Memphis Mud and Music

  • Start: Memphis, Tennessee
  • End: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:38
  • Total Mileage: 109 Miles
  • Number of stops: 15


Music fills the soul of Memphis, Tennessee, the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll" and "Home of the Blues." You hear it everywhere in this Mississippi River town. Begin your Memphis vacation with a tour of 4Graceland, Elvis Presley's lavish estate. Visitors can make a breakfast stop at Elvis's favorite diner, Arcade Restaurant, and order his favorite sandwich: peanut butter and banana on white bread. Sun Studio, where The King recorded his first hit, runs tours and has a great gift shop. Take a canoe trip on the Mississippi River at the popular Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, which borders "Old Muddy." Fort Pillow State Park offers incomparable views of the river, and exhibits at the Mississippi River Museum will teach you more. Step back in time at the National Civil Rights Museum, built on the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Experience Southern music and culture at the Center for Southern Folklore, and then sample Memphis-style barbecue at Neely's Bar-B-Que or Corky's Ribs & BBQ.

Stop #1:

Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #2:

Arcade Restaurant
Memphis, TN

Stop #3:

Sun Records
Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #4:

Meeman-Shelby State Park
Millington, Tennessee

Stop #5:

Fort Pillow State Park
Henning, Tennessee

Stop #6:

National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #7:

Center for Southern Folklore
Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #8:

Neely's Bar-B-Que
Memphis, TN

Stop #9:

Corky's Barbeque
Memphis, TN

Stop #10:

Memphis, TN

Stop #11:

A. Schwab Dry Goods Store
Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #12:

The Peabody Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Stop #13:

Memphis Zoo
Memphis, TN

Stop #14:

Metal Museum
Memphis, TN

Stop #15:

Heartbreak Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee

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