Memphis straddles the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi river in the southwestern corner of the state and is home to founders and establishers of various American music genres. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes and B. B. King all got their start in Memphis in the 1950s. The city offers visitors a variety of museums of which the most ... Read more
popular are The Civil Rights Museum and Graceland. Foodies are attracted to Memphis' barbecue scene which includes the World Championship Barbecue Contest held in May. Visitors looking for great nighlife flock to Beale Street where they will find great Blues Clubs like B.B. King’s Blues Club.
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Los Angeles, California, USA

Memphis is a great American city, but it has its flaws. Suffering from blight, the city may seem off-putting to some, but there are truly great cultural attractions here that help showcase American culture.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

There is lots to explore. From the civil rights museum to beale street you will always have something to see and experience. Be ready to cry and sing all in same day.

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Huntingdon

Memphis can either be a really awesome,terrible,fun, boring, informative, safe, or scary place 2 visit. All depends on your reason 4 being there, your intentions, what your interest are, how easily you scare, & what part of Memphis that ya accidentally end up in when you get all turned around & lost. They do offer allot of different kinds of entertainment for people of all ages & sexes. They have specialist & hospitals for all illnesses & diseases. There's plenty of Hookers that will do anything for anyone. &, If a 'Buzz' is what your craving. The Dealers aren't very discreet. You'll have no problem at all spotting them. I'm surprised that they don't advertise in the Yellow Pages & hand out coupons. However, if you get paranoid w/yur 'tweak', I wouldn't really advise ya 2 leave that Hotel room. Because my husband & I got a room Thur. night. Cuz, I had 2 be at the hospital 5 AM Fri. 4 surgery. We passed somewhere between 15 & 25 Cop Cars. All of them w/their lights/sirens justa blazing. I was very sober. &, I just have 2 tell ya that that was enough 2 give me a good scare. Make me wanna go hide in the nearest place I could find. Don't have a clue what was going on or what they were doing. But, they looked pretty serious. Like they meant business. Lol

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Local from Memphis

It has alot of fun places and good food and good shops they have lots of clothes

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Bangkok, Thailand

Overnight tour through town to visit the home of the King and then onward, could have easilly spent more time here

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Los Angeles

I lived in Memphis for 22 years and it was an amazing experience. Beale street to Shelby farms there are so many beautiful things in between.

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Bolivar, Tennessee

I love Memphis! I live here and enjoy the city and the people. Memphis is known for it's barbecue and there are plenty of places to go. My favorite is Cozy Corner and One and Only BBQ. For live musical entertainment, make sure you visit Beale Street. If you're an NBA fan, check out a Memphis Grizzlies game during the season. If you're outdoors person you can never get enough of Shelby Farms or Overton Park.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Memphis has a lot to offer music buffs. Graceland appears to be the main draw for most visitors, but anyone familiar with the blues scene can find a lot of history embedded throughout the city.

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Grove City, Ohio, USA

I put on 5 lbs. just saying the name, some of the best food in the United States and great night life!

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Memphis is a border town with Mississippi and Arkansas nearby. Memphis is proud of its musical history thanks to Elvis, blues, and soul music. Its food tradition isn't so bad either thanks to Memphis style barbecue.

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