This is the BLUES! Memphis IS home of the blues! I love Beale street!
I can't make a list and not include Beale. The history is incredible. Now it's mostly neon and bars. Lots of bars, restaurants, and live music that they think tourists would like. I go maybe once or twice a year. You can have an open container on the street and I think they serve til 5 or 6 AM…
Because you’re in Memphis. Stop over to listen to live music, have a beer (any bar), diver (silky’s), or super woman (wet willies)
Because...THE BLUES!! This is Memphis in a nutshell. Night life, electric environment!
The Bourbon St. of Memphis (a little cleaner though.) Even locals still visit Beale Street for any of the festivals in Memphis and before and after Grizzlies games! You can catch live Jazz music at a number of the bars/restaurants on Beale. I recommend Silky O'Sullivans for a giant beer and Dyer's…
“Graceland welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year, is one of the five most visited home tours in the United States, and is the most famous home in America after The White House. In 1991, Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.”
“A must see attraction in downtown Memphis that tells the history of the civil rights movement in the US.”
“This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert. ”
“The famous Peabody ducks!! If you have kids they will really love seeing the ducks. The hotel is gorgeous and you can sit and have a fancy evening cocktail. Rooftop parties also!”
“Over 60 years ago in the small community of Mason, Tennessee, Napoleon “Na” Vanderbilt created something amazing – fried chicken that could unite a community. In an era of divisive racial attitudes the residents of Mason found that they could all – black and white – agree on how much they loved Na’s fried chicken. Such an amazing feat did not occur overnight. After experimenting for several years in a local tavern, Na and his wife, Ms. Maggie, began selling their chicken, sandwiched between two slices of white bread, out of the back door of the tavern. As demand grew, Na and Maggie were encouraged by local residents to build a freestanding restaurant. Unfortunately, the Vanderbilt’s were of modest means and could not afford such an expansion; however, generous, chicken loving locals offered to supply them with the materials necessary to build their own restaurant. Na, a skilled carpenter, built the restaurant on a piece of land he and Ms. Maggie owned on Highway 70 in Mason. Maggie’s Short Orders opened its doors in 1973. The building still stands today and still serves Na and Maggie’s amazing fried chicken.”