The city of Memphis is home to many things, including Jellystone Park™ Memphis! Knowing this, it’s probably no surprise that the area sees many visitors throughout the season. People here love to visit the city nearby, explore nearby nature, and roast marshmallows over the campfire…but did you know that there are many other fun things to do while you’re in town? Whether you’re looking for a thrilling afternoon or seeking out your new favorite restaurant, there are numerous ways to spend the day! Keep reading for 5 great things to do in the Memphis area while visiting Jellystone Park™.
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Beale Street is known the world over as the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. This famous street is filled with some of the most amazing forms of entertainment! A short 16 mile drive from our park, this cultural hub is a must see on your Memphis journey!
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The Memphis Zoo, located in Midtown, Memphis, TN, is only a short 18.4 miles from our camp-resort. Grab the family and go see some amazing animals! The zoo has over 3,500 animals and is sure to put some smiles on everyones faces!
A hop, skip, and jump away (16 miles), Rendezvous, located in Memphis TN was “created” in 1948, when Charlie Vergos cleaned out a basement below his diner, discovered a coal chute, which gave him a vent for his considerable talent over a grill, and allowed him to expand from ham-and-cheese sandwiches to ribs. Today, you will find several thousand people on an average Saturday night pour into our basement and sink their teeth into a slab of what makes Memphis, well, Memphis. Work up an appetite swimming all day then come fill up at this delicious spot!
National Civil Rights Museum
Visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel to learn all about historical milestones for civil rights. Check out historical artifacts, listen to speakers, or attend an event. The museum is only 17 miles from our camp-resort and is the perfect place to learn more about the important history that took place.
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Tennessee Safari Park
Located in Alamo, the Tennessee Safari Park is the perfect place for animal lovers to explore. With drive through and walk through options available, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to a variety of safari animals. You can even feed them as you make your way through the park! It is worth the drive, around 92 miles from our camp-resort!
Between all of these incredible attractions near our Camp-Resort, you’re guaranteed to never hear the words “I’m bored” during your vacation. There’s something for every family member to enjoy in the Memphis region, and we encourage you to try something new for your next visit! To see more attractions near our Camp-Resort, be sure to visit our Places to Go page! If you’re ready to start planning your next Memphis getaway, book now! We’ll see you soon!