The best things to do in Memphis, including popular music attractions, festivals, tours, free activities and entertainment. See http://www.memphistravel.com/ for more trip ideas and a big list of what’s going on in Memphis, Tennessee today.
￼If Memphis music moves you, how will you feel at its source? Energized, as you dance at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music? (There’s space designated, so bring your moves.) Star-struck, rolling through the gates of Graceland? Reverent, inside Sun Studio while hanging with the spirit of Elvis, Johnny Cash and Rufus Thomas? (Check the addition of the DJ booth Dewey Phillips used to broadcast Elvis for the first time. Ever.) Heady, walking Beale Street to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum? That’s about the time it’ll hit you – how deep Memphis music runs, how it connects us all and how it lives on today.
Used to be, you came to Memphis craving barbecue and soul food. Our staples aren’t going anywhere, but we’ve heaped on some accompaniments: Tapped craft beer. Brought in the food trucks. Attracted the culinary avant garde. Now you just come to Memphis … hungry!
Want to see your kids smile? Challenge them to count the animals they encounter at the Memphis Zoo. Reward: Ice cream and another glimpse of the giant pandas. Give them permission to act wild in My Big Backyard at Memphis Botanic Garden, where they can climb into a birdhouse and squirm through wormholes. Surprise them with a skip through Island Play, the new (free!) splash pad at Beale Street Landing. Later, hug them under the stars at a Memphis Redbirds game. Just be quick ... once they notice the boardwalk and playground at AutoZone Park, they’ll be off!