Modern-day Memphis stakes its identity on two things: musical history and superb food, it delivers marvellously on both. The slick downtown area bustles with pilgrims who come to worship at the altars of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Howlin` Wolf and Isaac Hayes, to name just a few. The excellent hotels, restaurants and eateries here offer excellent cuisine, both local and international, but the undisputed speciality and favourite here is the wide variety of cooked Pork that will leave meat lovers salivating for more.

Attractions here include Graceland, Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock `n` Soul Museum, the Children`s Museum of Memphis and the march of the famous Peabody ducks (both perfect for kids), picnicking and bison-watching at Shelby Farms Park, and even more animals, including giant pandas, at Memphis Zoo.

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