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  1. Memphis is a pilgrimage for those wanting to visit the birthplace of the blues, of soul and of rock 'n' roll. On Beale Street, W.C. Handy put down on paper the first written blues music. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, which is now a museum.
  2. Memphis has become known the world over for its special brand of smoky barbecue, so it's no wonder one of the biggest annual events in Memphis is the World Championship Barbecue Contest held in May. Boasting a growing metropolitan population of over million, Memphis is a city that gets attention, attracts visitors and does its best to make.
  3. The official destination marketing organization for Memphis, Tennessee & Shelby County. 47 Union Avenue, Memphis TN
  4. Sep 10,  · Memphis, city, seat of Shelby county, extreme southwestern corner of Tennessee, on the Mississippi River. It is the most populous city in the state and is at the center of Tennessee’s second largest metropolitan area. Learn more about Memphis’s history, attractions, and culture, including its contributions to music.
  5. Memphis doesn't just attract tourists; it draws pilgrims. Music-lovers lose themselves to the throb of blues guitar on Beale St. Barbecue connoisseurs descend to stuff themselves silly on smoky pulled pork and dry-rubbed ribs. Elvis fanatics fly in to pay their respects at Graceland. You could spend days hopping from one museum or historic site.
  6. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Memphis, Tennessee on Tripadvisor: See 90, traveler reviews and photos of Memphis tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in September. We have reviews of the best places to see in Memphis. Visit top-rated & .
  7. Memphis, city and capital of ancient Egypt and an important centre during much of Egyptian history. Memphis is located south of the Nile River delta, on the west bank of the river, and about 15 miles (24 km) south of modern Cairo. Closely associated with the ancient city’s site are the cemeteries.
  8. May 22,  · The University of Memphis, also U of M, a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded and has an enrollment of more than 21, students.

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