Beale Street Historic District

Type: Attractions, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Once the center of black-owned businesses and nightclubs, Beale became the home of the blues at the turn of the 20th century - a waypoint along the trail from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. W.C....  Read More


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  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Beale Street is integral to the city's history - musical and otherwise.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Beale is the epicenter of Memphis nightlife, and one of the country's best live music districts.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: There are plenty of clubs on Beale where you can dance into the wee hours of the morning.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: You can feel the vibe of Beale without spending a dime, simply by walking down the street.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Beale is historic both for its musical influence and its African American history.
  • Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: The Forum practically sits on Beale Street, and it's a throw-down option for a quick meal before an event or game.

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