that this area offers is the Bass Pro Observation Deck, offering a picturesque view of the neighbourhood. It sits atop the pyramid and is a beautiful part of The Lookout, a unique restaurant with a steampunk décor style and a huge aquarium located in the middle of the place. There are multiple glass observation decks extending from the restaurant – which can be accessed from America’s tallest free-standing elevator - which forms the Bass Pro Observation Deck.
Bass Pro Observation Deck
1 Bass Pro Drive
The Memphis Pyramid has always been the favourite tourist spot for the people. One of the best things that this area offers is the Bass Pro Observation Deck, offering a picturesque view of the neighbourhood. It sits atop the pyramid and is a beautiful part of The Lookout, a unique restaurant with a steampunk décor style and a huge aquarium located in the middle of the place. There are multiple glass observation decks extending from the restaurant – which can be accessed from America’s tallest free-standing elevator - which forms the Bass Pro Observation Deck.
FedExForum is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Memphis. It is a multi-purpose building, situated in the downtown area and is a proud home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA as well as the Memphis Tigers of the University of Memphis. The arena is big enough to host ice hockey games, boxing, wrestling, ice shows as well as concerts and other family shows. It is one of the newest sports facilities, complete with dining and catering options.
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FedExForum
191 Beale Street
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FedExForum is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Memphis. It is a multi-purpose building, situated in the downtown area and is a proud home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA as well as the Memphis Tigers of the University of Memphis. The arena is big enough to host ice hockey games, boxing, wrestling, ice shows as well as concerts and other family shows. It is one of the newest sports facilities, complete with dining and catering options.
Overton Park is a beautiful public park, located in Midtown Memphis, spread over 342 acres. The Park came into existence in 1906, named after the co-founder of Memphis, John Overton. The Old Forest Arboretum, spanning over 172 acres, is located at the east of the park. This natural arboretum is preserved with care here and consists of over 32 tree species and numerous walking trails. Apart from that, the park has an Art Museum, Zoo, a 9-hole golf course, College of Art, Rainbow Lake and Veterans Plaza, to name a few of the attractions.
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Overton Park is a beautiful public park, located in Midtown Memphis, spread over 342 acres. The Park came into existence in 1906, named after the co-founder of Memphis, John Overton. The Old Forest Arboretum, spanning over 172 acres, is located at the east of the park. This natural arboretum is preserved with care here and consists of over 32 tree species and numerous walking trails. Apart from that, the park has an Art Museum, Zoo, a 9-hole golf course, College of Art, Rainbow Lake and Veterans Plaza, to name a few of the attractions.
Tom Lee Park is a vast park, situated by the Beale Street, on the banks of Mississippi River. It was created in the memory of Tom Lee, who became a Memphis idol in 1925 when he saved 32 people from drowning from his capsized riverboat. A sculpture was made in his honour, where he is shown helping a struggling businessman, which stands tall in this park. Tom Lee Park is known to be the popular destination for many events and festivals, including the International Festival of ‘Memphis in May’, where people from all over the world come in Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival as well as World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
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Tom Lee Park
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Tom Lee Park is a vast park, situated by the Beale Street, on the banks of Mississippi River. It was created in the memory of Tom Lee, who became a Memphis idol in 1925 when he saved 32 people from drowning from his capsized riverboat. A sculpture was made in his honour, where he is shown helping a struggling businessman, which stands tall in this park. Tom Lee Park is known to be the popular destination for many events and festivals, including the International Festival of ‘Memphis in May’, where people from all over the world come in Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival as well as World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Big River Crossing is a beautiful, seemingly infinite public bridge, built across the Mississippi River. It works as a bridge for pedestrians as well as bikers. The park, opened in the year 2016, is available for the visitors from morning to early night, with LED Lighting brightening up the bridge after the sunset. Some people visit for exercise, some for clicking beautiful pictures of the mesmerizing Downtown Memphis Skyline, while the rest just come there to experience the peace of the crossing.
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Big River Crossing
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Big River Crossing is a beautiful, seemingly infinite public bridge, built across the Mississippi River. It works as a bridge for pedestrians as well as bikers. The park, opened in the year 2016, is available for the visitors from morning to early night, with LED Lighting brightening up the bridge after the sunset. Some people visit for exercise, some for clicking beautiful pictures of the mesmerizing Downtown Memphis Skyline, while the rest just come there to experience the peace of the crossing.
