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Things to Do in Memphis, Tennessee

Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, Big Cypress Lodge is just moments away from the city’s most popular attractions. Listed below are a few of our local favorites. During your stay, visit the concierge for more recommendations and assistance with arranging tours and transportation.

Shelby Farms Park - Hyde Lake Kayak

Shelby Farms Park

6903 Great View Dr
Memphis, TN

Spanning 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. The park features over 40 miles of paved and unpaved trails and 20 bodies of water for fishing. Be sure to check out the iconic Shelby Farms Greenline, a 10.65-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail.

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Graceland - Things to Do in Memphis


3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN

Located on 13.8 acres, Graceland was the home to rock ‘n’ roll king, Elvis Presley. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was declared a National Historic Landmark. Graceland is the second-most visited home in the United States, just behind the White House!

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Bears at The Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo

2000 Prentiss Pl
Memphis, TN

Home to over 4,500 animals, The Memphis Zoo has been ranked the “#1 Zoo in the US” by visitors. Be sure to stop by Cat Country and the Dragon’s Lair.

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Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

191 Beale St
Memphis, TN

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution to showcase the birth of rock and soul music. It tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Exterior

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN

Located at the original site of Stax Records, its interactive exhibits and vast collection of memorabilia tells the uniquely Memphis story of the record label that launched the careers of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MGs, and dozens of others.

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Beale Street - Bars and Restaurants

Beale Street

Named “America’s Most Iconic Street,” Beale Street is nearly two miles of blues clubs and restaurants. A stroll down this historic street surrounds you with live music, vibrant lights and colors, and regional food specialties

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National Civil Rights Museum -Things to Do in Memphis

The National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN

Following the history of the Civil Rights Movement, this complex of museums and historic buildings displays artifacts and eyewitness stories to paint the picture of a dark time in American History. Visitors leave with a deeper understanding of the fight for equality in America.

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Sun Studio - Things to do in Memphis

Sun Studio

706 Union Ave
Memphis, TN

Visit Sun Studio to hold Elvis’ microphone and stand. This is the spot where the first rock ‘n’ roll single was recorded. This recording studio has been home to music stars like Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Fed Ex Forum - Things to Do in Memphis

FedEx Forum

191 Beale St,
Memphis, TN

Located near Beale Street, FedEx Forum is the sports arena where you can catch the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA game or the NCAA Division I men’s basketball team from the University of Memphis. This venue is also the spot for many local concerts and shows.

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Tom Lee Park JulianHarper

Tom Lee Park

Riverside Drive Memphis,
TN 38103

Bike or walk the River Line from the Pyramid to experience the newly constructed Tom Lee Park which offers a unique playground, stunning public art and sweeping views of the Mississippi River.

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Fish Memphis

700 Marina Cottage Drive
Memphis, TN 38103

Fish for the monsters of the Mississippi River alongside a fishing guide. Whether you're after blue catfish, flatheads or channel catfish, you can reel in the big ones in the shadow of the Pyramid.

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