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1 Pink Palace
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Rank: 1 About 44

Pink Palace can be described as one of the broad-ranging collections of educational, technological, and historic attractions having maintained by Memphis Museums, Inc. and City of Memphis. In Pink Palace Museum, one can easily walk through...

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Address: 3050 Central Avenue
Type: Museums


2 Calvary Episcopal Church
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Rank: 2 About 44

What was founded by 10 parishioners in 1832 has since blossomed into Memphis’s vibrant Calvary Episcopal Church.  Located at 102 North Second Street, this church is now home to 1200 members who have found a welcoming...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 102 North Second St.
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


3 Elmwood Cemetery
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Rank: 3 About 44

Centuries of history and respect linger within the gates of Elmwood Cemetery, the oldest active cemetery grounds in Memphis, Tennessee. Located at 824 South Dudley Street, Elmwood Cemetery dates back to 1852 and has since been used...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 824 South Dudley Street
Type: Parks and gardens


4 Graceland
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Rank: 4 About 44

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and you can experience the stomping grounds of this rock legend at his home, Graceland. Located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Graceland is an...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


5 National Civil Rights Museum
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Rank: 5 About 44

The site of Martin Luther’s King Jr.’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis used to represent a feeling of overwhelming loss and tragedy. Now the home to the National Civil Rights Museum, it exudes a sense of hope and...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 450 Mulberry
Type: Museums


6 Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
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Rank: 6 About 44

The light that shines in beams through the stained glass windows of the Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee warms the hearts of all who enter the towering wooden doors. Located at 1720 Peabody Avenue, this...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 1720 Peabody Ave
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Mississippi Greenbelt Park
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Rank: 7 About 44

When a park is constantly bustling with people jogging through the paths, taking leisurely walks hand in hand or lounging for a relaxing picnic, there must be some sort of special attraction about it. The Mississippi Greenbelt Park...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: Island Drive
Type: Parks and gardens


8 Mud Island River Park
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Rank: 8 About 44

Mud Island River Park isn’t exactly an island, but it’s definitely a historical and environmental oasis in Memphis, Tennessee.  Located at 125 North Front Street, Mud Island River Park is a small peninsula that is...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 125 N Front St
Type: Parks and gardens


9 Saint Peter Catholic Church
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Rank: 9 About 44

St. Peter Catholic Church represents over two centuries over Roman Catholic history in the Memphis, Tennessee region. Located at 190 Adams Avenue, this cathedral is one of the oldest surviving structures in Memphis. Characterized...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 190 Adams Avenue
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Shelby Farms Park
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Rank: 10 About 44

The enormous Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee offers almost every outdoor activity imaginable, making for the perfect family outing. Located at 500 North Pine Lake Drive, this park covers 4,500 acres of...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 500 North Pine Lake Drive
Type: Parks and gardens


11 Chucalissa Indian Village
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Rank: 11 About 44

Archaeological remains dating back to the 1400s seem almost impossible to fathom, but the Chucalissa Indian Village in Memphis, Tennessee is just that. The remains are located at 1987 Indian Village Drive on a bluff that overlooks...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 1987 Indian Village Drive
Type: Museums


12 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
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Rank: 12 About 44

At the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, you’ll have the chance to experience the oldest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. Located at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, the Brooks Museum boasts impressive and...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 1934 Poplar Ave
Type: Museums


13 Tom Lee Park
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Rank: 14 About 44

A gorgeous panoramic view of the endlessly stretching Mississippi River awaits visitors at the Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tennessee. Located at 357 South Riverside Drive, Tom Lee Park is named after Tom Lee, an African American...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 357 South Riverside Drive
Type: Parks and gardens


14 Victorian Village
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Rank: 15 About 44

A stroll through Victorian Village in Memphis, Tennessee transports you back to the United States during the nineteenth century.  Located in the eastern quadrant of downtown Memphis on Adams Street and Jefferson Street, this...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: Adams Avenue
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


15 Elvis Presley Roads
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Rank: 16 About 44

Elvis Presley bought the rambling Memphis mansion and 14-acre estate as a home for himself and his parents in March 1957, reportedly paying around $100,000. He was only 22 at the time. Graceland...

Reviewed by: Deveka
Type: Sightseeing


16 St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Rank: 17 About 44

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Memphis, Tennessee is known for its beautiful design and hospitable, welcoming nature. Located at 155 Market Street, St. Mary’s is a Catholic church with German roots, founded in 1860 by...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: 155 Market Street
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


17 Wolfchase Galleria
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Rank: 19 About 44

Wolfchase Galleria is a premier shopping complex in the Memphis, Tennessee area.  Located at 2760 North Germantown Parkway, Wolfchase Galleria is the perfect combination of popular department stores and...

