Memphis is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or air.
The City of Memphis is located along the Mississippi River in the southwest corner
of Tennessee, at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 55.
Map of Memphis
Memphis is served by Greyhound and Metropolitan Shuttle. The intermodal transportation
center is downtown, a 15 minute cab ride from the University of Memphis.
Memphis is served by AMTRAK. The City of New Orleans train brings passengers heading
south from Chicago and St. Louis to the Bluff City each morning. It brings passengers
heading north from New Orleans and Jackson, MS every evening. The AMTRAK station is
located downtown, a 15 minute cab ride from the University of Memphis.
Memphis International Airport (MEM) is a busy airport, the major hub for FedEx. MEM
is served by Airtran, Delta, United, USAir, and American Airlines. Among the international
airlines serving MEM are Air Canada, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa,
SAS, Korea, Eithad Airways, and Royal Jordanian.
Ground transportation is organized by a taxi coordinator. Fixed fare taxis to the
University of Memphis are $30. Those needing wheelchair assistance should call 901-353-5300
in advance. For more information, visit www.mscaa.com.
Memphis Area Attractions
Culture / History / Museums
Canon Center for the Performing Arts
Mud Island River Park
Center for Southern Folklore
National Civil Rights Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Rock and Soul Museum: Smithsonian Institution
Gibson Guitar Factory and Retail Shop
W.C. Handy's Home
Brooks Museum of Fine Arts
Pink Palace Museum
Slavehaven Underground Railroad Site
Ornamental Metal Museum
CH Nash Museum: Chucalissa
Memphis Children's Museum
Memphis Botanic Garden
St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Overton Park and the Memphis Parkway System (designed by George Kessler)
Shelby Farms Park
Downtown Memphis Farmer Market
South Memphis Farmers Market
South Main Historic District
FedEx Forum, home of the NBA Grizzlies and the U of M Tigers
AutoZone Park, home of the AAA Memphis Redbirds
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium