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Shelby Farms Park Starry NIghts Holiday Light Display – Memphis, Tennessee

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Shelby Farms Park in Memphis announces First Tennessee Starry Nights, the MidSouth’s LARGEST drive-through holiday light display, Nov. 25 through Dec. 30.

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National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, Tennessee

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National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, Tennessee

The National Civil Rights Museum is built on the site of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.  This location in Memphis brought national attention to the situation facing the civil rights movement when on April 4, 1968 the leader of the movement was shot in front of a crowd gathered to hear him speak.

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Alex Haley Museum – Henning, Tennessee

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250px-Henning_Alex_Haley_Home_and_Memorial.jpgAlex Haley Museum – Henning, Tennessee

Come and visit the home of the author of Roots, the tales of his African ancestors who were brought to America as slaves. For the first nine years of his life, and some summers after that, Alex Haley lived here with his grandparents. The book was turned into an eight-part television adaptation in 1977.  The movie and the book were instrumental in getting millions to search for their own roots.  It has been translated into over thirty languages.

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The Buford Pusser Home and Museum – Adamsville, Tennessee

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The Buford Pusser Home and Museum – Adamsville, Tennessee

Buford Pusser.jpgBuford Pusser, the Man, his Career, and Tragedies Buford Pusser…The Man He wrestled and defeated a live bear.  He led a violent but successful campaign against moonshiners, gamblers, prostitutes and organized crime figures.  His unusual methods of law enforcement earned him notoriety.  He became a local legend for his heroics and at the same time gained him dangerous enemies.

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Historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum – Jackson, Tennessee

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See the Real Casey Jones at the Historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum. One of the top travel destinations in Jackson, Tennessee is the Casey Jones Village, which includes the Historic Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum. People from all over enjoy their trip to the attraction because there is so much to see and do.

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Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

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Visit Graceland, Home of the King.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, Graceland is the final resting place of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. The beautiful white-columned mansion sits on a 13.8-acre estate, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States – the second most visited residence after the White House. In fact, many fans of Elvis make an annual pilgrimage to the site to pay their respects.

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Visit Memphis, Tennessee

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West Tennessee

When you think of vacationing, let Memphis come to mind.  This is an area that people think about when someone mentions Graceland.  Yes, it is a big part of the city and the culture.  Memphis thrives with many things though.  Come for yourself and see.

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Plan your Vacation for Memphis, Tennessee

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West Tennessee

We all know that when someone mentions Memphis, everyone thinks about Graceland.  It is a well known part of Memphis history and what many people associate with Tennessee.  Don’t admit it if you are not a fan of the king and have never come to Memphis because you thought that going to Graceland was all there was to do. 

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Tennessee Vacation Guide

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Welcome to Tennessee Beautiful. Your online destination guide to events and attractions in the beautiful State of Tennessee!