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We stopped at this Welcome Center on our way through Memphis primarily to get a state map and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Denton, Texas
Cool Welcome Center - A Must for Elvis Fans

This is the first welcome center I have reviewed...but it is a cool one. They have a very nice... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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119 N Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103-2081
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All reviews bb king clean restrooms mississippi river mud island visitor center is perfect starting point photo ops civil war larger than life worth a stop memphis skyline elvis presley interesting information city tour statues attractions bronze
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

They had a lot of information about the area and helpful staff. Wish we had made it to Mud Island River Park but ran out of time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dingram4
Reviewed 20 October 2018

You most definitely need to see the statues of BB King and Elvis. Both are so likable. A lot of history is displayed to acquaint you with Memphis. A great starting point before you take a tour of the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teach1309
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We came here first to start our day of visiting Memphis. We got some great advice and were surprised that there is not much Civil War preserved here for visiting. We were advised to go to the next town over if that was what we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very good for finding out what to do and where everything is. The staff were friendly. Well worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stefán Sigurður G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stopped at this Welcome Center on our way through Memphis primarily to get a state map and brochures. We were pleasantly surprised with the artwork outside (a mosaic egg with Memphis) and inside of the building - larger than life bronze statues of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jayares2015
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We stopped here to pick up our city tour. It is ideal for finding out what to do and where everything is. The staff were really welcoming and friendly, there were clean toilets and great statues of Elvis and B B King. Parking here is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnTrue
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is the first welcome center I have reviewed...but it is a cool one. They have a very nice statue of Elvis and one of B.B. KIng - both are nice and indoors. There is also a viewing area of the Mississippi River and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This welcome center was very interesting. There were statutes of two of the best known artist from Memphis (BB King and Elvis Presley) and a musical history of numerous other musical artist. As I read some of the bios, I was surprised to see some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were visiting Menmphis - getting the inside scoop on what and where is easy with helpful places and people like this. And the location along the river just adds to the attractiveness of this particular center

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 5 July 2018

If your taking the Mississippi boat ride you get your tickets here and be prepared to walk at least a quarter mile in the heat. Memphis is usually hot during the summer. I complained about the parking and said what do the seniors do? They...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rick H
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