Top 5 Things to Do in Memphis
You’ve already made the right choice by hiring the local Memphis movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage to move you to the Home of the Blues. Continue making excellent decisions and use our guide to the top five things to do after moving to Memphis!
1. Graceland – The first thing you need to do after moving to Memphis is to visit the home of The King, Elvis Presley. Graceland is considered the second-most visited house in the United States behind the White House. It is located about 12 miles south of Downtown Memphis and is open on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are taken on a tour of Presley’s home which includes rooms filled with memorabilia and, of course, his famous pink Cadillac.
2. Memphis Zoo – After you are finished unpacking from your move to Memphis, head to one of the country’s best zoos, the Memphis Zoo. Open March through October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October through February from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Memphis Zoo features African lions, tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, birds, hippos and much more! Admission costs $15 for adults; $10 for children, ages 2-11; and $14 for seniors, 60 and older. Parking is $5.
3. Beale Street – You won’t be considered a true local until you spend some time on Beale Street after moving to Memphis. This is where the blues began and where musicians like B.B. King and Isaac Hayes made their mark. Beale Street is filled with various stores and restaurants; and at night many places play live music and street performers can be found on every block.
4. Mud Island River Park – Located at 125 N. Front Street, Mud Island River Park is considered by many to be the best place to go to get away from city life and enjoy the Mississippi River. The park provides trails along the river and bike, kayak and paddleboat rentals. Mud Island River Park is open late May to early September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closes at 5 p.m. the remainder of the year. The park also features an amphitheater where you can catch a concert after moving to Memphis; and the Mississippi River Museum where you can learn more about the history of Memphis and how the river had an impact on the city.
5. Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum – Take a walk through American history at this popular museum located at 826 N Second Street in downtown Memphis. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the Burkle Estate where you’ll be shown what it was like to be a slave in the south attempting to escape to freedom in the north via the Underground Railroad. The museum is open during summer, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during winter, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and students, ages 4-17.