The Sights & Sounds Of Tennessee

Posted on: 23 May 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Sky Travel presents Memphis: The Blues Capital and Home of Rock and Roll.

If you're a fan of the blues, or prefer your music a little more rock and roll, then Memphis is the place to come and immerse yourself in the great all-American musical history that got the world 'all shook up'.

Elvis, the undisputed King of rock and roll, made his home here, and one place you should definitely take the time to visit is Graceland - Elvis' 14 acre estate. Here you can marvel the cars, clothes, record collection and mansion of the legend that put this Tennessee city on the map.

You Just Can't Help Falling In Love...With Memphis

Nashville Music City BluesSun Studios is also worth a call if you want the full Elvis experience. It's at these recording studios he graced the mics and laid down the tracks for his first hits.

But if blues is more your thing then you should take a wander down Beale Street where you'll find a wealth of bars playing live music come sunset - a great place to sit and unwind with a drink after a hard days exploring.

While music is the core of Memphis' appeal it also has a strong cultural significance highlighted in the National Civil Rights Museum. Constructed around the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968 the museum depicts the history of African-American civil rights.

Deep SouthClick here to view Sky Travel's Memphis video.

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Tap Those Feet In Tennessee

Dolly PartonIf you haven't quite had your fill of music in Memphis then Nashville - the undisputed capital of country music - should continue to keep those feet tapping.

A visit to Pigeon Forge, home of Dolly Parton's very own unique theme park, Dollywood, will keep the country music addiction well and truly alive! Here you've got the thrills and spills of the rides and the waterpark as well as the fun and entertainment provided by 7 different musical stages. Great if you're travelling with the family.

DollywoodSky Travel are experts in USA getaways and offer a wide range of possibilities. So why not take in these other Tennessee destinations as well, on a self drive USA holiday? Chattanooga, Nashville and Pigeon Forge all come highly recommended from the Sky Travel team and all make great complimentary locations to combine with Memphis.

Check out Sky Travel's Tennessee self drive tour by clicking here and to find out more about Memphis and Las Vegas visit Sky Travel's destination guides:

travel.sky.com/destination/North_America/USA/Memphis

travel.sky.com/destination/North_America/USA/Las_Vegas

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