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 2760 N Germantown Pky
Type: Stores and shopping malls


Beale Street
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Rank: 20 About 44

Beale Street is a world-famous street in downtown Memphis in Tennessee. It is around 1.8 miles long and runs from the Mississippi River to East Street and holds a prominent place in African-American history. The...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


Downtown
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Rank: 21 About 44

Downtown Memphis is extremely rocky and colorful. It involves birth of novel kind of music, a major role in cotton industry, indulgement on the direct basis in Civil War, and ‘Civil Rights Movement’. Downtown has also been...

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Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


Hernando de Soto Bridge
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Rank: 22 About 44

Dubbed the “New Bridge” by locals, the Hernando de Soto Bridge carries six lanes of Interstate 40 traffic across the Mississippi River. The vast bridge connects West Memphis, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee with an...

Reviewed by: Carl
Address: Memphis, Tennessee
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


South Memphis
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Rank: 23 About 44

South Memphis can be described as one amongst the most ancient portions with regards to Memphis. It’s, in fact, a big community containing several well-kept houses; along with rundown houses. Its boundaries extend from Mississippi line...

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Address:
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


18 Peabody Place
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Rank: 26 About 44

Peabody Place is representative of all things downtown Memphis. Located at 100 Peabody Place, this commercial center is a hub for shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife and an all around good time in Memphis....

Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Address: 150 Peabody Place
Type: Stores and shopping malls


19 Botanical Garden
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Rank: 27 About 44

Memphis Botanical Garden is amongst the best horticultural attractions of Memphis. One would find sweeping vistas covering around 96 acres. It encompasses woodlands and lakes; along with Sensor Garden and well-known ‘Japanese Garden of...

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Address: 750 Cherry Road
Type: Parks and gardens


20 Fire Museum of Memphis
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Rank: 28 About 44

The Fire Museum of Memphis presents some unique experience for its visitors in United States. This museum is one of the premier interactive fire museum and through the displays at the museum one can step back in time to some turn of...

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Address: 118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN, United States
Type: Museums


21 Huey’s
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Rank: 29 About 44

Huey’s can be described as one of the best nightclubs and eating joints in Memphis. Established in the year 1970, it’s a home to sumptuous Brews, Burgers, and Blues. With superb live music, one would find a great source to...

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Address: 1910 Madison Avenue
Type: Bars

Attractions close to Memphis


Rock N Soul Museum - 0.7 mi
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This museum goes on to narrate story of various musical pioneers; who overcame socio-economic and racial barriers for creating the music which literally shook the whole world. Rock N Soul Museum offers Memphis music experience right from...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 191 Beale Street Suite 100 Memphis, TN
Distance: 1.1
City: Marion

Type: Museums + Share


German village - 1.3 mi
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German Village is a historic neighborhood which is situated south of downtown Columbus in Ohio. Settled by a large number of German immigrants in mid 1800s, and who at one time had a third of population of the entire...

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Address: 588 South Third Street
Distance: 2.1
City: Columbus

Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods + Share


Stax Museum of American Soul - 2.5 mi
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Stax Museum of American Soul covers an area of 17000 sq. feet. It houses around 2000 music exhibits, cultural artifacts, video footage; and various items pertaining to memorabilia; which have been designed for preserving and promoting legacy...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 926 E. McLemore Avenue
Distance: 4
City: Horn Lake

Type: Museums + Share


Excelsior Springs Museum - 7.7 mi
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Excelsior Springs Museum offers historical artifacts, quilting, weaving and museum displays. There are historical programs for schools and also for civic organizations. It includes tour of the museum and its surrounding sites. Galley has...

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Address: 101 E Broadway St
Distance: 12.4
City: Excelsior Springs

Type: Museums + Share

Neighbouring places: Memphis


West Memphis - 7.7 mi

West Memphis is located on the River Mississippi in Crittenden County in Arkansas, USA. It is the largest city of the county with an area of around 27 sq km and...

Distance: 12.4
City: West Memphis

Marion - 9.4 mi

Marion can be described as a city located in county of Crittenden, Arkansas, US. It’s also its county seat. Moreover, this city is a portion of Memphis metropolitan area. After West Memphis, Marion is the 2nd biggest city within...

Distance: 15.2
City: Marion

Horn Lake - 12.9 mi

Horn Lake can be described as a city located in county of DeSoto, Mississippi, US. It, in fact, happens to be suburb of ‘Memphis, Tennessee’.Horn Lake has been best known as future HQ of American Contract Bridge...

Distance: 20.8
City: Horn Lake

Southaven - 13.5 mi

Southaven city known as the “Top of Mississippi” is situated in DeSoto County, Mississippi and is a suburb of...

Distance: 21.8
City: Southaven

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