Memphis Quick Guide
Elvis. Graceland. Blues. These three words may be among the first to enter your mind when thinking about Memphis. However, while Memphis is the birthplace of blues patriarch W.C. Handy as well as rock 'n' roll, there's a lot more to this Mississippi River town than music alone.
Downtown Memphis is home to the Center for Southern Folklore, an interesting hybrid of coffee shop, museum and night club, complete with photo exhibits, live music and a cafe. Or for something more tranquil, visit the Memphis Botanic Garden or the Lichterman Nature center, both filled with a variety of native flora and fauna.
The Memphis City Hall is located at 125 N. Main St., and provides a wealth of services for residents. For those looking to relocate, visit the Memphis Regional Chamber at 22 N. Front St., 2nd floor for more information.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map driving directions to popular destinations that include Beale Street, Graceland, or Overton Square from anywhere in Memphis.
Making Memphis Your Home
Memphis Shopping and Services
Whatever you're shopping for, find it in the Memphis Yellow Pages. Need services such as utility activation in your new Memphis home? Find Memphis Light, Gas and Water contact information and more.
Where to Go in Memphis
While it's true that Memphis's musical heritage is rich with native sons that include Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Louis, the city played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement as well. Memphis was once home to a crucial stop on the historic Underground Railroad - The Slave Haven/Burkle Estate - and it later became the location of the NAACP's flagship office.
The National Civil Rights Museum on Mulberry Street features exhibits and a gallery that chronicles the struggle for civil rights in America and throughout the world, and this civil rights center is a must-see for history buffs.
Things to Do in Memphis
Whether checking out a Beale Street blues club, enjoying authentic Southern barbecue, touring Graceland, or taking a vintage trolley ride through downtown, you'll find that the people, sights, and sounds of Memphis embody the vibrancy of the New South.
Spend the weekend shopping for antiques at any number of shops, including Bo-Jo's Antiques on Summer Avenue, and then enjoy a sweet treat at Otherlands Coffee Bar & Exotic Gifts just a few miles away. Looking for sports action? Get tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game.