Between educational seminars and evening network dinners, Memphis invites you to see Tennessee! Space for each sightseeing tour is limited, so please only register for one.
Turn Up the Volume
This two-hour power trip begins with a guided tour of Sun Studio, where you’ll experience outtakes from recording sessions and touch Elvis’ first microphone. (“That’s All Right,” right?) Next, cruise over to the Edge Motor Museum, which showcases iconic sports cars from post-war United States to the 1970s. After lunch from a local favorite, you’ll hop on the Backbeat Bus Tour for an extraordinary musical artist neighborhood adventure ride that includes the history (and sing-alongs) of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and blues.
African American & Civil Rights Tour
You’ll start your meaningful, memorable Memphis tour at the Burkle Estate and Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum, which reveals secrets hidden a century and a half ago. The next stop is the National Civil Rights Museum and its interpretation of 400 years of the civil rights movement. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Following a delicious barbecue lunch, the tour takes you to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in the Soulsville neighborhood, where you’ll explore Memphis soul music through 2,000 artifacts and pieces of memorabilia. (And do not apologize if you start dancing.)
Explore the Outdoors/Get a Taste of Memphis
Most of your tour will be spent at Shelby Farms Park, and be sure to wear the appropriate clothes to explore the great outdoors. This 4,500-acre outdoor wonderland can outfit you for bike rides, zip-lining, self-guided hikes/exploration, and much more. Note: The tour’s 15 participants will be evenly divided to enjoy the activities mentioned, all at the participants’ own risk. The provided box lunch is definitely risk-free, though. You’ll cap off the trip with a visit and tasting tour of Old Dominick Distillery.