Live music and barbecue are the trademarks of Memphis. The city is full of funky shops and the neighborhoods are rich in history. There are lots of things to see in Memphis. But here are the top 5 attractions that you must visit.
This is the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley. The house was purchased by Elvis for $102,000 in 1957 at the age of 22 only. In Graceland you can see how Elvis grew to become a superstar; how he spent his time with family and friends. There is the Graceland mansion, automobile museum, trophy room, custom jets, special exhibits and the grave site. You can have a self guided tour in Graceland so that you can spend time with the memories of Elvis Presley at your own pace.
You can take a great riverboat tour down the Mississippi river. You can also have a romantic dinner cruise with your loved one and enjoy the history and beauty of the legendary Mississippi River. You can also take the Mississippi River sightseeing cruises that are 90 minutes long.
Gibson Guitar Factory
Gibson Guitars were first manufactured in the early 1900s. The Memphis factory of this guitar manufactures all the electric models. You can find hollow body, semi-hollow body, and semi-acoustic guitars in this factory. By visiting the factory you can actually see how the world’s finest guitars are handcrafted. You can see the whole process of guitar making in this factory.
It is the most famous street in Memphis. There are 25 clubs and shops in this street. You can enjoy food, listen to music, buy souvenirs and party all night. It is the most happening place in Memphis.
The Peabody Ducks
This is a strange Memphis tradition which dates back to 1932. With the sounds of John Philip Sousa’s King Cotton March, every morning, a parade of five ducks marches towards the fountain in the Peabody Hotel’s grand lobby . In the evening, they march back the same way to their rooftop home.