Now is the Time. Memphis is the Place.

Beyond Graceland

Photo Credit: @terri_brown

Photo Credit: @terri_brown

The Culture Trip showcases the best of art, culture and travel for every country in the world. In an attempt to prove a point that Memphis is much more than just Elvis’ home town, The Culture Trip has compiled a list of 10 of the Bluff City’s best tours. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Memphis Music Tours- A music lover’s mecca and home of Sun Studio, the Stax Museum and the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. Blues City Tours guides visitors through the key sites that make up the cultural backbone of Memphis’ music scene.
  • Sun Studio Tours-  The birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, is the legendary home of Memphis’ music industry, which saw the rise of some of America’s greatest recording artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King.
  • Memphis HOP City Tours- Offers one of the best ways to explore the city’s vibrant culture at your own pace and allows visitors to choose the sites to spend more or less time at.
  • South Main Art Trolley Tour-  Favorite amongst Memphis locals, and gives visitors a chance to explore the vibrant art scene in downtown Memphis’ South Main Art District, which is home to many of the city’s art galleries featuring works by local, regional, national and international artists working in a wide range of different media.
  • Historic Memphis Walking Tour – Visitors emerge with a richer view of Memphis, from its river town frontier genesis to its blues city billing.
  • Memphis Dishcrawl –  Explore Memphis through a unique culinary lens as Dishcrawl Memphis takes you on a tour through not one, but four, of the city’s best restaurants in a single night.
  • African American History Tour – Takes visitors into the cultural history of the city through the lens of the African American experience, from the influx of newly freed former slaves from the southern states following the Civil War to its development into a vibrant African American community where, at the turn of the century, Memphis’ Main Street was dubbed the ‘Main Street of Black America’.
  • Tastin’ Round Town Culinary Tour – Offers something for every palate with its appetite-whetting tours.
  • Memphis Riverboats –  The 90-minute Sightseeing riverboat guided tour offers visitors a different view of Memphis, and provides historical commentary about the past and present of life along the Mississippi River.

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