Memphis is a city filled with history and culture - the roots of American music, the tragedies of the civil rights movement, the commerce and culture that came from being one of the most important city's on a river.
And there are a myriad of ways to discover Memphis – on foot, by trolley, via riverboat, or even through a Saturday morning group run. If a quick hit of downtown attractions - and minimal effort on your part - is the ticket, try the Segway Experience; those who want to become immersed in the history and contributions of African Americans in the city will want to reserve a seat with Heritage Tours. For the ultimate in Memphis music, a VIP tour of Graceland can't be beat.
Exploring the river has never been easier, thanks to Memphis Riverboats, which offers both nostalgic riverboat cruises on a seasonal basis - as well as airboat tours of the Mississippi River, which are not for the faint of heart. For those who want a fun and funky tour of Memphis and all its musical heritage, Backbeat or American Dream Safari are the ways to go; both offer very different but equally fun touring experiences - one in a vintage coach bus, the other via vintage Cadillac.
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