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, and the Memphis Queen Line Riverboats. Memphis is also a synonym for music:
Numerous stars featured in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame come from within a 100-mile radius of Memphis.
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
Memphis Metropolitan Area 3,013 square miles
City of Memphis: 279.32 sq.mi. Land Area (723,44 sq.km))
MATA Trolley Line
City: ca. 647.ooo (2010); 650,100 (2000)
ca. 652.ooo (estimated in 2017)
Memphis Intl. Airport
254 feet (ca. 77 m) above sea level