Music & Nightlife
Tracing Beale Street is a musical pilgrimage, and a top-to-bottom sensation: neon lights, brass notes, jams streaming from every open door, screaming “Come on in!”
Between sets, it hits you: This is the street that gave B.B. King his name. That fascinated Elvis and Steve Cropper as teens. You’re standing at the source.
Culture & History
One look at the Mississippi and you know it’s mighty. But dive into its backstory – woven of cotton, strands of song and the cords of Civil Rights – to catch its ultimate drift. Find out more about the updated National Civil Rights Museum.
Used to be, you came to Memphis craving barbecue and soul food. Our staples aren’t going anywhere, but we’ve heaped on some accompaniments: Tapped craft beer. Brought in the food trucks. Attracted the culinary avant garde. Now you just come to Memphis ... hungry!
Make your trip to Memphis a family affair and have fun with everyone from your toddler to your grandmother. There’s the Children’s Museum of Memphis and the march of the famous Peabody ducks (both perfect for little ones), picnicking and bison-watching at Shelby Farms Park, and even more animals, including giant pandas, at Memphis Zoo.
It’s fun to be a fan in Memphis. But get in on the action yourself by cycling through tunnels of green, paddling mystic rivers and rollicking in natural playgrounds.
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