Anhtony’s guidebook

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Anhtony’s guidebook

Sightseeing

Cruise around the Mississippi River -One of the largest and most magnificent water body of North America passes through the city of Memphis and you can partake in a number of activities either on the river or around it. You can book yourself a riverboat cruise and trail the waters while learning about the rich and extensive history of Memphis. They also serve buffet style food which includes barbeque meat and pork, among other authentic Memphis dishes. Another activity you can do here is free of cost which is looking out at the beautiful sunset while enjoying a picnic with your loved ones.
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Mississippi River
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Cruise around the Mississippi River -One of the largest and most magnificent water body of North America passes through the city of Memphis and you can partake in a number of activities either on the river or around it. You can book yourself a riverboat cruise and trail the waters while learning about the rich and extensive history of Memphis. They also serve buffet style food which includes barbeque meat and pork, among other authentic Memphis dishes. Another activity you can do here is free of cost which is looking out at the beautiful sunset while enjoying a picnic with your loved ones.
History Revisited at The National Civil Rights Museum - The national civil rights museum is situated inside the Lorraine motel. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of this motel by James Earl Ray. The museum takes you through the inspiring and challenging journey of the civil rights movement and the significant part Martin Luther played in the struggle. It contains numerous photographs, exhibits, memorabilia, newspaper prints and three dimensional scenes of the revolutionary movement.
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
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History Revisited at The National Civil Rights Museum - The national civil rights museum is situated inside the Lorraine motel. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of this motel by James Earl Ray. The museum takes you through the inspiring and challenging journey of the civil rights movement and the significant part Martin Luther played in the struggle. It contains numerous photographs, exhibits, memorabilia, newspaper prints and three dimensional scenes of the revolutionary movement.
The Peabody hotel has been an institution to the locals of Memphis as it has stood the test of time and many generations have enjoyed the fruits of this historic building. The march of the mallards or ducks is the most quirky tradition that takes place here where a group of ducks walk in a crooked line from the elevator to the lobby fountain and simply put, this cannot be missed. The hotel’s sheer luminosity and beauty is in itself a marvel to look at.
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The Peabody Memphis
118 Union Avenue
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The Peabody hotel has been an institution to the locals of Memphis as it has stood the test of time and many generations have enjoyed the fruits of this historic building. The march of the mallards or ducks is the most quirky tradition that takes place here where a group of ducks walk in a crooked line from the elevator to the lobby fountain and simply put, this cannot be missed. The hotel’s sheer luminosity and beauty is in itself a marvel to look at.
The sun studio is a historical recording studio located in downtown Memphis and was opened in the year 1950. Many legendary singers have performed here such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ray Orbison and Carl Perkins but the most iconic singer who recorded here was a truck driver named Elvis Presley and his talent was first recognized here by the owner and assistant of the studio.
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Sun Studio
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The sun studio is a historical recording studio located in downtown Memphis and was opened in the year 1950. Many legendary singers have performed here such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ray Orbison and Carl Perkins but the most iconic singer who recorded here was a truck driver named Elvis Presley and his talent was first recognized here by the owner and assistant of the studio.
Baseball is the quintessential all-American game which should be experienced by a first time visitor in order to have a wholesome trip. There is no better place to enjoy this sport than the 11 acre stadium facility known as the AutoZone Park. Here, you can boy hotdogs and beer from concession stands and come take your seat among 14,000 other spectators and the best part is you can bring your dog! It is located in downtown Memphis and is known to get your adrenaline pumping.
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AutoZone Park
200 Union Avenue
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Baseball is the quintessential all-American game which should be experienced by a first time visitor in order to have a wholesome trip. There is no better place to enjoy this sport than the 11 acre stadium facility known as the AutoZone Park. Here, you can boy hotdogs and beer from concession stands and come take your seat among 14,000 other spectators and the best part is you can bring your dog! It is located in downtown Memphis and is known to get your adrenaline pumping.
Graceland was the famed home of the ‘king of rock and roll’ Elvis Presley who dominated the music scene for many decades and had gotten his start in the city of Memphis. Many years after his death, his regal mansion was converted into a museum and guest house where visitors can survey Presley’s many memorabilia, bedazzled outfits, automobiles and gold records. You can also pay your respects at Elvis’s grave and during the month of August, you can take part in the Elvis week where you can dance at concerts and watch movies about the legend.
