Unique Memphis Tours

Unique Memphis ToursTake in the sights and sounds of the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll. Learn about the history of the city, its cultural and historical significance and the changes it has undergone over the years. Admire the beautiful scenery and stunning architecture as you tour the city by foot, by boat or even by Duck.

Memphis Riverboats
Roll down the river on one of the famous Memphis Riverboats. Take in the view of the city from afar as you travel on the Mississippi River. An educated tour guide will tell you about the history of the city, of the steamboats and riverboats, Mark Twain's tales of river life and the importance of the Mighty Mississippi.

Address: 45 South Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 527-5694
Web: www.memphisriverboats.net

Heritage Tours
Founded in 1983 by two sisters, Heritage Tours is the first and only African American owned, historical city sightseeing tour agency in the state. The tour takes two and a half hours, stopping to admire and discuss more than 30 sites and historical landmarks in the city.

Address: 280 Hernando Street, Memphis, TN 38126 - MAP
Phone: (901) 527-3427
Web: www.heritagetoursmemphis.com

Ride the Ducks
Enjoy a unique and informative 60-minute adventure with Ride the Ducks of Memphis. Travel the famous Beale Street and see Mud Island, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, AutoZone Park and many other popular sights as you make noise on your Wacky Quackers. End the tour with a cruise as the amphibious Duck makes its way into Wolf River.

Address: 750 Galloway Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 - MAP
Phone: (901) 521-3826
Web: www.ridetheducktours.com

Gibson Guitar Factory and Gibson Beale Street Showcases
Tour the Gibson Guitar Factory and Gibson Beale Street Showcases in Memphis to get a behind the scenes look at some of the finest guitars in the world. See the step-by-step process of binding, neck fitting, painting, buffing and tuning these instruments, which are all done by hand by the Gibson employees.

Address: 145 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN 38150 - MAP
Phone: (901) 544-7998
Web: www.gibson.com

Blues City Tours
Choose from a series of twelve different tours with Blues City Tours. Travel around the city in a bus or the river in a paddlewheeler as the tour guide shares fun and interesting facts with the group. Once you reach your destination, you will have the chance to get off the bus and explore. Admission to stop-off sites is included in the tour ticket.

Address: 325 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 522-9229
Web: www.bluescitytours.com

Carriage Tours
Enjoy a downtown scenic tour with Carriage Tours of Memphis. Although the company makes reservations for special events (such as weddings), these romantic rides are actually a fun and informative way to explore the city. The drivers are friendly and happy to share their extensive knowledge about Memphis with their passengers.

Address: 393 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 527-7542
Web: www.carriagetoursofmemphis.com

The American Dream Safari
Have an adventure as you explore the city of Memphis from a 1955 Cadillac. The American Dream Safari is owned by Tad Pierson, who acts as tour narrator and driver as well. Fully embracing the kitschy Americana, American Dream Safari is one of the most unique and intimate tours in the world-fun and funny while covering both the basics and the backroads.

Address: 99 South 2nd Street, Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 527-8870
Web: www.americandreamsafari.com

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Sun Studio

Address: 706 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103 - MAP
Phone: (901) 521-0664
Web: www.sunstudio.com