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Memphis is situated on top of a mountain, allowing for stunning views of the Mississippi River, on the western border of Tennessee. It's the city where blues was born and where legendary musicians, like B.

B. King, Anita Ward, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley emerged, meaning that the main Memphis activities revolve around music. One of the most important places to visit in Memphis is Graceland, the home of the King of Rock'n'Roll. The basic package includes a visit to the ground floor of the king's house and the garden where the singer is buried. There are other options for visiting the house which are more expensive because you'll visit his clothes, car and airplane museum. Another one of the top things to see in Memphis is Beale Street, about 15 minutes from Graceland. It's a major tourist area with shops and bars, but it stands out as the place where Blues was born, so it's one of the top Memphis attractions. Every weekend you can hear the best blues, rock & roll and jazz in this area, and one of the top things to do in Memphis is to go to the best clubs in the city. Highlights include BB King's, Rum Boogie's, Elvis Presley's and the Hard Rock Café. If you want more information on what to do in Memphis today, you'll find even more alternatives on Minube. For example, a little further from the city center is where Sun Studios are located. This is where musicians like Muddy Waters, Ike Turner and Howlin Wolf recorded their earliest blues records, and where Elvis Presley recorded his first hit, ''That's all right.'' If you're into music, this should definitely be on your list of stuff to do in Memphis. Another one of the many attractions in Memphis is the National Civil Rights Museum, also known as Lorraine Hotel. This is where Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968.
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