The Best Things to Do in Memphis

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Memphis

4.2

Popular things to do in Memphis

Sun Studio ©
Historic Site
Sun Studio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Graceland
Specialty Museum
Graceland
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Monument
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beale Street
Historic Walking Area
Beale Street
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Many of the things to do in Memphis revolve around the city's rich musical heritage. Find out why Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues" at popular attractions like Graceland and Sun Studio, where some of the best-known hits in American music history were recorded. A visit to Beale Street Baptist Church--the oldest African American church in Tennessee--takes you to the roots of the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, while National Civil Rights Museum--built around the hotel where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. occurred--traces the history of the movement from the 17th century to the present day.

Side trips from Memphis

Horseshoe Tunica ©
Casino
Horseshoe Tunica Tunica
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Southland Casino Racing ©
Casino
Southland Casino Racing West Memphis
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Scenic Drive
Natchez Trace Pkwy Tupelo
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum Tupelo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Memphis

Tastin' 'Round Town ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Tastin' 'Round Town
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Art Museum
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Specialty Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shelby Farms Park ©
Park
Shelby Farms Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Memphis

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The Peabody Ducks
Historic Site
The Peabody Ducks
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Memphis National Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Memphis National Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Historic Site
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Memphis

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
History Museum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery ©
Art Museum
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dixon Gallery & Gardens ©
Art Museum
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mallory-Neely House ©
Specialty Museum
Mallory-Neely House
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Memphis

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Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc.
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Peanut Shoppe ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Peanut Shoppe
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Memphis Farmers Market ©
Farmers Market
Memphis Farmers Market
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery ©
Art Museum
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
A Tour of Possibilities ©
Cultural Tour
A Tour of Possibilities
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Memphis Zoo ©
Zoo
Memphis Zoo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sharpe Planetarium
Observatory
Sharpe Planetarium
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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