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What are some popular tourist destinations in Memphis?

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Popular tourist destinations in Memphis include the Memphis Zoo, Graceland, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Sun Studio. Beale Street, the most famous street in Memphis, offers tourists numerous shops and restaurants in which to experience the local culture and culinary specialities.

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Adventure seekers can spend a day at Shelby Farms Park and participate in their Zip Line and Treetop Adventure. Baseball lovers can enjoy a visit to the AutoZone Park, home to the AAA minor league team, the Memphis Redbirds. For a more unusual experience, tourists visit the Peabody Hotel where each morning five mallard ducks parade from the rooftop down to the hotel lobby. At a second ceremony each evening, ducks parade back up to their rooftop home.

Memphis also has a flourishing arts scene. Tourists can visit Dixon Gallery and Gardens, a fine art museum, or Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the oldest fine arts museum in Tennessee. Aspiring artists can visit the campus of the Memphis College of Art, located directly behind the Brooks Museum.

The Mississippi River, the second longest river in the United States, borders Memphis to the west. There are numerous parks along the banks of the river and numerous water activities for children and adults.

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