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Family Things to Do in Memphis

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lifeinmusicMemphis has left an indelible mark on rock ‘n’ roll, the blues and barbecue. While you are visiting this famous port on the Mississippi, consider these top 10 family friendly attractions.

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Memphis Ghost Tour Coupons

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Take a stroll through the historical streets of Memphis and discover what really lurks in the shadows on the Memphis Ghost Tour. Narrated by tour guides and professional storytellers, history will come alive as you learn chilling but true tales of Memphis and her haunted heritage.

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Sun Studios Tour Coupon

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Take a tour of the most famous recording studio in the history of Rock N’ Roll. Sun Studio has produced more well-known musicians than any recording studio in the world. You won’t find this kind of memorabilia anywhere else. This studio is where country music and the blues came together to create an entirely new genre of music-Rock N’ Roll! Go back in time and see it all for yourself in a Sun Studio guided tour.
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The tour provides you with the opportunity to hear outtakes from historical sessions, including the first microphone session with Elvis. You will have the chance to re-live history and see tons of memorabilia that launched the music careers of such greats as Carl Perkins, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Little Milton, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, Rosco Gordon, Howlin’ Wolf, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many other legends. 

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Graceland Tour Discount Tickets

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Elvis Presley began his singing career in 1954 and he became a hit around the world within two years. He had hit records in pop, country, blues, and gospel. If you are a true Elvis fan, one way to immerse yourself in his life is to visit Memphis, Tennessee and take the Elvis Presley Graceland Tour; Graceland was home to Elvis from 1957 to 1977 and even his funeral was held there.

 

History

The property that would become Graceland once belonged to a local entrepreneur who named it honor of his daughter. Her family constructed the large white columned, Colonial Revival style mansion in 1939. Elvis Presley purchased Graceland in 1957 and resided in the 23-room mansion for the next 20 years. Priscilla opened the home to the public as a museum in 1982. His tan limestone estate is a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

His memory comes alive when you tour the private residence and museum across the street. You can see exhibits that showcase his automobiles, airplanes and thousands of artifacts and keepsakes from his illustrious career. At various locations throughout the tour, you can view short films and interactive displays that document the life of this legendary performer.

The Tour 
The tour of Graceland will give you a good idea of how Elvis lived. As you follow his steps you will visit the music room, living room, kitchen, dining room, television room, pool room, jungle room, and his parents’ bedroom.

After seeing the mansion, you will have the 14 acres of grounds to explore. The trophy building should not be missed as it houses his records, gold and platinum, and other mementos from his musical career, movies, and life. Elvis had an impressive collection of cars and you can view them in the Automobile Museum. He also had two airplanes and you can them as well. His private jet features leather tables, suede chairs, and even gold-plated seatbelts.

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4th of July Events in Memphis

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Although Memphis is famous for Beale Street, barbeque and Elvis, July 4th is always marked by a wide selection of family-friendly events. These activities are scheduled over several days leading up to the big fireworks display on Independence Day. The events typically feature live music and barbeque. Visitors can attend several of these events and explore the vibrant community named for a city in Egypt.

Children decorate their bikes and scooters in red, white and blue for the parade through Hernando town square. This event is followed by a picnic. The Mud Island Independence Day Celebration is a day of games, rides, food, live music and fireworks. There is an annual Firecracker 5K run/walk to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The event is scheduled to occur in the evening on July 3rd.

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