Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. The city's claims to fame include Graceland, the mansion Elvis Presley lived in during his later years. Maybe more importantly, Memphis is the considered by many to be the home of blues music.
In addition to Graceland, Memphis has many extremely popular tourist attractions, including Libertyland - a popular family amusement park featuring around many rides and attractions; Memphis Zoo - including two giant pandas and regular animal shows; and Sun Studio - known as 'the birthplace of rock 'n' roll', being the studio where Elvis Presley first recorded.
Other prominent sights in Memphis include the Pyramid Arena
the Cotton Exchange Building, St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, the Memphis Botanic Gardens, Audubon Park - a large parkland popular with Tennessee locals; and the Tom Lee Park - a major spot for lively festivals and open-air music events.
Things to See and Do
* Downtown Memphis
* Tom Lee Park – great views of Mississippi river
* Graceland – Home of Elvis Presley
* Shelby Farms Park
* Memphis Zoo
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 670,200 approx
Land Area – 723.4 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port is located on the Mississippi River, Memphis. It is located just south of Downtown Memphis.
Transport Links – Air services is provided by Memphis International Airport.
Amtrak service is available from trains running up and down the Mississippi, as well as connections through major hubs.
Greyhound and Megabus also provide national bus services.
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