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Sunset on the Memphis Bridge
Sunset on the Memphis Bridge (Courtesy of Dianna Taylor Crumpler)

These sights put the scenic side of Memphis on display:

Memphis Queen Riverboat Memphis Queen Riverboats From March through November you can take a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River.
River Walk at Mud Island Mud Island River Park Get up close and personal with the Mississippi at Mud Island's Riverwalk, a five-block scale model that follows its course from Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf coast and New Orleans.  There's also a Mississippi River Museum and an amphitheater that offers concerts April through October.
Chickasaw Gardens  Chickasaw Gardens - a beautiful section of Memphis where elegant homes surround a park and lake filled with wildfowl.  Located just to the east of Midtown near the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium.  (Photo courtesy of Dianna Taylor Crumpler).
Bryan Hall, Rhodes College Rhodes College Founded in 1848, it has a reputation for academic excellence and is set on a gorgeous 100 acre campus near Overton Park.  (Photo courtesy of
Overton Park Overton Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, is located in the heart of Midtown and is home to the Memphis Zoo, Memphis College of Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and the Overton Park Shell.
Memphis Zoo Entrance The Memphis Zoo now features the giant pandas Le Le and Ya Ya, on display in the zoo’s new $15.5 million China exhibit.  (Photo courtesy of J & D Richardson and Digital Memphis.)
Memphis Pyramid The Pyramid Arena is home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, the University of Memphis Men's Basketball Program, concerts, and family shows.  At 32 stories, it's the third largest pyramid in the world and is taller than the Statue of Liberty or the Taj Mahal.
AutoZone Park AutoZone Park, is home of the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA farm club of the St. Louis Cardinals, and is being called the finest ballpark in the minor leagues.  (Photo courtesy of