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Memphis, Tennessee

Welcome to our guide to Memphis, Tennessee tourist attractions. Memphis.org will be giving you detailed information on places to visit in the city, and also general tourist information for the many thousands of visitors that travel to Memphis each year, to help you plan your trip.

Memphis Attractions

Some great attractions to visit in Memphis are listed below ...

Graceland Mansion
3734 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
No trip to Memphis is complete without visiting the home of the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley. You can take a tour of the mansion and view personal momentos, stage costumes and movie memorabilia. The tour, which lasts around 60-90 minutes, covers all the main areas of the mansion, such as the living room, kitchen, music room, the famous 'jungle room', as well as Elvis's racquetball building and his original business office.

Graceland Mansion

Also included is Elvis's Car Museum, where you can see his famous Pink Cadillac and many other vehicles he owned. You can also climb aboard his luxurious private aircraft, The Lisa Marie, which Elvis called his 'flying Graceland', complete with conference room, living room, private bedroom and gold plated seatbelts. The tour is concluded with a visit to the Meditation Garden, allowing fans to pay their respects at the site where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. (Graceland photo used by permission, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc)

Contact Graceland Mansion
Telephone: (901) 332-3322
Toll Free: 800-238-2000 (North America only)

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E. McLemore Ave., Memphis, TN 38106
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, just minutes from the many other famous visitor attractions such as Elvis Presley's Graceland, Beale Street, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, The Peabody Hotel and Sun Studios.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The 17,000 square foot museum contains more than 3,000 interactive exhibits, videos and vintage musical instruments from such stars as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, and hundreds of others. On display are stage costumes, photographs, records, and other items of memorabilia that tell the story, from the beginning to the present day, of American soul music. In the nearly-exact recreation of the legendary Studio A, you can also stand on the very same spot where musical giants created the great Stax Records sound.

Contact Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Telephone: 901-946-2535

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38103
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum's exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook and shaped the entire world.

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis' musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. You'll rock with the likes of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Sam & Dave, Al Green, The BarKays, Carl Perkins and others. The museum's digital audio tour guide is packed with over 300 minutes of information, including over 100 songs, and takes visitors at their own pace through seven galleries featuring 3 audio visual programs, more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical treasures.

Contact The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Telephone: 901-205-2533

The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
1987 Indian Village Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38109
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is a reconstructed Indian village on a pre-Columbian archaeological site in modern day Tennessee, dating back to the 15th century, which is operated by the University of Memphis. The museum was founded in 1956 following the rediscovery of a Mississippian mound complex by workers preparing the T.O. Fuller State Park in the late 1930's.

C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

Chucalissa serves as a gateway into understanding the science of archaeology and the interpretation of Native American history. The site was occupied, abandoned and reoccupied several times throughout its history, spanning from 1000 to 1550 A.D. Adjacent village areas were once home for 800 to 1000 people. The museum, named after its founding director, curates an extensive collection of artifacts recovered during a 40-year period of systematic excavations. The museum offers exhibitions, tours, public events and educational programs. There is also a gift shop, nature trail and picnic area.

Contact The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
Telephone: 901-785-3160

Children's Museum of Memphis
2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
The Children's Museum of Memphis creates memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs, that are both fun and educational. It aims to make a positive impact on communities and families and to complement classroom education. Your child will be able to discover science, math, health, art and more with interactive exhibits, designed to both inspire the imagination and to entertain.

Children's Museum of Memphis

The museum is also available as an exciting and memorable venue for childrens birthday parties, with a decorated party room and the museum itself being available to entertain your guests. There is also a museum store, with a range of both fun and educational merchandise. The Children's Museum of Memphis is located on the corner of Central Avenue & Hollywood, on the grounds of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at the Mid-South Fairgrounds. The museum is open 7 days a week and free parking is available.

Contact The Children's Museum of Memphis
Telephone: 901-458-2678

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
The Memphis Botanic Garden is one of the Mid-South's finest horticultural attractions, consisting of over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, lakes, woodlands, display gardens, the renowned Japanese Garden of Tranquility, the Sensory Garden and much more. It's an oasis of tranquility, in which you can escape from hectic city life.

Memphis Botanic Garden

The Garden features monthly art exhibits, by local and regional artists, in the Visitors Center Gallery. Viewing is open to the public during regular Garden hours. The Garden also has a variety of rooms available for rent, providing the perfect location for special events such as weddings, receptions, business meetings and parties. Memphis Botanic Garden is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and the American Horticultural Society, which provides MBG members with free admission to reciprocal gardens across the country. The Memphis Botanic Garden is located in east Memphis in Audubon Park. It is due south of Oak Court Mall and southeast of the University of Memphis.

Contact The Memphis Botanic Garden
Telephone: 901-576-4100