Memphis is the birthplace of the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash all recorded at the historic Sun Records, now a museum. The home of “the King,” Graceland, is the second most visited home in the US. If you need more reasons to visit Memphis, there’s also great dining, art galleries, museums, and more sunny days per year than Miami. Tennessee’s largest city offers so much more, and its surprisingly affordable to bring the whole family for an unforgettable experience.
Vacations Made Easy has great packages for lodging and all the must see attractions in Memphis, but while you’re in Memphis plan to take advantage of these awesome freebies.
uneteenth Urban Music Festival – June 13-15
For over 20 years this free three-day festival has brought great music to Church Park on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Entertainment will include regional artists performing gospel, pop, hip-hop and more. Did we mention “free?”
Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg offers free tours to observe every step of the sour mash whiskey making. An icon for sure, Jack Daniel is the nation’s oldest registered distillery.
Memphis Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest museums in the Mid-South. Free admission on Tuesdays from 1pm – 5pm.
Shelby Farms is the largest park of its kind in an urban setting. The park offers picnic areas, sporting activities, nature trails, and wildlife including free-roaming bison. Every Saturday and Sunday in June and July, the park is home to the Splash and Splatter Water Festival, featuring 50 ft. slippery slides, sand volleyball, music, and sand castle sculpting. Big fun for the whole family.
Sun Studio Shuttle is a complimentary shuttle service, providing transportation from Graceland, Sun Studio and Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. The attractions do have admission fees.