What to see in Memphis

Memphis Attractions

Music and Memphis are synonymous, and the main reason visitors generally travel to Memphis is to delve into the home of the blues and rock 'n roll and visit the iconic shrines to the city's great musical heroes, most notably 'The King', Elvis Presley. Lovers of music will certainly find every bit of this colourful city memorable.

Memphis' most popular attraction, Graceland, is the second-most visited house in the United States and sees fans of Elvis make pilgrimages to his mansion all year round. Another favourite among music lovers is the Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum, a unique interactive museum detailing the history of soul and rock in America. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is also an attraction worth visiting; located at the original site of Stax Records, the museum pays homage to the legendary artists who recorded there. The merry month of May is festival time in Memphis, and a great time of year to visit for those with music on the mind. Visitors can enjoy the Beale Street Music Festival, among other things.

For those who are interested in more than just the music scene, the Memphis Botanic Gardens are a wonderful outdoors experience and can be relished any time of year, Mud Island in the Mississippi River is great fun for the whole family, and the Memphis Zoo is one of only a handful in the US that houses giant pandas.


Memphis' biggest attraction is the second-most visited house in the United States after the White House. The Graceland…

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Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Gardens are a sensory delight through which to stroll at any time of year. The 96-acre site at Audubon…

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Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum

A collection of rare recordings, vintage films and musician interviews along with photographs, and interactive exhibits…

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Mud Island River Park

Mud Island in the Mississippi River offers a fascinating insight into the famous river with a series of fun and informative…

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Pink Palace Museum

The Pink Palace, a soubriquet bestowed on this elaborate pink marble Memphis mansion by the locals, was intended to be…

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Stax Records was not only the most successful soul music studio in history - recording the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis…

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Sun Studio

Visitors who come to Memphis to pay homage to Elvis Presley inevitably are also keen to visit the legendary recording…

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