The Greenbelt Park is located on the Mud Island and is a 105-acres of lush green expanse. It is another successful venture of The Memphis Riverfront Concept and is characterized by trees dispersed all over the place. There is a long walking trail all along the length of the park, along with neat bike racks, a huge parking space and even a perfect boat ramp, at the park’s northern side. Locals are seen taking their dogs on a leisurely walk in this park, while the others are seen exercising or playing games. Greenbelt Park is a gentle whisper of green calmness and serenity.
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Greenbelt Park
Island Drive
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The Greenbelt Park is located on the Mud Island and is a 105-acres of lush green expanse. It is another successful venture of The Memphis Riverfront Concept and is characterized by trees dispersed all over the place. There is a long walking trail all along the length of the park, along with neat bike racks, a huge parking space and even a perfect boat ramp, at the park’s northern side. Locals are seen taking their dogs on a leisurely walk in this park, while the others are seen exercising or playing games. Greenbelt Park is a gentle whisper of green calmness and serenity.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame functions as a museum celebrating the heroes of music, especially Memphis music, i.e. rock, soul, jazz, blues and R&B, among others. It is located in the corner of Second Street and Beale Street and provides complete information on the legendary musicians, including fascinating and rare video performances, interviews, immersive exhibits and memorabilia. A visit to this hall of fame would turn around your day from sad and boring to fun and musical!
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
126 S 2nd St
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame functions as a museum celebrating the heroes of music, especially Memphis music, i.e. rock, soul, jazz, blues and R&B, among others. It is located in the corner of Second Street and Beale Street and provides complete information on the legendary musicians, including fascinating and rare video performances, interviews, immersive exhibits and memorabilia. A visit to this hall of fame would turn around your day from sad and boring to fun and musical!
Go Ape is a fun and recreational place, where you get the best adventurous outdoor experience. They offer a number of activities and adventures, including the Treetop Adventure, Treetop Journey, Axe Throwing and not to forget, the Monkey Drop. Suspended bridges, zip lines, canopies, swings – that’s what this place is all about. Go Ape is the perfect one for conducting birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties as well as group outings and people with the thirst for adventure.
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park
651 N Pine Lake Dr
Go Ape is a fun and recreational place, where you get the best adventurous outdoor experience. They offer a number of activities and adventures, including the Treetop Adventure, Treetop Journey, Axe Throwing and not to forget, the Monkey Drop. Suspended bridges, zip lines, canopies, swings – that’s what this place is all about. Go Ape is the perfect one for conducting birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties as well as group outings and people with the thirst for adventure.
The Wolf River Greenway is a tree-lined trail, running almost parallel to the Wolf River. It is around 1.67-mile-long, where bikers and pedestrians can enjoy their cycling or walking time alongside the peaceful river. The paved trail, opened for people in 2010, extends from Walnut Grove Road to Shady Grove Road. Ever since it opened, the Memphis community has incorporated it in their daily lives quite eagerly; you’d see loads of runners, cyclists, dog walkers and even rollerblades enjoying this Wolf River Greenway to their heart’s content.
Wolf River Greenway
The Wolf River Greenway is a tree-lined trail, running almost parallel to the Wolf River. It is around 1.67-mile-long, where bikers and pedestrians can enjoy their cycling or walking time alongside the peaceful river. The paved trail, opened for people in 2010, extends from Walnut Grove Road to Shady Grove Road. Ever since it opened, the Memphis community has incorporated it in their daily lives quite eagerly; you’d see loads of runners, cyclists, dog walkers and even rollerblades enjoying this Wolf River Greenway to their heart’s content.
The Belz museum of Asian and Judaic art is a massive space of 24,000 square feet which contains five galleries that house permanent exhibits. The first three galleries contain Asian art belonging to the Qing dynasty of China starting from the 17th century till the 20th century. The third gallery houses Judaic pieces which are historic, beautiful and worthy of your time and last but not the least, the fifth gallery contains the Holocaust memorial gallery which showcases memorabilia and artefacts from the Second World War.
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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
119 South Main Street
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The Belz museum of Asian and Judaic art is a massive space of 24,000 square feet which contains five galleries that house permanent exhibits. The first three galleries contain Asian art belonging to the Qing dynasty of China starting from the 17th century till the 20th century. The third gallery houses Judaic pieces which are historic, beautiful and worthy of your time and last but not the least, the fifth gallery contains the Holocaust memorial gallery which showcases memorabilia and artefacts from the Second World War.
