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Best Instagrammable Places in Memphis

Instagrammable places in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee, is the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, home of the Blues, and insanely innovative and delicious Southern food. The beauty of Memphis is in its authenticity, and it’s not that hard to capture through your camera lens. As long as you are willing to explore, you’ll find the best Instagrammable places in Memphis with unique spots. Here are some suggestions to get you started!

Top Photo Spots in Memphis

Graceland: The Home of Elvis Presley

Graceland is one of the most beautiful buildings in Memphis! With the unique architecture, history, and association with Elvis Presley, the mansion is worth capturing for an Instagram post. The inside of the estate is as majestic as the outside. You can snap a shot of the main staircase or check out the jungle room before finding the right angle for your photo. There’s plenty to see and photograph at Graceland!

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The museum is located at the original Stax Records site and preserves everything related to Stax Records and American Soul Music. From films to interactive exhibits, costumes, instruments, and vintage equipment, you’ll find everything Stax-related here. If you are a fan, you’ll love all the exhibits and can’t stop taking pictures.

 

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Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown

Nothing says ‘Instagrammable’ like a city hotel with the heritage and history of the city. The building lights up with local art and memorabilia, reminding the guests what Memphis is all about! And it’s not just the history that’s worth Instagramming. You also get to enjoy state-of-the-art amenities with a signature American menu, which will only add a variety to your Memphis Instagram posts.

Pyramid of Memphis

If you thought only Egypt had the best Pyramids worthy of Instagrammable photos, you were wrong. Memphis has its own pyramid, which is one of the largest in the world. The pyramid is bigger than the statue of liberty and houses restaurants, an indoor swamp, a themed hotel, Bass Pro Shops, and a bowling alley. Before you head inside, don’t forget to click a shot of the ‘Great American Pyramid’ in all its glory.

Memphis Sign

When you’re in Memphis, you can’t leave before taking a picture with the Memphis sign. Since it was made in 2019 for Mud Island Park to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of Memphis, people have been visiting the sign often to take selfies and capture Instagrammable photos. The celebration was called “A New Century of Soul.” If you find it hard to locate the sign, feel free to ask the locals or find someone willing to help on Instagram.

Beale Street

The street has good and bad memories of Memphis’s past. You’ll find the street occupied by bars, clubs, restaurants, theaters, pawnshops, and music venues. It’s also the gospel hub of the town with the Beale Street Baptist Church. So, there’s more than enough to photograph here!

 

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The Orpheum Theatre

You shouldn’t leave the city without capturing the glory of The Orpheum Theatre for your Instagram account. It’s the main architectural attraction in Memphis that does not need an elaborate introduction. From the huge sign right outside the main door to the interiors featuring lavish chandeliers, huge pipe organ, and exquisite moldings, every location will give you an Instagram-worthy picture.

 

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The Peabody Hotel

If you want to experience the Southern hospitality of Tennessee, you should stay at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. You’ll see the world-famous Mallard ducks march through the lobby during the day and enjoy summer Rooftop Parties every Thursday with live music, snacks, and cocktails. One of the most Instagrammable places in Memphis is the red rooftop sign of the hotel.

 

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Memphis Zoo

You’d think a zoo does not have much to offer for an Instagram post, but once you visit the Memphis Zoo, you’ll see how unique the experience can be. With a themed seasonal setup and plenty of animals to see, you can snap as many photos as you want and participate in fun activities, such as camel riding, ice skating, and riding the carousel.

 

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Big River Crossing

As the longest active pedestrian and bike bridge in the country, Big River Crossing gives you the chance to capture the varied landscape of Memphis. You can take a long walk on the bridge and let your surroundings inspire you to find the perfect spot for a photograph.

Shelby Farms Park

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Finding a large green space with nature at the center of attention is more of an adventure for everyone these days, but Memphis does not make its tourists tire themselves out. You can find an oasis of greenery at Shelby Farms Park. It’s the perfect spot for nature photographers and city folks to get close to nature.

 

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Elvis Statue

A picture with The King himself is a must-have in your Memphis album! When you find yourself strolling along the south side of Beale Street, take a moment to capture the great Elvis statue in an original Elvis pose. The statue shows The King as he would look in 1955 on this street wearing a stage outfit from Lansky Bros.

 

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Children’s Museum of Memphis

If you travel with kids to Memphis, you’ll definitely want to visit the Children’s Museum of Memphis. It houses an interactive Time Square model, a huge Light-Bright wall, a flight simulator, a real airplane cockpit, a giant heart with arteries kids can climb, an auto shop, a dentist’s office, and much more.

Summer Avenue

While many places in Memphis show you the city’s history through pictures and statues, Summer Avenue preserves the all-American streets’ history with original buildings, antique stores, and shops. As you drive down the street, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled back in time to witness one of the best eras of Memphis.

Memphis Botanic Garden

If nature is your thing, the Botanic Garden in Memphis is a must-visit. You’ll be snapping photos of the flowers, trees, and plants that look soothing to your eyes and improve your breathing for at least the time you are inside the gardens. The place is spread over 96 acres and includes 28 gardens.

Memphis Festivals

Memphis knows how to throw a party and enjoy it to the fullest! You can catch the best festivals in this city, including the October River Arts Fest, which features the best performers in the city, during Beale Street Music Festival. Other events that you can capture are Memphis Music & Heritage Festival and Gonerfest.

 

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Mud Island

The place is called Festival Island and is dubbed one of the most iconic places in Memphis. It has a long model showing the course of the Mississippi river. You can enjoy the uninterrupted view of the Memphis Skyline while hopping aboard a pedal boat.

 

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Summary

Most of us love to travel and experience new places, but more than that, we want to capture the best shots to remember those memories and share them with those we care about. The most Instagrammable places in Memphis give you the chance to snap memorable pictures for safekeeping. These places are not only popular in the city, but they are also some of the most favorite spots in the United States!

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