MEMPHIS ACTIVITIES. Just UP The Road.
The Birthplace of Rock'n'Roll is only twenty minutes from Tunica casinos and golf courses. On your visit, take a drive over to Memphis attractions for live entertainment and sightseeing. Visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. And the famous Peabody Hotel is just two blocks away from legendary Beale Street, with plenty of nightclubs and shops to keep you entertained for hours.
Other Memphis attractions include:
B.B King's Blues Club
Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Orpheum Theatre
National Civil Rights Museum/The Lorraine Motel
Playhouse on the Square
You'll find fantastic gaming is just the beginning when you discover all the activities that the south has to offer just minutes from Tunica!
Memphis and Tunica – the perfect getaway combination!
Memphis and Tunica go together like barbecue and coleslaw. The two cities share more than just a geographic area. They share a culture. From the cradle of the Blues to the entertainment hot-spot of the new century, Memphis and Tunica are two getaways in one. First-time visitors are always surprised at the wealth of Memphis attractions, as well as the cultural experiences in the Memphis/Tunica area.
From Memphis attractions such as family-friendly museums, Beale Street entertainment, the Memphis Zoo, cultural events and barbecue, to Tunica’s 24-7 gaming, shopping and live musical acts, there’s truly something for everyone in Tunica and Memphis. In fact, the Memphis and Tunica area has one of the highest percentages of return visitors in the U.S. It’s a testament to the easy-going lifestyle of Memphis and Tunica that visitors want to come back again and again.
With the opening of the new I-69, Memphis and Tunica are now just a quick 20-minute drive apart, interstate all the way.
From Beale Street to the Blues Highway 61, Memphis and Tunica have a beat all their own. Some of the best-known and often-visited Memphis attractions are music-related sites. For example, Memphis entertainment features Elvis’ Graceland as well as Sun Studio, where rock and roll began. Just two minutes from Sun Studio are the blues clubs of Beale Street. After enjoying some of the best of Memphis music, take a drive down the Blues Highway 61, and then catch a live act or big-name entertainment in one of Tunica’s Vegas-style showrooms. If its music you’re looking for, this is where it’s happening.
Memphis and Tunica are almost as famous for their hotel and resort choices as they are for their musical heritage. From marching ducks at the historic Peabody Hotel and Antebellum mansions, to “King”-style retro in the manner of Graceland, Memphis has a place for everyone. Tunica boasts resort-style fun with luxurious spas and non-stop casino action, as well as traditional Southern bed-and-breakfasts, all at a great value.
The Big River
Take a cruise down the mighty Mississippi on a Memphis riverboat or the Tunica Queen Riverboat. Visit the Tunica RiverPark museum, showcasing the legend and life of the Mississippi River. Take in the annual canoe and kayak race each May in Memphis. Camp out in a teepee at Mud Island’s annual camping event or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking river views from either city.
Get Your Game On
With nine world-class casinos featuring 24/ 7 gaming action, Tunica has earned its nickname The South’s Casino Capital. Tunica also offers three championship golf courses and the only indoor clay tennis courts in the South. Memphis attractions feature the Memphis Motorsports Park which is home to NHRA’s Mid-South Nationals as well as NASCAR events. The NBA Memphis Grizzlies delight fans at FedEx Forum, and the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, playing at AutoZone Park, are one of Memphis’ great sports success stories. Whatever your sporting pleasure, you’re bound to find it here. Both FedExForum and AutoZone Park are located within walking distance of Beale Street attractions.
Tunica and Memphis Family Fun
Memphis attractions include the 100-year-old Memphis Zoo, home to giant polar bears and pandas Ya Ya and Le Le. While in Memphis, enjoy the Children’s Museum of Memphis, the Pink Palace museum and Audubon Park. Kids Quest at Harrah's Casino in Tunica offers an abundance of kid-related activities, and The Tunica RiverPark is the perfect place for kids to learn all about Delta history and the Mississippi River with interactive exhibits, aquariums and a really cool observation deck 75 feet in the air!
Experience Tunica and Memphis History
Memphis museums and Tunica museums share some of the nation’s most important history, from the River that Made America to civil rights and rock ‘n roll. Don’t miss the high points like Sun Studio, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Tunica RiverPark, the Tunica Museum, and the Smithsonian Rock ‘n Soul Museum to name just a few.
Memphis is home to dozens of wonderful eclectic restaurants including Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese and other globally influenced eateries. Tunica is home to huge buffets and award winning fine dining inside each of its casinos. But to get the true Southern experience, don’t miss barbecue at the Rendezvous, Corky’s or Interstate BBQ in Memphis and home cooking at The Hollywood Cafe and the Blue and White in Tunica.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
You’ll find just about everything your heart desires in Memphis and Tunica. Start with A. Schwab’s on Beale Street and Peabody Place, then head to the Cooper-Young District in Midtown Memphis for antique and vintage shops. Don’t miss the high-end retail in East Memphis, and then head to north Mississippi for Tunica outlet mall shopping and more antiquing and gift shops in charming Downtown Tunica. As long as you’ve got the stamina, Tunica and Memphis have the shopping.