Memphis Tourism, Tennessee

Visit Memphis - Best of Memphis

It is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and lies on the southeastern portion of the state. It is also known as the ‘City of Musical Blues’ mainly because of the many singers who have risen to fame here. The most popular among them is the legendary man of rock ‘n’ roll music, Elvis Presley.

The Downtown portion has undergone extensive redevelopment. On the other hand the center of the city has maintained the authenticity of its charming past. The city has a rich history of culture, sports and social development and reforms. The city has been a center of the Civil Rights Movement and also of the struggle of the Black Americans, and much of Memphis tours and travels reflect this.

This is one city that has risen to become one of the most popular from being an abandoned place for many years. As you go there now, you will just feel the bliss everywhere starting from the cheerful people, busy streets, modern shops, yummy food, so much shopping and what not!

Memphis Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Memphis tips for your visit

  • Do not keep anything carelessly left in the car or out of sight. Be careful about all your belongings.

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Facts and Stats for Memphis*

  • Pollution Statistics in Memphis

    Know the pollution level of Memphis before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30.88 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 63.64 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.27 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.64 (High)
  • Memphis: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Memphis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Memphis.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.55 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.76 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.43 (High)
    • Car Stealing 68.1 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.17 (Very High)
    • Attacks 71.55 (High)
    • Drug offense 90.18 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 35.34 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.93 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 73.28 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 85.34 (Very High)
  • Living in Memphis - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Memphis is 153.21 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 21.47 (Low)
    • Climate Index 84.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 48.38 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.91 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 37.15 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.41 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.25 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Memphis

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Memphis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

Memphis Travel Guides

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Memphis Tours for you

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