BOWL GRIDIRON: Entertainment in Memphis

Cole Komma

Got to Memphis a little early for the bowl game? Looking for stuff to do? Here are just a few attractions to occupy one’s time in Memphis.

The National Civil Rights Museum

Visit the historic Lorraine hotel, the site of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. According to the NCRM website, “the Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide.”


The King of Rock and Roll’s abode has been open to the public since 1982. And just down the street, feel free to stay at the Heartbreak Hotel. Be prepared to spend some money, because you have to pay to take in all that Graceland has to offer.

Beale Street

See the famous street where Elvis Presley obtained his love for music. Attend local music shows at it’s various restaurants and venues such as Blues’ City, King’s Palace Café and the New Daisy Theatre.

Memphis Zoo

Started in 1906 with only a $1,200 from the Memphis Park Comission, the Memphis Zoo has grown into a 70 acre site-seeing smorgasbord. Now showing baby Red Pandas.