Memphis has a long, rich history that stretches back at least 10,000 years. During the Civil War, both the confederate and union armies wanted to control Memphis.
Once Memphis was under Union control, former slaves moved to the city, quadrupling the African-American population in just 10 years.
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid is a destination in and of itself. This location of Bass Pro Shops also has a bowling alley, an archery range, a firearms range .
SHOP AT BASS PRO SHOPS AT THE PYRAMID
Building upon the Memphis/Egypt theme, the zoo pays homage to the city's namesake with hieroglyphics, an obelisk, and Egyptian temple facades.
EXPLORE THE NATURAL WORLD AT THE MEMPHIS ZOO AND THE BOTANIC GARDEN
The Memphis Botanic Garden covers 96 acres and has 29 different gardens, including the Asian Garden, the Camellia Collection, the Butterfly Garden, the Hosta Trail, the Japanese Garden, the Sensory Garden, and the Sculpture Garden.
A carriage ride through Memphis' downtown area is a good way to learn more about the history of the city at a leisurely pace.
TAKE A CARRIAGE RIDE
If you prefer lighter fare, the Chicken Chef Salad at Central BBQ is sure to hit the spot.