Best of Memphis
Beale Street: The street that gave birth to the Memphis blues celebrates the legacy of this soulful music every night of the week.
National Civil Rights Museum: For years the Lorraine Motel represented the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Today, it tells the story of the African-American struggle for civil rights, from before the Civil War to the present day.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music: Irresistible soul music is what made Stax famous in the 1960s, and it is what makes the Stax museum sweet today. Exhibits bring to life the work of Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, and more.
Graceland: The Elvis phenomenon is alive and well. Presley’s south Memphis mansion is a testament not only to the King’s music, but his fans as well.
Elmwood Cemetery: The most surprising attraction in Memphis, Elmwood is the final resting place of dozens of Memphis characters: madames, blues singers, mayors, and pioneers of all types.
Barbecue: Tangy, juicy, and just a little sweet, Memphis barbecue at places like the Cozy Corner is the stuff of dreams.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition