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Emerging Destinations: Memphis, Tennessee

Emerging destinations offer a chance for enhanced educational experiences, with looks at science, technology, the arts, performance opportunities and more.

Last issue, we took a look at our number one emerging destination from 2018, New Orleans. In this issue, we’re taking a dive into Memphis, Tennessee—our number two emerging destination.

Located along the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, Memphis isn’t called the Home of Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll for nothing! Students can hear what’s happening on Beale Street, learn what’s inside of the Memphis Pyramid and more. Educational opportunities, performance venues and transformative cultural experiences abound!

Be sure students visit the National Civil Rights Museum and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum—essential educational experiences. From there, immerse students in music history and performance at Graceland, the Blues Hall of Fame and Sun Studio, where they can even touch Elvis’ microphone! Don’t forget to stop by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before getting close to the hippos and crocodiles at the Memphis Zoo.

After all that excitement, pull up a chair at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill and Central BBQ for some seriously delicious meals or dine on the water on a steamboat launched from Beale Street Landing. Memphis’ rich heritage will move your soul like few places can.

Stay tuned for future eNewsletter issues, where we’ll dive in even further to examine more of ETI’s top emerging destinations including Toronto, OntarioCleveland, Ohio; and Nashville, Tennessee.

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