Memphis, Tennessee, USA — Travel Guide and Tips

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee, strategically located on the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of Tennessee.
Known worldwide as the “Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock’n Roll”- not to mention Gospel Street is ranked second most popular entertainment district in America.

According to Billboard magazine Memphis is mentioned in more songs than any other city in the world. (More than 400 times)
As a family-friendly community with lots of attractions that make for “edutaining and memorable family experiences Memphis popular attractions include: Memphis Belle pavilion, Mud Island River Park Memphis Zoo, Children’s museum of Memphis, Pink Palace Museum& Planetarium, Peabody Place, fire Museum of family Park, bogie’s Golf , celebration Station, Laser Quest, and the Memphis Queen line Riverboats, & AutoZone (baseball) Park. Memphis is a geographic music center:
Numerous stars featured in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame come from within a 100-mile radius of Memphis.
And of course there is is great shopping in Memphis with about 25 shopping centers and seven malls

Sightseeing —  Memphis Top Attractions

  • Beale Street
  • Mud Island River Park
  • Memphis Queen Line Riverboat
  • The Memphis Zoo
  • Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley
  • Mallory-Neely & Magevney House
  • The Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • W.C. Handy House Museum
  • Pink Palace Family of Museums
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • The legendary ‘Sun Studio’

See our article: Memphis — must-see attractions for visitors

Travel Season / Climate & Temperatures

Best time to travel / Season
Year round, but the most beautiful months are May (Magnolia bloom) and October.

Climate and Temperatures
Memphis is in the middle of the Sun Belt. Memphis has more has sunny days each year than Miami

 

Visitor Info & Getting around

Area
Memphis Metropolitan Area 3,013 square miles
City of Memphis: 279.32 sq.mi. Land Area (723,44 sq.km))

Public transportation
MATA Trolley Line
Website: www.matatransit.com

Population
City: ca. 647.ooo (2010); 650,100 (2000)
ca. 652.ooo (estimated in 2017)

Airport
Memphis Intl. Airport
Website: www.flymemphis.com

Elevation
254 feet (ca. 77 m) above sea level

 

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