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Γκρέισλαντ
Elvis Presley Boulevard
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Graceland was the famed home of the ‘king of rock and roll’ Elvis Presley who dominated the music scene for many decades and had gotten his start in the city of Memphis. Many years after his death, his regal mansion was converted into a museum and guest house where visitors can survey Presley’s many memorabilia, bedazzled outfits, automobiles and gold records. You can also pay your respects at Elvis’s grave and during the month of August, you can take part in the Elvis week where you can dance at concerts and watch movies about the legend.
The Shelby farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and contains a restaurant, event centres, a dog park and playgrounds. The Park also has many wooded areas that have trails lined with trees and striking sceneries where you can get some exercise or just take a casual stroll. The Shelby Farms Park also has multiple water bodies which give you the opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and pedal boating. This Park is the perfect getaway from the bustle and noise of the city.
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Shelby Farms Park
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The Shelby farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and contains a restaurant, event centres, a dog park and playgrounds. The Park also has many wooded areas that have trails lined with trees and striking sceneries where you can get some exercise or just take a casual stroll. The Shelby Farms Park also has multiple water bodies which give you the opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and pedal boating. This Park is the perfect getaway from the bustle and noise of the city.
The museum’s building is made of pink hued Georgian marble and was built in the 1920s and belonged to a wealthy Memphis businessman. The pink palace museum contains an extensive and permanent exhibit of the natural and cultural history of the city such as the Clyde park circus, Native American pottery, fossils and exhibits relating to the history of slavery and the Civil war. There is also a 3D theatre which showcases educational films and the planetarium where you can do stargazing and learn about the outer space as well as astronomy.
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Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
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The museum’s building is made of pink hued Georgian marble and was built in the 1920s and belonged to a wealthy Memphis businessman. The pink palace museum contains an extensive and permanent exhibit of the natural and cultural history of the city such as the Clyde park circus, Native American pottery, fossils and exhibits relating to the history of slavery and the Civil war. There is also a 3D theatre which showcases educational films and the planetarium where you can do stargazing and learn about the outer space as well as astronomy.
The Memphis pyramid is often referred to as the ‘great American pyramid’ and is the world’s third largest pyramid. The building contains a sports arena that has hosted the Memphis grizzlies which is the city’s NBA team and has also witnessed some iconic musical acts such as guns ‘N’ roses, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks and Hank Williams, among many others. Today, it houses numerous retail stores as well as a wilderness lodge named the big cypress lodge.
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Memphis Pyramid
1 Bass Pro Dr
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The Memphis pyramid is often referred to as the ‘great American pyramid’ and is the world’s third largest pyramid. The building contains a sports arena that has hosted the Memphis grizzlies which is the city’s NBA team and has also witnessed some iconic musical acts such as guns ‘N’ roses, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks and Hank Williams, among many others. Today, it houses numerous retail stores as well as a wilderness lodge named the big cypress lodge.
The Botanic Garden of Memphis is massive in size as it contains 31 speciality Gardens such as the pre-historic plant trail where you will visit the stone caves, look at buried fossils and learn about the history of dinosaurs. You will have a transformational sensory experience at the fragrance garden where the power of smell will make your soul dance. The well-known Japanese Garden is a crowd-puller because of its serene Koi ponds and you will learn about the practices regarding the preservation of plants from Japan.
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Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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The Botanic Garden of Memphis is massive in size as it contains 31 speciality Gardens such as the pre-historic plant trail where you will visit the stone caves, look at buried fossils and learn about the history of dinosaurs. You will have a transformational sensory experience at the fragrance garden where the power of smell will make your soul dance. The well-known Japanese Garden is a crowd-puller because of its serene Koi ponds and you will learn about the practices regarding the preservation of plants from Japan.
The Memphis zoo is one of the largest indoor animal facilities in America as well as the oldest as it was opened in the year 1906. The zoo is home to 3,500 animals belonging to 500 different species and the area is divided into various zones such as the teton trek that is home to grizzly bears, timber wolves and river otters. The Northwest Passage houses the ultimate crowd pleasers- polar bears and sea lions that even perform at an amphitheatre. The African Veldt contains white Rhinos, giraffes, zebras and elephants. The cat country includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and snow Leopards, among many others.
