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Elvis Statue


The world's first bronze Elvis statue was erected in this small plaza in 1980.

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1. Memphis Music Hall of Fame

0.04 MILES

It was a long time coming, but Memphis finally has a shrine to its own. This small but well-done museum, the sister gallery to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul…

2. Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

0.16 MILES

This Smithsonian museum, next to FedEx Forum, examines how African American and white music mingled in the Mississippi Delta to create the modern rock and…

3. Withers Collection Museum

0.24 MILES

Featuring content culled from a 1.8-million-strong photo archive, this museum and gallery pays tribute to the work of famed African American…

4. WC Handy House Museum

0.27 MILES

On the corner of 4th St, this shotgun shack once belonged to the composer called the 'father of the blues.' He was the first to transpose the 12 bars and…

5. Blues Hall of Fame

0.42 MILES

Dedicated to Blues Hall of Fame inductees, this intimate and well-done space features a rotating art gallery on the lobby level and a small but well…

6. National Civil Rights Museum

0.43 MILES

Housed partly inside the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, is the gut-wrenching National Civil Rights Museum…

7. Mississippi River Museum

0.68 MILES

Pop in here to learn a little bit more about the cultural and natural history of the Big Muddy. Be sure to check out the scale model of the lower…

8. Mud Island

0.94 MILES

A small peninsula jutting into the Mississippi, Mud Island is downtown Memphis' best-loved green space. Walk across the bridge to the park, where you can…