Find your “soulmate” in Memphis
You don’t just fall in love with Memphis. You tumble madly, deeply for this cradle of all things sacred – the sounds swirling around legendary streets and studios; the tastes tying the Delta harvest with global influences; the stories rolling on the Mississippi River; the people dreaming big enough to lift us, then and now.
Find your groove
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 as a teen. You’re standing at the source. Chase the legends at Graceland, Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
Find your flavor
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.
Find your past
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.
Enjoy the vista (and a riverboat cruise) from Beale Street Landing. Cross the street to Cotton Row and the Cotton Museum, where you can pace the floor of the original Memphis Cotton Exchange and listen to oral histories. Celebrate the triumphs at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.
Find yourself in Memphis.
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