Memphis City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||313.8 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||35.1494º N, 90.0489º W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum|
|Universities||University of Memphis|
Memphis is the largest city of the state of Tennessee. Various founders of different American music genres, including Blues, Gospel, Rock & Roll were based in Memphis. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and B.B. King all started their music careers in here in the 1950s. Many other famous musicians also kick-started their music careers here. Many famous radio stations and recording studios such as WDIA, Stax Records, Hi Records, and Sun Studios are located in Memphis. Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, is one of the nation’s largest tourist attractions. The place where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Lorraine Motel, located in the city has been converted into the National Civil Rights Museum.
Best Hotels in Memphis
Some of the best hotels of memphis are :
Mass Transit: Public transportation in the city is provided by the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), which runs buses and a downtown trolley system in the city. Major bus routes generally operate between 0530 and 2400 hours.
Taxis : It is not permitted in Memphis to hail a taxi on the street, you have to book them by phone.
Airports : Memphis International Airport. This is a public airport located three miles south of the city of Memphis. This is the largest cargo airport worldwide.
Tourist attractions in Memphis
Some of the popular tourist attractions of Memphis, which you should visit while you are there are Graceland, Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, Pink Palace Museum,AutoZone Park,Slave Haven,Beale Street,B.B. King’s Blues Club,Sharpe Planetarium,Pink Palace Museum,Woodruff-Fontaine House,Children’s Museum of Memphis,Memphis Zoo and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Economy of Memphis
Located ideally on the Wolf River, Memphis is an important port of entry. The world’s busiest cargo airport is also located here. Important markets of the city are its hardwood, lumber, cotton, and livestock markets. It is also a major manufacturing zone of textiles, heating equipment, pianos, and automobile and truck parts.
Memphis experiences cold winters and hot summers. Spring and fall seasons are unpredictable with severe weather, such as thunderstorms and strong winds. Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature of 81º F. Winters are very cold and experience temperatures below freezing quite often. Memphis receives sufficient rainfall. The skyline has the Sun shining for 64 percent of the year. Memphis is most beautiful during the spring months, and that is the ideal time to visit it.
Nightlife in Memphis
The bars and nightclubs of Memphis have so much action that some people come here to savor the nightlife only. Every venue has live music playing for at least a couple of days a week. Beale Street is the center point of activity and is packed with several clubs that remain open until the wee hours of the morning. The clubs here charge a small admission fee, but on Friday and Saturday nights you can secure an entry to all the night clubs in the street for a $10 wristband. This is not the only area that has a colorful nightlife. The Pinch Historic District in Downtown and the area around Overton Square in Midtown are also worth checking out. Some of the popular nightclubs of Memphis are the North End, Rum Boogie Café, and P&H Café.