4 Things to Do in Memphis

October 12th, 2018 by

Memphis skyline at night
Memphis, made famous by the king himself, is known for its rock ‘n’ roll and blues music long after Elvis Presley made his mark. The city is situated along the Mississippi River and offers plenty to do and see for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for delicious Memphis BBQ, ready to hear some real soul music, or want to experience Labor Day Tenessee-style, you won’t run out of options. Check into one to your hotel and hit our four of our favorite things to do in Memphis at Wolfchase Honda in Bartlett.

Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 500 species and 4,500 animals. You can explore 70 acres and wildlife habitats, as well as one-of-a-kind exhibits like Animals of the Night, Once Upon a Farm, Primate Canyon, and Commercial Appeal Cat Country. This destination is fun for the whole family, and it’s one of only a few zoos to have a Panda habitat.

Memphis Tigers Football

College football fans will definitely want to check out a Memphis Tigers football game. The Tigers play for the University of Memphis at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The team had their first season in 1912, and today they are led by head coach Mike Norvell.

Orpheum Memphis

The Orpheum Memphis is a famous theatre in this city that was originally built in 1890. It’s been revitalized many times since and has been the home to everything from vaudeville to Broadway. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and you can find it at the intersection of South Main and Beale Streets in the heart of downtown. You can see a variety of performing arts here from music to live theatre, dance, movies, and more.

Walking in Memphis

If you’re ready to take the Marc Cohn song to heart and go “Walking in Memphis”, there are plenty of great spots. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and sounds of music wafting around you as you walk down the famous Beale St., the Downtown Riverfront, or trails like at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

Hernando de Soto Bridge at Dusk
Park in Memphis

 

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