Memphis, TN

Top Activities

Graceland : An absolute “don’t miss” when visiting Memphis.  The Platinum tour includes the mansion where Elvis lived, his two custom jets, the Auto Museum which features the many cars and motorcycles Elvis owned and the Sincerely Elvis Exhibit- home to many personal artifacts.

Sun Studio : Take a guided tour throughout the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.  Experience outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone and hear the real history of the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and many more!  Tip: Grab an old-fashioned 50’s-style milkshake after the tour.

STAX Museum of American Soul Music: Take a guided tour throughout the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.  Experience outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone and hear the real history of the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and many more!  Tip: Grab an old-fashioned 50’s-style milkshake after the tour.  :

National Civil Rights Museum : The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum : Memphis Music 101- this exhibit tells the history and legacy of people and musicians working in the Mississippi Delta and Memphis during the middle 20th century whose contributions to the world of music have made what is known as the “Memphis Sound”.

 

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • National Civil Rights Museum – Lorraine Motel
  • Graceland, Home of Elvis
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Barbecue and Blues on Beale Street
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Watch the Ducks March at the Peabody Hotel

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Memphis Rock ‘n’Soul Museum
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Memphis Zoo
  • AutoZone Park
  • Main Street Trolley
  • Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

Special Events

Aziz Ansari

Orpheum Theatre
September 10
Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him “the funniest man under 30.” Treat yourself and grab tickets to the Memphis leg of Aziz’s “Modern Romance” comedy tour at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, September 10.


Southern Heritage Classic

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
September 11 – 13
Celebrating 25 years of historically black college and university football games, the Southern Heritage Classic kicks off the season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Grab your tickets to see the big game between rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University.


Journey

Mud Island Amphitheatre
September 13
In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever. You won’t stop believin’ your ears when you hear Journey live in concert at the Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis.

Local Transportation

Blues City Tours : Provides chartered tours for groups and individual transportation in Memphis and Tunica, MS.


Backbeat Tours : Hear blues, rock, gospel and soul aboard “Miss Clawdy,” a 1959 vintage city bus, and see Beale Street, Sun Studio and the STAX Museum as well as “hidden” sites only Memphians know. You’re part of the action on this one-of-a-kind show on wheels!


Sweet Magnolia Tours : A full service receptive operator- can provide step-on guides services for groups and attraction packages for individuals.  Also provides transportation for groups, if needed.


Tennco Downtown Shuttle Service : A local transportation company providing downtown, airport and casino shuttles.  Other transportation services upon request.  Call 901-522-0001 for more information.


Yellow Cab and Checker Cab : Memphis’ preferred taxi company is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.


Distance from Major Airports

  • Memphis International Airport (to downtown) – 12 miles