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Mud Island Take a trip down the Mississippi River following the River Walk, learn about music of the culture and the history of shipping cottomn on the river. Visit the Memphis Belle airplane and listen to the counds of summer at one of the concerts presented on the ampitheatre on the island. Do all this and more when visitng historic Mud Island.

Graceland One of the most well-known mansions in all of the UNites States is located here in Memphis. Graceland has been preserved exactly as when Elvis Presley lived here. Tour the museum filld with displays, memorbilia and phots of the legendary rock and roll star. The candlelight vigil held here every August 16th, on the anniversary of Elvis' death, drwas millions of fans from all over the world

. Peabody Hotel Visitors to the Peabody Hotel will get to see the famous ducks that live on the roof of the hotel and ride the elevator to the main lobby fountain every day at 10am. Centrrlly located the hotel is host to many special events and occassionns and visitors can sit in the bar on any given night and wathc as many of the city's social elite make a stop here before, during or after some of the most prominent events in town.

Ride The Ducks of Memphis See Memphis by land and water aboard one amazing vehicle. Discover the history, humor, and heroes of this legendary town and cruise the river too. Entertaining, informative captains narrate this fascinating and fun expedition of downtown Memphis. Explore the home of the blues and birthplace of rock and roll aboard an amphibious D.U.K.W. (901) 521-3825, www.memphisducks.com
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Rock and Soul Museum - Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Stax Records, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, all called Memphis home. So, the river city is a natural choice for this museum. Highlights of the museum's permanent collection include several Elvis costumes, B.B. King's guitar (affectionately called "Lucille" by the legendary bluesman), and Dick Clark's American Bandstand podium. The museum also offers special displays, such as the current "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads" exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian Institute.

Wolfchase Galleria- ONly open for a few years the enourmous mall is starting to become a local favortie. stores feature specialty items like children's appaearal, bath and body products, and much more. There are also four anchor department stores, a food court and restaruatns such as Johnny Rockets.

Hickory Ridge Mall- This sprawling mall is spread out over three long coordors with department stores at the end of each. Visitors will enjoy the restored carousel from Italy, an atrium with fountains and a stream, and an amphitheater surrounded by water with a moat. Many popular stores canbe found throught the three cooridors including many specialty stores.

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Children's Museum of Memphis Children of all ages will enjoy this educational indoor playground. Children are encouraged to climp, play, and ride the many things that are found to do here. Special exhibits and activities are offered each month and have ben known to include such things as puppet shows and live music.

Audubon Park - This park offers many exciting outdoor activites such as picnic areas, playground, tennis courts, soccer field and a golf couse. There are also many trails throughout the park that are popular with local joggers. On weekends visitors wille enjoy watching impromptue entertainment shows like a group that acts out medieval battles.

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Memphis Restaurants

Rendezvous - Rendezvous is known for the enourmous slabs of ribs which are dry rubbed with spices and then char-grilled. Fun and exciting any night of the week the restaurant is lively and alsqays entertaining. Guest can enjoy a variety of juciy and tender barbecued meats served with your favorite sides.

B. B. King's Blues Club - Owned by legendary blues god B.B. King this nightclub features special concerts, drop ins by some of the world's most recognizeable musicians and attracts a wide variety of locals and tourists. The menu is filled with many Southern favorites like ribs and barbecued chicken. If attending a special concerts Reservations are required.

Huey's Restaurant - The atmosphere at Huey's Restaurant is lively byt casual. Customers are encouraged to write graffiti on the walls and just let loose and have fun. The menu offers a great sampling of traditional favorites like juicy burgers, tamales and Huey's famous deep fried onion rings and mushrooms.

Memphis children's activities

Children's Museum of Memphis Children of all ages will enjoy this educational indoor playground. Children are encouraged to climp, play, and ride the many things that are found to do here. Special exhibits and activities are offered each month and have ben known to include such things as puppet shows and live music.

Audubon Park - This park offers many exciting outdoor activites such as picnic areas, playground, tennis courts, soccer field and a golf couse. There are also many trails throughout the park that are popular with local joggers. On weekends visitors wille enjoy watching impromptue entertainment shows like a group that acts out medieval battles.

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