75 Fun Things To Do In Memphis

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Amongst the bluffs on the Mississippi River sits downtown Memphis. This city located in southwestern Tennessee is an urban mecca that continues to grow and expand. Most widely known for Elvis’ Graceland, Beale Street, and The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis also has plenty of culture, music, and southern food to keep you entertained. Here’s 75 of our top things to do when you visit:

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Beale Street

Go pro in the sport of people-watching by spending some time on colorful Beale Street

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Memphis Zoo

Delight in Memphis Zoo’s almost 350 species of wildlife

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National Civil Rights Museum

Discover an important piece of American history at National Civil Rights Museum

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Mud Island River Park

Step foot in the Mississippi at RiverMud Island River Park

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Art Museum of the University of Memphis

See a mummy at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis

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Bluff City Balloons

Ascend 500 feet for a bird’s eye view of Memphis with Bluff City Balloons

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Shelby Farms Park

Zip, swing and climb through the trees at “Go Ape Treetop Adventure” in Shelby Farms Park

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Memphis Botanic Garden

Stop by to smell the beautiful roses at Memphis Botanic Garden

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Overton Park

Go hiking or biking at Overton Park: a serene wooded area in the middle of the bustling city of Memphis

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Rockabilly Rides

Ride in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air or 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Galaxie as you journey along the Memphis streets with Rockabilly Rides

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Bass Pro Shop

Take the trip up to the observation deck of Bass Pro Shop for an awesome look at the river

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Memphis Escape Rooms

Step into a world of mystery and excitement, and put your wits to the test in a heart-pounding hour of fun at Memphis Escape Rooms

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Memphis Blues Society

Bring your chairs and enjoy authentic blues music from local and regional musicians each week at Memphis Blues Society

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Fire Museum of Memphis

Slide down a fireman’s pole at Fire Museum of Memphis

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Graceland

Walk through the Graceland mansion and around the grounds where Elvis lived

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Memphis Riverboats

Enjoy 2 hours cruising the historical Mississippi River with Memphis Riverboats

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River City Pedalers

Crawl the bars on Downtown Memphis streets for a scenic ride with River City Pedalers

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Mississippi Greenbelt Park

See the beautiful sun set and watch ships and river barges at Mississippi Greenbelt Park

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Tom Lee Park

Take a pleasant stroll along the Mississippi river at Tom Lee Park

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Pink Palace Museum

Enjoy the miniature circus, dinosaurs, and displays about life in the South at Pink Palace Museum

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Visit Stax Museum of American Soul Music which is Home to some of country’s best soul and RnB

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Statue of Elvis

Stop to take photos and have your own mini concert with ‘The King’ at Statue of Elvis

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The Peabody Ducks

Go see the world famous Peabody Ducks as they walk the red carpet and then head to the Skyway rooftop for an amazing view of downtown

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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Tailgate on Tiger Lane for a football game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

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T. O. Fuller State Park

Go tent camping at T. O. Fuller State Park

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AutoZone Park

Watch a ball game at AutoZone Park

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Jack Robinson Gallery

Explore Jack Robinson Gallery for free, a photography exhibit of one of the most influential photographers of the 60s and 70s.

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Flip into a foam pit, Play dodge ball, or just jump & bounce all day long at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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Snowden Grove Amphitheater

See a Live Outdoor Concert on a cool evening at Snowden Grove Amphitheater

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Carriage Tours of Memphis

Spend an amazing night through downtown Memphis with a romantic ride with Carriage Tours of Memphis

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The Memphis Rumba Room

Learn the forbidden dance with free salsa lessons at The Memphis Rumba Room every Friday and Saturday night

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Annual Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

Race Your Canoe or Kayak on the Mississippi by participating in 34th Annual Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

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Stereo Alley

Have a dance party in Stereo Alley

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Allie Cat Arts

Seek out or just appreciate the wonderful art pieces at Allie Cat Arts

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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

Go through amazing collection of Chinese art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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Howard McVay Park

