I've lived in Memphis for many years, but had never heard about Elmwood Cemetery but was looking for something different to do with friends that were in town. Thanks to Trip Advisor, I found out about this Cemetery.
Upon entering the cemetery, you can "rent" an audio CD from the cottage for a cost of $10. The CD provide a 1 hour narration as you drive though the historic cemetery. It is very well done and focused on the history of ~60 famous people who are burried there. The roads are clearly marked with markers that tell you where to go and where to stop your car as you hear the narration. There are 4-5 locations where they recommend that you pause the CD and get out of the car and look at a particular stone, but we chose not to do this and still had a great time.
The cemetery has tombstones and monuments that are very old as well as some that are as new as 20 years ago. The rolling hillside also is covered with beautiful trees that still had some of its fall colors on it.
The cemetery isn't worth going to Memphis just to see it, but if you are in the area and looking for something different to do for ~1.5 hours, I would recommend this tour.
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