Destinations / The Best Places to Visit in Tennessee, U.S.A. / Memphis




Memphis is a city located in the southern part of the USA on the Mississippi River. It is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. The number of the inhabitants of the city of Memphis in 2010 was about 660,000 people. And the general population together with surrounding suburbs far exceeds 1.3 million. According to the majority of Americans, Memphis is primarily the city of blues and the birthplace  city of Elvis Presley.

t is a relatively young city. It was founded on May 22, 1819, when General Andrew Jackson, who became the 7th U.S. President, John Overton and James Winchester formed a settlement here. Up to this point for many thousands of years, it was an Indian land, which then briefly pressed the Spanish conquerors of new lands. Economy contributed to the formation of the active use of slaves in the rich soil of the Mississippi Delta. The city then became the largest center of cotton with wide trade links. The geographical location of the city in the heart of North America, the rapid development of transport infrastructure over time turned Memphis into a global city from a modern logistics center.

The River Port of Memphis is the fourth largest among the river ports of the United States. Memphis International Airport was the busiest airport and a large cargo in North America in 1992. It was in this city the headquarters of transnational logistics giant - the company FedEx. It is the largest employer employing more than 30 thousand inhabitants of this region. So for comparison, in the whole region, a huge manufacturing sector employed only 44,000 people. But in addition to FedEx, the city has more than 400 other smaller transport companies and firms. Thus, the most developed transport infrastructure in the region is able to take a huge amount of cargo and ship quickly from then on land transport by rail and by car. Since more than 10% of the workforce is employed in Memphis transportation and future allocation of people and goods and this is the highest among the largest cities in the United States. Other important economic sectors are services, finance, pharmaceuticals, food and medicine.

Of course, music for many years has been and continues to be the most important component of the city. Memphis was in the fourth place among all the recording facilities in the world in 1973. And then the music industry was the third sphere people were involved in the employer of the city. Memphis music legacy thrives to this day, but since then the significance of the music industry earlier in the economic area of the city no longer exists. Legendary Graceland estate, annually attracts more than 600,000 tourists. It was here that Elvis lived and died, the legend of world music and unconditional "King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley. Thanks to Gracel it is the main attraction of the city and is the second the number of visitors home in America after the White House in the capital, Washington.

The famous park “Tom Lee Park”, goes to the monorail tram to a beautiful island “Mud Island”, which stretches along the entire downtown. In the southern part of the island is a green park and the famous museum dedicated to the U.S. Mississippi River. Music lovers just have to walk through the streets of Memphis for a cult called “Beale Street”. Here numerous street musicians play live music and vehicular traffic on the street at night is completely overlapped.

The city is building a unique design that bears the name today Pyramid Arena. In the very near future in the pyramid, which was built in 1991 and so is the city of Memphis a shopping and entertainment center will be placed. This well-known pyramid is located north of the central downtown and is clearly visible from all sides of the city. And in Middletown, which is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the city, is the largest zoo in the state of Memphis. As for the weather in the city, in Memphis dominates humid subtropical climate. Winters are little cool, the average temperature in January is of 5 C. In the city are frequent winter with little precipitation, but occasionally there are snowfalls. Summers in the city are hot and humid, the average temperature in july is of 28 C. In spring and autumn the weather is very changeable. Precipitations are observed throughout the year.

Others The Best Places to Visit in Tennessee, U.S.A. .

