Is it just us, or are things more fun, more entertaining, more memorable when they don't cost a thing?
We love free - free attractions, free hours, free time - and in Memphis, free equals all of that and more. While a number of museums and other attractions have set days and hours in which no admission is charged, some attractions are just wide-open free, free free. We really like this word, and have listed those absolutely free attractions first, followed by those which usually have an entry fee but offer free admission during select times and days.
Some of the freebies in town are a given - like Beale Street, which you can wander with the family during the day and hear the blues, or head there when the sun goes down for some adult fun (which will cost you - but being on Beale won't). You can watch ducks march at the Peabody Hotel, follow along a scale model of the Mississippi River at Mud Island, and even explore ancient Egypt at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis. And you can even get a peek inside the King of Rock 'n' Roll's meditation garden, where Elvis Presley is buried, at his beloved Graceland.
Off you go, to be free in Memphis!