What Are Some Popular Attractions in Memphis, Tennessee?


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Graceland, Beale Street and Mud Island are some popular attractions in Memphis, Tennessee. Other popular activities and historical attractions in Memphis include the duck walk at the Peabody Hotel, the Memphis Zoo, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.

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Graceland, the most popular tourist attraction in Memphis and one of the most well-known in the world, is the mansion and former home to Elvis Presley. Admission is required to participate in tours of Graceland and gives visitors access to all areas including the Jungle Room, the Trophy Room, and the Meditation Gardens where the singer and his family members are interred. Visitors also have access to the Elvis Presley Car Museum and his custom jet airplanes.

The Beale Street area is famous for its legendary blues music scene with many bars, clubs and other venues playing live blues daily and nightly. The area, which is a national historic landmark, hosts one of the largest blues music festivals in the world every May, the Beale Street Music Festival.

A monorail whisks visitors across the harbor onto Mud Island and a visit to the Mississippi riverfront. Visitors can enjoy the riverwalk around the park, the Mississippi River Museum or a concert at the island's amphitheater.

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