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Best of Memphis Guide

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Memphis
Memphis is a pilgrimage for those wanting to visit the birthplace of the blues, of soul and of rock 'n' roll. On Beale Street, W.C. Handy put down on paper the first written blues music. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, which is now a museum. Graceland, the second most-visited home in America, welcomes visitors from around the world who yearn for a peek into the life of "the King." Beyond the music, Tennessee's largest city also offers much more. It has more sunny days each year than Miami, and combines southern tradition and hospitality with modern amenities. You'll enjoy great dining (be sure to sample the barbecued ribs), art galleries and exciting... more Memphis is a pilgrimage for those wanting to visit the birthplace of the blues, of soul and of rock 'n' roll. On Beale Street, W.C. Handy put down on paper the first written blues music. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, which is now a museum. Graceland, the second most-visited home in America, welcomes visitors from around the world who yearn for a peek into the life of "the King." Beyond the music, Tennessee's largest city also offers much more. It has more sunny days each year than Miami, and combines southern tradition and hospitality with modern amenities. You'll enjoy great dining (be sure to sample the barbecued ribs), art galleries and exciting nightlife. less

All things to do » Things to do

Sun Studio
Sun Studio
Recording studio where Elvis Presley made his first record.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum... more Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues; History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo
YaYa, a female Giant Panda that calls the Memphis Zoo home, enjoys a sunny day.
Attraction type: Zoos
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Orpheum Theater
Orpheum Theater
Beautiful theater holds musical and stage performances.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Theaters
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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
Ranked #1 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #2 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Chicken Wings, South American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Gibson's Donuts
Gibson's Donuts
Ranked #3 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: Bakeries
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Paulette's
Paulette's
Ranked #4 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Price: $9 - $29
Cuisines: French, American, Continental, Eclectic
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #5 of 1,292 Restaurants in Memphis
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Pilgrim House Hostel
Pilgrim House Hostel
$50 - $50

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis East/Galleria
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis East/Galleria
$115 - $162
Ranked #5 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis East-Sycamore View
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis East-Sycamore View
$102 - $133
Ranked #9 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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Courtyard by Marriott Memphis East/Lenox Corporate Park
2.5 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Memphis East/Lenox Corporate Park
$113 - $191
Ranked #10 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

River Inn of Harbor Town
4.0 of 5
River Inn of Harbor Town
$247 - $388
Ranked #1 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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Madison Hotel
4.0 of 5
Madison Hotel
$215 - $405
Ranked #7 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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The Peabody Memphis
4.5 of 5
The Peabody Memphis
$245 - $405
Ranked #8 of 134 Hotels in Memphis
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