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MEMPHIS INFORMATION

Located along the Mississippi River, Memphis is the largest city in the State of Tennessee and the 17th largest city in the country. It was found in 1820 and named  after the ancient capital of Egypt. The city grew over time because of its river trade and railroad connections. Memphis has become famous for its African American music that includes gospel, jazz and blues. It is also known for its food, most notably, Memphis barbeque. Every May, the city host the World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest. The FedEx Corporation and Autozone have their headquarters in the city. Memphis is home to one professional sports franchise, the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies that play at the FedEx Forum.
On the Web: Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
ARENA INFORMATION TRAVELING AROUND MEMPHIS
-Name: FedEx Forum
-Location: Memphis, TN
-Tenant: Memphis Grizzlies

-Capacity: 18,165
-Opened: November 3, 2004
-Cost: $250 Million

-Address: 191 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
On the Web: FedEx Forum

-Public Transit: The Memphis Area Transit Authority, MATA, provides bus and trolley service around the city.
                On the Web:
MATA
-Taxi: AAA Taxi: 901-737-7272
       
    Germantown Taxi: 901-527-6001
-Parking: Pay lots available downtown
                On the Web: Downtown Parking
-Airport: Memphis International Airport
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ATTRACTIONS AROUND MEMPHIS

-Graceland: Home of Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll". This is the number one tourist attraction in Memphis. Think "tacky tourist" trap but don't miss it--you might be pleasantly surprised.
 Location:
3765 Elvis Presley Blvd. - Map

-Beale Street
: "Home of the Blues". Dozens of bars and clubs, most of them featuring live music. At night the street is closed to vehicles and you can drink on the street.
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Beale Street - Map
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Memphis Rock n Soul Museum: The museum used to be housed in the Gibson guitar factory across the street, which puts visitors right on the factory floor.
 Location:
191 Beale Street - Map
 

POPULAR RESTAURANTS

-The Arcade: Classic old diner. Traditional diner food with the addition of pizza and hummus sandwiches.
 Location:
South Main Street - Map
-Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken:
No restaurant guide to downtown would be complete without mentioning Gus's and the food is excellent.
 Location: 301 South Front Street - Map
-Corkey's Famous BBQ:
One of the best barbeque places in Memphis. 3 or 4 locations within the city; locals strongly recommend it.
 Location:
529 Poplar Avenue - Map

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-Parking: Parking is available onsite or at the other garages and lots in the surrounding area.

AREA WEATHER LOCAL MEDIA

TELEVISION STATIONS

   -WREG-3-CBS    -WHBQ-13-FOX
   -WMC-5-NBC    -WKNO-10-PBS
   -WPTY-24-ABC   

RADIO STATIONS

      -103.5FM-WRBO-Grizzlies Flagship Radio Station
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: Memphis Daily News

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