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ACBL MuseumThe American Contract Bridge League Museum, only a few minutes away from downtown Memphis, is not only the premier collection of bridge-related artifacts in the world, it is also an interactive showcase of the history of the game. From Vanderbilt to Culbertson to Goren to the modern era, bridge comes alive with photos, videos, art, instructional material and more. The spectacular collection of championship trophies must be seen to be believed. Touch-screen technology allows visitors to research the history and previous winners of each trophy. The Bridge Hall of Fame display includes hundreds of photos of the top names in the game, video interviews, and biographies of each inductee. The Joan Schepps Collection of Trump Indicators is an homage to the early days of the game featuring over 600 colorful pieces. In addition to these highlights, visitors to the ACBL Museum will find dozens of other fascinating items.

Peabody HotelDuck March at the Peabody Hotel The ducks march to and from the Grand Lobby daily at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm in time-honored tradition dating back to 1933. For the history of the Peabody Ducks, please click here.

Beale StreetBeale Street It first rang out over the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. It migrated to the streets and clubs of Memphis. It went on to influence the sound of music all over the world. Memphis is the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. And it all starts here on Beale Street.

Take the trolley to Beale Street from any of the host hotels!

Gibson Guitar FactoryGibson Guitar Factory This memorable tour of Gibson's Memphis guitar factory consists of an intimate viewing of the facility as Gibson's skilled Luthiers craft some of the finest guitars in the world. An opportunity to witness the intricate process of binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing, and tuning that creates these incredible musical instruments. See and hear how Gibson has helped shape the world of music for over 100 years and continues to set the pace for the musical innovations of tomorrow.

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GracelandGraceland – Home of Elvis Presley This is it—the second most visited house in the United States—preserved exactly as when Elvis Presley lived here, complete with the Jungle Room and shag carpeting. Elvis' grave is also here and can be viewed free. Additionally, you can tour the auto museum, see the Lisa Marie and Jetstar airplanes, and view the Sincerely Elvis exhibit, all of which are across the street from the mansion, along with the ticket office.

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National Civil Rights MuseumNational Civil Rights Museum The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

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Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul MuseumMemphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.

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Sun StudioSun Studio Its legendary status makes this an essential destination. This is where Elvis Presley recorded his first song, and was the starting point for Rock-n-Roll legends like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others.

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