List Sites to See at a Glance
Distance from Tunica Resorts Casinos: 17 miles to the Memphis City Limits. Take Highway 61 north.
Dining: Memphis offers a wide variety of dining options from casual to fine dining, including French, Southern-Style, Steakhouses, Cajun, Barbeque Asian, and Eclectic/Fusion
Attractions in Memphis, Tennessee :
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No visit to the region is complete without a visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley's beloved estate. Tours include Elvis' mansion, cars, planes, jewelry, costumes and the "Meditation Garden," Elvis' final resting place. More information at www.elvis.com
Beale Street Entertainment District
offers a wide variety of musical options from country, to hip-hip to the blues. Located in Downtown Memphis.
The Peabody Hotel
One of the South's Grand Historic Hotels located in Downtown Memphis. Famous for the "duck walk".
Peabody Ducks Parade through the Peabody's Grand Lobby twice daily, 11am and 5pm.
is the place to go for dining and entertainment including Issac Hayes Restaurant.
Home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, this new 805,850 square-foot arena is located in downtown Memphis on Beale Street. Always open to the public, the arena will hold concerts, hockey, and arena football. For more information visit the Fedex Forum online at www.fedexforum.com.
Rock 'n Soul Museum
The Rock 'n Soul museum features the Smithsonian Institution's Rock `n' Soul: Social Crossroads exhibition, a chronology of rebellious hearts and echoes that shaped "the Memphis Sound" in addition to various other artifacts from Memphis music legends including Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis Smithsonian's Rock 'n Soul Museum is located in the Fedex Forum and tickets are $9 for adults and 6 for youths. For more information visit the Rock 'n Soul Museum online at www.memphisrocknsoul.org.
From giraffe to pandas the Memphis zoo is packed full of animals from around the world. The Memphis Zoo will soon add Polar Bears to their list of animals when the construction of the Northwest Passage is complete in spring of 2006. Tickets for the zoo are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children (under 2 admitted free). For more information visit the Memphis Zoo online at www.memphiszoo.org
Ride the Ducks
See Memphis by land AND water aboard ONE amazing vehicle. Discover the history, humor, and heroes of this legendary town and cruise the river too! Entertaining informative captains narrate this fascinating and fun expedition. FREE Wacky QuackersTM too! 60 minute Tours Depart Frequently 7 days a week. April thru November From Third Street & Union Ave. For more information on Ride the Ducks visit them online at www.memphisducks.com
Lauderdale Courts Elvis' Teenage Home
Lauderdale Courts opened its doors to the renovated apartment that Elvis and his parents lived in from 1949-53. Built in 1938, Lauderdale Courts is on the National Register of Historical places. For more information on Lauderdale Courts visit them online at www.lauderdalecourts.com.
Pink Palace Museum, Planetarium & IMAX Theater
Originally the home of Clarence Saunders, inventor of self-service grocery stores, the museum features culture and history exhibits unique to the Mid-South as well as a Planetarium and IMAX Theater.
Memphis Motorsports Park
Hosts NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR Truck Series as well as NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series
A view of the Pyramid from Tom Lee Park. This 32-story, 22,500-seat, multi-purpose arena is situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and hosts assorted entertainment and sporting events. A tribute to the city's Egyptian namesake in Egypt, it is the third largest pyramid in the world.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Set in the city's historic Overton Park, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the region's oldest and largest museum. Its collection of paintings, prints, and sculptures spans the 13th through 20th centuries and represents cultures from virtually every continent.
Downtown Memphis Main Street Trolley
Restored antique trolley cars ramble along the Main Street Mall and scenic Riverside Drive, connecting downtown area attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shops.
National Civil Rights Museum
Located at the Lorraine Motel, site of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the museum presents interactive audiovisual displays, life-sized replicas, and actual artifacts to present an emotionally charged history of the American civil rights movement. The $11M expansion opened in September, 2002 which includes the renovation of the boarding house where the fatal shot was fired. Exploring the Legacy brings the history that followed King's assassination into the National Civil Rights Museum tour experience.
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