Tennessee state is located in the east of the country.
It belongs to the so-called states of the South-East Centre.
This is a relatively small administrative unit of the U.
, covering about 110 square kilometers, the thirty-sixth in the country.
Tennessee is bordered by eight states.
This is a populous state with a population density of 54 people per square kilometer ( the total population of the State is of 6.
25 million people).
Tennessee refers to one of the most popular American states for leisure travelers.
It is famous for its majestic mountains and incomparable lakes, lots of historical sites and rich cultural heritage.
The main tourist centers are the capital city of Nashville ( the World Music Center), Memphis and Gatlinburg.
Many tourists visit Tennessee for Nashville mainly, the capital to enter the world of country music.
Many of the most famous country singers are from Tennessee.
The largest soybean crop grows in Tennessee, contributing about 11% of total revenues agricultural state.
The state is also a leading producer of tobacco.
Other agricultural income is derived from animal products and dairy products and products from greenhouses, nursery and cotton.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve and attracts millions of visitors from across the region and around the world annually.
Covering about 1,000 square kilometers it is home to temperate rainforests and some of the rarest and most unique plant life in North America.
Whether you like the challenge of a strenuous hike to the crest of a mountain or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sunset, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a wealth of activities to enjoy.
The hardest part may be chosen by auto tour, trail, waterfall, or historic areas to explore! There are a wide range of cottages for rent in this beautiful area.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is an essential step .
Most cherished attractions are spread all over the state: Memphis, Nashville, Great Smoky Mountains, Chattnooga.
Climate   The close proximity of the state of the Gulf of Mexico makes the climate of Tennessee wet and hot, that is subtropical.
Only in the mountainous regions remains a continental climate, without an abundance of moisture.
Nevertheless, it is the Gulf of Mexico that protects the state from hurricanes.
The only downside are tropical cyclones.
About fifty days in the year Tennessee sky illuminates flashes of lightning and peals of thunder are heard everywhere.
Sometimes there are tornadoes, mostly in the west of the state.
Summer is hot, the average temperature +32 ° C ( at night noticeably cooler), and winters quite soft - average temperature is in the range from -3 ° C to -7 ° C.
Summers are cooler in eastern part of the state and the coldest winters occur in the mountainous areas.
Cities of Tennessee The state capital is the city of Nashville, founded in 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River.
Today, with a population of about 610 thousand people.
Nashville was not always the main city of Tennessee - earlier capitals appointed were Kingston, Knoxville, Murfreesboro.
It is surprising that Memphis is the largest city in the state (677,000 inhabitants), founded in 1819 it has never been its capital.
The four largest cities in the state of Tennessee Memphis is the youngest, and its inhabitants are called memfits.
But Memphis is called the city of rock 'n' roll and blues, this is the place from where came Elvis Presley, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis in the world.
The extraordinary atmosphere of Memphis and his musicianship is known to have inspired Mark Cohn, writing the famous song Walking in Memphis, sang by singer Cher.
At the same time it was here where was committed loud historical crime - the murder of Martin Luther King, an ardent fighter for the rights and the liberties of African Americans.
In Memphis, are the famous Bell Street and Sun Studio, Tommy Lee Park and the waterfront Mississippi consistently attracted the attention of hundreds of tourists from all over the world.
Local people believe that only in Memphis you can enjoy the barbecue.
The most in demand by tourists cruises on the Mississippi by boat Memphis Queen Line, which is remarkable that it is stylized as a vessel where once swam the contemporaries of Mark Twain.
The tourists park WonderWorks, which is located in Pidgeon Forge also deserves attention.
An extraordinary spectacle is turned upside down the building and all of its interior decoration is also standing upside down will impress even a well-worn tourist.
It raises a lot of fun for adults and children: illusions gallery, virtual roller coaster, 4D-cinema and much, much more.
The park operates seven days a week from 9 to 24 hours.
Also worth visiting are such places as Lake Rilfut, Fall Creek Falls, the National Park Great Smoky Mountains, Mount Lookout, Atomic Energy Museum in Oak Ridge, the estate where he lived himself Elvis Presley in Memphis, Museum of Abraham Lincoln.
Your attention should be home by President Johnson and Polk Museum of Appalachian Norris, National Military Park near Chattanoogo and of course, a copy of the Athenian Parthenon.
Culture   Tennessee is widely known as a state of love and honor.
It is the country’s music business card, the Americans world folk scene.
The capital of country music is the city Nashville.
Here festivals, music and other cultural events that are of interest for tourists from all over the world take place all the time.
Each of them tends to go to Dollywood the theme park was named in honor of the most popular country music singer Dolly Parton.
It is situated in Pidgeon Forge.
Another branch of the music, which is very popular with the Americans and foreign visitors are the songs of blacks.
Here you can hear not only expressive Negro spirituals, hymns, but also "work songs" that were once sung on the plantations when negroes were slaves.
The songs of blacks staff are heard at many festivals State: West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, craft fair in Gatlinburg, Iroquois Steeple Chase in Nashville.
Tennessee is the only state where legally is allowed to manufacture a special type of corn whiskey.
It is distinguished from Bourbon careful treatment of sugar maple charcoal.
Through it, a drop of filter obtained after distillation of alcohol, and then passing it through charcoal scored three meter barrel.
After these manipulations whiskey becomes softer.
The most famous brand of Tennessee whiskey - Jack Daniel's, popular in many countries around the world, including in Russia.
There is another popular variety, called state - whiskey "Tennessee" - but it is not as common outside the country.

Images of Memphis, icons, photos, figures, visions, appearances, illustrations, snapshots, captures, canvas and pictures of Memphis - The Best Places to Visit in Tennessee, U.S.A.

Memphis - Lively cultural destination
Memphis - Lively cultural destination

Memphis - Pyramid Arena
Memphis - Pyramid Arena

Memphis - The birthplace city of Elvis Presley
Memphis - The birthplace city of Elvis Presley

Memphis - Must-see city
Memphis - Must-see city

Memphis - Attractive place to visit
Memphis - Attractive place to visit

Memphis - The Bluff city
Memphis - The Bluff city

Memphis - The most famous street in Memphis
Memphis - The most famous street in Memphis

Memphis - Wonderful city
Memphis - Wonderful city