A Weekend in Memphis

If you're a fan of the blues or rock 'n' roll, you have to visit Memphis.


Graceland

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by NLindsay on July 10, 2006

Even if you're not a huge Elvis fan, seeing Graceland is a fun experience. It's not as big as you might think and the tour moves fairly quickly. You definitely will want to pay the extra money so that you can tour the automobile museum and the airplanes. I highly recommend buying your tickets online and then picking them up at the will call counter. Also, don't forget to bring your camera, since you are allowed to take pictures; you just can't use your flash. The tour is a self-audio tour and features several rooms in the house, including the famous Jungle Room, my personal favorite. One of the best parts is seeing all of the clothing that Elvis wore and his gold records.
Graceland
3734 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee, 38116
(901) 322-3322

Peabody Hotel

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by NLindsay on July 10, 2006

The Peabody Hotel is home to the famous "marching ducks." At 11am each morning, the ducks that live on the roof of the hotel ride the elevator down to the lobby and follow the red carpet to the lobby fountain. They remain there all day and then return to the roof at 5pm. Hundreds of people gathered to watch this spectacle while I was there, so you definitely want to arrive early. recommend watching from the second-floor balcony. There are five ducks, and as soon as the elevator door opens, make sure you are paying attention, because their march is quick and you might miss it.
Peabody Hotel
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
(901) 529-4000

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