As the beautiful and engaging city of Memphis celebrates its 200th birthday, we can shower nothing but praise on the city that remains beautiful and youthful- even as it becomes a bicentennial. Today, as we pay homage to this city, we list some major Memphis attractions that highlight its history and culture and give you enriching tours of the time gone by. Ready? Here we go.
Memphis Music Hall of Fame
You know the city loves its music, and the Hall of Fame specialty museum is dedicated to just that. Memphis loves soul and blues, and here you will find art and memorabilia related to one of the best times and genres in American music. If you want to know the timeline of evolving music in the country, there is no better place than here. Though it is a relatively short trip around town, you will enjoy the excellent stuff kept here. Music lovers- get ready to go gaga! If you have some more time available, don’t forget to visit Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. If you don’t love the heart touching and cool vibes of the soul already, you will definitely fall in love with this genre here.
National Civil Rights Museum
The place is steeped in history and brings forth the history of the Civil Rights movement. This is the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and provides a unique and renowned experience to those who want to understand American history fully. The museum narrates the story of civil rights in the country and comes with some iconic exhibits which enthrall and engage you fully. One can come to this place with your whole family and see how a revolution happened. It is an icon for social justice that is appreciated by the visitors and proudly talked about by the locals.
There is something interesting, wonderful and magical about this beautiful planetarium that will take your breath away. In a city that is all about music and cultural heritage, lies a gem that provides a breeze of fresh air and some astronomical amazement too. The exhibits here always keep changing, so you can always get a great experience whenever you visit. It is an awesome place to visit for kids and adults alike, and you will see many families with curious young kids here.
Another awesome venue for music lovers, Graceland is the house of the king of music Elvis Presley. This 14-acre property was bought by Elvis in 1957 and is now full of his memorabilia. It also features his tomb as well as a meditation garden. You get to see the elegantly designed living room and the Jungle Room as well. You will see some unique and fancy suits worn by the rock and roll king here alongside his awards. That’s not all. You will also get to see his car collection including the 1955 pink Cadillac and his two airplanes.
From the Heartbreak Hotel to the Beale Street Entertainment District, the party is never over in Memphis. Go and find a piece of history there!