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Old 06-07-2019, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Memphis/Graceland during Christmas!!!

I donít do Christmas presents for Riley but instead we will be flying to Memphis this yr from Dec 20-24. We are staying on the Grounds at Graceland . What are some must doís downtown and in Memphis?
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:41 PM   #2
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Never been there, but it's close enough that one day y'all should drive over to Nashville and spend some time in the Opryland Hotel area... One of the most beautiful places on earth during the Christmas time!
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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That’s an idea. Would have to rent a car but that’s dang sure an idea
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:11 PM   #4
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Yall can check out the big bass pro pyramid in Memphis, I know yall like to fish. My son stopped by there last week. He said it was pretty amazing. They have like a 100 room hotel there, bowling alley, and everything.

https://stores.basspro.com/us/tn/mem...ss-pro-dr.html
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:16 PM   #5
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Beale st for some live music and good places to eat down there as well, some areas of Memphis are pretty rough stick to the main places
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:21 PM   #6
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Porky's bbq is good stuff. Memphis dry rub ribs. Hit all the elvis stuff. It's a good piece of history. Dude invented the word pimp. Bass pro pyramid. I'm about to drive thru memphis now.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:43 AM   #7
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sun studios is worth checking out. For food - Gus's fried chicken, and central bbq are some of our favorites there!
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:34 AM   #8
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If you are staying at Graceland you will want a car. You will not even want to walk into a convenience store in that area. My daughter had a soccer tournament there this year and drove over to check it out. The immediate Graceland area I would equate to the fair park area of Dallas. You will want a car.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:42 AM   #9
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The best thing in Memphis is the Bass Pro.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:21 PM   #10
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If you are staying at Graceland you will want a car. You will not even want to walk into a convenience store in that area. My daughter had a soccer tournament there this year and drove over to check it out. The immediate Graceland area I would equate to the fair park area of Dallas. You will want a car.
Yeah itís pretty rough for sure. We stayed there a few yrs ago but didnít get out to see Beale St and downtown. They have a shuttle that runs every hour down to Beale. I know one thing for certain is the Civil Rights Memorial is on the list as well as Lanskyís . Riley wants a Elvis silk shirt to run in. Lol
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:30 PM   #11
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Yeah it’s pretty rough for sure. We stayed there a few yrs ago but didn’t get out to see Beale St and downtown. They have a shuttle that runs every hour down to Beale. I know one thing for certain is the Civil Rights Memorial is on the list as well as Lansky’s . Riley wants a Elvis silk shirt to run in. Lol
Understood.. just making sure you knew. I was a bit surprised myself. We did not have enough time to venture down to Beale but I heard from other parents it was a cool area. We looked at making a quick trip to Nashville but it was decent haul and we did not have enough time.It’s still on our list of to do’s.
I am sure it will be a fun trip.
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:36 PM   #12
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Understood.. just making sure you knew. I was a bit surprised myself. We did not have enough time to venture down to Beale but I heard from other parents it was a cool area. We looked at making a quick trip to Nashville but it was decent haul and we did not have enough time.Itís still on our list of to doís.
I am sure it will be a fun trip.
I was surprised as well. Itís pretty **** shady to say the least
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:42 PM   #13
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I’m sure I’ve seen before but how old is your kid? That’ll make a difference.
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:57 PM   #14
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Iím sure Iíve seen before but how old is your kid? Thatíll make a difference.
She will be 15. I know Beale street at night is out but during the day I heard itís kid friendly
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:12 PM   #15
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Cool. American Civil Rights Museum is a must! Sheís old enough to get it. Beale Street will be fine during the day. Bass Pro is awesome. Memphis Zoo is the best Iíve ever been to! Fried chicken there is not what you are used to here. Memphis Pizza Cafe was awesome. Overton Square area is good. Weíve been to Memphis twice and loved it.

Get a car or drive it so you have one. The country side is beautiful around there. Lots of history there too. Look at the Peabody as well.

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Old 06-09-2019, 02:58 PM   #16
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Cool. American Civil Rights Museum is a must! Sheís old enough to get it. Beale Street will be fine during the day. Bass Pro is awesome. Memphis Zoo is the best Iíve ever been to! Fried chicken there is not what you are used to here. Memphis Pizza Cafe was awesome. Overton Square area is good. Weíve been to Memphis twice and loved it.

Get a car or drive it so you have one. The country side is beautiful around there. Lots of history there too. Look at the Peabody as well.
I may rent a car. Think I can get one for $175 for a week.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:56 PM   #17
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Always a fun time. Drive to west Memphis and try and find someone who speaks understandable English! ... kinda like where’s Waldo. Armpit of the south for sure
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:01 PM   #18
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Peabody Hotel to see the ducks march in , it’s actually very entertaining and a cool place to get out of the heat and to have a drink in the bar area.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:09 PM   #19
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Graceland, The Peabody Hotel, Bass Pro in the Pyramid, Beale St., the location of MLK assassination, Mud Island Museum if itís still open. There are casinos a short drive south in Mississippi. They also have river boat tours with dinner that I havenít tried yet.

But like others have said, be careful. It is a rough city and especially around the tourist attractions. If it becomes too uncomfortable, you can go over to Germantown and it becomes pretty nice.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:54 PM   #20
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If youíre staying at graceland be back before dark... it is in a terrible area!!
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:43 PM   #21
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Following. We're passing through in late July but will have camper. The thought of stopping at BPS with truck and camper and then taking an Uber to Beale street and Graceland has crossed my mind.
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