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TravelPlex's Memorable City: Memphis

May 13, 2015

Memphis Beale StreetTravelPlex’s Destination of the Month for May takes you south to the city overlooking the bluffs, sometimes called the “River City”. We’re talking about Memphis.

Rising from the bluffs along the Mississippi River (thus its nickname), Memphis is Tennessee's largest city and the commercial and cultural center of the western part of the Volunteer state. The city is a combination of Southern tradition and modern efficiency, where old-fashioned paddle wheelers steam upriver past the city's most striking landmark, the gleaming, stainless-steel Pyramid Arena.

When you mention Memphis, one name springs to most minds: Elvis, the undisputed king of rock and roll. Elvis put Memphis on the map, recording his first hits here. His legacy burns bright at Graceland, the estate where he lived, died, and rests in peace. Elvis International Tribute Week, held each August at Graceland, has grown to match the myth.

In 2013 Forbes magazine ranked Memphis as one of the top 15 cities in the United States with an "emerging downtown" area. Known for great BBQ and jazz, Memphis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals AAA team, the Memphis Cardinals. Memphis is a great weekend getaway for any St. Louisian.

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