About Angela A
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
Since Oct. 2012
I love to travel. I am not happy unless I am planning a new adventure, returning to a beloved city, or blazing a trail to somewhere I have never been before. My favorite places in the world are London, New Orleans, Disneyland, and Salem, Massachusetts. I also love to write about everything and anything to do with travel. I have penned travel guides for TripAdvisor on Jamaica, Nassau, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, Punta Cana, Kissimmee, San Juan, Panama City Beach, Louisville, Cincinnati, Key Largo, Biloxi, Tampa, Cleveland, Clearwater, Branson, Pigeon Forge, and Phoenix.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, History Museums, Speciality Museums
History Museums, Speciality Museums
History Museums, Natural History Museums
Historic Sites, History Museums
The famed home of rock 'n' roll King Elvis Presley, Graceland is every bit as flashy — and as fabulously kitschy — as you might have imagined it to be. The colonial-style mansion, situated just outside of downtown, is famous for its over-the-top decor, including a jungle room, a faux-waterfall, and a guitar-shaped pool.
Musical legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis all recorded at Sun Studio. Today, guests can visit the 'birthplace of rock 'n' roll' on a guided tour.
From the outside, the Lorraine Motel appears relatively untouched since the infamous day that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated here in 1968. Inside, though, it's a different story, having been transformed into one of the most memorable and moving museums that you're likely to experience in the U.S. As much as possible, the interactive exhibits here bring to life the major events of the Civil Rights movement: Visitors can sit at a Woolworth's lunch counter, join the 1963 March on Washington, and sit on a replica of the bus where Rosa Parks made her stand.
It's well known that Memphis is a music mecca, and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum is dedicated to documenting the city's musical history. Its exhibits, created by the Smithsonian Institution, feature facts and memorabilia that trace music in Memphis from 1930s sharecroppers to its global musical presence today. As you peruse costumes, beloved musical instruments, and more, you'll get a wealth of information, and of course some fantastic tunes to go along with it, courtesy of a fabulous audio tour.
Situated in the pink marble mansion of Clarence Saunders, who founded the modern supermarket, the Pink Palace is a wacky collection of dioramas, dinosaurs, and much more. The museum traces the cultural history of the South, with interactive exhibits including a replica of Clarence Saunders' first Piggly Wiggly.
The Children's Museum of Memphis offers educational and interactive exhibits. Be sure to visit the Outdoor PlaySpace, complete with T-Rex bones!
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the oldest and largest art museum in the entire state of Tennessee, boasting an impressive permanent collection of nearly 9,000 pieces of art.
The Fire Museum of Memphis promotes fire safety awareness through interactive exhibits, replicas, and artifacts. The outer wall of the museum is also dedicated to Memphis firefighters who have lost their lives.
The only U.S. art institution exclusively devoted to preserving metalwork, the National Ornamental Metal Museum showcases both historic and contemporary metal works. Visitors may even see artists working as they create unique pieces here!
Founded in 1874, the Memphis Cotton Exchange Building was once the center of the economic world of Memphis — the place where cotton trading occurred, and where elite members set the rules and standards for cotton trading in Memphis and the Mid-South. Today, this historic building houses the Cotton Museum, where visitors can learn more about one of America's most important crops.