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Feel the Vibe This comprehensive overview tour will take you to the MississippiÂ Riverfront and through downtown Memphis where tradition and modern progress collide to form an exciting modern city filled with historic sites, fun and adventure. As you travel past the magnificent mansions in Victorian Village and down Cotton Row, you will experience a southern river town in its hay day when carriages lined the streets and cotton bales sat proudly on the sidewalks waiting to be graded, traded and sold at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The excitement created by the landing of Riverboats carrying cotton from the Mississippi Delta to the Memphis market continues today as river barge traffic still contributes to Memphis designation as the “Distribution Center of the United States.” Traveling down Riverside Drive where the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff raises to theÂ skyline you will see why the founding father’s foresight to develop the city in 1819 as a transportation center was an astute decision. The bluffs provide a natural flood barrier to the rampages of the Mississippi River allowing the Memphis of today to be an internationally recognized intermodal transportation center for rail, barge, trucking and air cargo which is only enhanced by our claim to be the home of the largest overnight mail service of the world-Federal Express!
Rhythm of Memphis Memphis is considered by many to be the “Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll.” Connected to the Mississippi Delta by Hwy 61″The Blues Highway,” Memphis has been a Mecca for Blues, Country, and Gospel artists from all over this music rich area of the United States. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis and Elvis Presley made his home at Graceland, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Issac Hayes, Al Green, Otis Redding, Charlie Rich, Ike Turner all called Memphis home during their careers.
Discover Nashville before it was Music City. Our Athens of the South package includes historical tours rich in Southern history. From guided tours of grand estates to lively entertainment, this package has it all.
- Beale Street Blues Tour 3hrs
- Rock n Roll Tour 3hrs
- Soul Music Tour 3hrs
In the quest to identify the roots of American music, all roads led to Memphis, as stated by to the Smithsonian Museum. The Music of Elvis and Graceland, BB King and the Blues, the Gospel of Al Green, Isaac Hays, Otis Redding, and the sounds of soul … Memphis, the epicenter of the Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Gospel and Soul … this is where it all began.
Each one of our “Rhythms of Memphis” tours begin with a music related sightseeing tour, a visit to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and one other music attraction. All tours end on Beale Street, making it convenient to add an optional Sweet Magnolia lunch and/or dinner package at B. B. King’s Blues Club, Alfred’s on Beale, Kings’ Palace, Pig on Beale or the Blues City CafĂ©.
Our African American Civil Rights Tour will take you to historic sites related to our Black Heritage and present-day places significant in the development of the African American community in Memphis. Please take a moment to review just some of the interesting places that you will see on this tour.
This tour is a narrated riding tour with picture stops. Click below to see African American Civil Rights Tour packages that include stopping to tour inside various attractions described below.
In 1968 an important labor dispute brought Dr. Martin Luther King to Memphis. A strike was raised by the City of Memphis Sanitation Workers that escalated into a full-fledged commitment to human dignity, economic equity, and segregation. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, now the National Civil Rights Museum. Your Sweet Magnolia tour guide will take you to the spot of the assassination for a presentation.
For the history buff! Chattanooga’s legacy during the civil war will be explored throughout this travel tour. The package includes the Battles of Chattanooga, a walk through Point Park, and a Civil War-themed dinner show and so much more!
Explore one of Tennessee’s most beautiful cities with our Discover Chattanooga group travel tour. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, enjoy a dinner show, and take a vintage train ride through the city. You can marvel at the natural beauty with a visit to Ruby Falls and lunch at Rock City.
Experience all the entertainment Nashville has to offer with the LIVE from Music City tour. In this package, you will head backstage at the Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B, and the Country Music Hall of Fame for a legendary experience in music and history.
Dive into creativity with the Art Lover’s Paradise package from Sweet Magnolia Tours. Chattanooga offers a variety of artistic inspiration, and on this tour, you will get to experience the best. From guided tours to trips to the art museum your creative juices will start flowing!
Get a taste for Music City with the Nashville Student Performance package. Each group will have the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, receive a tour of RCA Studio B, and explore the Country Music Hall of Fame. The perfect package for music students of all ages.
Leap into an exciting vacation with the Outdoor Adventure in the Scenic City package in Chattanooga. For anyone who loves to relax while staying active, this package includes cave tours, ghost tours, and adventure courses and more while exploring this beautiful city.
Discover the natural beauty of Chattanooga with The Mountains are Alive tour. Designed for Fall exploration, you’ll take a cruise on a riverboat, explore Lookout Mountain, and participate in Ruby Falls Lantern Tour and many more. Itâ€™s a true celebration of Fall foliage.