The depression era of the 1930s drove many men insane and one such man was artist Dionicio Rodriguez who transformed his pain and frustration into strange stone carvings and biblical figures inside a cave in the middle of a cemetery. If this wasn’t already psychedelic enough for the twisted artist, he added harp music inside the cave which only elevated the haunting experience of the visitor. Though, it was initially meant as a place of reflection and meditation but today, it’s known to give people nightmares and chills down their spine.
Crystal Shrine Grotto | Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery
5668 Poplar Ave
The depression era of the 1930s drove many men insane and one such man was artist Dionicio Rodriguez who transformed his pain and frustration into strange stone carvings and biblical figures inside a cave in the middle of a cemetery. If this wasn’t already psychedelic enough for the twisted artist, he added harp music inside the cave which only elevated the haunting experience of the visitor. Though, it was initially meant as a place of reflection and meditation but today, it’s known to give people nightmares and chills down their spine.
The slave haven Underground Railroad museum offers an empathetic and sensitive insight into history as it is situated on the Burkle estate which was built by Jacob Burkle in 1849 and he helped many African American slaves by hiding them in secret cellars and building trap doors to ease their life of escape. Here, you can look at the various artefacts, advertisements and information about runaway slaves, the slave trade and the travelling passages for the slaves who escaped their masters.
Burkle Estate
826 North 2nd Street
The slave haven Underground Railroad museum offers an empathetic and sensitive insight into history as it is situated on the Burkle estate which was built by Jacob Burkle in 1849 and he helped many African American slaves by hiding them in secret cellars and building trap doors to ease their life of escape. Here, you can look at the various artefacts, advertisements and information about runaway slaves, the slave trade and the travelling passages for the slaves who escaped their masters.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a beautiful structure, located in downtown Memphis, towering up to the sky in the middle of ancient and pleasant magnolia trees. The museum was formerly a French Victorian mansion, built in the year 1871 in the area formerly known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’. It was then transformed in 1962 when The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities saved it from its vacant state and made it into a glorious museum. It is a wonderful remainder of the lives of Memphis’ first millionaires. The house is lush, complete with huge chandeliers and vintage wooden furniture. There are also plenty of equally luxurious side houses, including a full-fledged tea party house and even a carriage house, to name a few.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
680 Adams Avenue
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is a beautiful structure, located in downtown Memphis, towering up to the sky in the middle of ancient and pleasant magnolia trees. The museum was formerly a French Victorian mansion, built in the year 1871 in the area formerly known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’. It was then transformed in 1962 when The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities saved it from its vacant state and made it into a glorious museum. It is a wonderful remainder of the lives of Memphis’ first millionaires. The house is lush, complete with huge chandeliers and vintage wooden furniture. There are also plenty of equally luxurious side houses, including a full-fledged tea party house and even a carriage house, to name a few.

