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The Suiteness Guide to Memphis

Best known for Elvis, barbecue, the blues, and Martin Luther King Jr., Memphis, Tennessee is set on the banks of the Mississippi River just minutes from the Arkansas and Mississippi state lines. Music lovers will want to visit Sun Studios, where legends including Johnny Cash and B.B. King recorded albums, as well as plan a pilgrimage to Graceland to see the opulent home of Elvis Presley. Known as the "Home of the Blues", Beale Street in downtown Memphis can be explored on a guided walking tour or on your own as you stroll past live music, restaurants, and bars. The city is home to dozens of museums, including the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.