Family Vacation In Memphis Tennessee

We recently took our family on a family vacation to Memphis Tennessee. We rented a house in Whitehaven, a suburb of Memphis and stayed there for almost a week. Our kids loved it and so did we. We have been to Memphis before but this time we explored the city more than anything else. It was truly eye-opening especially because of the residents that make Memphis what it truly is. Here are some of the amazing things to do in Memphis with your family:

Family vacations are a lot of fun. You get to spend time with your family and you get to relax at the same time. There are many places you can go with your family. If you are looking for some destination that is fun and different from what you’re used to, then maybe Memphis Tennessee is for you! Memphis has a lot to offer for the entire family. Many attractions are historical and educational. There is much to see and things to do at these attractions, making them perfect for family vacations, school field trips and team building activities.

Family Vacation In Memphis Tennessee

Take a break from your regular routine and do something different this year. It’s time to get away and have some fun in the great outdoors. Memphis Tennessee is home to many family fun activities such as a visit to the zoo, bowling or go see a band at the Beale Street Music Festival.

You can’t visit Memphis, Tennessee without pausing to experience the music culture and the Rock and Roll music that was born here from the roots of blues music. There is a lot of history and culture that are perfect Memphis family attractions to visit during your trip.

You’ll love walking the streets in the birthplace of rock where Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, and other legends lived, worked, and shared their passion. It’s a great place to visit if you’re in the southern United States to experience all the culture and history of this iconic city.

I received complimentary admissions to some of the attractions included below. All opinions and experiences are my own. 

Top 5 Memphis Family Attractions to Visit

1. Graceland – Home of Elvis Presley

A trip to Memphis wouldn’t be quite complete without paying a visit to the home of this legend. It’s a fascinating look back on how he lived. We started our the tour with a quick film about his life, then it was off on a bus to Graceland, Elvis’ home.

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The property was nicknamed Graceland by the previous owner’s and it was a name that stuck! The mansion was over 10,000 square feet and included nearly 14 acres when Elvis bought the property for $102,500 back in 1957. Elvis added on additional buildings to the property and the Graceland mansion is now 17,552 square feet today. Even from the front door step, the property looks impressive.

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The interior tour started in what is referred to as the music room which includes a large front sitting room with the longest couch I’ve ever seen – it’s 15′! Right through the front foyer and living room is a beautiful white piano.

From there we moved on to see the dining room, which is still used for Presley family dinners when the family members are in town. It was fascinating to see a home preserved in time with the decor and styles from the 1970’s. The outdated kitchen and small screen big box TV’s really spoke to the changes over the past 50 years.

Next we moved into what is known as the Jungle Room, and it really was a wild room – complete with thick pile carpeting on the ceiling and a water wall that was once used.

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The tour continued on through the basement and the rest of the grounds including a racquetball court he had built on the property and a guest house. The property was filled with so much information and it was definitely a stop worth a visit. It was really a one-of-a-kind place to visit to get a peek at what someone on the red carpet lived like!

After the Graceland mansion tour, we spent some time looking through the history museums that included some of Elvis Presley’s outfits, lots more information on his life including his time drafted to war, and of course the cars that were a treat to see!

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