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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Where history was made. Take a tour, listen to the guide, or walk around solo. A landmark in Memphis. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a world-class, award-winning zoo with natural habitats and a wide variety of species. The zoo entrance is about a mile’s stroll through Overton Park from the bungalow. Early mornings, when walking along the path behind the zoo, you may hear the chillingly haunting sound of the wolves howling in concert. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Museum
“Elvis Presley’s historic home, cars, and airplanes on display at this mansion. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“I honestly am not a big fan of BBQ but I know the favs for other locals… Central is great for pulled pork sandwiches. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Dog Run
“This place is well-known by locals for its beautiful scenery and tranquil walking/jogging/biking trails. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
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Other Nightlife
“Overton Square is a multi-block entertainment and dining district in Midtown Memphis which includes theaters, restaurants, art, music and more.”
  • 73 locals recommend
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Restaurant
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“Whoa this is some really good chicken! Go to the one downtown on Front St. Afterward, walk west to the end of Vance St. to Vance Park for a great view of the city.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Record Shop
“I can't make a list and not include Beale. The history is incredible. Now it's mostly neon and bars. Lots of bars, restaurants, and live music that they think tourists would like. I go maybe once or twice a year. You can have an open container on the street and I think they serve til 5 or 6 AM. It's fun to walk with a drink in your hand. LOTS of great souvenir shops.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“Experience one of the largest urban parks in the country via bike, in the treetops on zip lines, on the water with kayaking, paddle boats or fishing, playground and splash pad for the kids, or simply say hello to the buffalo. At 4,500 acres and with 20 bodies of water, many different experiences are offered, so grab a picnic, plan to stay all day and experience a breathtaking sunset. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“ Our tour guide was energetic, funny, and really gave us an appreciation of Memphis music and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. Highly recommended! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Hotel
“Watch the Peabody Ducks. At 11am the ducks arrow down the red carpet. Also at 5 pm they go back up. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Arrive an hour or two before sunset, go up to the observation deck and have dinner and drinks while the sun sets over the Mississippi River.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This small but wonderful Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see! The restaurant is just delightful for lunch and has an expansive view that reminds me a little tiny Tavern on the Green. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The Rendezvous is the most famous BBQ restaurant in the city. A lot of Memphians like to hate on it because it's "popular". Don't listen to the haters. This place is fantastic. The food, the ambiance, and location can't be beat. Obviously you'll order ribs but I'd also HIGHLY recommend the Lamb Riblets and Sausage & Cheese plate. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is O-MAZING. The vibe is great. With 1970's beauty shop dećor this place is hopping , the food is great and they have the coolest people working there. Reservation is probably going to be needed...”
  • 46 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“I honestly am not a big fan of BBQ but I know the favs for other locals… Central is great for pulled pork sandwiches. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whoa this is some really good chicken! Go to the one downtown on Front St. Afterward, walk west to the end of Vance St. to Vance Park for a great view of the city.”
  • 52 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“The Rendezvous is the most famous BBQ restaurant in the city. A lot of Memphians like to hate on it because it's "popular". Don't listen to the haters. This place is fantastic. The food, the ambiance, and location can't be beat. Obviously you'll order ribs but I'd also HIGHLY recommend the Lamb Riblets and Sausage & Cheese plate. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Memphis’ oldest cafe founded in 1919 and still family-run. Historic part of downtown Memphis and still has a vintage feel. Great place for breakfast. The sweet potato pancakes are not to be missed. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is O-MAZING. The vibe is great. With 1970's beauty shop dećor this place is hopping , the food is great and they have the coolest people working there. Reservation is probably going to be needed...”
  • 46 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Always great music from musicians from all around the United States. Good food and good times.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the most famous BBQ places is less than a 5-minute walk from Evergreen Cottage.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“One of the best dive bars in the world. It used to be a bordello, but now there's live music, burgers, cheap drinks, and private parlors.”
  • 47 locals recommend

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