Food scene

Central barbeque is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Memphis. The mouth-watering dishes that you can try here include ribs, pork shoulder, potato chips, loin back ribs, smoked wings and their famous BBQ nachos that are served with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and topped with delicious home-made sauces. Their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
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Central BBQ - Midtown
2249 Central Avenue
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Central barbeque is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Memphis. The mouth-watering dishes that you can try here include ribs, pork shoulder, potato chips, loin back ribs, smoked wings and their famous BBQ nachos that are served with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and topped with delicious home-made sauces. Their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
In a town with over 100 barbecue shacks, you can expect Memphians to be bbq snobs. But when you ask locals where to go for great ribs, you can expect to hear, "Rendezvous." The Rendezvous has been serving up its unique style of barbecue since 1948 when the owner discovered a coal chute in the basement of his restaurant and decided to put his grilling skills to work. The rest is history. Rendezvous is famous for its dry rub seasoning which makes them unique amongst other restaurants who serve ribs mopped with barbecue sauce. The atmosphere also makes it stand out from the crowd. Their history is plastered on the walls and the red and white checkered table cloths invite you in. The wait staff is also part of the package deal. These guys are staples having served diners for generations. It is located in Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous Alley located across the street from the Peabody Hotel Memphis. Just follow the sweet smoky smell to this barbecue anchor in downtown Memphis. In addition to their variety of barbecued bites – ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, lamb, chicken and shrimp – try their tasty appetizer plate of smoked sausage and cheese all seasoned with the famous Rendezvous spice mixture (don’t pass this one up!). They have awesome barbecue nachos (pork or chicken) that are piled high with smoked meat, cheese and spices. Top it off with a pitcher of cold brew and you're in hog heaven. Their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
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The Rendezvous
52 South 2nd Street
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In a town with over 100 barbecue shacks, you can expect Memphians to be bbq snobs. But when you ask locals where to go for great ribs, you can expect to hear, "Rendezvous." The Rendezvous has been serving up its unique style of barbecue since 1948 when the owner discovered a coal chute in the basement of his restaurant and decided to put his grilling skills to work. The rest is history. Rendezvous is famous for its dry rub seasoning which makes them unique amongst other restaurants who serve ribs mopped with barbecue sauce. The atmosphere also makes it stand out from the crowd. Their history is plastered on the walls and the red and white checkered table cloths invite you in. The wait staff is also part of the package deal. These guys are staples having served diners for generations. It is located in Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous Alley located across the street from the Peabody Hotel Memphis. Just follow the sweet smoky smell to this barbecue anchor in downtown Memphis. In addition to their variety of barbecued bites – ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, lamb, chicken and shrimp – try their tasty appetizer plate of smoked sausage and cheese all seasoned with the famous Rendezvous spice mixture (don’t pass this one up!). They have awesome barbecue nachos (pork or chicken) that are piled high with smoked meat, cheese and spices. Top it off with a pitcher of cold brew and you're in hog heaven. Their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
Corky’s BBQ is Memphis BBQ. We helped put this city on the map as a culinary capital and BBQ haven. Locals don’t lie, and we’ve been voted the #1 BBQ joint in Memphis 22 times since Don Pelts fired up Corky’s first hickory and charcoal BBQ pit (more than 30 years ago) with one goal in mind: serve the absolute best BBQ possible. And don’t forget to get an onion loaf! I promise you won’t be sorry. By the way, their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
Corky's Ribs And BBQ
1740 North Germantown Parkway
Corky’s BBQ is Memphis BBQ. We helped put this city on the map as a culinary capital and BBQ haven. Locals don’t lie, and we’ve been voted the #1 BBQ joint in Memphis 22 times since Don Pelts fired up Corky’s first hickory and charcoal BBQ pit (more than 30 years ago) with one goal in mind: serve the absolute best BBQ possible. And don’t forget to get an onion loaf! I promise you won’t be sorry. By the way, their sauces are so good that they sell them in the stores!
The Bar-B-Q Shop was originally Brady & Lil’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant. Brady Vincent had a love for barbecue and pasta. Mr. Brady trained Frank & Hazelteen Vernon about the fundamentals of cooking and preparing barbecue before he retired in 1981. The Vernon family changed its name to The Bar-B-Q Shop six years later. Since The Bar-B-Q Shop’s humble beginning, it has gained a very loyal following which did everything in their power to not only make us a Midtown favorite but a Local town favorite. With word of mouth, loyalty, and the following of our customers, we were able to expand the restaurant into twice the size of the original restaurant. The Bar-B-Q Shop has always valued its longtime customers. They are often considered family and motivation for us to keep doing such a good job. We developed such a great reputation for our sauce that we created our own signature brand called Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce which is carried in The Kroger Grocery Stores in the Delta Marketing Area. Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce has two flavors: Original (Mild) and Hot. We also have a Dancing Pigs Dry Seasoning for all you dry rub lovers. Dancing Pigs can be bought at The Bar-B-Q Shop as well. Over the years, the Bar-B-Q Shop has become a destination point for people traveling to Memphis while holding onto the title of “Where the Locals Go.” From the Food Network to the Travel Channel, we have been featured several times on each, and we are considered one of the best in Memphis! Don’t pass up the fried bologna on the combo appetizer tray! It’s a huge favorite of mine. And if you’re ordering BBQ, make sure you order it on Texas Toast with slaw.
