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Best Things To Do in Memphis

First up, the King: Whether you're a fan or just curious, you should definitely join the masses to tour Graceland as well as Elvis' recording room at Sun Studio. Next, a little bit of history: Swing by the National Civil Rights Museum, Pink Palace Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum for a better understanding of this city's past and present significance. Families can head to the panda exhibit at the Memphis Zoo or watch the famous march of the Peabody Ducks that parade through the grounds of the Peabody Hotel.

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How We Rank Things to Do
#1
Graceland
Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: With this city's strong musical identity, there's no question as to why Elvis Presley chose Memphis as his ... read more»

#2
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is dedicated to preserving the musical legends that passed through Memphis. According to ... read more»

#3
Memphis Zoo
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Memphis Zoo's hieroglyphics-clad entryway leads to a five-acre primate habitat, a nocturnal animal exhibit, a vast big-cat area ... read more»

#4
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Recent travelers agree the National Civil Rights Museum should be at the top of anyone's list of things to ... read more»

#5
Peabody Ducks Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Originally constructed in 1869, the Peabody Hotel has held a long-standing reputation as one of the finest hotels in the ... read more»

#6
Sun Studio
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Often referred to as the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Sun Studio is a must-see for music aficionados. The tours ... read more»

#7
Pink Palace Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Plan on stopping your kids by the Pink Palace Museum, housed in a flamboyant pink mansion constructed by supermarket tycoon ... read more»

#8
Beale Street Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Are you looking for the heart and soul of Memphis culture? Head over to Beale Street. It was here that ... read more»

#9
Mud Island River Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Mississippi River is an important part of Memphis' landscape, and to some there is no better place to enjoy ... read more»

#10
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: You'll get a different perspective of Memphis history if you spend some time at the Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum ... read more»

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