Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Memphis

Graceland

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 Historic Site in Memphis

Sun Studio

This dusty storefront is ground zero for American rock 'n' 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 …
Top Choice Museum in Chattanooga

Songbirds

Opened in 2017, this astonishing guitar collection – the world's largest assemblage of vintage and rare guitars – is Chattanooga's newest world-class attraction. Over 500 guitars, many arranged in timeline fashion f…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Fresh off $100 million expansion (in 2014) and its 50th anniversary (in 2017), this monumental museum, reflecting the near-biblical importance of country music to Nashville's soul, is a must-see, whether you're a co…
Top Choice Museum in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum

Housed across the street from the Lorraine Motel, where the 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 museum’s ex…
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 Distillery in Gatlinburg

Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler

At first glance, this stone-and-wood moonshine distillery, Tennessee's first licensed moonshine maker, appears to have a Disney flair, but it's the real deal. Gathering around the hysterical bartenders, drinking the…
Museum in Memphis

Elvis Presley's Memphis

Opened in March 2017, Graceland's new $45 million, 200,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art entertainment complex is five times the size of the old visitor center. Highlights of the sizable many-museums-in-one, which is only …
Distillery in Middle Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery

The irony of the Jack Daniel's Distillery being in a 'dry county' is lost on no one – local liquor laws dictate that no hard stuff can be sold within county lines. But don't fret – while at least one of its five tou…
Historic Building in Downtown

Ryman Auditorium

The so-called 'Mother Church of Country Music' has hosted a laundry list of performers, from Martha Graham to Elvis, and Katherine Hepburn to Bob Dylan. The soaring brick tabernacle (1892) was built by wealthy river…