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memphis arches This city is located in the southern part of the States on the bank of the Mississippi River. Memphis is a large trading center, which has mainly developed due to rise of agriculture. However, there are also several large industrial plants on the territory of the city.
Among hundreds of gastronomy destinations in Memphis one can easily choose the best one fitting every taste and fancy. The city of Memphis offers as upscale restaurants so budgetary cafes … Open
Many years ago on the place of the modern city was located a small Indian village named Chickasaw. In 1819 a settlement called in the name of the Egyptian city of Memphis was founded on the territory of the village. Andrew Jackson - a well-known military and political leader, who later became a president - was one of the founders of the city. The town's name has been chosen not occasionally because Mississippi is often called the American Nile. Originally the city developed as a large center of cotton industry, so huge territories around it were occupied by cotton plantations. The majority of the population was involved into agriculture as well. Memphis got the status of the town 7 years after its foundation. During the Civil War it was a major military center. In 1870 the city suffered from a huge disaster - the yellow fever took lives of thousands of people. The city was also damaged during the Second World War, but once the war was over, the city began to develop rapidly and reached the status that can be seen today.
Many audiophiles believe Memphis is home to the blues music as one of its streets, Beale Street, is mentioned in the song by the legendary W.C. Handy. Hotel Lorraine is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known places of the city. The reason for that is in the fact M.L. King was killed in one of its rooms. Today this room is turned into a museum dedicated to the most famous fighter for the rights of the African Americans. Among the sights of Memphis you may also enjoy visiting the Indian village, Chukalissa Museum, Brooks Picture Gallery, Confederate Park, Museum of Natural History and Industry, Museum of Memphis, and the Victorian Quarter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Memphis and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Memphis
♥   Shopping area ' Peabody Place' Memphis, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Memphis
♥   Local Park 'Blue Ridge' , 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Elmore' , 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Southaven' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Memphis and around
♥   Art museum 'Memphis Brooks Museum of Art' Memphis, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art' Memphis, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Art Museum of the University of Memphis' Memphis, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Dixon Gallery and Gardens' Memphis, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Memphis from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Elvis Presley Museum

From the series “Famous museums of world celebrities”
A rich collection of antiques that allows us to consider it a unique historical monument is stored in Graceland. Here, you can see the antique furniture, tableware, and even old toys. The idea to open a museum in an old mansion is owned by Priscilla Presley, the wife of the world-famous musician. Despite the fact that much of the manor rooms are now open for public, several rooms are closed even for museum employees. After seeing the collection of the museum, don’t rush to leave its territory. It’s always worth a stroll through the extensive gardens and admire the marvelous flower beds. Then you have to participate in an important ritual of signing in a fence with your autograph. … Read further
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All about Memphis, USA - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Memphis, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Memphis in few days.
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