For all those who think that there is not much to do in Memphis, think again! Downtown Memphis is home to the vibrant and active Beale street. For all those music lovers, fantasize of the famous music fest that Beale Street is known to host. Lined with an impressive array of restaurants and shopping outlets, the busy street has an energizing pulse that is entertaining and vibrant at once. Certainly, a great place to eat, shop and experience the eclectic music fest that will tantalize every visitor with music of all types.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located on the site of Stax Records which is known to have a much significance in the music industry. The company is known to have launched the careers of many successful musicians. The museum caters to all the artistes who have held recordings here and the collection it displays has all their memorabilia. There are around 2,000 exhibits that include videos, artifacts, films, photographs and more. Apart from the exhibits, the museum regularly plays host to events like live concerts, educational programs, fundraisers and so on. Call ahead or check the website for more details.
573 North Highland Memphis, TN 38122 +1 901 327 8177
The wonderful Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 573 North Highland holds the regular services and programs to spread its teachings but is more popularly known for organizing and hosting the famous Memphis Greek Festival. Through this, people are not only introduced to Greek culture but also are entertained all the same. The church has varied groups and organizations that seek the betterment of the society. If you desire some peace and quiet, you might as well enter this place. Check the website for more information.
255 North Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 576 0915
Located in the center of Downtown, Memphis Cook Convention Center is a multi-purpose facility that specializes in hosting trade shows, conventions, conferences, performing arts and art exhibits. The 3,00,000 sq. ft. event space accommodates two exhibit halls, The Grand Ballroom, 30 meeting rooms, a conference center and the 2,100 seat Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. They also offer banquet catering and beverage service depending on your event needs.
369 East Ge Patterson Avenue Memphis, TN 38126 +1 901 521 9160
Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is a Pentecostal Christian denomination in the US. Memphis has 3 such churches, one of which is the Temple of Deliverance COGIC on the Patterson Avenue. Built in 1999, it is the largest church in Memphis with a capacity of 4,500 people. Tours are conducted regularly and for the same call beforehand.
Mafaid Attaqwa is a Muslim place of worship in Memphis. Along with the prayers that are held five times a day, they also utilize the premises for teaching the Holy Book (Koran), once a week to the children and youth. They also reach out and are active in social service of the community. Ceremonies like birth, marriage and the last rites are performed here.
See Memphis by land and water aboard one amazing vehicle. Discover the history, humor and heroes of this legendary town, and cruise the river as well. Entertaining and informative captains narrate this fascinating and fun expedition of downtown Memphis. See Sun Studio, Mud Island Riverpark, National Civil Rights Museum, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Pyramid, Beale Street and more. Explore the home of the blues and birthplace of rock and roll on this truly unique tour. Call or check website for further details.
191 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 205 1234
This arena is deemed as the most expensive public utility project in the history of Memphis. The construction of the FedExForum complex cost the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority a whopping $250 million. The arena can seat up to 20,000 spectators and you can expect to watch exciting basketball matches and events such as Disney on Ice. It is home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team.
409 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 543 0035
Situated in the growing art center of Memphis, local artist Jay Etkin takes the Memphis experience one step further at his gallery. He does so by featuring a large selection of hard-to-find Southern contemporary art, something which Etkin says sets this gallery apart. Works in different media by a variety of established and up-and-coming artists can be found in the collection, along with ones by the proprietor himself, who has a national following. Pieces range from ones that even a student could afford, to works meant more for the serious collector.
125 North Front Street Memphis, TN 38103 +1 901 576 7241
A piece of World War II history is tucked neatly away under a pavilion on Mud Island. The famous bomber, dubbed the "Memphis Belle" in honor of the pilot's girlfriend, successfully completed 25 missions and was the subject of a Hollywood movie. It is a favorite attraction for former Army Air corpsmen, history buffs and airplane enthusiasts. The exhibit is included with admission to Mud Island, which includes the River Museum and River Walk, a scale replica of the Mississippi River you can dip your toes into.
The Fire Museum is located in the first firehouse in
Memphis. Kids will love the video games and interactive videos that simulate firefighting, while parents will appreciate the exhibit of unusual firefighting equipment from the last two centuries. If ...
The famous Marquette Park is regarded as merely a neighborhood
park. Families can gather around and can have a fun filled day outside. Apart from such gatherings, the park plays host to the popular Italian Festival which brings people ...
Liberty Bowl Stadium is a massive football stadium that can
seat up to 62,000 spectators. In 1965, the Liberty Bowl College Football Classic shifted from Philadelphia to Memphis, and that is how this stadium got its new name. It ...