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Though it is well-known as being the hometown of Elvis Presley, Memphis is, in truth, much more than that. It was here that the blues, rock 'n' roll and soul music first got their start. Having given birth to some of the most important musical styles of all time, Memphis welcomes millions of visitors each year as they swarm into the city to get an insider's look at it's rich history and pay homage to some of the biggest performers of the 20th century.

City Info:

  • Largest city in Tn
  • Land Area: 294.8 sq. miles
  • City's major parks: Tom Lee Park, Audubon Park, Overton Park & Memphis Botanic Garden
  • Number of radio stations: 7 AM; 18 FM
  • Number of television stations: 13

Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature — Jan: 39.4° F; July: 82.2° F
  • Average annual rainfall — 54.2 inches
  • Average annual snowfall — 5.1 inches

Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

Major Shopping Areas:

  • Southland Mall
  • SpinStreet Gallery
  • Wolfchase Galleria
  • Oak Court Mall
  • Hickory Ridge Mall
  • Shops of Saddle Creek
  • Laurelwood Shopping Center
  • Bo-Jo's Antique Mall

Major Dining Areas:

  • East
  • Midtown/Central
  • Cordova
  • Downtown
  • Millington

Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • Graceland
  • National Civil Rights Museum -- The Motel Lorraine
  • Sun Studio
  • Mallory-Neely House
  • The Pyramid
  • Beale Street
  • Rock and Soul Museum
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • Magevney House
  • Davies Manor Plantation

Famous Natives and Residents:

  • Kathy Bates (Actress)
  • Dixie Carter (Actress)
  • Morgan Freeman (Actor)
  • George Hamilton (Actor)
  • W.C. Handy (Musician)
  • Isaac Hayes (Actor/Musician)
  • B.B. King (Musician)
  • Elvis Presley (Musician)
  • Cybill Shepherd (Actress)
  • Justin Timberlake (Musician)
  • Harold Ford, Jr. (Politician)
  • John Daly (Golfer)
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (Civil War General)
  • Richard Halliburton (Author/Explorer)
  • Shelby Foote (Author)
  • Aretha Franklin (Musician)

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