Founded in 1819 and named for the ancient Egyptian city because of its location on the Mississippi river, Memphis, TN has a distinct place in music history.
It is at Memphis that blues, soul and rock 'n' roll emerged and it is of course the place where 'the king', Elvis, lived.
Graceland, the preserved mansion of Elvis, is of course the most famous tourist attraction in Memphis; however, the city has a lot more to offer.
True to its southern roots, visitors to Memphis will find an active nightlife and many restaurants and clubs. Live music is often played.
Main points of interest include Beale Street, Peabody Place, Mud Island, The Pyramid concert arena Memphis Zoo, Memphis Aquarium and the Civil Rights Museum, built around what was the Lorraine Motel where Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 14-story luxury Memphis Peabody hotel is an excellent example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and is rich in the imagery of the early 20th century Delta region.
The Clarion Hotel Airport is conveniently located at the junction of I-55 and I-240 and is easily accessible to major commercial and industrial centers, as well as the world famous Graceland Home of the Legendary Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Overton Park Zoo, Libertyland, the Pyramid, Liberty Bowl Stadium and the Memphis Convention Center.