Memphis, TN Activities: Graceland Tours, Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission & Other Great Attractions and Things to Do Available

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The Zoo

Get in touch with your wild side at the Memphis Zoo to see all of the beautiful wild animals up-close and personal. A stop at the Zoo is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy on your next vacation, the zoo is home to a variety of animals to explore from all over the globe including lions, tigers, bears, pandas, snakes, farm animals, fish, monkeys, penguins, birds, hippos, and so much more. While at the zoo, you can enjoy a variety of dining options when hunger sets in so you can spend all day at this fabulous zoo, seeing and learning about each amazing animal. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop before you leave for amazing souvenirs of your time spent at the zoo.

Guided Bus Tours

Enjoy these Guided Bus Tours for an amazing overview of the city. With a variety of tours to choose from, you can see many of the popular landmarks, sites, and more. Locations along the tours can include the Mississippi River, Beale Street, Victorian Village, Sun Studios, Graceland, the Pyramid, and the location where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Along the way, your guide will provide a wonderful commentary about the history, information, and stories of each notable location throughout the tour.

Sun Studio Guided Tour

Experience the legacy in Sun Studio with this amazing guided tour. Known as the popular recording studio that launched a multitude of careers for many famous artists including Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others. This 45-minute guided tour allows you to see the historic location and many memorable artifacts including the microphone that Elvis used to record his very first song and rare original recordings of many famous musicians. Your knowledgeable guide will provide tons of amazing information along the way as you learn about this historical music location on your next getaway.

Pink Palace Museum

This amazing museum and learning center provides a great way for all ages to explore the history and science of the Mid-South through interactive exhibits and displays to enjoy. Explore a variety of exhibits at the museum including skeletons, dinosaurs, geology, history of slavery and the Civil War, and so much more. The museum also has a gift shop for souvenirs and an attached Imax theater and planetarium to see an intense documentary and explore the stars during your visit. 

Historic Attractions

Levitt Shell

Located in Overton Park, this open-air amphitheater has provided great entertainment for many years with live performances. The amphitheater is well-known for the site of Elvis Presley’s first paid performance, known for what many call as the first-ever rock and roll show. The Levitt Shell was built in 1936 and has stood as an amazing piece of history. Catch many free performances throughout the year at this historic location.

National Civil Rights Museum

Located in the former Lorraine Motel, the site where civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, The National Civil Rights Museum allows you to experience centuries of history for the battle of Civil Rights. You can explore over 260 artifacts, 40 films, interactive media, and more to learn all about the history of this pressing issue in society. The museum allows you to learn how far we have come as a nation, what many activists did for their fight for equal rights, and how we can learn from these issues in today’s modern times.

Graceland

This historic mansion is a highlight to many visitors. The Graceland Mansion was the home of rock and roll singer, musician, and songwriter Elvis Presley. The home is now open to the public as a museum where you can see the historic rooms, artifacts, memorabilia, and more from Elvis’ life.

Beale Street

This 1.8 mile street located in downtown is a well-known location to the history of blues music. The street was a notable location for bars and live entertainment throughout many eras. The street is still home to many amazing bars, night clubs, stores, and restaurants to enjoy featuring live performances for a great experience while on your next vacation.

Experience Nature

  • Botanic Garden
  • Shelby Farms Park
  • Mud Island River Park
  • Overton Park
  • Court Square

The Arts

  • Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
  • Withers Collection Museum & Gallery
  • Brooks Museum of Art
  • Art Museum of the University of Memphis

Restaurants

  • Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club
  • Seasons 52
  • Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant
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Memphis Music Hall of Fame    
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is filled with interactive exhibits, video performances, and memorabilia and is the place to bring the family to learn about this history of music.
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Sun Studio Guided Tour    
This studio features never seen before artifacts like the microphone Elvis Presley used to record That's All Right, his very first song in 1954 as well as other items from the Presley Estate located in Graceland and more.
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Memphis Guided Bus Tours    
See the sights of Memphis, Tennessee in climate controlled comfort with Memphis Guided Bus Tours, a three hour ride around the city with stops at Beale Street, Victorian Village, the Pyramid and Graceland.
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Edge Motor Museum    
Explore the Edge Motor Museum in Memphis, TN for a glimpse into automobile history with a variety of unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles throughout the years of motor vehicles.
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Theatre Works    
When people go to Memphis on vacation, sometimes they look to do something totally different then normal stuff people do on vacation, and one thing they can do is go to theatre works and see some great plays by lesser known actors and actresses.
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The Circuit Playhouse    
Enjoy an amazing evening of shows at the Circuit Playhouse. Here, there are many different types of shows to see so do not miss out.
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Playhouse On The Square    
The Playhouse on the Square is the premier place to go to see amazing shows in Memphis, TN. The venue hosts a wide variety of plays throughout the year, each one starring talented actors and displayed in an arena-style theater.
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Beale Street Walking Tour    
Tourists will visit famous places like Handy Park and The Castle Of Missing Men on this hour-long walking tour. During the tour, guests are sure to have a blast as they will be introduced to several of the most popular areas on Beale Street.
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Tastin' 'Round Town Memphis Food Tours    
The Tastin' 'Round Town Memphis Food Tours is a one of a kind experience that will have you tasting the best food in Memphis as you go on this one of a kind tour through the legendary town that is known for its barbecue.
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Memphis Discovery Tour    
With the Memphis Discovery Tour you'll stop at famous landmarks like the Lorraine Motel, the Victorian Village, and the Court Square. This tour is a fun and educational way to experience the city's history.
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