Memphis

Experience the flavor of a down home southern city in Memphis, Tennessee! The history of the city can be explored to gain an understanding of how its proximity to the Mississippi River helped build it into a hub of marketplace activity – cotton, lumber, mules – whatever was needed could at one time have been found in Memphis.  The musical influence of the Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll are all intertwined in the fabric of the city.  Of course, people know about Elvis and Gaceland is a big draw, but don’t forget the Blues Hall of Fame and Sun Studio.

Memphis played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement and a trip to the National Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum can bring lessons from textbooks into sharp relief for your students as they explore these two sites.  For a change of pace, a visit to the Memphis Zoo or the Mississippi River Park can help your group relax and soak of the beauty of Memphis. Or perhaps get out on the river in one of the riverboat cruises and see the city from a whole new perspective.

Memphis has no shortage of historical, musical and entertainment opportunities for your group to experience. They will come home with a deeper understanding of southern life than just Elvis’s swiveling hips!

Attractions

  • Sun Studio *
  • Mud Island River Park *
  • The Gibson Beale Street Showcase
  • Elvis Presley’s Graceland *
  • National Civil Rights Museum *
  • Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum *
  • The Pink Palace Museum and IMAX Theater
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  • Metal Museum
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Golf and games Family Park
  • Memphis Riverboats

*denotes performance opportunity