You don't have to be enthralled with Elvis to understand his cultural significance, and paying a visit to the historic Graceland couldn't be easier when you call Memphis home. Many locals say that touring this popular attraction is something all Memphis residents should do at least once. In the city, you can stroll through the Beale Street Historic District, visit the National Civil Rights Museum, tour the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and spend a day at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, with many other noteworthy landmarks there, too. Sports fans can root for the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, who've become very competitive, with appearances in the last five post-seasons. At the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium, there's literally something for everyone, as the complex houses a museum, a science center, a nature center, a giant 3-D theater, and of course, the planetarium. For those who love the city they live in, but always feel like getting away for the weekend, just a short drive from Memphis to Nashville means that attending the annual music festivals and dining on even more great food is a short skip away. Atlanta also presents another weekend getaway opportunity, where you can visit Civil War monuments and more.

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Memphis is a fantastic city that offers much excitement for people of all interests. The city is known for its food and music, but there is more to enjoy, as the area is rising in popularity on the merits of the culinary delights offered there. Lovers of live music both young and old will discover plenty of venues to listen to rock, blues, and jazz bands, too. And the city's got its fair share of attractions and high culture venues, from the Symphony to the Opera.

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