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2 nights in Memphis in October

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2 nights in Memphis in October

as part of a big road trip. Plan to stay in Memphis 2 nights. What do you all recommend for 2 nights here. Like historical areas. and outdoors. Thinking of Graceland.

suggestions please

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1. Re: 2 nights in Memphis in October

National Civil Rights Museum

Cotton Museum


Rock & Soul

Gibson Guitar Factory tour

Mud Island

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2. Re: 2 nights in Memphis in October

As long as you take the Sun Studio tour, there's a free shuttle from downtown to Graceland to Sun. You might also like Elmwood Cemetery for its historic significance.

For outdoor activities, you might like a stroll in Tom Lee Park along the riverfront or a trip Shelby Farms park in east Memphis where you'll find canoe rentals, horseback riding, a bike trail that goes all the way to the midtown area, etc.

Note that they are remodeling the NCRM and some of it is currently closed to the public and it will only take you about an hour to see the still open section.

Edited: 04 September 2013, 04:32
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3. Re: 2 nights in Memphis in October

In keeping with the outdoor theme, the Memphis zoo is one of the top rated zoos in the country, one of only six which offer Giant Pandas and also state of the art Grizzlies, Polar Bear, Big Cat and Primate habitats. Sept. thru November is a great period to visit there weatherwise. Mud Island Riverpark features a 1/3 mile flowing scale model of the lower Mississippi River in which you can wade barefoot while the big river tows glide past in the main channel of the real thing just 100 feet away.(www.mudisland.com) The Island Queen riverboat departs Beale St. Landing daily for a cruise north and south of the city and some history & info along the way.(www.memphisriverboats.net) The Memphis Mojo Tour by Backbeat Tours on Beale takes you around for a spin on a tour bus with a rocknroll performer onboard. You'll learn a few things and have fun. (www.backbeattours.com)

Edited: 04 September 2013, 19:06
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