WELCOME TO MEMPHIS
Situated on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennesse, Memphis is famous for the blues, soul and rock 'n' roll music that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B.King and Johnny Cash all recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley's famous Graceland mansion is also situated here. Blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll can be heard from the clubs along Beale Street and the local restaurants serve up Memphis-style barbecue and soul food.
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, site of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, offers immersive exhibits covering some of the key moments in the struffle for racial equality. Other points of interest worth visiting are Memphis Zoo, paddlewheel cruises and the elegant Peabody Hotel's famed ducks, which march along a red carpet to the lobby fountain!