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  • Elvis has left the building, but there's still lots to do in Memphis!

    Jun 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly city, southern hospitality, absolute best barbecue in the world!
    Cons: It's a long way from Atlanta, New York, or L.A. Is that really so bad?

    Summary: Memphis will welcome you with open arms. This friendly city offers plenty of southern hospitality and there are a variety of activities to keep you occupied during your visit. The best times to visit are during the spring and fall. Springtime is ... read more

  • Not the Best Place to Visit

    May 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: You can visit all the important stuff in two days tops.
    Cons: After two days you'll be bored out of your mind and desperate to leave.

    Summary: My husband and I just got back from spending 3 days in Memphis. It was supposed to be a 4 day trip but we were so miserable we flew home a day early. I'm willing to overlook the fact that my hotel (the Wyndham Garden Hotel) was a block or two from ... read more

  • Elvis Presley's Graceland

    Dec 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everyone should go one time.You will understand Elvis and his life more.
    Cons: Memphis is not exactly a clean safe place to visit.Can be a tourist trap.

    Summary: We went to Graceland on December 26th 2003.We arrived early that morning when it was just opening for the day after Christmas.Glad we did because at around Noon as we were finished the crowd was getting large. When you arrive at the parking lot.You ... read more

  • Walk a mile in Elvis' shoes

    Sep 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review

    Summary: I am putting this under Memphis and not Graceland because this has more than just Graceland in it. I have never lived very far from Memphis. I was raised about 2 hours from Memphis. I have been to Memphis many times. I have been to Graceland several t ... read more

  • Blown Away

    Jun 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Downtown Development ~ Nightlife ~ Unique shopping ~ Casino District ~ Music ~ Affordability
    Cons: Haves and Have nots ~ Interstate construction ~ downtown construction

    Summary: My last trip to Memphis was frightening to say the least ~ this was made back in '92. This time around I've found a completely new city! What happened to Memphis? LOL The redevelopment of downtown has created potentially the only urban feeling ... read more

  • Memphis: It's What You Make Of It (repost)

    Jul 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great entertainment. More tolerant than the surrounding region. Plenty of low-paying jobs for college students.
    Cons: racial mistrust, lack of career opportunities compared to Nashville, the Southeast and Texas.

    Summary: Since I attended graduate school at the University of Memphis from 1994-96, I thought I'd comment. First of all, I was NOT joking when I said Memphis has a more tolerant social climate than most other cities in the Mid-South. Yes, as many posters ... read more

  • No Thank You Very Much

    Mar 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: There's plenty of avenues of escape.
    Cons: Looks like a bomb went off over the city and nobody bothered to clean up.

    Summary: Ever seen Escape from New York, where the island of Manhattan has been turned into a free-range prison? Notice the decay and the less-than-savory inhabitants? Well, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Welcome to Memphis, Tennessee: home of faded ... read more

  • At Sun Records, There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!

    Dec 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Music history is brought to life here in a very enjoyable way.
    Cons: I didn't have my camera!

    Summary: I touched something today that Elvis Presley touched! The microphone that he used to record some of his very earliest recordings.. I touched it! Really, I did! (swoon) Okay, so I'm not really a fanatic. In fact, I wasn't even born when Elvis ... read more

  • Shopping in Memphis: From a confessed shop-a-holic!

    Nov 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great shopping at Wolfchase Galleria, Saddle Creek Shopping Center and Oak Court
    Cons: Some of the older shopping areas are started to get abandoned

    Summary: Memphis has many good places to help you part with your hard-earned money, especially during the holiday shopping season. If you're a shop-a-holic like me, you can put some of these on your list of places that you must visit or must avoid, depending upon ... read more

  • 3000 Miles to Memphis (OK, 676 to be exact)

    Oct 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, drink, fun, atmosphere, heritage
    Cons: Very hot during summer.

    Summary: As a frequent business traveler, I (and every other person who frequents Northwest Airlines from a less-than-huge Midwest city) have been to the Memphis International Airport many times for a connection on a flight to another city. I have always wanted ... read more

  • The Marvelous Whistling Pig

    Jul 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing fried pickles, excellent sauce, great value.
    Cons: The beer selection is only adequate, and there really isn't a wine list.

    Summary: Memphis has been home to a Pig-N-Whistle bar-b-que restaurant, in one incarnation or another, for better than fifty years. The restaurants have been locally owned and operated since 1990, and the original opened in the 1930s. Of course, the ... read more

  • Walking in Memphis with My Feet 10 feet off of Beale

    Jul 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big City Life, Small Town Values
    Cons: Lots of Crime

    Summary: While writing a hometown write-off a few weeks ago, I discussed a time when we lived in Arkansas, and how much I disliked it. My husband and I moved to this small town from Atlanta, and I really resented the slow pace of that small Arkansas town. ... read more

  • Graceland's Better Than Ever Before!

    May 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: new personal exhibits, Audiotour with headset, good family entertainment
    Cons: lots to see and should take an afternoon to visit

    Summary: I even got the goosebumps. No, it wasn’t from air conditioning. In middle March when I went, humidity wasn’t a problem yet in Memphis, Tennessee. Rather the goosebumps came from being in Elvis Presley’s old stomping grounds and possibly still his ... read more

  • Sing Your Way to Graceland!

    May 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Where else can you walk into an authentic time warp--the 1970's live here!
    Cons: I just wanted to know more about what made this guy tick!

    Summary: That’s what I did. On a roadtrip from Florida, I noticed that we were headed toward Tennessee, and that was it. Paul Simon’s song “Graceland” popped into my head and never left. My husband remained adamant about driving straight through the ... read more

  • The National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Motel

    Apr 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The city is brimming with history, including this museum
    Cons: -

    Summary: Do any of you remember where you were on this evening in 1968? Chances are, if you recall that this particular night of April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you'll be able to tell me where you were and what ... read more

  • Spend The Night At the Heart Break Hotel

    Apr 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very nice rooms, free breakfast, Great theme
    Cons: No indoor pool

    Summary: After returning from our families recent vacation of which we spent the night at the Heart Break Hotel, I was eager to come home and write an Epinion on the place. I was disappointed to find that there was not a specific subject for the hotel, so this ... read more

  • Are You Lonesome Tonight

    Mar 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent place to visit, with something for everyone
    Cons: Need more than a couple weeks to visit

    Summary: "Are you lonesome tonight…" welcome to Memphis, Tennessee home to more than just Rock ‘n' Roll and Blues. Memphis is located in the heart of the south and is built along one of the world’s largest rivers boasting a cultural distinction that offers a ... read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    Mar 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Memphis is an area of history that has been alive for a long time.
    Cons: Not the safest place in the world.

    Summary: I was born and raised for the first 12 years of my life in Memphis, TN. I can say that during those 12 years I rarely saw the good spots of the city. We didn't have the money to spend to see them. But, now on visiting I'm seeing more and more of them. ... read more

  • Elvis Is Alive and Well in Memphis

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Place for Elvis Fans
    Cons: House needed some repairs outside

    Summary: I must admit that growing up I was a big fan of Elvis Presley. I have always wanted to visit Graceland and my husband made the wish to visit the King's House come true. We packed up our car and drove from Dallas, Texas to Memphis, TN in one ... read more

  • Graceland... Not what I thought it would be but it was good

    Nov 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cost, See how and where Elvis Lived, So much more
    Cons: None at all

    Summary: If you are even in Memphis stop by and take a tour of Graceland. If costs about $10 a person but it is worth it. We boarded a bus from across the street from Graceland and you have a cassette player and headphones. As the tapes plays you ... read more

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