What To Do In Memphis


Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Memphis is an authentic and vibrant destination headlined by music and full of one-of-a-kind experiences: Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Sun Studio, performing arts, alternative rock and Blues music, an ornamental metal museum, Beale Street, pandas at the Memphis Zoo, National Civil Rights Museum, Mississippi River views, mouthwatering barbecue, lively festivals and intriguing galleries and museums. These only begin the list of what’s so great about the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

For more information on Memphis, including where to dine, and what to see and do, visit MemphisTravel.com.

Experience Elvis Presley's Graceland

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Platinum Tour: $26     Mansion Only Tour: $22

Take an unforgettable journey through the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Explore the personal life of Elvis Presley and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. This legendary rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage will show you why Elvis lives. Photo credit: © EPE Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off. 

The Platinum Tour includes (2.5-3 hours):
•an audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds
•a self-guided tour of Elvis' two custom airplanes
•a self-guided tour of Elvis' Automobile Museum
•a self-guided tour of Elvis: Live from Vegas
•a self-guided tour of Elvis' Tupelo
•a self-guided tour of Elvis' Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More! Exhibit
•a self-guided tour of '68 Special Exhibit

The Mansion Only Tour includes (1 hour):
•an audio-guided tour of Graceland only
•a self-guided tour of '68 Special Exhibit
•a self-guided tour of Elvis' Tupelo

Vintage Downtown Trolley

Memphis' vintage trolley rail system has become a part of downtown Memphis culture and is a tourist attraction all on its own.  2013 marks the trolley’s 20-year milestone since the Main Street line first graced the mall and began transporting millions through the heart of the city.  Notable destinations along the trolley lines include the famous Pinch District, Cook Convention Center, Sun Studio, Peabody Place, Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the FedEx Forum, the Medical Center, and South Main's Historic Arts District.  Ride the trolley for only $1 each way or $3 for a day pass!

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown (formerly Marriott) and the Memphis Cook Convention Center are located on the Main Street Trolley Line.  

Tour de Grizz
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers

March 22, 2014, 7 p.m., CST

If you are arriving in Memphis Saturday, March 22, don’t miss your chance to see the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Indiana Pacers. As part of this event, the Memphis Zoo is joining with the Memphis Grizzlies for the 6th annual Tour de Grizz. This bicycling event will start at the Zoo and head to the FedEx Forum for the game. Your ticket gets you an all-day pass to the Zoo, a ticket to the Grizzlies game (terrace and plaza levels available), your entry fee for the ride and a special Tour de Grizz T-shirt. Call (901)205-1460 or visit memphiszoo.org for details. Bicycle storage available at the Zoo and Forum. For tickets to the game, visit www.nba.com/grizzlies.