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For prices and availability for groups of 20 or more call our Memphis office at 901-369-9838 or email Memphis@SweetMagnoliaTours.com

Feel the Vibe This comprehensive overview tour will take you to the Mississippi 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 the 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.

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