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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Memphis

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Memphis, the Bluff City, is marked with plenitude of iconic landmarks and enthralling tourist attractions. A trip to this Timbre-land could be a great way to take a break from your busy and hectic schedule, and this will, in turn, will help greatly to alleviate your worries and tensions and will fill your heart with joy. The largest city in Tennessee garbed in music is altogether a treat to your ears and eyes. Spend some days in the blues city for an unprecedented and everlasting experience.

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Graceland- Museum worth Visiting in Memphis

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Stepping inside Graceland is the best way to start your journey in Memphis. This white-columned 14-acre mansion belongs to the king of “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” who is none other than Elvis Presley. It features Elvis’ grave, pool room, dining room, kitchen, Jungle room with tropical theme, and exhibits his belongings, namely, trophies, photographs, medals, and showcases his collection of exotic cars.

Address: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Phone: 901.332.3322,  800.238.2000

Memphis Pink Palace Museum

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Here you can witness a hybrid collection of artifacts based on Mid-South’s history, technology and education. This museum also features the Sharpe Planetarium, RealD’s XLW 3D system, QSC multichannel audio system, and a digital CTI 3D Giant Theater.

Address: 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Phone: 901.636.2362
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday (9 am-5 pm), Sunday (12 pm-5 pm)

National Civil Rights Museum

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It is a symbol of heart-moving assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. who drove the US Civil Rights Movement in 1968. It was built in the site of Lorraine Motel where King was shot dead during his stay over there.

Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: 901.521.9699
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (9 am-5 pm); Sunday (1 pm-5 pm); remains closed on Tuesdays

Sun Studio

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It is the world-renowned recording studio which is regarded as the birthplace of “Rock ‘n’ Roll” music, and it gave this world a few true gems of music, namely, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, and a lot of other music wizards.

Address: 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: 800.441.6249
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday (10 am-6 pm)

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

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It is a great adventure to take on with family and friends. A place for adventure buffs that allows you to fly on tarzan swings or zip lines and explore the park under the supervision of instructors.

Address: 500 N Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Phone: 800.971.8271
Website: www.goape.com

Memphis Zoo

Giant Pandas, “Ya Ya” and “Le Le,” call it their home. Milk Frog, Pandas, Alligators, Bell’s Horned Frog, Burmese Python, Nile crocodile, Flamingos, and a lot of other adorable and beautiful species inhabit the ‘US No 1 Zoo.’

Address: 2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38112
Phone: 901-333-6500

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Stax Museum
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Booker T and the MGs, Aretha Franklin and Earth, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, and many other noted music legends spent their hay-days at this recording studio. Visit the museum and explore the films, photographs, videos, and instruments that speak volume about Memphis’ history of music.

Address:926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis-38106, Tennessee
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday (10 am-5 pm); Sunday (1 pm-5 pm); remains closed on Mondays

Memphis Botanic Garden

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This sprawling 96-acre facility casts its spell and catch you in the net of its scenic beauty. The charm of its 28 specialty gardens will help you to subdue your torpid state and to soothe your mind and soul.

Address: 750 Cherry Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Phone: 901.636.4100
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday (9 am-6 pm); During Winters (9 am-4:30 pm)

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