Memphis Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Memphis National Civil Rights Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 695 Reviews

Built around the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the National Civil Rights Museum ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 413 Reviews

The second most-visited home in the United States (behind only the White House), Graceland was home to Elvis Presley during the height of his career. Although ...  Read more

Sun Studio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 482 Reviews

A veritable icon of music and a Memphis landmark, Sun Studio is known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In fact, the very first rock single, “Rocket 88,” ...  Read more

Victorian Village

4.5 star rating: Recommended 504 Reviews

Victorian Village is a residential district of Memphis characterized by its grand, historic homes. Many of the Victorians that still stand today were first ...  Read more

Peabody Hotel Ducks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 419 Reviews

Peabody Hotel has some unique permanent guests in the famous "Peabody Ducks," who live on the hotel’s rooftop and perform a march toward the Grand ...  Read more

Pyramid Arena

4.5 star rating: Recommended 387 Reviews

With seats for 20,000, The Pyramid is an arena that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis. Designed to resemble the Great Pyramids ...  Read more

Court Square

4.5 star rating: Recommended 149 Reviews

The park at Court Square is a beautifully landscaped open space offering a change from the urban structures of the city. With a large fountain, gazebo, and ...  Read more

Gibson Guitar Factory

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

A tour of the Gibson guitar factory offers a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into making guitars by one of the world’s most ...  Read more

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

No trip to Memphis would be complete without learning about its music history, and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is just the place to do this. Originally a ...  Read more

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Located in Memphis’ Soulsville area in the former Stax Records -- which had also been the old Capitol Theater and closed due to bankruptcy in 1976 -- the Stax ...  Read more

Beale Street Historic District

4 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

From 1920 to 1940, artists descended on Beale Street to collaborate, creating a new music style that blended smooth jazz with hard-charging rock 'n' roll. ...  Read more

A. Schwab

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A. Schwab is a dry goods store that has become a local landmark and Memphis institution. Since being opened in 1876, the store has transformed from a men’s ...  Read more

Memphis Music Hall of Fame

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Arguably America’s musical heart, a cultural melting pot that created the rhythm and blues sound, Memphis has a number of tourist attractions dedicated to the ...  Read more

Handy Park

Handy Park is a large public park known for its wide, open fields and stage, making it a great outdoor concert and event space in Memphis. The park was named ...  Read more

Orpheum Theater

Built in 1928, the Orpheum Theater is a historic theater and one of America’s few remaining “movie palaces” from the 1920s era. Before it was the Orpheum, it ...  Read more

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