Memphis, a city located along the Mississippi River in the state of
Tennessee in the US, was co-founded in 1819 by Andrew Jackson who would
later become the country's seventh President. Memphis is known as the home
of Blues music and the birthplace of Rock-N-Roll music genre. Few related
tourist attractions here are the Sun Studios, Elvis Presley’s personal
mansion- Graceland, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. The city was also an
epicentre of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s, and visitors can learn
more about those tyrannical times in the Slave Haven Underground Railroad
Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum.
Things to do in Memphis
The Graceland is the former personal estate of music icon Elvis Presley. It
is an excellent place to visit for all Rock n' Roll enthusiasts. Spanning
14 acres, it was bought by Elvis in 1957 and features his former home,
personal belongings and his tomb. Graceland is bordered at some distance by
another building having his favorite cars and two airplanes.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a famous Smithsonian institute focusing on
the history of music in Memphis from the 1930s to the 1970s. It has 7
galleries showcasing costumes, musical instruments, early days of the city,
and clippings of rural music. All these galleries offer a guided digital
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is in the Lorraine Motel where Martin
Luther King Jr. was shot dead in 1968. This museum houses an extraordinary
display of numerous interactive displays, documents and artifacts related
to the history of Civil Rights Movement.
Best Time to Visit Memphis
The best time to book flights from Denver to Memphis is from June to
September. During this time of the year, visitors can enjoy famous cultural
events like Memphis Italian Festival and Elvis Week. It is advised to book
Memphis flights well in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.