Memphis is located in the southwestern part of the state of Tennessee. Memphis is supposed to be the largest city of the state. The population of the city is about 700 000. Memphis is home to the largest International cargo airport in the world.
Undoubtedly Memphis became known due to its music and of course thanks to Elvis Presley. When Presley was 13-years-old his family moved to Memphis. So staying in the city do not miss an opportunity to visit Presley’s Graceland. Graceland is supposed to be the most popular tourist attraction in the area. You’ve got a chance to see the mansion of the Presleys, visit the grave of the King of Rock and Roll, and get acquainted with the collection of automobiles and airplanes Presley had. If you are not in rock-n-roll pretty much nevertheless drop in Graceland. It is really worth it.
By the way Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Booker T. Jones, B.B. King and many others were from Memphis as well.
Memphis became known worldwide as the place where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. It happened in 1968 in Lorraine Motel.
Beale Street is supposedly the most famous street in the city. Loitering around the place you would find lots of shops, clubs, cafes and restaurants over there. In fact you may find absolutely everything wandering around Beale Street. The food is delicious, live music is wonderful, people are happy.
Memphis also became known for its annual the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest held in May. In fact May is the best time for visiting the city. Lots of events dedicated to celebration of Memphis culture and history take place in May. By the way the most famous and popular barbecue restaurant in the city is definitely The Rendezvous Restaurant. It was opened in the late 1940s. Lots of celebrities and politicians visit the restaurant frequently. You may visit it also.