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We’re not sure if it’s written “somewhere in the Memphis law books” that first-time visitors must see Graceland, as one IgoUgo member suggests, but we don’t doubt it, either: the King’s Memphis home is a highlight for first-timers and repeat visitors alike. How else to explain the constant stream of Presley pilgrims?

There’s much more to Memphis, of course, including the National Civil Rights Museum, the famous Peabody Hotel ducks, and nightlife and blues on Beale Street. Another delight is the bounty of fabulous restaurants, especially for barbecue; one IgoUgo pork fan says that Rendezvous should be on everyone’s “BBQ bucket list.”

If you’re doing a music tour of Memphis, bunk at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. Otherwise, there are many... Read More
We’re not sure if it’s written “somewhere in the Memphis law books” that first-time visitors must see Graceland, as one IgoUgo member suggests, but we don’t doubt it, either: the King’s Memphis home is a highlight for first-timers and repeat visitors alike. How else to explain the constant stream of Presley pilgrims?

There’s much more to Memphis, of course, including the National Civil Rights Museum, the famous Peabody Hotel ducks, and nightlife and blues on Beale Street. Another delight is the bounty of fabulous restaurants, especially for barbecue; one IgoUgo pork fan says that Rendezvous should be on everyone’s “BBQ bucket list.”

If you’re doing a music tour of Memphis, bunk at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. Otherwise, there are many wonderful Memphis hotels to choose from (almost as many as there are barbecue joints).

IgoUgo travelers have created a gallery of Memphis photos to inspire your trip down to the Delta—they’ll have you singing an Elvis ditty and browsing flights in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips Memphis

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Overview

Written by vampirefan on 03 Jun, 2010

After seeing the most amazing Broadway show ever…Wicked here in Charlotte last year, I decided to go see it again..very quickly. So I came home to see where else it would be playing. Perusing around I noticed it would be in Memphis. Since John…Read More


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Bar Hopping on Beale Street

Written by RoBoNC on 23 Feb, 2010

While most people claim Bourbon Street in New Orleans as the best party street in the US, most Memphians would probably disagree. Beale Street in downtown Memphis is where the party never ends and where anyone who is looking for excitement and a good…Read More


51st Annual Liberty Bowl

Written by RoBoNC on 23 Feb, 2010

Every year college football teams across the country hope they are still playing in late December and early January. That is when the postseason begins for teams that are bowl eligible with one team taking home the title of NCAA National Champion. Teams…Read More


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Graceland: The Heart of Memphis

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 20 Dec, 2009

A singer, a movie star, a soldier, a hero, an achiever: All of these words describe Elvis. Whether you never heard his music or you did, Elvis' music accomplished many things that only a few can do. Even today, his music is still played on…Read More


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No Early Quitting Time for the Peabody Ducks

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 13 Dec, 2008

If you have ever tried to leave work early, I hope you fared better than the Peabody ducks. One these famous ducks waddled away from the hotel lobby’s Italian travertine marble fountain. Then, the other four ducks must have thought it was quitting time and…Read More


Top 10 Reasons Why... Memphis

Written by Tim Thornton on 25 Jan, 2007

The Mighty Mississippi. The first thing that you must know about Memphis is that the Mississippi is king. The Mississippi River was the foundation of commerce upon which Memphis got its start—when "cotton was king." From the gulf coast to New Orleans, this majestic torrent…Read More


Memphis: Catfish on the Table and Gospel in the Air

Written by Desiree Koh on 21 Mar, 2001

Las Vegas may be the Sin City, but when it comes to going over the top with no qualms whatsoever, nothing comes close to Memphis. As you drive across the Mississippi and Arkansas-Tennessee border, Memphis has the appearance of a tight midsize city with a smattering…Read More


Walking in Memphis

Written by KP8 on 27 Jul, 2005

Things to See, Do, and Eat in Memphis, TN: 1. BBQ: Try one of the many delicious restaurants or the World Championship Festival in May. 2. Graceland: Tour the home of Elvis Presley and see his cars and planes. The outside of his home is decorated with…Read More


Beale Street

Written by MCJ graduate on 26 May, 2005

Beale Street is an interesting experience. Here, you can go to the historical district, dine at restaurants, listen to music at nightclubs, tour museums, and go shopping. Concerning history, this is where singer W.C. Handy performed the first blues song. And because of this, there is…Read More


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The Ducks at the Peabody Hotel

Written by JayneeS on 28 Oct, 2004

Located at 149 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis, the Peabody Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel to feature a twice-daily duck walk. Every morning at 11 a.m. crowds gather to watch a parade of ducks go into the hotel's fountains.…Read More


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