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The Bar-B-Q Shop
1782 Madison Avenue
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The Bar-B-Q Shop was originally Brady & Lil’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant. Brady Vincent had a love for barbecue and pasta. Mr. Brady trained Frank & Hazelteen Vernon about the fundamentals of cooking and preparing barbecue before he retired in 1981. The Vernon family changed its name to The Bar-B-Q Shop six years later. Since The Bar-B-Q Shop’s humble beginning, it has gained a very loyal following which did everything in their power to not only make us a Midtown favorite but a Local town favorite. With word of mouth, loyalty, and the following of our customers, we were able to expand the restaurant into twice the size of the original restaurant. The Bar-B-Q Shop has always valued its longtime customers. They are often considered family and motivation for us to keep doing such a good job. We developed such a great reputation for our sauce that we created our own signature brand called Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce which is carried in The Kroger Grocery Stores in the Delta Marketing Area. Dancing Pigs Bar-B-Q Sauce has two flavors: Original (Mild) and Hot. We also have a Dancing Pigs Dry Seasoning for all you dry rub lovers. Dancing Pigs can be bought at The Bar-B-Q Shop as well. Over the years, the Bar-B-Q Shop has become a destination point for people traveling to Memphis while holding onto the title of “Where the Locals Go.” From the Food Network to the Travel Channel, we have been featured several times on each, and we are considered one of the best in Memphis! Don’t pass up the fried bologna on the combo appetizer tray! It’s a huge favorite of mine. And if you’re ordering BBQ, make sure you order it on Texas Toast with slaw.
Jerry’s Sno Cones is an authentic southern food experience, but you must avoid weekday afternoons as the wait times extend to hours. Jerry’s is most famous for its unique and perfectly dense snow cones which come in different flavours such as apple with caramel, and watermelon and strawberry with coconut, etc. Jerry’s famous southern food includes BBQ nachos, Frito pies, muffuletta sandwiches, blue mushroom burgers, and spicy tamales. Southern food is known for its excessiveness and exuberance, and Jerry’s checks both boxes.
Jerry's Sno Cones
1601 Bonnie Ln
Jerry’s Sno Cones is an authentic southern food experience, but you must avoid weekday afternoons as the wait times extend to hours. Jerry’s is most famous for its unique and perfectly dense snow cones which come in different flavours such as apple with caramel, and watermelon and strawberry with coconut, etc. Jerry’s famous southern food includes BBQ nachos, Frito pies, muffuletta sandwiches, blue mushroom burgers, and spicy tamales. Southern food is known for its excessiveness and exuberance, and Jerry’s checks both boxes.
The Farmer’s Market at the Agricenter is a weekly nonprofit market handled by vendors and artisans. The products and items sold here are producer-only; the market doesn’t allow any kind of resale products and items to be sold here. The Agricenter Farmer’s Market was first established in 2006 and has been providing the Memphis area with fresh and locally produced food items since then. Over the years, the market has grown considerably and now conducts weekly themed, fun events and programs.
Agricenter Farmer's Market
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
The Farmer’s Market at the Agricenter is a weekly nonprofit market handled by vendors and artisans. The products and items sold here are producer-only; the market doesn’t allow any kind of resale products and items to be sold here. The Agricenter Farmer’s Market was first established in 2006 and has been providing the Memphis area with fresh and locally produced food items since then. Over the years, the market has grown considerably and now conducts weekly themed, fun events and programs.
The Arcade Restaurant is the first restaurant to be ever built in Memphis, making it the oldest restaurant in the area. The restaurant opened in 1919 and is located in the South Main Street Neighbourhood. Their breakfast is primarily southern-style one, whereas the lunch menu consists of a choice of meat, sandwiches and salads, among others. The restaurant is, however, the most famous for its sweet potato pancakes, cleanliness and the legendary ‘Elvis Booth’, which is the booth where Elvis himself sat to enjoy the food. The Arcade Restaurant is, as you can see, a beautiful, Elvis-approved place.
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The Arcade Restaurant
540 South Main Street
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The Arcade Restaurant is the first restaurant to be ever built in Memphis, making it the oldest restaurant in the area. The restaurant opened in 1919 and is located in the South Main Street Neighbourhood. Their breakfast is primarily southern-style one, whereas the lunch menu consists of a choice of meat, sandwiches and salads, among others. The restaurant is, however, the most famous for its sweet potato pancakes, cleanliness and the legendary ‘Elvis Booth’, which is the booth where Elvis himself sat to enjoy the food. The Arcade Restaurant is, as you can see, a beautiful, Elvis-approved place.
