Making a List, And Checking it Twice

52 things to do in Memphis, one for every week of the year.




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11

Try — at least try — to eat the four-pound “Kookamonga” burger at Kooky Canuck.

 

12

While most of us scurry away from danger, many brave men and women firefighters run right into it, to save lives and property. Find out more about them at the Fire Museum of Memphis, where you can pay tribute to those heroes.

 

13

Say hello to Justin Timberlake the next time you’re playing golf at Mirimichi (oh, and tell him to call us).

 

14

Spend the night in the Elvis apartment at Lauderdale Courts. Restored to its 1950s period, it gives you a chance to see the King’s humble beginnings.

 

15

Still feeling spooky? Look for the ghost of Molly at the Woodruff-Fontaine House. Wait — did you just see that rocking chair move? Yikes!

 

16

Hop aboard one of the boats of the Memphis Queen Line. Standing alongside the river is fine, but you’re not a real Memphian unless you actually get out on it.

 

17

Get a tour of the Sears Crosstown building for one of the best views of the city.

 

18

Go star-gazing. Outdoors is always nice, but this time, go to the Sharpe Planetarium at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. We bet you haven’t been since you were schoolkids, have you?

 

19

Stroll Belvedere from Central to Union at dusk, definitely one of the nicest walks in town.

 

20

Go to something — anything — at The Orpheum, celebrating its 85th year, and specifically ask for seat C-2. It’s Mary’s favorite seat, and if you don’t know who Mary is, then you don’t know the story of the Orpheum.

 

 

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