The Memphis Tennessee Temple is one of two temples in Tennessee. It serves Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri. It was built in the Classic modern design. As with a lot of states in this area, Tennessee also has LDS history, the most well known is probably the Tennessee Mormon Massacre in 1884. A non-LDS mob forced their way into an LDS home shooting five people in the process. Soon after, Mormons were either forced to move or renounce Mormonism to avoid loss of their lives. Missionaries did not return to the area until 14 years later.
Memphis is also famous for musical history as well and has been called the birthplace of blues, rock n' roll and soul. Graceland is hard to resist as Elvis Presley's former home with it's outlandish, over-the-top decor. Sun Studio is where Elvis recorded his first song. STAX Museum of American Soul Music pays tribute to Soul and the legends that recorded here. If you want to take a break from the barrage of music memorabilia, the National Civil Rights Museum takes you back to the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Something you probably won't see anywhere else is the Peabody Ducks At The Peabody Memphis. Expertly trained ducks march to the fountain at the Peabody Hotel everyday to splash and play in the fountain. A nice area to relax and take a stroll is Beale Street & Memphis Riverboats. Shopping and restaurants galore. You can also take a riverboat cruise.
For Chinese food that won't put you in debt, Mulan Chinese Restaurant has choices for everyone. If you've got a hankering for ribs, and who doesn't in Memphis, some of the best are served at Charlie Vergos Rendezvous. A real treat for your palette is the French-Creole food at Restaurant Iris. Finger lickin' good fried chicken with just the right amount of spice is a treat at Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken. Breakfast is the best meal of the day. Choose one of the famous omelets at Brother Juniper's to start your day off right.