The Madison Hotel is right in the center of downtown Memphis with a short walk to tons of fun activities - and has a fabulous rooftop with a view of the Mississippi River!
Official hotel of the wedding weekend & where transportation for the wedding is provided.
Delve into more than 50 years of fascinating history on your guided tour of Sun Studio. Step back in time to when legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded albums that made their mark on the history of music.
Sun Studio is one of the most famous and important recording studios in the world for a very good reason—this is the place where the blending of blues and country tunes gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Experience outtakes from recording sessions and touch Elvis Presley's first microphone, while admiring the priceless memorabilia.
Hours: Sun Studio is open 7 days a week from 10am - 6:15pm.
**Tours begin at the bottom half of every hour from 10:30 - 5:30.
Tickets: To visit the studio there is no need for reservations or vouchers. All tickets are booked day of and in person.
National Civil Rights Museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history — from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality.
Hours: Thursday - Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Check out incredible tours of Elvis house - see his collection's of songs, movie footage and clothes over the years.
There are 2 airplanes decked out with gold seat belts and purple velvet seats and beyond to amuse you! Have fun.
Hours: Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Tickets sold on website: https://www.graceland.com/visi...
Memphis Zoo serves as a crown jewel for the city. It is Memphis’ highest attended attraction and has been ranked the "top zoo in the country". The Zoo’s conservation programs circle the globe – from cooperative programs in China for giant pandas to local efforts to save the Louisiana pine snake.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
The Peabody Memphis Ducks are the main attraction at this downtown Memphis historic hotel.
The Legend of the Ducks......
Back in the 1930s Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Tennessee sippin' whiskey, and thought it would be funny to place some of their live duck decoys (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain. Three small English call ducks were selected as "guinea pigs," and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic. Thus began a Peabody tradition which was to become internationally famous.®
In 1940, Bellman Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer, offered to help with delivering the ducks to the fountain each day and taught them the now-famous Peabody Duck March. Mr. Pembroke became The Peabody Duckmaster, serving in that capacity for 50 years until his retirement in 1991.
Nearly 90 years after the inaugural march, ducks still visit the lobby fountain at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.
** Watch the ducks march daily at 11:am or 5:00pm! Suggested to arrive 30 minutes early to get a good seat. Enjoy coffee or drinks while watching.
The Rendevous is an epic downtown Memphis BBQ spot that has (in my opinion) the best dry rub ribs & sausage cheese plate you will ever eat!
Hours: * Don't take reservations and always crowded BUT worth it! Expect a 30 minute wait or more depending on party size.
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am to 11:pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Central BBQ is a great Memphis top rated spot for BBQ. Great spot for a quick lunch to grab a BBQ sandwich or BBQ Nacho's (a favorite!).
MIDTOWN: 2249 Central (901) 272-9377 * Original
DOWNTOWN 147 E. Butler (901) 672-7760
Hours: Open daily 11:00am - 9:00pm
Railgarten is an outdoor oasis that offers music, outdoor games, ping pong, volleyball, food, drinks and fun!
Opens at noon Thursday - Sunday
Loflin Yard is a bar, restaurant, and event space, but above all else, it's a haven in the heart of downtown. Grab a bottle from the wine rack, order food from the patio window, and settle inside or out. No matter which house you pick, you'll feel right at home in the Yard.
Wed - Thurs 4pm to 11pm
Fri 4pm to 1am
Sat 11:30am to 1am
Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Bass Pro Shop and it's observatory has one of the best views in Memphis. Enjoy fishing, boating, campaign, shooting, bowling - this is your place!
Thursday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
The Crossing is the longest public pedestrian/bike bridge across the Mississippi River, providing dramatic views of its ever-changing landscape. By connecting Main Streets in Memphis and West Memphis, the BRX ties together urban, rural, and natural areas and gives users recreation options unique to each setting.
Hours: Free and open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm