Things to Do
When you are visiting the Memphis-area, there are many other great Memphis attractions for kids
and adults to experience like the ones below. Be sure to include them as you make your travel plans.
In addition, please also be sure to visit our Places to Dine section
or the restaurants near Graceland
to make sure you hit all the great spots to enjoy some great Memphis food.
Located at Graceland Crossing
3727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Phone: (901) 332-5847.
Graceland Harley-Davidson brings together two great legends for a unique shopping experience at Graceland. The shop offers Graceland/Elvis Harley-Davidson merchandise, including collectibles, giftware, clothing, headware, jewelry, pins and more. While visiting Graceland, be sure to stop by.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street, Suite 100, Memphis, Tennessee. Phone: (901) 205-2533.
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural music of the 1930s, through Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. Discounted tickets to this attraction are available to purchase at Graceland.
2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis. Phone: (901) 276-WILD.
The Memphis Zoo is one of the country's best zoos and one of the most popular things to do in Memphis. The Memphis Zoo is open daily and features more than 3,500 animals representing 500 species. It's one of four U.S. zoos to exhibit giant pandas, and new exhibits feature polar bears, sea lions, large cats, primates and farm animals. Discounted tickets to this and other Memphis attractions are available to purchase at Graceland.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis. Phone: (901) 946-2535
Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MGs, the Staple Singers, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King. They are all in the house at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the world's only soul music museum, with more than 3,000 videos, films, photographs, records, interactive exhibits, musical instruments, a dance floor, gift shop, and much more. All just 10 minutes from Graceland! Discounted tickets to this attraction are available to purchase at Graceland.
706 Union Avenue, Memphis. Phone: (901) 521-0664.
Take a guided tour through the birthplace of rock 'n' roll and learn the history of the most famous recording studio in the world. Experience outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis' first microphone and hear the real history of the studio that launched Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and many more. Discounted tickets to this attraction are available to purchase at Graceland.
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
I-40 & I-55 exit 279 A - N. Ingram Blvd, West Memphis, AR.
There's more fun and more ways to win at Southland Park! Offering gaming, racing, dining and entertainment for everyone 21 and up, Southland is a great spot to add to your Memphis/Mid-South vacation itinerary. Southland is a quick 15 minute car ride from Graceland.
251 Riverside Drive (Beale Street Landing) Downtown Memphis. Phone: 901-527-2628
. Memphis Riverboats offers a variety of cruises on the Mississippi River. From sightseeing to dinner cruises, holiday cruises and private charters, Memphis Riverboats takes you on the Mighty Mississippi. Tickets for Memphis Riverboats are sold online through this link, in person at the docks, and in the Graceland Plaza Ticket Pavilion. Discounted tickets to this attraction are available for purchase at Graceland.
Sweet Magnolia Tours
2506 Mt. Moriah, Suite B-400, Memphis. Toll free: (866) 320-5295. Phone: (901) 369-9838
We offer complete vacation packages for individuals and groups and hot
hotel deals all at discounted prices. We have local tour guides who will
entertain you and take you to the most interesting places to see and things to do in Memphis, down
the Blues Hwy through the Mississippi Delta or to Elvis’ birthplace in
Tupelo. Bonus 10% discount for Elvis Insiders
140 Beale Street, Memphis. Phone: 800-979-3370 or 901-527-9415.
We love Elvis as much as you do! Take our acclaimed “Hound Dog Tour” for a loving look at Elvis and the city he called home, or the popular “Memphis Mojo Tour” for a sensational musical overview of the city. Both tours are led by professional musicians who play all your favorite hits on the bus – there’s no better way to experience all the things to do in Memphis! We also offer family-favorite Ghost Tours, and historical walking tours of downtown. Elvis Insiders receive a 10% discount.
Elvis Presley Birthplace
306 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo, Mississippi. Phone: (662) 841-1245
Approximately 90 miles from Memphis
The most significant landmark of Tupelo's modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born on Jan. 8, 1935. The Elvis Presley Birthplace is part of the Elvis Presley Park and has been restored to the period before the singer's family moved to Memphis. The birthplace has been designated a Mississippi landmark. The Elvis Presley Park includes the Elvis Presley Museum, Memorial Chapel, Gift Shop and a lifesize statue of "Elvis at 13". The Park offers complete recreation facilities for picnics and community events. Discounted tickets to this attraction are available to purchase at Graceland.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND DESTINATIONS
Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Welcome to Memphis, where music is just the beginning... and where the good times roll. After all, Memphis is the "Home of the Blues" and the "Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll." When other cities show off their skylines, we show off our sounds. Visit the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau for more about other Memphis attractions, restaraunts, events and more.
149 Union Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. Phone: (901)-529-9070
See the great stylish clothes and accessories that Elvis got "all shook up" about at Lansky's "Clothier To The King," located in the lobby of the world famous Peabody Hotel. Just a waddle away from the famous Peabody ducks.
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Phone: (901) 521-9699.
The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was tragically assassinated April 4, 1968, is the world's first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form.
Plan Your Tennessee Vacation
Tennessee is the perfect stage for your vacation. Artistic types can dabble in music and arts. Have a fun-loving time at our attractions. Show off your athleticism in sports and recreation. History and heritage buffs can reflect on our past. Explore Tennessee's countryside in agritourism. Take the road less traveled through our nature and outdoors. Go shopping and take Tennessee home with you.
Founded in 1852, Elmwood Cemetery is the oldest, active cemetery in Memphis. Some 75,000 people rest beneath their ancient trees including politicians, soldiers, musicians, madams, murderers, and of course, perfectly ordinary citizens. The cemetery grounds are filled with Victorian statuary and are open seven days a week, from 8:00 am-4:30 p.m. Audio tours are available for rent during normal office hours. Elmwood hosts special tours and events throughout the year. Groups of 10 or more can arrange guided tours of the cemetery with advance notice. Prices vary based on event. For more information, call (901) 774-3212.
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