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Unlock the magic of Memphis

Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, Known worldwide as the 'Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll' - not forgetting gospel, jazz, R&B, rap and soul. Elvis Presley’s Graceland is a popular landmark as is the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Blues Hall of Fame.

Attractions in Memphis

Mississippi River
Like many cities in America, Memphis arose due to its location on the river, which continues to play an important role today in city life.
Beale Street
Sitting at the center of Memphis blues music, is Beale Street. However, the street is an important cultural site for the city beyond its musical legacy.
Memphis Blues
Developed in the early 20th century, the Memphis blues syncopated style was often played on homemade instruments and made famous by names like Frank Stokes and Sleepy John Estes.
The Orpheum, Memphis
Located on Beale Street, the Orpheum was once the Grand Opera House and considered the finest theater outside the Big Apple. Today, it remains an active venue.
The Lorraine Motel
Forever remembered by Americans as the place where Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum.
The National Civil Rights Museum
One of the country's best interactive educational museums. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is an important national site and gathering place.
Mason Temple
Home to the largest African American pentecostal group in the world, the Mason Temple and was the site of MLK Jr's speech, "I've been to the mountaintop."
FedEx Forum
Home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, the FedEx Forum also serves a multitude of uses when the team is away.
Peabody ducks
For over 90 years, twice a day several ducks march through the Peabody Hotel lobby to visit its' fountain. The Peabody duck march is a Memphis institution.
Memphis Barbecue
Tangier, sweeter, and wetter than other American barbecue styles, Memphis barbecue is a must-try for every traveler.
Malco Theater
Elvis worked at The Malco for some time after getting fired from Loew's State Theatre.
Graceland
Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was home to rock star Elvis Presley from March 1957 until his death in August 1977.
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley came from very humble beginnings and grew up to become one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. Born in Tupelo, he moved to Memphis as a teenager, and as his fame grew he purchased Graceland in March 1957, where he finally died at the age of 42.
Skip-the-line tickets to Graceland
Presley's Memphis home, Graceland, is open to the public, and numerous fans from around the world visit the legendary residence daily, especially around Presley's birthday and the anniversary of his death. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the most of your visit with the skip-the-line entrance ticket to Graceland mansion and museum.
Sun Studio
In July 1953 an 18-year-old then-unknown Elvis Presley walked into Memphis record studio at 706 Union Avenue, the home of Sam Phillips' Sun Records in Memphis, grabbed a mic and sang his heart out making Sun the most famous recording studio in the world.
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