Overview

Memphis, Tennessee skyline
Memphis, Tennessee skyline © Leonard23

The largest city in Tennessee, most associate Memphis with the legendary king of rock n' roll Elvis Presley. Hundreds of thousands of visitors make a pilgrimage to Graceland, the mansion where he lived and died.

The city has had its hand in the shaping of modern musical forms like blues and soul too. Music fans from all over the world stroll down legendary Beale Street in the downtown area, happy to be walking in the footsteps of the blues and soul heroes.

Aside from touring Graceland there are several other music-related attractions, and a whole lot of other things to see and do in Memphis. The nightlife is world-renowned and the cuisine, particularly barbecue, is irresistible. And there are also some fascinating museums, beautiful gardens, Mississippi river boats, amusement parks and quirky cultural and natural sights to explore.


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