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Born at the gateway of the Mississippi Delta, Memphis has seen the rise of a musical culture that began with the blues and evolved into rock ‘n’ roll, igniting a revolution that changed the world. Visitors to West Tennessee will feel the energy and heartbeat of a city on the move, from barbecue and blues to the trendy neighborhoods of Midtown. Beale Street, Memphis Revel as a guest of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and stay at The Guest House at Graceland, newly opened with rooms inspired by the home of Elvis Presley. At the National Civil Rights Museum, trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated on this site. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Explore the lives and music of legendary artists like Booker T and the M.G.’s and Isaac Hayes at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Pay tribute to some of the greatest musicians of all time at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, and then boogie the night away on Beale Street. Take a fascinating field trip to the Pink Palace Museum, and walk through the replica of the original Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service grocery store. Enjoy the smokin’ competition at Memphis in May International Festival’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Stroll lush gardens at Memphis Botanic Garden and Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Hike or bike Shelby Farms Greenline, a 10. 8-mile urban trail. Dine on farm-fresh fare at The Kitchen, which just opened in the 4,500-acre urban green space of Shelby Farms Park. Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh Take dining to new heights and ride the country’s tallest freestanding elevator 28 stories in Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, to The Lookout At The Pyramid restaurant for a 360-degree view of Memphis from the observation deck. In a garden oasis in Midtown Memphis, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art offers cultural activities for both children and adults. Watch for migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway over Reelfoot Lake. Bargains abound from hundreds of vendors at the Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival held on the banks of the lake every fall. Hear the whistle blowing at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson, and explore the region’s rich musical heritage at The Carnegie Center for Arts and History Museum. Bring your appetite for catfish to the World’s Biggest Fish Fry held every April in Paris during the week-long festival. Remember the soldiers and Civil War battles fought at Shiloh National Military Park, and the legacy of notable lawman, Sheriff Buford Pusser, preserved in his Adamsville hometown museum. FIND A DETAILED STATE MAP in the back of this guide. Visit us online at tnvacation.com. Graceland, Memphis Share a picture on Instagram using #madeintn. Watch the Video Get a sneak peek of West Tennessee’s incredible history, attractions and more at tnvacation.com/west-tennessee. University of Memphis Tigers West Tennessee Welcome Centers email: [Welcome.email@example.com] I-40 Welcome Center Memphis/Shelby County I-40 Welcome Center Haywood County I-55 Welcome Center Memphis/Shelby County I-155 Welcome Center Dyersburg/Dyer County want more West Tennessee? Discover even more rural charm, urban culture and historic experiences at tnvacation.com/west-tennessee.
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