- Get out on the Mississippi River with the Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing Tours or Dinner and Music Cruises.
- History buffs shouldn’t miss the National Civil Rights Museum or the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum.
- Music lovers will want to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Graceland and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
- Families will enjoy the Memphis Zoo and Shelby Farms Park.
- Other key attractions include the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Memphis is a city in southwestern Tennessee famous for the influential blues, soul and rock music that originated there. Today, the city of 628,000 people is still a bustling hub for the music scene. Located on the Mississippi River, Memphis has something for everyone — even if you aren’t a music lover. Numerous historic landmarks dot the cityscape, and nearby outdoor activities provide the opportunity to get in touch with nature. Follow along for everything to see and do on your upcoming trip to Memphis.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum provides 260 artifacts, more than 40 films, oral histories and interactive media detailing five centuries of civil rights history. All of this is housed in the Lorraine Motel, where prominent Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The moving experience will take most people about an hour and a half, but feel free to take as much time as you need. The museum regularly hosts informative events, so check the calendar before planning your trip.