Memphis for a day - what to do, where to camp?
July 23, 2012 7:05 PM Subscribe
The last Memphis travel question was two years ago; anything to add or change from then?
posted by eviemath to Travel & Transportation around Memphis, TN (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be passing through Memphis, TN this week, and planning on spending a day sightseeing. Any suggestions? I'm interested in Memphis primarily because it gets mentioned in songs a lot. Of course there's Graceland, though I generally prefer more modern rockabilly. Anything quirky or countercultural that you'd recommend in Memphis? Good mid-week live music venues (maybe on the not yet recognized major talent end of the cost scale)? Anything typical or emblematic of the city that isn't part of it's stereotype? Interesting civil rights history? Unfortunately, I'm on a budget, so need to avoid the big ticket sights.
Which lead me to: any recommendations for public campgrounds in the area? (Tent sites sufficient, potable water a must, shower availability would be nice.) My old 2004 Rand McNally says there's T.O. Fuller State Park to the southwest, and Meeman-Shelby State Forest a little ways to the north. Parks on the Arkansas side of the river seem to be a bit further away.
Some previous AskMes about Memphis: