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100 Places You Need To Visit In Memphis

Of course there are more than 100 places to go in Memphis, but these are some of the best. Some are familiar (like Graceland), but plenty might be uncharted territory for you.

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1. Earnestine & Hazel’s - Get the "Soul Sauce" on your burger.
​2. Crystal Shrine Grotto - A natural cave with hand-carved scenes from the Bible.
3. Dyer’s Burgers - The secret is in the grease.
4. Memphis Botanic Garden - Featuring 28 gardens.
5. The Bluff Walk in downtown Memphis.
6. Peabody Hotel lobby - The people-watching is excellent.
7. Meeman-Shelby State Forest - Stop by the Shelby Forest General Store.
8. Shelby Farms Park - Don't miss the bison.
9. National Civil Rights Museum - Travel through five centuries of history. 
10. Memphis Zoo - Pandas, polar bears and hippos, oh my!
11. Woodruff-Fontaine House - Tour this hidden Victorian gem.
12. The Shrine to the Gods of Keepin’ ‘Em on the Rail - The name says it all...
13. Chickasaw Heritage Park mounds - Ceremonial mounds from the Chickasaw nation.
14. Martyr’s Park - Boasting some of the best views of the Mississippi.
15. Court Square - A peaceful oasis amid the bustle of downtown.
16. Peabody Hotel rooftop
17. FedExForum for a basketball game
18. Flashback - The best place in town for vintage clothing, housewares and oddities.
19. Pink Palace Museum - Includes an IMAX theater and planetarium.
20. Maggie’s Pharm - Like a candy store, but with herbs and oils.
21. Center for Southern Folklore
22. Levitt Shell - Most concerts and film screenings at the Shell are completely free.
23. AutoZone Park for a Redbirds baseball game
24. Beale Street
25. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
26. The P&H Cafe
27. Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
28. Cooper-Young neighborhood
29. Booksellers at Laurelwood
30. Mollie Fontaine Lounge
31. Mud Island Amphitheatre
32. Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous
33. Tiger Lane
34. Gibson Guitar Factory
35. The bar at Boscos Squared
36. Sun Studio
37. Tom Lee Park
38. Graceland
39. South Main Arts District (Especially on the last Friday of the month for Trolley Night.)
40. Lichterman Nature Center
41. Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum (If you only have time for one Memphis music museum, make it this one – it’s the best of all of them rolled into one.)
42. House of Mews (Midtown - Cooper-Young)
43. Clark Tower (Have a drink in the Bistro 33 Bar and Lounge on the 33rd floor.)
44. Arcade Restaurant
45. A. Schwab
46. Wild Bill’s
47. Pilgrim House Hostel
48. The Greenline
49. Dixon Gallery and Gardens
50. Goner Records (Drop a quarter in the Elvis shrine.)

51. Huey’s
52. Shangri-la Records (Midtown Memphis)
53. Overton Park Greensward (aka the huge field in the middle of the park)
54. Elmwood Cemetery (The final resting place for all sorts of notorious Memphians.)
55. Mt. Carmel Cemetery (South Memphis)
56. Bettis Family Cemetery (East Memphis)
57. Summer Drive-In (East Memphis)
58. Stax Museum of American Soul Music
59. The Lamplighter
60. Ardent Recording Studios (Unless you’re recording, you won’t be going inside. But a drive-by and a photo op from Madison Avenue are totally fine.)
61. Fire Museum of Memphis
62. Children’s Museum of Memphis
63.The Memphis room in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (East Memphis)
64. Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market
65. Chucalissa
66. Ghost River Brewery
67. Jerry’s Sno Cones & Burger Shack
68. Metal Museum
69. Melrose High School football stadium (South Memphis)
70. Joe’s Wines & Liquor (Go at night to see the Sputnik in action.)
71. Oaklawn Garden (Germantown)
72. Old Forest at Overton Park
73. Hi-Tone Cafe
74. The Remed Mural (Broad Avenue)
75. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
76. Art Museum of the University of Memphis, especially the Ancient Egyptian Collection.
77. Old Philadelphia Cemetery - Explore the old gravestones with inscriptions like Daughter of the Moonlight Tabernacle.
78. Rhodes College Library
79. Stereo Alley - An alley, beautified.
80. Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop - Saving the world, one bicycle at a time.
81. Wolf River Harbor, separating Mud Island from the mainland.
82. The Buccaneer, Memphis’ original pirate bar.
83. Pete & Sam’s - A family-run Italian eatery serving Memphis for seven decades.
84. Gibson’s Donuts - Get there early. Trust us.
85. Playhouse on the Square
86. Hickory Hill Buddha - Oh, just a giant concrete Buddha in someone's front yard.
87. Tad Pierson’s Indoor Trailer Park - A private venue, but if you get invited to a party there, GO.
88. Orpheum Theatre for touring Broadway productions, comedians and more.
89. Tobey Skate Park - Wear a helmet, ok?
90. Stay at the Guest House at Graceland.
91. Five in One Social Club - "Kindergarten for grown folks."
92. The “new bridge”  or, if you aren't a local, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge.
93. Broad Avenue Arts District
94. Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis
95. Big River Crossing, the longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi.
96. Memphis International Airport gate B-17, memorializing the first B-17 bomber to complete 25 bombing missions during World War II.
97. The Warehouse - This is part of a private residence, but the public parties and events here are some of the best in town.
98. Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle - Yes, that Al Green.
99. Burke’s Books - A literary landmark in Cooper-Young for more than a century.
100. Xanadu Music and Books - Home of the world-famous Lowebow guitars.