Things to do in Memphis
There's no shortage of things to do in Memphis when you stay with us on your next visit here. At Four Points by Sheraton Memphis-Southwind, we make it easy to explore the area, whether you're here for business or pleasure. Our location in trendy east Memphis is where you want to be - we're close to Germantown and Collierville but still easily accessible to downtown. Take a stroll along the Mississippi River or enjoy some world famous Barbeque on Beale Street. Memphis is home to the Blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, so there are tons of great local events and must-see musical Memphis attractions.
- The Avenue Carriage Crossing - 4.9 miles
Located in Collierville, The Avenue Carriage Crossing is a pedestrian-friendly shopping destination featuring over 70 premier national retailers, select local merchants, and specialty restaurants. Carriage Crossing is easy to access and it provides convenient store-front parking as well.
- Memphis Zoo - 15.9 miles
Voted one of the top five zoos in the nation by TripAdvisor.com, the Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals and over 500 species from around the world. The Memphis Zoo is also one of only four zoos in the U.S. to have giant pandas. The zoo is located on 70 acres in the heart of Midtown Memphis, and it features many wonderful exhibits that bring you right into the experience.
- Graceland - 16.0 miles
Come to Graceland and experience the most famous rock ‘n’ roll residence in the world. Explore both the personal and professional life of Elvis Presley and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of music and pop culture forever.
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music - 18.2 miles
Located at the original site of Stax Records, come experience musical greatness as the Stax Museum pays tribute to all the great American soul artists who recorded there. With over 2,000 interactive displays, films, and artifacts, you are sure to come away with a rich history and appreciation for the artists who pioneered soul music in America.
- Beale Street Historic District - 18.2 miles
Beale Street is a district in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles. It is a significant location in the city’s history, as well as in the history of the blues. Today, the blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions in Memphis Festivals, and outdoor concerts periodically bring large crowds to the street and its surrounding areas.
- AutoZone Park - 18.3 miles
Located in the heart of downtown Memphis, AutoZone Park was named the 2009 Minor League Ballpark of the Year by Baseball America. AutoZone Park is home to the Memphis Redbirds and is a great place to enjoy America's favorite past time and catch a game while you are in town.
- Gibson Guitar Factory - 18.3 miles
Tour the Gibson Beale Street Showcase where you can get up close to watch the skilled Gibson Luthiers craft one of the world's greatest guitars. Learn the process of how each guitar is built as well as Gibson's impact on musical history over the past 100 years. The tour lasts about 45 mins and tickets can be purchased at the Gibson retail shop on Beale.
- Germantown - 4.7 miles
Explore the rich history of this suburb of Memphis that features great shopping, arts, and Native American culture.
- TPC Southwind - 2.8 miles
Hit the links at this championship course and PGA Tour's only private golf club in the state of Tennessee.
- Mike Rose Soccer Complex - 3.1 miles
This massive soccer complex features 16 fields along with a 2,500 person stadium.
- University of Memphis - 12.3 miles
Located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, U of M is home to over 21,000 students and a Division I athletics program.