20+ Free Things To Do In Memphis In Three Days
For last month’s I Love Memphis Podcast Bonus Clip, Kevin and I discussed the top free things to do in Memphis, based on my Thrillist article “25 Free Things To Do In Memphis” and Kevin’s hour-by-hour guide to doing them all in the shortest amount of time. Because we’re just wild and thrifty like that.
Click below to listen to us discuss, or check out the itinerary that Kevin made below.
Disclaimer: I fully realize that this itinerary is an outrageous number of things to do and you’d be very rushed if you attempted to do everything in exactly the time suggested. I also realize that many of the free things depend on having a TN driver’s license.
Think of this more as a fun way to start thinking about your budget-friendly Memphis trip/staycation rather than a plan you need to follow exactly. It’s just for fun, folks.
Noon – Visit Mud Island
2 p.m. – Take a Jimmy Ogle Outdoor Walking Tour
7:30 p.m. – Enjoy live music at the Levitt Shell (seasonal)
After breakfast – Play bocce ball on South Main
11 a.m. – See the Peabody Ducks, then ride the elevator to the Skyway
Noon – Stroll down Historic Beale Street stop by A. Schwab and take pictures with their goofy hats and then grab a pic in front of FedExForum
3 p.m. – Tour the National Civil Rights Museum (Free to TN residents with ID from 3 p.m. to close on Mondays)
5 p.m. – Walk around Beale Street Landing and let the kids play in the splash pad
Evening – Watch the sunset on the river
7:30 a.m. – Visit the Meditation Garden at Graceland (Free from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m daily)
8:30 a.m. – Experience the Crystal Shrine Grotto at Memorial Park Cemetery (Free dawn until dusk)
9:30 a.m. – Browse the U of M Art Museum
mid-morning – Play Disc Golf at Libertyland
Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (pick two or three)
– Tour the Pink Palace Museum (Free 1-5 on Tuesdays)
– Tour the Stax Museum (Free for Shelby County Residents on Tuesdays from 1-5)
– Visit the Memphis Zoo (Free to TN residents on Tuesdays from 2-5)
– Tour the Rock ‘n Soul Museum (Free Shelby County residents on Tuesdays from 2-7)
7:30 p.m. – Enjoy live music at Bluesday Tuesdays in Overton Square (seasonal)
Extra time on Wednesday:
Walk around the Bass Pro Pyramid
Tour the Brooks Museum (Pay-what-you-can every Wednesday from 10- 4)
Tour Pyramid Vodka distillery
Visit Elmwood Cemetery