An iconic southern town perched on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a music city at the crossroads of Tennessee and Arkansas. It’s the birthplace of blues, rock, and soul music, evidenced today by the lauded music venues that line up shoulder to shoulder along Beale Street. Enjoy live music, southern comfort fare, and Memphis-style barbecue as you explore this vibrant, historic city.
The city’s most famous cluster of music venues, clubs, and bars can be found here on Beale Street, Memphis’ legendary thoroughfare dubbed the Official Home of the Blues and known as one of America’s most iconic streets.
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis is a dynamic and immersive retail experience featuring shopping, restaurants, a bowling alley, an archery range, and an outdoor observation deck. It’s more than a store—it’s an adventure!
Sun Studio is known worldwide as the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, and was the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50s—from blues and gospel to country and rock ’n’ roll. Visit Sun Studio to learn more about Memphis’ history and culture through the music that put it on the map.
Gus's Fried Chicken is a world-famous fried chicken restaurant that was founded in the tiny town of Mason, Tennessee. It has been featured on several television shows, which have added to the allure of this local favorite!
The National Ornamental Metal Museum, now called the Metal Museum, was founded by artist-blacksmith James Wallace. The museum is devoted to exhibitions of metalwork and public programs featuring metalsmiths.
The Stax Museum pays special tribute to the artists who recorded there—at the original site of the Stax Records studio—as well as other American soul legends, with interactive exhibits, films, stage costumes, musical instruments, vintage recording equipment, records, photographs, galleries, and a rare collection of more than 2,000 memorabilia and artifacts.
Opened in 1965 as Memphis Memorial Stadium, the stadium and fairgrounds have seen numerous renovations and expansions, and now have a capacity of 58,325. A 136-acre multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex is also centered around the iconic stadium.
Visit the place Elvis called home. Explore the beautiful mansion, walk the gardens, tour his aircraft, and discover Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex for an incredible experience featuring legendary costumes, artifacts, and personal mementos.
Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country, featuring more than 40 miles of trails that are popular for walking, biking, running, and hiking. The park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, a 10.65-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova. The park is also home to more than 20 bodies of water for fishing, a herd of buffalo, and an award-winning playground and sprayground for kids.
Discover an interesting collection of historic, educational, and cultural attractions maintained by Memphis Museums, Inc. Other related attractions and exhibits include Pink Palace Mansion, the Giant Screen Theater, the AutoZone Dome Planetarium, Lichterman Nature Center, and the historic Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses.
Founded in 1976, the 17-acre Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden known for its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. Featuring a collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and German and English porcelain, the museum also organizes and presents eight to ten exhibitions every year.