Memphis, Tennessee is the perfect place to head in an RV this spring. This is, after all, the Home of the Blues! There is nothing like going to the birthplace of rock and roll to experience the music that makes us all tap our toes. There are plenty of other attractions and outdoor fun as well. Enjoy some of that downhome cooking. No time like the present!
Naturally, you can’t miss visiting Graceland while in Memphis. Elvis Presley’s home is a definite must-see, with its rich interior and eclectic displays. One convenient point is that you will find Graceland RV Park and Campground virtually next door. You can walk to the mansion to take in all the sights.
You will want to check out Shelby Farms Park for some of the outdoor fun you’ve been waiting for in Tennessee. This is a huge park, with trails for walking, hiking or biking. You’ll even get the unique opportunity to see a herd of American Bison. Some of the trails include the new 6-Mile Horseback Riding and Hiking Trail, a short loop trail around Patriot Lake, and the Chickasaw Lake Trail from where you can see the bison.
If you have kids with you, be sure to stop by the Children’s Museum of Memphis so they can have fun with the interactive exhibits and learn more about our world. If they also love music, they can get up on a stage and be a star! Exploring the tree house and climbing in a real airplane cockpit are also at the top of the list of things to do here.
The Davies Manor Plantation takes you back to the early days with the lovely furnishings and ambience. All year there are a number of fascinating events going on here, and if you check the schedule, you may be just in time for one or two. Seeing how folks lived in the early 19th century gives you a new look at history.
Okay, now for some excitement! Eighteen miles north you will discover racing and sports events galore! The Memphis International Raceway provides family entertainment the year round. Spring is a great time to come. There is even RV parking for your convenience when the events run multiple days. What a great way to meet new people and experience one of the best racing facilities in this country.
A bit further north, discover the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center. A museum with amazing exhibits beckons, teaching you much about a saga that will never be forgotten – “Roots.” Celebrate this individual’s accomplishments as you look over the artifacts of an inspirational life.
Of course, you can’t neglect some of the music that Memphis is famous for! Stop by the B.B. King’s Blues Club before you leave the city. Get captivated by the authentic blues music and delicious Southern dishes. This is his original club so there is no comparison! The perfect way to end a perfect RV vacation in Memphis!