Top Choice Historic Building in Memphis


If you only make one stop in Memphis, it should be here: the sublimely kitschy, gloriously bizarre home of the King of Rock and Roll. Though born in Mississippi, Elvis Presley was a true son of Memphis, raised in th…
Top Choice Museum in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum

Housed across the street from the Lorraine Motel, where the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, is the gut-wrenching National Civil Rights Museum. Five blocks south of Beale St, this…
Top Choice Museum in Memphis

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Wanna get funky? Head directly to Soulsville USA, where this 17,000-sq-ft museum sits on the site of the old Stax recording studio. This venerable spot was soul music's epicenter in the 1960s, when Otis Redding, Boo…
Top Choice Studio Tour in Memphis

Sun Studio

This dusty storefront is ground zero for American rock and roll music. Starting in the early 1950s, Sun's Sam Phillips recorded blues artists such as Howlin' Wolf, BB King and Ike Turner, followed by the rockabilly …
Gallery in Memphis

Brooks Museum of Art

At this well-regarded art museum on the park's western fringe, the excellent permanent collection encompasses everything from Renaissance sculpture to Impressionists to abstract expressionists.
Museum in Memphis

Children's Museum of Memphis

Gives the kids a chance to let loose and play in, on and with exhibits such as an airplane cockpit or tornado generator.
Factory Tour in Memphis

Gibson Beale Street Showcase

Take the fascinating 45-minute tours, which vary throughout the day by worker presence and noise level, of this enormous place to see master craftspeople transform solid blocks of wood into Les Pauls.
Museum in Memphis

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The Smithsonian's museum, next to FedEx Forum, examines how African American and white music mingled in the Mississippi Delta to create the modern rock and soul sound.
Zoo in Memphis

Memphis Zoo

At the park's northwestern corner, this world-class zoo hosts two giant panda stars, Ya Ya and Le Le, in a $16-million exhibit on native Chinese wildlife and habitat. Other residents include the full gamut of monkey…
in Memphis

Mississippi River Museum

The Mississippi River Museum has a cool full-size replica of a packet boat and other historical displays.