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At the historic Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis we're re-discovering the American South and telling the dynamic story of the plant that built the Bluff City. Learn all about how the fabric of our lives influenced the cultural fabric of Memphis. Through interpretive exhibits, educational videos and walking tours, the tour trace traces the city's evolution around the cotton industry.
The hottest place in town! We all know of the heroic efforts and deeds of gallant firefighters. In the original 1910 Fire Station #1 building, you will learn the history and see the equipment behind 150 years of proud firefighting in Memphis. More importantly, the museum teaches fire safety through interactive exhibits. You observe, you learn, you get involved: the Fire Museum.
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop. Come try our new ice cream flavors or opt for one of your favorites. There are also other special treats just waiting for you such as smoothies and sundaes. Special occasions call for ice cream cakes, and we can decorate one just the way you want it. Our experienced and friendly staff can assist you in finding the treat that is sure to satisfy!
One of the major attractions in Memphis. Come see the new exhibit Teton Trek which includes grizzly bears! Also visit the China Exhibit which includes Giant Pandas (only 3 other Zoo's in the US have Giant Pandas), the Northwest Passage featuring polar bears and sea lions, cat country, and many other special exhibits. People of all ages will find visiting the Memphis Zoo a neat & memorable experience.
Welcome to the Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll! WELCOME TO MEMPHIS. You are an important person to us, and we want to prove it. Perhaps you are planning to conduct business, maybe you are attending a convention, or you are on vacation - whatever the occasion, we are delighted to have you visit Memphis. There are thousands of native Memphians and many more "transplanted" Memphians who proudly call Memphis home because of all it has to offer. I know you are going to love it here!
The business slogan, "Distribution Capital of America" has its roots in the fact that the Mighty Mississippi River meets several major rail lines and interstate highways to, along with the Memphis International Airport – world’s busiest cargo airport, provide quick and efficient distribution capabilities, no matter what the goods or services happen to be, to anywhere in the country.
We are better known for being the "Home of the Blues". You will find Beale Street filled with clubs touting famous blues musicians and museums with extensive displays of historic facts surrounding the emergence of the blues. We proudly profess to be the "Birthplace of Rock n Roll" as Elvis Presley, The King of Rock n Roll, called Memphis his home. The famous Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum, Stax Museum and Sun Studio also tell the story of many other famous entertainers who got their start right here in Memphis.
Our city is also home to The National Civil Rights Museum which is a must see for anyone visiting Memphis. The very site where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated has been preserved and expanded to tell the complete story of the civil rights struggles in the sixties and beyond.
This great city has many interesting sights to see, fun things to do, great places to shop, and some of the best restaurants to be found. Speaking of dining, it should be a crime for one to come and depart Memphis without having at least one meal of barbecue.
We simply have the best! Making sure that you have an enjoyable experience is our #1 priority. History proves that if you like your visit to Memphis, you will come back soon-and bring a friend. There are friendly and helpful folks all over town delighted that you are here and ready to provide information or service with a smile. THANK YOU FOR VISITING MEMPHIS!!
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