Eat.See.Do: Memphis!

Welcome to Anders Group’s weekly location spotlight where we’ll share what to eat, see, and do in some of the most popular Travel Assignment locations! Up this week…Memphis!

WHERE: Memphis, TN

ABOUT: Memphis was founded in 1819 by James Winchester, John Overton and former president Andrew Jackson. This city has had a major impact on music genres the world has grown to love today: rock ‘n’ roll, soul and blues. You can’t talk about Elvis Presley, B.B. King or Johnny Cash without mentioning Memphis.  Not only did Memphis have a hand in music, but it also played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. There are more than a handful of interesting and historic attractions to see when in this great city on the Mississippi River.

 

EAT:

SEE:

  • Chrystal Shrine Grotto – this peaceful man made cave is the covered with breathtaking crystals that give this cavern a glowing effect
  • Sun Studio – known worldwide as the “Birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” this legendary studio has been the setting for many musical hits
  • Cotton Museum – this building used to be the center of Memphis’ cotton industry, now it is dedicated to teaching others the great history of this culture-changing crop

DO:

  • Elvis Presley Graceland VIP Tour – visit the home of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll and see the plane that he used to travel from show to show
  • The Memphis Pyramid – a trip to this building is an adventure in itself, you can rent a room, eat, take in the views of the city and do some shopping
  • Beale Street – this street is a piece of Memphis history, you’ll find nightclubs, restaurants, theaters and so much more here. Definitely a night on the town!

FUN FACTS:

  • It is home of the first Greyhound bus, Holiday Inn hotel and Piggly Wiggly self service grocery store.
  • This city is the only five-time winner of the nation’s cleanest city award.
  • Memphis was named after an ancient city in Egypt, meaning enduring and beautiful.

 

Have you been to Memphis? What did you eat, see, and do? Leave your recommendations below!

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