Beale Street is filled with unique shops and one of the popular ones is Beale Sweets Sugar Shack. A cute little family-friendly candy store, the shack sells anything and everything sweet. People especially come back again and again for their homemade fudge, all of them made in fifteen perfectly unique flavours, as well as their ‘nostalgic’ candies and candy by the quarter pound. They also have a liquor candy section, complete with Jack Daniels and even Kahlua. As for the children, they can gorge upon colourful and sweet candies, such as MEMPops popsicles. The people working this store are called as ‘fudgeologists’ and you can watch them as they whip up sugary goodness out of common ingredients. As their tagline suggests, May the Fudge be With You!’.
Beale Sweets Sugar Shack
156 Beale Street
Beale Street is filled with unique shops and one of the popular ones is Beale Sweets Sugar Shack. A cute little family-friendly candy store, the shack sells anything and everything sweet. People especially come back again and again for their homemade fudge, all of them made in fifteen perfectly unique flavours, as well as their ‘nostalgic’ candies and candy by the quarter pound. They also have a liquor candy section, complete with Jack Daniels and even Kahlua. As for the children, they can gorge upon colourful and sweet candies, such as MEMPops popsicles. The people working this store are called as ‘fudgeologists’ and you can watch them as they whip up sugary goodness out of common ingredients. As their tagline suggests, May the Fudge be With You!’.
Memphis is a city known for its soul-nourishing food and Alcenia’s restaurant is the best place to experience it. This eatery was opened by Betty Joyce in remembrance of her deceased son and with its colourful interior; it screams joy and happiness as well as provides a welcoming environment. Some of the best dishes that you must try here include the fried chicken, sweet yams, lima beans, meatloaf, catfish, cornbread and sweet potato cobbler. Remember to visit this restaurant on an empty stomach.
Alcenia's
317 N Main St
Memphis is a city known for its soul-nourishing food and Alcenia’s restaurant is the best place to experience it. This eatery was opened by Betty Joyce in remembrance of her deceased son and with its colourful interior; it screams joy and happiness as well as provides a welcoming environment. Some of the best dishes that you must try here include the fried chicken, sweet yams, lima beans, meatloaf, catfish, cornbread and sweet potato cobbler. Remember to visit this restaurant on an empty stomach.
Earnestine and Hazel offers an array of mouth-watering dishes but its best known as the most haunted bar in America as many paranormal activities have allegedly taken place here and this shouldn’t come as a surprise especially after you look at its history. This bar was first intentioned to be a church but then, it became a sundry store, a jazz cafe and a brothel. Today, it is a dive bar and cafe which serves up juicy soul burgers with a side of potato fries. Even though, you might have chills running down your spine the burger here cannot be missed.
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Earnestine & Hazel's
531 South Main Street
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Earnestine and Hazel offers an array of mouth-watering dishes but its best known as the most haunted bar in America as many paranormal activities have allegedly taken place here and this shouldn’t come as a surprise especially after you look at its history. This bar was first intentioned to be a church but then, it became a sundry store, a jazz cafe and a brothel. Today, it is a dive bar and cafe which serves up juicy soul burgers with a side of potato fries. Even though, you might have chills running down your spine the burger here cannot be missed.
The Majestic Grille, now a famous restaurant in the downtown Memphis area, was once a silent movie theatre. It was built in the year 1913 and served as a theatre for around three decades. The old charm of the place is still alive in the restaurant, as it is built in a way so as to remind you of the ol’ razzle-dazzle days of Hollywood. It serves reasonably priced upscale cuisine, with the award winner menu having put together by chef-owner - Patrick Reilly - of the restaurant. Recommended dishes include house-smoked salmon, hand-cut steaks and pork tenderloin. It was named as the Best Restaurant as well as Best Overall Downtown Restaurant, both in the year 2008 – need I say more? Once you return from your trip to Memphis, you will have a head full of musical dreams and a belly from the barbequed meat you would have consumed as well as a grinning smile of satisfaction and happiness from the Southern hospitality meted out by the Memphis locals. The vibrancy of this city can be summed up from a quote said by Elvis Presley also known as ‘the king.’ “A little less fight and a little more spark close your mouth and open your heart.”
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The Majestic Grille
145 South Main Street
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The Majestic Grille, now a famous restaurant in the downtown Memphis area, was once a silent movie theatre. It was built in the year 1913 and served as a theatre for around three decades. The old charm of the place is still alive in the restaurant, as it is built in a way so as to remind you of the ol’ razzle-dazzle days of Hollywood. It serves reasonably priced upscale cuisine, with the award winner menu having put together by chef-owner - Patrick Reilly - of the restaurant. Recommended dishes include house-smoked salmon, hand-cut steaks and pork tenderloin. It was named as the Best Restaurant as well as Best Overall Downtown Restaurant, both in the year 2008 – need I say more? Once you return from your trip to Memphis, you will have a head full of musical dreams and a belly from the barbequed meat you would have consumed as well as a grinning smile of satisfaction and happiness from the Southern hospitality meted out by the Memphis locals. The vibrancy of this city can be summed up from a quote said by Elvis Presley also known as ‘the king.’ “A little less fight and a little more spark close your mouth and open your heart.”

Food & dancing

Busy hot spot with light Latin bites & tropical mixed drinks, plus live salsa bands & dance lessons.
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Rumba Room
303 South Main Street
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Busy hot spot with light Latin bites & tropical mixed drinks, plus live salsa bands & dance lessons.
Rock venue with live entertainment & dancing nightly, BBQ & casual American eats plus outdoor patio. The bands are great! And the dance floor is nice; room for plenty of people.
Alfred's On Beale
197 Beale Street
Rock venue with live entertainment & dancing nightly, BBQ & casual American eats plus outdoor patio. The bands are great! And the dance floor is nice; room for plenty of people.
Not just downtown Memphis, but the entire Memphis area is a cozy home to Blues scenes. And to experience that, you need to visit the ultimate blues club: B.B. Kings Blues Club. Though there are four other outlets present in the United States, the branch in Downtown Memphis, which opened in 1991, was the first one to open and is also the most popular among all the outlets. Located on the famous Beale Street, the club is two levels and is complete with a dance floor and a talented in-house band. The menu is mind-blowing! They serve primarily Southern-style soul food, with their most ordered items being their BBQ and signature drinks.
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B.B. King's Blues Club
143 Beale Street
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Not just downtown Memphis, but the entire Memphis area is a cozy home to Blues scenes. And to experience that, you need to visit the ultimate blues club: B.B. Kings Blues Club. Though there are four other outlets present in the United States, the branch in Downtown Memphis, which opened in 1991, was the first one to open and is also the most popular among all the outlets. Located on the famous Beale Street, the club is two levels and is complete with a dance floor and a talented in-house band. The menu is mind-blowing! They serve primarily Southern-style soul food, with their most ordered items being their BBQ and signature drinks.
The Levitt shell is a historic open-air amphitheatre which was opened in the year 1936 and is located at Overton Park. In 1954, Elvis Presley performed his first ever paid concert here and since then, the Levitt shell has become a popular culture phenomenon. The shows generally take place from Thursday to Sunday and the best part about the shell is that it offers 50 free concerts in a year as well as a variety of food truck stands on the site. Some of the recent concerts here include wealthy west, Opera Memphis, Aztec sun, Sam Lewis, Yola Carter and Los Colognes.
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Levitt Shell
1928 Poplar Avenue
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The Levitt shell is a historic open-air amphitheatre which was opened in the year 1936 and is located at Overton Park. In 1954, Elvis Presley performed his first ever paid concert here and since then, the Levitt shell has become a popular culture phenomenon. The shows generally take place from Thursday to Sunday and the best part about the shell is that it offers 50 free concerts in a year as well as a variety of food truck stands on the site. Some of the recent concerts here include wealthy west, Opera Memphis, Aztec sun, Sam Lewis, Yola Carter and Los Colognes.

Neighborhoods

Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census. Germantown is a suburb of Memphis, bordering it to the east-southeast. Germantown's economy is dominated by the retail and commercial service sectors; there is no heavy industry in Germantown. Germantown is the #1 safest city to live in in the Memphis area and the #2 safest city to live in in the state of Tennessee.
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Germantown
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Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census. Germantown is a suburb of Memphis, bordering it to the east-southeast. Germantown's economy is dominated by the retail and commercial service sectors; there is no heavy industry in Germantown. Germantown is the #1 safest city to live in in the Memphis area and the #2 safest city to live in in the state of Tennessee.
Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb located in the Memphis metropolitan area. It had a population of 43,965 at the 2010 census, making it the state's largest town by population in that Census. Collierville is a town of large houses and considerable retail expansion. Collierville is the #1 safest city to live in in the Memphis area, and the #7 safest city to live in in Tennessee.
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Collierville
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Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb located in the Memphis metropolitan area. It had a population of 43,965 at the 2010 census, making it the state's largest town by population in that Census. Collierville is a town of large houses and considerable retail expansion. Collierville is the #1 safest city to live in in the Memphis area, and the #7 safest city to live in in Tennessee.
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, located northeast of Memphis. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Bartlett is a suburb of the Raleigh community a formerly incorporated town that was a county seat of Shelby County. Bartlett is the #3 safest city to live in in the Memphis area and the #11 safest city to live in in Tennessee.
Bartlett
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, located northeast of Memphis. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Bartlett is a suburb of the Raleigh community a formerly incorporated town that was a county seat of Shelby County. Bartlett is the #3 safest city to live in in the Memphis area and the #11 safest city to live in in Tennessee.
Arlington is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee. The population was 2,569 at the 2000 census and 11,517 at the 2010 census, for a gain of 348.3% during the decade. The 2010 US Census shows that Arlington is the 2nd fastest growing community in the State of Tennessee. It is one of seven municipalities in Shelby County.
Arlington
Arlington is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee. The population was 2,569 at the 2000 census and 11,517 at the 2010 census, for a gain of 348.3% during the decade. The 2010 US Census shows that Arlington is the 2nd fastest growing community in the State of Tennessee. It is one of seven municipalities in Shelby County.
Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 12,430 at the 2010 census. Lakeland is a suburb of Memphis.
Lakeland
Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 12,430 at the 2010 census. Lakeland is a suburb of Memphis.
Oakland is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. In 2010 the population of the town was 6,623, a gain of 417.8% since 2000, for the largest gain of any municipality in the tri-state area of Memphis TN-MS-AR. Reasons for this population boom, are the cities/counties low taxes, its low crime rate, and the 4 lane expansion of U.S. Highway 64 in the early 1990s. Oakland is one of the safest cities in the state to live in.
Oakland
Oakland is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. In 2010 the population of the town was 6,623, a gain of 417.8% since 2000, for the largest gain of any municipality in the tri-state area of Memphis TN-MS-AR. Reasons for this population boom, are the cities/counties low taxes, its low crime rate, and the 4 lane expansion of U.S. Highway 64 in the early 1990s. Oakland is one of the safest cities in the state to live in.
Piperton is a city in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,445 at the 2010 census, up from 589 at the 2000 census. In 2007 USA Today cited the National Motorist Association when it listed Piperton as one of the worst cities for speeding tickets across the USA.
Piperton
Piperton is a city in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,445 at the 2010 census, up from 589 at the 2000 census. In 2007 USA Today cited the National Motorist Association when it listed Piperton as one of the worst cities for speeding tickets across the USA.
Eads is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States named after Civil War engineer James Buchanan Eads. Some of Eads (and some surrounding areas) have been annexed by the city of Memphis. Some of its area is currently still unincorporated. Eads is located north of Collierville, west of Somerville, east of Memphis and east of Bartlett. The Eads zip code (38028) stretches into both Shelby County and Fayette County, including parts of Hickory Withe and Fisherville. Major roads in the community include Winfield Dunn Parkway (Interstate 269), U.S. Route 64, Collierville-Arlington Road/Airline Road (Tennessee State Route 205), and Seward Road.
Eads
Eads is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States named after Civil War engineer James Buchanan Eads. Some of Eads (and some surrounding areas) have been annexed by the city of Memphis. Some of its area is currently still unincorporated. Eads is located north of Collierville, west of Somerville, east of Memphis and east of Bartlett. The Eads zip code (38028) stretches into both Shelby County and Fayette County, including parts of Hickory Withe and Fisherville. Major roads in the community include Winfield Dunn Parkway (Interstate 269), U.S. Route 64, Collierville-Arlington Road/Airline Road (Tennessee State Route 205), and Seward Road.
Rossville is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 664 at the 2010 census, up from 380 at the 2000 census.
Rossville
Rossville is a town in Fayette County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 664 at the 2010 census, up from 380 at the 2000 census.