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Things to do in Memphis
Memphis is a city alive with culture and music! With a metropolitan population of around 1.3 million, there is always something going on, no matter what you’re into. For sports fans, the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and some heavy-duty college and semi-pro teams rip it up. For family fun, Memphis’ unique history and culture and more, there are organizations such as the Memphis Zoo, Graceland and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Or if you’re looking for unique shopping areas or a thriving night scene, there are the ever popular South Main Historic Arts District and the famous Beale Street. No matter what brings you to town, you will never look long for something to see or do!
Attractions and Sights
Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3500 animals from 500 species.
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is dedicated to the Memphis music scene from roots in the Mississippi Delta to Elvis Presley and more.
Parks and Outdoor Activities
Overton Park in Memphis covers 342 acres and is home to the Memphis Zoo, Levitt Shell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and more.
Memphis Botanic Garden is home to 23 themed gardens over 96 acres.
Elvis Presley's former home, Graceland, is the second most visted private home in the U.S., next to the White House.
Memphis' Cooper-Young District is home to great boutique shopping, restaurants, cafés, bars and more.
South Main Historic Arts District in Memphis is a hotspot for shopping, dining and nightlife.
Festivals and Events
Memphis in May is an annual month-long festival split into the Beale Street Music Festival, Salute to Tunisia, the Babecue Cooking Contest and Sunset Symphony.
Memphis Music & Heritage Festival celebrates blues, jazz, gospel, folk and more!
Arts and Entertainment
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art contains 29 galleries, 4500 works on paper, a research library, an auditorium, classrooms and more.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and hosts many live performances.
Beale Street in Memphis is like Bourbon Street in New Orleans, with bars, clubs, pubs, cafés, theatres, boutiques, art galleries and more.
Memphis Cook Convention Center is the city's main conventionc facility.
Arenas and Stadiums
FedExForum in Memphis is home to the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the Memphis Tigers of the NCAA.
AutoZone Park is home to the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is home to the Memphis Tigers of the NCAA.
Food and Drink
Felicia Suzanne's in Memphis is an urban diner and lounge.