Experience nature through play at Howard McVay Park

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Wolfchase Galleria

Have some food and do some good shopping at Wolfchase Galleria

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Memphis Running Tours

Join Memphis Running Tours for a guided run through Downtown or Midtown Memphis

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Metal Museum

See interesting live demonstrations of metalworking at the one-of-a-kind Metal Museum

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Gibson Factory

See world famous guitars in-the-making at Gibson Factory

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Strike Zone Bowling Lanes

Knock down the pins at Strike Zone Bowling Lanes

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Golf & Games Family Park

Race around an exhilarating go-kart track at Golf & Games Family Park

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Sprock n' Roll Party Bikes

Traverse the downtown & midtown with Sprock n’ Roll Party Bikes

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Oaklawn Gardens

Walk through Oaklawn Gardens, a scenic botanical garden with daffodils, azaleas, and other flowers

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Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

Walk on the decks of several ships to see lots of interesting exhibits at Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

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Zoo Brew

Find a new favorite beer at Memphis Zoo Brew

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Woodruff-Fontaine House

Enjoy the antiques, architecture, history of Woodruff-Fontaine House

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Earnestine & Hazel's

Play a little pool, eat an awesome soul burger, and listen to the juke box at Earnestine & Hazel’s

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Tastin' 'Round Town

Sample a variety of the great food offered in Memphis with Tastin’ ‘Round Town

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Introduce yourself to some of the greatest musicians of all time at Memphis Music Hall of Fame

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A Tour of Possibilities

Explore the African American influence on local business, music, sports, politics, education and religion with A Tour of Possibilities

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I Escaped!

Find clues, solve puzzles, crack codes, and investigate everything to make it out at I Escaped!

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Mid-South Ice House

Just Skate or play some hockey at Mid-South Ice House

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Menagerie Farm

Enjoy the Pumpkin patch, Pony rides, paddle boats or choose from a variety of other fun activities at Menagerie Farm

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Confederate Park

Get a glimpse of the past at Confederate Park

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Club 152

Get on the dance floor amid thundering music and awe-inspiring lighting at Club 152

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway - Memphis

Push “the pedal to the metal” at Autobahn Indoor Speedway – Memphis

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Mojo Music Bus Tour

Ride along with Memphis Mojo Tour that combines live music, comedy, and narration to create a unique adventure through Memphis’ musical heritage

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Wiseacre Brewery

Chill out in the tap room and sample the wide variety of beers for the afternoon at Wiseacre Brewery

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King's Palace Cafe

Devour a delicious “Voodoo Chicken” in a live music at King’s Palace Cafe

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Memphis Farmers Market

Spend a Saturday morning strolling & listening to Live Music at Memphis Farmers Market

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Nightshade Manor Haunted House

Freak out in the terror-filled Nightshade Manor Haunted House

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Riverbluff Walkway

Take a stroll and enjoy the breeze at Riverbluff Walkway

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Audubon Park

Hang out with a friend at Audubon Park

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Memphis Segway Adventures

Discover little nooks and crannies in the downtown Memphis area that even the locals don’t know exist, with Memphis Segway Adventures

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Paula & Raiford Disco

Dance the night away at Paula & Raiford Disco

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Railroad & Trolley Museum

Appreciate the model trains at Railroad & Trolley Museum

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Cameron Brown Park

Bestow yourself with a round of soccer or tennis at Cameron Brown Park

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Lichterman Nature Center

Become amused by the wonderful interactive presentations at Lichterman Nature Center

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Memphis Road Tours

Take a music related tour in and around the Memphis area with Memphis Road Tours

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Beale Street Music Festival

Attend Beale Street Music Festival for a fun evening with Live Music

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Main Event Entertainment

Eat, Bowl & Play games at Main Event Entertainment

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Let's Paint

Paint, Sip, have FUN & create your own masterpiece at Let’s Paint

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Handy Park

Scream and shout at a Live Outdoor Concert at Handy Park

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Sun Studio

Record your own Elvis-like song at Sun Studio

This thriving city offers plenty of fun things to do. But if we forgot to include some of your prized places in Memphis, you make sure to let us know!

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