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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Memphis

Beale Street

The “birthplace of the blues” is also the center of entertainment for Memphis. The vibrant cluster of live music venues and restaurants on this historic street proves to be an irresistible lure for visitors.

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Trek till you wear out your blue suede shoes at Elvis’s 14-acre estate. The quintessential stop for Elvis fans contains everything from cars, motorcycles, and jets, to records, clothing, and his grave.

3765 Elvis Presley Blvd., TN, 901-332-3322,
Tags: family | smart splurge | live entertainment | things to do | culture | history

Memphis Botanic Garden

You’ll find something blooming year-round on these 96 acres. Come for irises in April and May; and roses during May, June, and September. Come winter, the Japanese garden offers a tranquil setting for a stroll.

750 Cherry Rd., TN, 901-576-4100,
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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The state’s largest and oldest museum is laden with important works ranging from the French Impressionists to the American Modernists. It’s a perfect rainy-day retreat.

1934 Poplar Ave., TN,
Tags: family | art | things to do | culture | history

National Civil Rights Museum

Thorough moving displays and exhibits, this museum documents the treatment of African-Americans in the U.S. with a focus on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

450 Mulberry St., TN, 901-521-9699,
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Sun Studio

Excellent tour guides share stories and music memorabilia about Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and other greats. Stop for a drink at the soda fountain and a quick peek inside the gift shop.

706 Union Ave., TN,
Tags: family | live entertainment | things to do | culture | history | tour

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