Top 10 Memphis, Tennessee Tourist Attractions

Mud Island River Park
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6: Mud Island River Park

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Address: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103

You will find a range of attractions to enjoy when you come to Mud Island River Park, which something for people of all ages to enjoy. You can enjoy a fascinating trek along the River Walk on the island as well as exploring the delights of the Mississippi River Museum. The island also has an amphitheater that hosts a range of big name music events and entertainment over the course of the year.

Memphis Botanic Garden
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7: Memphis Botanic Garden

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Address: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

A great choice for horticulture enthusiasts, this is a great way to enjoy a morning or afternoon out while benefiting from the chance to take in some breathtaking natural beauty. The garden spans nearly one hundred acres, so you can enjoy taking in plenty of plant life when you visit. There are children’s facilities here too, so there is no problem bringing the little ones along to take in the beautiful surroundings and have fun in the play areas. There are various events held here over the course of the year too, which you can enjoy while you indulge in a picnic in the grassed areas.

Sun Studio
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8: Sun Studio

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Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

This is another one for the music enthusiasts that come to Memphis, and has become known for being the place where Elvis recorded his hit song ‘That’s Alright Mama’ before being catapulted to fame. Not only that, but many other huge names have recorded music here including Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, BB King and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Victorian Village
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9: Victorian Village

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Address: 671 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

You can look forward to admiring the architecture and exploring some history when you visit this charming residential area in Memphis. The historic area is also home to a range of attractions including the Mallory Neely House Museum and the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum. You will enjoy taking in the fine architecture that can be seen as you stroll around this area and you can even stop off and enjoy a refreshing drink at the Mollie Fontaine house.

National Ornamental Metal Museum

10: National Ornamental Metal Museum

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Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106

The American South has become known for its decorative metalwork over the decades and this museum pays homage to that heritage. You can learn all about decorative metalwork in the history of the American South as well as seeing some fascinating displays and exhibitions ranging from antique weaponry to decorative gates. You can also take a stroll in the beautiful sculpture garden or visit the working blacksmith shop that can be found here.

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