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Memphis is a city with character and soul. It can be found in its beloved blues and the rock 'n' roll that was born here and in the food that feeds it all. The best part? Most of the fun is centered in the Downtown district and reachable by foot.
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2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
As one of the top-rated zoos in the USA, the Memphis Zoo is only one of a few zoos that exhibit Giant Pandas. If you'd like to see the Pandas, they are usually up and about when it's feeding time and napping the rest of the time. There's a lot to...
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Stax Museum, 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126, USA
“Well, after Graceland and Sun Studio we just didn’t save time for Stax. Guess we were a little music-museum’ed out.” -People who recently visited Memphis, offering an excuse that simply won’t fly! Memphis definitely has a great share of musical...
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3905, 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The Orpheum Theatre features touring Broadway musicals, the shows of big-name bands, and performances by local companies. The Orpheum has recently hosted national musicals, including Jersey Boys, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables,...
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145 Lt. George W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Ever wonder about the instruments your favorite musicians play on stage? At the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Downtown Memphis, you can learn about the famous guitar and see where it’s made. Lasting about 45 minutes, tours take visitors into the...
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118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
The Fire Museum is a fun place for the kids to play while learning about fire safety. The Downtown Memphis attraction is home to several antique fire trucks and other firefighting machines. There is also a large room filled with interactive...
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
It's said that Elvis recorded the first rock 'n' roll song nearby at Sun Studio. But to understand why Memphis was the perfect spot for Sam Phillips and Elvis to make that first rock record, a visit to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a must. The...
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147 E Butler Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Want to witness a "heated discussion" among Memphians? Ask five people for a favorite barbecue joint, and the answers are sure to be five different restaurants. But there is one spot most Memphians agree is at least on their list of finalists, and...
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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
When downtown, Memphians looking for a good breakfast or meat-and-two lunch go straight to the Arcade, the landmark restaurant located in the heart of the South Main Historic Arts District. The city's oldest cafe has been serving quality food...
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100 S Main St #101, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Memphis is known for barbecue and good Southern cooking, but a number of pizza restaurants have come on the scene recently to add to the mix. Aldo’s was opened in the summer of 2012 by Aldo Dean, the man who brought Bardog Tavern to Downtown and...
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4458, 505 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Looking for a quiet spot Downtown to relax with a hot cup of coffee, maybe work on the Great American Novel? Bluff City Coffee is a shop frequented by residents and employees of the hip South Main neighborhood. The coffee is good; the setting is...
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149 Union Ave #9, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Lansky 126 is the cool and more accessible sibling to the granddaddy of cool, Lansky's. Both stores—along with two other Lansky specialty stores—are located off the lobby of The Peabody Memphis. Lansky 126 is filled with women's fashions, trendy...
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517 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Don't get confused by the name. Memphis's Midtown Bike Co. is, in fact, located in Downtown. But according to the city's former cycling reputation, it's a wonder the store is located anywhere in the city. Just a few years ago, Memphis was...