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Overview

Rising above the Mighty Mississippi River, Memphis has grown from a Choctaw outpost into an icon of the South. Famous for its music, its barbecue, and its importance in the American civil rights movement, Memphis is a city of icons, but it’s not a city that’s staying still. While it may be the famous birthplace of Elvis, you’ll find plenty else to do here other than Graceland (which, if you’ve never gone, you should definitely check it out).

Memphis is a music town, no doubt about it; from The King himself, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King all got their starts here. For a taste, head to Beale Street, and don’t be afraid to duck in somewhere that’s playing something you like. When you need to give your ears a bit of peace and quiet, head to one of the city’s museums, art galleries, boutiques, or cafes—just be sure to keep enough of an appetite for the amazing cuisine Memphis has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for exquisite steak, mesmerizing Mexican cuisine, or some classic Southern comfort food, Memphis should have just what you and your appetite need to keep going. When the sun goes down, top your day off with a classic cocktail—or another cold beer at a show—and you’ve got yourself an excellent evening. 

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National Civil Rights Museum

Because Separate is Not Equal

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Rebirth of Soulsville

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Food, Brotherly Love, and Bricks

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Antiquity to the Present

Peabody Hotel

Watch the Ducks

Graceland

Shop, See, and Guess the Daily Fuzzy

Beale Street

City Sings the Blues

Sun Studio

The Rise of a Pioneer

Houston's

American Restaurant

Pho Binh

Vietnamese Restaurant
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