Memphis is home to Graceland, the grand mansion of The King himself, Elvis Presley. That should set the tone for what you can expect from this birthplace of legendary blues, soul, and rock ‘n roll albums that continue to be loved across the world. When you’re walking in Memphis with your feet “ten feet off of Beale”, as Marc Cohn sang, hear the twang of blues guitars and visit the iconic Sun Studio where legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and BB King cut their albums. Walk to the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock ‘n Soul Museum, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Pay homage at the tomb of The King, and of course, explore Graceland, his private residence, grand gardens and private aircraft. Its infectious strains of music aside, this old Tennessee town by the Mississippi River continues to hold on to its pioneering river town spirit. The food scene here is of the hearty southern kind, complete with pulled barbecued pork and smoked ribs, downed with craft beer and local wines.
Graceland: Elvis Presley’s Home
Downtown & Beale Street Entertainment District
Museums & Galleries
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