Beale played a pivotal role in branding Memphis as one of the most musically rich cities in the world, and was prominent in hosting some of the first black business owners in the south. In between, the street was host to the birth of blues music, the civil rights movement, rock 'n’ roll, racks of ribs and bands.
Big River Crossing is also the country’s longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. It serves as the connection point of Main Street to Main Street, a 10-mile multi-modal corridor that also features the Delta Regional River Park and Big River Trail, creating ties to attractions between Memphis, TN and West Memphis, AR.
Opened in May of 2015, the Blues Hall of Fame Museum is a Memphis gem for both serious blues fans and casual visitors. With robust exhibits and in-depth history, the museum exposes, educates, and entertains visitors with all that is blues culture while highlighting our over 400 inductees in five key categories: Performer, Individual, Album, Single, and Literature.
The Center for Southern Folklore will transform downtown Memphis into a two - block celebration of music, arts, dance and foods at its annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Labor Day Weekend. The Festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; September 2 and 3, on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union.
Welcome to the Children's Museum of Memphis! This inspiring, fun and exciting museum in Tennessee gives kids a day of hands-on experience, experimentation and fun. They can use their imagination and creativity to learn, create memories, and really develop their senses.
The Cooper Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association (CYBA), is a popular outdoor celebration in Memphis, Tennessee. It is one of Memphis' most highly attended festivals in Tennessee bringing in over 130,000 attendees and is continuing to grow.
Dixon members enjoy art, lush gardens, educational programs, family workshops, and festive special events year-round. Beyond the personal benefits you enjoy, your support helps the Dixon present the highest quality exhibitions and programs for all ages and interests.
Led by an expert tour guide, visitors will tour Graceland Mansion and explore all of “Elvis Presley’s Memphis,” including the new Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits, Elvis’ Custom Jets and an exclusive Ultimate VIP Tour Exhibit.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland officially opened its new, $45 million, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” – 40 acres in size -- and welcomed visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982.
Take a Tour at our Memphis Guitar Factory: Take a complete tour of the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Memphis. This memorable tour of Gibson's Memphis guitar factory consists of an intimate viewing of the facility as Gibson's skilled Luthiers craft some of the finest guitars in the world.
Harbor Town is an upscale, new urbanist-style neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee. Harbor Town sits atop 132 acres on a sandbar known as Mud Island. The neighborhood emphasizes the human, not the automobile, and interaction between neighbors is encouraged.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Second Street and legendary Beale Street in downtown Memphis. We are located between the rocking new Hard Rock Cafe and the legendary Lansky’s clothing store, famous for dressing such inductees as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rufus Thomas, and others.
I Listen to Memphis . The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum applauds Beale Street Caravan's expanding mission and commitment to local musicians. BSC has recently launched a new weekly video program called "I Listen to Memphis." It is all about Memphis music today, the musicians who make it, and the places and culture that fuel it.
The museum is comprised of 18 galleries that showcase 10,000 years of history in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. The exhibits detail early inhabitants in the valley to modern day transportation and contain over 5,000 artifacts; including two full size boat replicas which you can board and explore.
The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum.
The Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park (172 acres) is a forest tract and natural arboretum located in Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee. It is open to the public daily without charge. The forest was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as part of the Overton Park Historic District.
Shelby Farms Greenline is a 10.65 mile paved, urban trail that connects pedestrians and cyclists in Midtown Memphis through Shelby Farms Park to Cordova. The Greenline is a rails-to-trails project that transformed an unused railroad line into one of Tennessee's favorite trails.
Snowden Grove Park baseball complex, built in 1999, is a 17-field baseball-only facility with features only previously found at professional stadiums: all infields have sub surface drainage, Southern Athletic TurfTM infield mix/conditioner on all infields, grass infields on all fields, covered and enclosed dugouts.
Everybody gets lucky at Southland Park Gaming & Racing! Whether you prefer our gaming options, exquisite dining or our greyhound racing, we offer an array of gaming machines, a poker room, and racetrack. Southland Park is the Mid-South's premier entertainment destination.
Sun Studio is a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records label business.
Park Map; Park Brochure; Facebook; Instagram; YouTube; Campground. Rates: $21 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable. The campground has many hardwood trees that provide plenty of shade. There are 45 campsites that are RV accessible with some sites accommodating up to 85 feet of RV space.
Located along Riverside Drive at the foot of Beale Street on the bluff of the Mississippi River. With pedestrian trails and beautiful views of the river, this 30-acre park is a popular location for walkers, joggers, roller bladers and cyclists. Tom Lee Park is the location for one of Memphis' most popular events, Memphis in May.
In fact, the Woodland Discovery Playground was named one of the "16 Coolest Playgrounds in the World" by Mental Floss Magazine, and it was one of the first three sites in the world to earn Sustainable SITES Certification. The Woodland Discovery Playground features six play nests, each focused on a different type of play.
Rising from ancient magnolia trees, the Woodruff-Fontaine House stands as a reminder of an era long gone. This beautiful French Victorian mansion was built in 1870 along “Millionaires Row.” The mansion, home to two prominent Memphis families, was deeded to the city in 1936 and stood vacant for several years.