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Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Pl
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The Memphis zoo is one of the largest indoor animal facilities in America as well as the oldest as it was opened in the year 1906. The zoo is home to 3,500 animals belonging to 500 different species and the area is divided into various zones such as the teton trek that is home to grizzly bears, timber wolves and river otters. The Northwest Passage houses the ultimate crowd pleasers- polar bears and sea lions that even perform at an amphitheatre. The African Veldt contains white Rhinos, giraffes, zebras and elephants. The cat country includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and snow Leopards, among many others.
The mud island River Park isn’t an island at all but a small peninsula which flows into the Mississippi River and is often compared to the ‘gulf of Mexico.’ The most famous landmark of this place is the river walk which is part of the Mississippi River museum where you can travel back in time to 10,000 years ago. The river walk takes you through 18 galleries that showcase the rich history of the city, the tales of adventure and a life size replica of a river boat. There are also many river side cafes where you can stop to catch a bite and give your feet some rest.
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Mud Island
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The mud island River Park isn’t an island at all but a small peninsula which flows into the Mississippi River and is often compared to the ‘gulf of Mexico.’ The most famous landmark of this place is the river walk which is part of the Mississippi River museum where you can travel back in time to 10,000 years ago. The river walk takes you through 18 galleries that showcase the rich history of the city, the tales of adventure and a life size replica of a river boat. There are also many river side cafes where you can stop to catch a bite and give your feet some rest.
The Brooks museum of art happens to be the largest and oldest museum in the state of Tennessee and within its vicinity it includes the Cafe Brooks, the Brooks museum of art, a grand terrace and the Holly Court Garden. The museum contains 29 galleries showcasing paintings from the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century artists. It also has a research library of 5,000 volumes and an auditorium. The museum houses an impressive collection of English portraits by Gainsborough, Lawrence and Reynolds as well as contemporary artists such as Carroll Cloar, a Memphis native.
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Brooks Museum
1934 Poplar Avenue
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The Brooks museum of art happens to be the largest and oldest museum in the state of Tennessee and within its vicinity it includes the Cafe Brooks, the Brooks museum of art, a grand terrace and the Holly Court Garden. The museum contains 29 galleries showcasing paintings from the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century artists. It also has a research library of 5,000 volumes and an auditorium. The museum houses an impressive collection of English portraits by Gainsborough, Lawrence and Reynolds as well as contemporary artists such as Carroll Cloar, a Memphis native.
The rock ‘n’ soul museum is a one-of-a-kind museum that educates its visitors about the rich musical history of the city as well as the various social changes that have taken place here in the past centuries. Here, you can learn about rural music such as gospel hymns and ballads sung by workers and about the sharecroppers who moved to the city in search for jobs at cotton mills. The museum also tells the story of Sun records and the start of Elvis Presley’s career in Memphis and at the same time, talks about black musicians who faced racism and hardship but still managed to become trailblazers.
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street
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The rock ‘n’ soul museum is a one-of-a-kind museum that educates its visitors about the rich musical history of the city as well as the various social changes that have taken place here in the past centuries. Here, you can learn about rural music such as gospel hymns and ballads sung by workers and about the sharecroppers who moved to the city in search for jobs at cotton mills. The museum also tells the story of Sun records and the start of Elvis Presley’s career in Memphis and at the same time, talks about black musicians who faced racism and hardship but still managed to become trailblazers.
The Stax museum tells the story of soul music in Memphis but also the history of racial divide and eventual triumph. The museum starts with showing a film about the different artists who were part of the Stax studio during its heyday such as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. Next, you can marvel at the original instruments of various iconic musicians such as Jones’s organ and Cropper’s guitar. There are numerous listening stations where you can enjoy the melodies such as soul man, try a little tenderness, knock on wood, last night and sitting on the dock of a bay. At the end, you will learn about the heartbreaking end of the studio which involved bankruptcy and the final days.
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
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The Stax museum tells the story of soul music in Memphis but also the history of racial divide and eventual triumph. The museum starts with showing a film about the different artists who were part of the Stax studio during its heyday such as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. Next, you can marvel at the original instruments of various iconic musicians such as Jones’s organ and Cropper’s guitar. There are numerous listening stations where you can enjoy the melodies such as soul man, try a little tenderness, knock on wood, last night and sitting on the dock of a bay. At the end, you will learn about the heartbreaking end of the studio which involved bankruptcy and the final days.
