Memphis offers a variety of entertaining activities for the entire family to enjoy. We are proud to be known as the Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Just take a stroll down Beale Street and you will hear the music of artists such as B.B. King and W.C. Handy performed by some of the most talented blues bands around. Rich in culture, Memphis has a number of theatres, museums and other artistic attractions that are open to the public.
If you’re interested in more of a party atmosphere, the Memphis nightlife is beyond compare – with the best food, drink, music and dancing you’ll find. We are also home of the Redbirds Baseball Team, River Kings Hockey Team and the Memphis Grizzlies NBA Basketball Team.
It's The Home Of The Blues.. It's The Birthplace Of Rock-n-Roll. It's a Memphis thing. It's Beale Street!
Welcome to Elvis Presley's official web site, home of the undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll and his beloved Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee!
Lichterman Nature Center
The Lichterman Nature Center is one of America's most innovative nature centers. Perfect for family outings, the nature center has recently completed an expansion project that includes: visitors center, nature store, special events pavilion and lawn, improved nature trails and amphitheater, new lake boardwalks and two teaching pavilions.
Memphis Botanic Garden
Home of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center.
Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Welcome to Memphis, where music is just the beginning... and where the good times roll. After all, Memphis is the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." When other cities show off their skylines, we show off our sounds.
Memphis in May
Visit Memphis in May International Festival, Inc. It's Mid-America's party on the river.
If you are planning a trip to Memphis or the Mid-South, your trip would not be complete without a ride on the Mighty Mississippi River.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Memphis Rock `n' Soul Museum, featuring the Smithsonian Institution's Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads exhibition, a dazzling chronology of rebellious hearts and echoes that shaped “the Memphis Sound.” Artifacts, pictures, words-- and of course, music-highlight slices of our cultural and musical past. Memphis produced more than 120 Top 20 hits, songs born in a city some musicologists call “The Holy Ground of American music.” Seven galleries examine the history of Memphis music and its impact on cultural change. An advanced audio gallery guide is offered free with every admission and shares 400 hours of information, music, and never-heard-before interviews with dozens of famous figures in rock 'n' soul history. Located in the Beale Street Entertainment District in the new Fedex Forum.
The Memphis Zoo
One of four zoos in the nation to house Giant Pandas from Beijing, the Memphis Zoo preserves wildlife through education, conservation and research. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for guests.
Mud Island is a unique exhibit of the geological profile of the Mississippi River. Water cascades down the wall of streams and empties into the larger rivers that wind their way to the Mississippi.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was tragically assassinated April 4, 1968, is the world's first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.
Pink Palace Museum
The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. The museum invites visitors to explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas and audio-visuals. The Museum also hosts a number of touring exhibits to see and experience throughout the year.
Stax Records is critical in American music history as it is one of the most popular soul music record labels ever—second only to Motown in sales and influence but first in gritty, raw, stripped-down soul music. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located on the original site of the Stax studio at 926 E. McLemore. Adjacent to the museum is the Stax Music Academy, which will develop and teach the future musicians of Memphis music.
Take a guided tour through the "Birthplace of Rock N' Roll!" The Tour explains the history of the most famous recording studio in the world, where the blending of Blues and Country music came together in the big bang of Rock N' Roll. Hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis' first microphone, see loads of memorabilia and hear the real, complete story of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Charlie Rich, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley & many others!
Union Planters IMAX Theatre
See the Big Picture at Union Planters IMAX Theater. The first IMAX theater in the Mid-South, this four story major attraction is located at the Pink Palace.