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Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

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Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Hi all,

I'll have the chance to spend a couple of days in Memphis right before the new year. I may even be able to spend New Year's Eve there.

Do you have suggestions of things to do during those days? I'm not exactly an Elvis fan but definitely want to see Graceland. What else do you suggest?

Also, is New Year's Eve particularly good in Memphis? Any suggestions of where to spend it?

Thanks,

WC

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1. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

The entire street celebrates New Years on Beale. The Peabody Hotel has three to four levels of reveling ranging from $$$ to $ with or w/o a guestroom included. (www.peabodymemphis)

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2. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Gibson Guitar Factory tour, Stax, Sun Studios, Rock n Soul, Elmwood Cemetery driving tour, National Civil Rights Museum, Belz Museum are some things we liked. Thought the Peabody Ducks & the Pink Palace weren't worth the time.

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3. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Note that there's a free shuttle from downtown to Graceland to Sun Studios, but you must take the studio tour to use it. Graceland will take about 2 hours to see the just the mansion or about 4 hours to see it all. Sun takes about 90 minutes.

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4. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Thanks all for the replies.

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5. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

You're so welcome.

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6. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Here's a NYE guide from today's paper that may help you decide on something to do that night.

gomemphis.com/news/2013/dec/26/let-it-ring/…

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7. Re: Two days in Memphis Dec 30-31 - what to do?

Graceland is pretty boring and overpriced if you are not an Elvis fan. The Civil Rights Museum is worth the trip but the others didnt interest me that much.

What is it you like to do? Are you coming with friends? Do you have kids, etc?

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