The American Queen began sailing in April of 2012. It is the last of the three original Delta Queen paddlewheelers. The Delta Queen was decommissioned after the Coast Guard exemption expired. Sail the Mississippi in grand style!
Distance from the Camp-Resort: 16.4 miles
Bass Pro is known for their large, wilderness-themed stores & wide array of hunting, fishing & outdoor gear. One of the most unique buildings.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.1 miles
Beale Street is known the world over as the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. Named for an otherwise unknown Civil War hero and headquarters for General Grant during that conflict, Beale Street came into its own in the 1920’s as the arts and cultural center for Memphis. The carnival atmosphere of nightclubs, theaters, restaurants and stores had to compete against the street’s reputation of excess: illegal gambling, drinking and prostitution, plus the specter of murder and exotic voodoo mysticism. Times good and bad followed and, beginning in the late 1970’s, Memphis moved to reinvigorate Beale Street’s image by returning it to its place as a center of entertainment. Today, Beale Street retains the charm of it’s storied past while offering world class entertainment.
(Photo: Beale St. by night by CHeitz CC 2.0)
Distance from Camp-Resort: 16 miles
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is located in Midtown Memphis and helps create memorable learning experiences through hands-on exhibits and programs.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.2 miles
Graceland is the beautiful 14-acre estate and colonial mansion purchased by legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll singer Elvis Presley shortly after his breakthrough into the pop charts in 1957. Graceland became more than a home to Elvis and his family & friends; it served as a headquarters for his artistic pursuits and a repository for his grand collections. Today, the estate is open to tours and has become a destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists over the years that come to see how he lived and enjoy the offerings of the museum, gift shops and more.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 7.5 miles
The Memphis Zoo, located in Midtown, Memphis, TN, is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.4 miles
Mud Island is a small peninsula, surrounded by the Mississippi River to the west and the Wolf River Harbor to the east. Hike down the long riverwalk model and explore the 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum.
(Photo: Mud Island by Reading Tom CC 2.0)
Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.5 miles
The Pink Palace Family of Museums is a group of museums, displaying collections of historic, educational and technological significance.
(Photo: Pink Palace by Brandon Buckner CC 2.0)
Distance from Camp-Resort: 17.9 miles
There are a lot of great shopping areas near Jellystone Park™.
Distance from Camp-Resort: varies
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.
(Photo: Rendezvous ribs by Fuzzy Gerdes CC 2.0)
Distance from Camp-Resort: 16.3 miles
Tunica, Mississippi, has earned the title of the “South’s Casino Capital” by being home to nine major casino resorts. Enjoy non-stop gaming, plus popular entertainers at the finest casinos to be found in the South.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 22.5 miles
Snowden Grove Park is the premier youth baseball facility of the region. The quality facilities have earned numerous awards and include 17 baseball fields in a variety of configurations, concession areas and a gift shop. The park hosts numerous World Series and National Events including the 10 Year Old USSSA World Series, NABF World Classics in the 9, 11 and 13 Year Old divisions, and the Dizzy Dean Baseball World Series in the 8, 9, 13, Soph., Jr. and Sr. divisions.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 6.6 miles
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!
Distance from Camp-Resort: 92.6 miles
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.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 17 miles
Go on a museum tour in a modest country church – the birthplace of soul music. The museum consists of a 1906 Mississippi Delta church that has been reassembled inside of the building. Dance to Stax records, check out period recording equipment, and so much more.
Distance from Camp-Resort: 13.2 miles