Route 61: Memphis

Route 61: Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (B)

From Clarksdale we went to Memphis. It was the city I was less excited to visit. Well, it was rather the destinations of whome I had lower expectations, and yet, it was the city that struck me the most. Not so much for its tourist attractions, but by its history and by the omnipresence of Elvis throughout. I've never been a fan of Elvis, and I didn't came here because it was his city, but his presence transformed Memphis into my favorite city.

De Clarksdale fuimos a Memphis. Creo que era una de las ciudades que menos ilusión me hacía visitar. Bueno, más bien era uno de los destinos de los que menos expectativas tenía y, sin embargo, fue la ciudad que más me impactó. No tanto por sus atracciones turísticas, sino por su historia y por la omnipresencia de Elvis en toda ella. Nunca he sido fan de Elvis, ni viajé hasta aquí porque fuera su ciudad, pero su presencia convirtió Memphis en mi ciudad favorita del recorrido.

Beale St, this is where the blues bloomed from a wild Mississippi Delta seed into American popular music. Memphis royalty is honored here, from B.B. King to Elvis Presley. It is the Bourbon st of Memphis, full of neons, people and party. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Route 61: Memphis
Guide Location: USA » Memphis
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Midori Mori
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Beale St
  • South Main St
  • Arcade
  • Double J
  • Sun Studio
  • Graceland
  • The National Civil Rights Museum
  • Overton Square
  • Water Tower Pavilion
  • Burke’s Book Store
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store