If you are wondering what to do in Memphis today, this is a great place to start exploring.
Eclectic, cosmopolitan, lively, fun and artistic are just a few ways of describing this city block between Cooper and Young Streets in downtown Memphis.
Most of the homes were built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Beale Street is a historic street that runs for about two miles from East Street to the Mississippi River and one of the top Memphis attractions.
Covering an area of 27 acres, the street is a major tourist attraction because of its many restaurants and blues clubs as well as its outdoor concerts and festivals.
One of the most popular gardens is called “My Big Backyard.” It is a family garden where children can play, splash, dig, and enjoy spending time outdoors.
The garden offers many programs for adults and for children and hosts special events like The Family Egg Hunt and the Daffodil Dash Race.
Take a stroll and look at the architecturally unique homes, sit at the outdoor cafés and watch an interesting mix of people, or enjoy a meal at one of the fabulous restaurants.
And if you come in September during the Cooper-Young one-day festival, you will really see the city come alive.
The funds were donated by Bessie Vance Brooks in memory of her husband, Samuel Hamilton Brooks.
A cylindrical extension to the original building was added in 1955.
After his death, his daughter Lisa Marie opened the house to the public, and Graceland became a pilgrimage site for thousands of Elvis’ fans every year.
The guided tours offer a glimpse of Elvis’ private life – all rooms in which he lived are preserved and unchanged.
Then, in 1954, Elvis Presley took a mic and made Sun the most famous studio in the world.