Memphis is a pilgrimage for those wanting to visit the birthplace of the blues, of soul and of rock 'n' roll. On Beale Street, W.C. Handy put down on paper the first written blues music. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, which is now a museum. Graceland, the second most-visited home in America, welcomes visitors from around the world who yearn for a peek into the life of "the King." Beyond the music, Tennessee's largest city also offers much more. It has more sunny days each year than Miami, and combines southern tradition and hospitality with modern amenities. You'll enjoy great dining (be sure to sample the barbecued ribs), art galleries and exciting nightlife. So whether you are here to tour Elvis’ mint caddie collection or ferret out the liveliest dive bar, embrace Memphis with all of its glitz and grit.
Top 3 Things to do in Memphis.
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Go for a BBQ
You've undoubtedly seen it on TV and read about it in your favorite magazine, so you're probably well aware that Memphis has some of the best barbeque in all of the mighty U.S. and A. After a long, hot day of touring and exploring, nothing goes down better than a rack of ribs and a cold Ghost River Beer.
Get down to Rendezvous in Downtown Memphis or venture out to other hot spots like Central BBQ, A&R Bar-
B-Que, Bar-B-Q Shop, Cozy Corner, Corky's, etc, etc, etc. Everyone has their speciality in Memphis and you really can't go wrong.
The Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo has been named as one of the best zoos in the country according to TripAdvisor and for good reason. It’s one of only four zoos in the country to house giant pandas and is a fantastic experience for kids of all ages. Explore over 76 acres of wildlife while viewing 3500 animals, representing 500 different species. Catch a playful sea lion performance at Northwest Passage where you can also get nose-to-nose with polar bears, bald eagles, black bears, and the list goes on/Grab a schedule so you can catch all the zookeeper chats, and make sure to give yourself 3-4 hours so you can see everything.