About the city

The area of Memphis was first settled by the Mississippi culture and later by Native American Tribes. The area has been occupied for more than 10000 years. In the 16th century Spanish explorers arrived in this area. In 1797 the Spanish abandoned their forts and Memphis was founded in 1819, 22 years after the Spanish abandoned the place. Memphis became a big slave market and later the city became a major cotton and mule market. You can find a lot of history in Memphis.


Things to do in Memphis

-Music is very important to Memphis, Rock ‘n’ Roll started here, just as the soul and the city is home of the blues. There is a great museum that learns you everything about this music. The museum is called Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. If you love music you really should visit this museum. For more information you can visit the website of the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

-Another thing that is very important to the city is the Mississippi river, this was the first reason why people settled here. One of the great ways to discover the Mississippi and Memphis is to take a rivercruise. Their are different companies that offer these tours. For more information about these river cruises you should  visit the visitor center in Memphis. Another way to enjoy the river is to find a nice spot close to the river and watch the sun set as the boats on the river pass you by.

-If you want to do something more active you could go biking. There are different biking routes in Memphis, some of these routes are also roads that are shared with cars. The routes are to discover the city, but also for connecting different areas of the city. Biking is a great way to discover the city. You can rent a bike at Peddler Bicycle Shops near tot the MEmphis University. For more information you can visit the website of Peddler Bicycle Shops.

-Close to Memphis you can find the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. You can take an 1-hour tour and learn everything about the distillery proces. This is olso the nation’s oldest registered distillery. You must be at least 21 years of age to take this tour. For more information you should visit the visitor center in Memphis.

-Memphis has a great zoo. The zoo is free and has to much different kinds of animals to name. There are also shows and events in this zoo. For more information you can visit the website of the Memphis Zoo.

-Last but not least Graceland! This is the old home of Elvis Presley. You can learn everything about Elvis, his home and his collections when you visit Graceland. You could also take a tour through Graceland. There are also annual events that are great when you are an Elvis fan. For more information you can visit the website of

Campground near to Memphis

This KOA campground is just 15 minutes away from Memphis. The campground has free wi-fi, a pool, cable tv, bike rental, full hook-ups and more. For more information you can visit the website of KOA Memphis.







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