Making a List, And Checking it Twice

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

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Every Memphian needs to know the Martin Luther King saga, and there’s no better way to do it than by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (which will officially reopen in March).



Get a map and try to find as many of the University of Memphis “Centennial Tigers” prowling around town as you can, then pick your favorite.



Pay tribute to the King at Graceland and then pose for a picture next to the larger-than-life Elvis statue on Beale. (Elvis lives!)



Straw-shoot a toothpick into the ceiling at Huey’s.



Watch the sunset from the Twilight Sky Terrace high atop the Madison Hotel.



Find your way to the Mason Temple. Dr. King did.



Climb the 84 steps — yep, we counted ’em — near the  south end of the Bluff Walk. Then turn around and gaze at one of the grandest vistas in America.  



Challenge the bartender with a cocktail order in the Peabody lobby. You probably won’t win, but it’s worth it just to visit “The South’s Grand Hotel.”



Eat lunch on a Friday at Felicia Suzanne’s, the only day they offer lunch (and celebrating their 10th year downtown). It’s a meal you’ll remember.



Set up a folding stool near the 11th green (“island”) at the FedEx St. Jude Classic


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