Plan Your Memphis Adventure

Plan to visit these iconic Mempis attractions for a wide variety of experiences during your next trip to Memphis. From iconic music to pandas and Civil Rights heroes, there is a lot to see and do.

National Civil Rights Museum

National Civil Rights Museum
History comes to life within the walls of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., where personal stories, historical artifacts and multimedia exhibits explore five centuries of civil rights and human rights history. Poignantly located at the Lorraine Hotel, where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, this thought-provoking museum carries on the voices of past civil rights leaders.

Graceland, Home of Elvis

Graceland
Get an intimate glimpse into the personal life of Elvis Presley with a pilgrimage to Graceland, the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Set on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, the Colonial Revival-style mansion with majestic white columns was a cherished place where Elvis created countless memories with friends and loved ones for more than 20 years.

Memphis Zoo

Memphis Zoo
An extended family plus 3,500 wild animals means 
new discoveries and memories during every visit. I live a mile from the Memphis Zoo. This is no coincidence. My husband and I chose our home for its proximity to one of our favorite places. We have such fond memories of walking our daughter to the zoo, although she’s 7 now and likes to bike. Yet some things haven’t changed.

Stax Museum Memphis

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
My sister is a decade older than I am, a gap that exposed me to better music than my friends. I remember her telling me about a song I had to hear. She played it, we danced, she played it again. It was “Try A Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, the first soul song I fell for.