Few people alive today have not heard of Elvis Presley,
legendary 'King of Rock 'n Roll', and most associate Memphis,
largest city in Tennessee, with the iconic deceased singer.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the city each year,
particularly on Elvis' birthday, to make a pilgrimage to Graceland,
the mansion where Presley lived and died.
Citing its famous singing sensation as the only draw card in
Memphis, however, is failing to do this go-getter city in southwest
Tennessee justice. But music makes Memphis special, for sure: not
only rock 'n roll but also the fact that the city spawned the
modern musical forms of blues and soul as well. Music fans from all
over the world stroll down legendary Beale Street in the downtown
area, happy to be walking in the footsteps of their heroes.
Aside from touring Graceland there are several other
music-related attractions to grab the attention, and a whole lot of
other things to see and do in Memphis. The nightlife is
world-renowned; the cuisine, particularly barbecue, irresistible;
and there are fascinating museums, great gardens, Mississippi river
boats, amusement parks, and some quirky cultural and natural sights