Graceland? Check. Beale Street? Check check. If you think that's all there is to see in Memphis, you're in for a grand surprise. From music to history, sports to shopping, there's a whole lot of fun to be had in the Home of the Blues. Here's our insiders list of our favorite places to visit when we're exploring this amazing town:
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel presents the history behind the Civil Rights movement, and presents "the story of a people: of hopes and dreams, of challenge and change." Encompassing the history of slavery, "separate but equal," boycotts, assassinations and Black power, these moving exhibitions give us both context to understand and information to make change.
At the Center for Southern Folklore, art, music and culture intertwine to preserve "the heritage of the South from the cultural crossroads of Memphis." With its film presentations, historic archives of audio and video footage and events at Heritage Hall, this is a must stop for every visit to Memphis.
Guitar aficionados know there's nothing like a Gibson – and now you can take a tour of the Gibson guitar factory itself. Book a reservation and witness the incomparable skill that goes into each and every instrument they create.
Visit the Mississippi River Museum for a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of America's waterways through engaging exhibits, gripping films, and informational events.
The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is a preserved Antebellum home teaching the history of slavery in the USA, and revealing secrets of the Underground Railroad.
Check out the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and learn about the history of that iconic Memphis. Showcasing over 2,000 exhibits, memorabilia, galleries and a classic Cadillac El Dorado, this is the world's only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music