Looking for something fun and free this year for summer vacation? The City of Memphis, Tennessee may have what you are looking for. The city sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi river. The blending of cultures that are found here have given Memphis a unique flavor and style.
It’s only a short drive from Nashville and within a half a day drive from Knoxville. This makes it a top vacation possibilities for families. Here is a list of some of the best activities that Memphis has to offer. Try this list for a fun and unique summer vacation this year.
All of the activities on this list are free as of the time of this writing. Fees, days of operation and other details may change without notice. Visitors should always confirm before visiting. The Memphis Tourism website has more information.
Schwab’s Dry Goods Store
163 Beale Street
Open since 1876 this is the only original store on Beale Street to still be operating today. Stop in and peruse this shop to get a true taste of downtown Memphis.
Art Museum at the University of Memphis
The museum is open from Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is free. It is closed between exhibits and for all university holidays. Visitors should call before arriving to be assured of exhibition.
Center for Southern Folklore
The mission of the center is document and present the region’s music, people and traditions from throughout the region. It has created documentaries and has held festivals and other events. Admission to this interesting center is free. Specialty items and unique art created by local artists are always on display. Find out more about operating hours and directions on the link above.
Come by the hotel to see the those those famous Peabody ducks. They march to play in the hotel fountain daily at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.
These are only a few of the free things to see and do in Memphis. Take your time and have fun. Don’t forget to take your picture in front of the gates at Graceland.