June 15th, 2013
Family time in Memphis is easily accomplished with a multitude of attractions that are perfect for a good time to be had by participants of all ages.
The Memphis Zoo has its animals in a natural habitat. Favorites are the female Giant Panda YaYa, a sea lion show, primates, tigers, lions, bears and a petting “farm”. It costs a little extra to pet the stingrays, and they love to be petted! If you can go in the cooler mornings, the animals are outside playing and eating.
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April 10th, 2013
National Geographic recently named Memphis, Tennessee as one of the top twenty must-see cities, and here are 15 brief reasons why.
1. Pet a stingray at the Memphis Zoo.
2. Visit the King at his home, Graceland.
3. Eat some classic Memphis barbecue at one of more than 100 joints.
4. Shop for vintage clothing or rare finds in Memphis’ antique district.
5. See an outdoor concert at Levitt Shell, home of Elvis’ first professional show.
6. Go to Beale Street, the heart of the Memphis music scene.
7. Learn more about Isaac Hayes and other musicians at the Memphis Read the rest of this entry »
June 16th, 2012
The Mississippi River borders west Memphis and is the reason it’s called the River City. The river bank gives around five miles of different parks, perfect for bbq’s and other outdoor activities. There is also riverboat cruises and canoe rentals. You and the family could take a walk down Beale Street, where there are dozens of clubs and shops along with many types of music scenery on Beale Street. The National Civil Rights Museums provides a glimpse into the struggle for U.S.I found some more information Read the rest of this entry »
August 28th, 2011
Memphis has always been a staple on the United States’ music seen in the South. It has a founding role in each of these genres which include: Blues, Gospel, Rock n’ Roll, and even certain styles of Country music. Some of the exemplary artists that got a huge start in Memphis feature Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and B. B. King. Respectively, each of these artists have attained a global presence and remain in the history books for the achievements. On the other side, Opera has great prevalence in Read the rest of this entry »
August 24th, 2011
When most people think of Memphis, the first things that probably come to mind are Graceland and Elvis. Even though Memphis has a number of museums and a zoo, the city is most known for its music. There are a number of tours you can take that include Graceland, Sun Studios and Stax Records Museum.
Downtown Memphis in the evening is the place to be to hear the music. During a stroll down the Historic Beale Street Read the rest of this entry »
August 20th, 2011
The city of Memphis, in Tennessee is a wonderful place to visit. There is something for everyone in the family. Memphis is rich in music history and attractions. However, these are not the only places to visit when you are there.
For the youngest in the family the Memphis children’s museum is a fun learning experience. The experiences range from aviation to health. The children can sit in a flight simulator, a real airline cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »
August 3rd, 2011
Odd are you’ve caught more than one show on your DirectStarTV channels about the virtues of Memphis barbeque but if you’re here for a short time do you really know which joints to hit? Here is our definitive list of Memphis’ best BBQ restaurants:
Central Barbeque – This joint has 2 locations and you’ll know you’re in Memphis when you get that first bite of smoky tang. There are two sauces available so make your sandwich as wet and spicy Read the rest of this entry »
June 19th, 2011
More than 10,000 years ago Memphis first inhabitats Native Americans lived along the Mississippi river
The city of Memphis, Tennessee, the birthplace of the blues and the home of Elvis Presley. Located behind the White house in DC there are many exciting attractions.
In the ealry 20th century Memphis became famous for music including gospel, blues jazz, soul, rhythm and blues and rock in roll. Many noble musicians grew up in Memphis B.B. King, Robert Johnson etc. Stax Records opened in 1957 was the start of the southern Read the rest of this entry »
May 26th, 2011
When you think about Memphis, what is the one word that comes to mind for many people? If you guessed Elvis, then you would be correct. Elvis has become an icon in the city of Memphis, but this city has much more music history than that. If you take a stroll down Beale Street you will find many popular bars and music venues that play Blues, rock-n-roll, soul, and jazz. Many of these places have ties and roots to some of the most famous singers, such as, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Read the rest of this entry »
May 19th, 2011
Located in the heart of Shelby County, TN lies a city rich in culture, history, and experience. Memphis is most commonly known as the home of some of the most famed singers in our time. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash just to name a few have all called this city home. Visiting Memphis is a one of a kind experience. When touring Memphis, you will want to make sure that you become acquainted with this city’s incredible history, how it Read the rest of this entry »