Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the state of
Tennessee in the US. It was co-founded in 1819 by Andrew Jackson who would
later become the country's seventh President. The city is known as the home
of Blues music and the birthplace of Rock-N-Roll music genre. Few related
highlights here are the Sun Studios, Elvis Presley’s personal mansion-
Graceland, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Memphis was also an epicentre of the
Civil Rights Movement in 1960s, and visitors can know more about those
oppressive 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 and
the numero uno in the highlight in the city for all Rock n' Roll
enthusiasts. Spanning 14 acres, it was purchased by Elvis in 1957 and
features his former home, personal belongings and his tomb. Graceland is
flanked at some distance by another building that houses his favorite cars
and two airplanes.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a famous Smithsonian institute that
focuses on the history of music in Memphis from the 1930s to the 1970s. It
features 7 galleries that showcase costumes, musical instruments, early
days of the city and clippings of rural music. All these galleries feature
a guided digital audio tour.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is housed in the infamous Lorraine Motel
where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead in 1968. The museum is home to a
remarkable display of various interactive displays, documents and artefacts
related to the history of Civil Rights Movement. An impossible to miss
attraction here is the hotel room and balcony on which King was shot dead.
Best Time to Visit Memphis
Summer and fall seasons (the months from June to September) are the best to
book your flights from Las Vegas to Memphis. Book your flights from LAS to
MEM during this time of the year to enjoy famous cultural events like
Memphis Italian Festival and Elvis Week. It is advised to book Memphis
flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.