The Dixon gallery and garden is a perfect way to spend a pleasant evening as it has a fine arts gallery and a public garden within its vicinity. The exhibits in the gallery are temporary and changing as well as a permanent collection of 2,000 objects including French impressionist paintings. The building’s architecture is Georgian style and the museum was founded in 1976. You can either survey the variety of artistic and decorative objects housed here or you can enjoy a lovely picnic with your loved ones in the Garden.
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Dixon Gallery & Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
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The Dixon gallery and garden is a perfect way to spend a pleasant evening as it has a fine arts gallery and a public garden within its vicinity. The exhibits in the gallery are temporary and changing as well as a permanent collection of 2,000 objects including French impressionist paintings. The building’s architecture is Georgian style and the museum was founded in 1976. You can either survey the variety of artistic and decorative objects housed here or you can enjoy a lovely picnic with your loved ones in the Garden.

Food scene

The Beale Street is the most visited attraction of the state of Tennessee and I can see why. The cobbled pathway is home to some of the most unique, quirky and authentic shops and restaurants of the city. You can have a meal and a drink at the hard rock café and visit W.C. Handy Park for its wide array of pop-up shops. You can listen to music while drinking a beer at Silky O’Sullivan where you will have the time of your life.
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Beale Street
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The Beale Street is the most visited attraction of the state of Tennessee and I can see why. The cobbled pathway is home to some of the most unique, quirky and authentic shops and restaurants of the city. You can have a meal and a drink at the hard rock café and visit W.C. Handy Park for its wide array of pop-up shops. You can listen to music while drinking a beer at Silky O’Sullivan where you will have the time of your life.
Cafe with funky deck & crafts shop offering coffee, breakfast & sandwiches, plus weekend live music.
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Otherlands Coffee Bar
641 Cooper Street
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Cafe with funky deck & crafts shop offering coffee, breakfast & sandwiches, plus weekend live music.
The central barbeque is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Memphis city and unlike some of its contemporaries; this place is a well-known hang out space for college students and hence, has a youthful vibe. The mouth-watering dishes that you can try here include ribs, pork shoulder, potato chips, loin back ribs, smoked wings and their famous BBQ nachos that are served with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and topped with delicious home-made sauces.
Central BBQ
The central barbeque is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Memphis city and unlike some of its contemporaries; this place is a well-known hang out space for college students and hence, has a youthful vibe. The mouth-watering dishes that you can try here include ribs, pork shoulder, potato chips, loin back ribs, smoked wings and their famous BBQ nachos that are served with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and topped with delicious home-made sauces.
Caffeine & snacks in a coffeehouse with disco ball & vintage posters, plus live music & poetry.
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Java Cabana, Cooper-Young's Coffeehouse
2170 Young Avenue
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Caffeine & snacks in a coffeehouse with disco ball & vintage posters, plus live music & poetry.
Muddy's is spreading happiness one outrageously delicious bite at a time.
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Muddy's Bake Shop + Coffee
585 Cooper Street
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Muddy's is spreading happiness one outrageously delicious bite at a time.
Whimsical New American eatery & bar sporting vintage hair-dryer chairs & glass-brick booths.
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The Beauty Shop
Cooper Street
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Whimsical New American eatery & bar sporting vintage hair-dryer chairs & glass-brick booths.
Warm, family-owned eatery with casual American dishes & desserts, plus local art & live music
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Stone Soup Café & Market
993 Cooper Street
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Warm, family-owned eatery with casual American dishes & desserts, plus local art & live music
Sleek eatery specializing in innovative Pacific Rim small plates that change with the seasons.
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Tsunami
928 Cooper Street
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Sleek eatery specializing in innovative Pacific Rim small plates that change with the seasons.
All purpose music store offering hard-to-find tunes on a variety of media as well as band merch.
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Goner Records
2152 Young Avenue
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All purpose music store offering hard-to-find tunes on a variety of media as well as band merch.
Fruits, Veggies, Meats, Cheese. Meals, Juices and Sandwiches
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City Market
836 Cooper St
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Fruits, Veggies, Meats, Cheese. Meals, Juices and Sandwiches
Global street fare pairs with house cocktails in a funky space with a photo booth & live soul music.
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Bar DKDC
964 Cooper St
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Global street fare pairs with house cocktails in a funky space with a photo booth & live soul music.
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Next Door
937 Cooper Street
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