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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Where history was made. Take a tour, listen to the guide, or walk around solo. A landmark in Memphis. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Museum
“Elvis Presley’s historic home, cars, and airplanes on display at this mansion. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Central BBQ is just a mile down the road and features some of Memphis' BEST BBQ. You will love it! The BBQ nachos are awesome!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Great park in midtown to enjoy the outdoors. There are several small trails and a paved area for biking. There is a nice dog park for your furry friends to run around in!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“A great little pedestrian area with cute cafes, restaurants, yoga studio, salon, movie theater and more! ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Record Shop
“I can't make a list and not include Beale. The history is incredible. Now it's mostly neon and bars. Lots of bars, restaurants, and live music that they think tourists would like. I go maybe once or twice a year. You can have an open container on the street and I think they serve til 5 or 6 AM. It's fun to walk with a drink in your hand. LOTS of great souvenir shops.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Whoa this is some really good chicken! Go to the one downtown on Front St. Afterward, walk west to the end of Vance St. to Vance Park for a great view of the city.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Experience one of the largest urban parks in the country via bike, in the treetops on zip lines, on the water with kayaking, paddle boats or fishing, playground and splash pad for the kids, or simply say hello to the buffalo. At 4,500 acres and with 20 bodies of water, many different experiences are offered, so grab a picnic, plan to stay all day and experience a breathtaking sunset. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Hotel, bowling place and a rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the city! The “lookout” is free if you’re dining, or $10 to view if you’re not. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“ Our tour guide was energetic, funny, and really gave us an appreciation of Memphis music and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. Highly recommended! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Hotel
“Historic hotel in the heart of downtown. Catch the “duck show” daily at 11 am and 5 p.m, but get there early because it gets crowded! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This small but wonderful Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see! The restaurant is just delightful for lunch and has an expansive view that reminds me a little tiny Tavern on the Green. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Stadium
“Go support our Memphis Tigers & Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Always a great atmosphere. Don't forget to stop at Silky's O'Sullivan for a special "yellow bucket" before or after as well. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The Rendezvous is the most famous BBQ restaurant in the city. A lot of Memphians like to hate on it because it's "popular". Don't listen to the haters. This place is fantastic. The food, the ambiance, and location can't be beat. Obviously you'll order ribs but I'd also HIGHLY recommend the Lamb Riblets and Sausage & Cheese plate. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Live music every day! One of the best things about Memphis is the amazing music you can hear at any local place you go!”
  • 57 locals recommend