Things to do in Memphis Tennessee and Tunica Mississippi

I know there are probably tons of things to do in both cities. Memphis Tennessee alone would have days of attractions to offer I’m sure. I’ll only have a day to see the sights in Memphis. Depending on how things get setup I might be able to do another day trip to Memphis from Tunica Mississippi. Although I’m sure there are those that would say Tunica was known by many before the poker craze. I’d tend to bet most people think of Tunica in relation to gambling. Nowadays mostly poker. Cheryl was given a nice offer of being able to spend a weekend at the Hollywood Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. No not because we finally racked up enough rewards points. Heck I’ve lost all my Harrah’s Total Rewards points because she won’t plan for us to make a trip at least once a year. The Hollywood Casino is a Penn National Gaming Inc. property. They also own the Argosy Riverboat in Sioux City, Iowa we went to last year. I didn’t earn enough rewards points on that trip for a free meal let alone a weekend stay at another property. That evening I did walk away even or a little bit ahead after 6 to 8 hours at the craps table.

The original point in all this was to ask for suggestions on what to do in these cities. I’m sure there are some real gems the tourist crowd doesn’t know about. It has been awhile since I’ve seen any travel shows in regards to Memphis. So my brain is in need of a refresh. I’m sure many people have seen the movie Mystery Train. The hotel in that movie is no longer there. Many tourist find this out the hard way. It would be nice to see some of the locations in that movie during this adventure though. However some of the neighborhoods in that flick seemed a little rough. As with any trip I take. I’m not sure if I will ever get back to this area. So it would be nice to cover what I can. Graceland and Sun Studio are on the list. It would be nice to get some of the museums seen as well. The National Civil Rights Museum would be something I’d like to try and see. Tunica RiverPark looks like a worthwhile stop. Unfortunately I can’t find a GoCard or CityPass for Tunica or Memphis. The Blue & White Restaurant in Tunica looks like some place we would like to have a bite to eat at. We really like Beth’s Cafe in Seattle no matter what some of the locals might think.

Of course finding a good place to sample Memphis barbeque would be nice. Cheryl and I were talking the other day about how many out of the way cool places we probably miss going out to Seattle each year. I’m sure it is that way for everyone when they are on a road trip. It just aggravates me when I find out I missed something I would have liked to have seen. This is why I’m looking for some helpful suggestions right now. So what are the not to miss places in Memphis and Tunica? Are there any places geeks shouldn’t miss? Any cool technology companies worth trying to visit?

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