Discover a variety of things to do in Memphis and Cordova

The sights and sounds of the Home of the Blues are just minutes away when you stay with us at the Country Inn & Suites in Cordova, TN. Known for its restaurants and nightclubs where blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll prevail, Beale Street is a must-see when you’re in the area. You’ll also find plenty of exciting things to do in East Memphis, where you can cheer on the Grizzlies basketball team at FedExForum, see a Minor League Baseball game at AutoZone Park, or watch a classic film at the historic Orpheum Theatre. For some retail therapy, look for deals at the nearby Wolfchase Galleria mall, browse through IKEA Memphis, or stock up on outdoor necessities at Bass Pro Shops.

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Beale Street

14.69 mi / 23.65 km from the hotel
You can find breweries, nightclubs, specialty shops, and restaurants along Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Home of the blues, this famous historic district hosts festivals and outdoor concerts, making it a popular tourist destination.


16.38 mi / 26.36 km from the hotel
Tour Graceland, the 14-acre home of Elvis Presley, to get a glimpse of nearly every room where Elvis spent time, including one of his favorites—the Jungle Room. The tour also includes the Trophy Building that houses his collection of records.

National Civil Rights Museum

15.44 mi / 24.85 km from the hotel
At this museum, you can learn about the civil rights movement through the voices of those who led it. The site showcases rotating exhibits and hosts special speakers and events to commemorate one of the nation’s most pivotal crusades.

Shelby Farms Park

4.15 mi / 6.68 km from the hotel
This 4,500-acre park offers zip-lining at Go Ape Treetop Adventure, plus laser tag, paintball, and an expansive children’s playground. Bike or run on the Shelby Farms Greenline, a 10-mile paved path that runs from Midtown Memphis to Cordova.

Pink Palace Museum

10.39 mi / 16.72 km from the hotel
This beautifully restored mansion houses a variety of family-friendly exhibits, including a replica Piggly Wiggly self-service grocery store, a fossil collection, and the beloved Clyde Parke Miniature Circus.

Tom Lee Park

15.76 mi / 25.37 km from the hotel
For a picture-perfect view of the mighty Mississippi and the Hernando de Soto Bridge, head to Tom Lee Park. You can stroll down the riverside trails or take part in one of the park’s events, including the popular Memphis in May International Festival.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis

11.3 mi / 18.19 km from the hotel
Your kids can dig for dinosaur fossils, create a work of art in the Doodlebug Studio, and practice their hoop skills on the 19 trick-shot basketball goals. In the summer, the museum features a splash pad to keep your family cool.


15.01 mi / 24.16 km from the hotel
You can catch Memphis Grizzlies basketball games at this multipurpose arena with seating for more than 18,000 fans. Check the schedule for concerts by artists like Cher, The Doobie Brothers, and Slipknot.

IKEA Memphis

0.45 mi / 0.73 km from the hotel
This IKEA® store features 271,000 square feet of space filled with unique home goods and furniture, a children's play area, and a 250-seat restaurant.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

15.1 mi / 24.3 km from the hotel
Music fans will love this museum’s digital audio tour that includes more than 300 minutes of information chronicling Memphis’ contribution to blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll. Browse seven galleries with more than 30 instruments and 40 costumes.

Memphis Zoo

11.74 mi / 18.9 km from the hotel
Tour this zoo for a fun-filled visit with thousands of animals, including Komodo dragons, red pandas, snow leopards, and rhinos.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

14.4 mi / 23.18 km from the hotel
Formerly Stax’s recording studios, this museum offers a look at American soul music and the artists who recorded here. Browse more than 2,000 artifacts, and discover more through interactive exhibits, films, and galleries.