Shop Wolfchase and Explore Downtown Memphis
Known for outstanding restaurants and nightclubs where blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll prevail, Memphis is an easy 20-minute drive from the Country Inn & Suites in Cordova. You’ll find plenty of things to do in east Memphis. 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, all just about 25 minutes from the hotel. You can also look for deals at nearby Wolfchase Galleria or stock up on outdoor necessities at Bass Pro Shops. If you're in need of quality furnishings for your home, don't miss out on a trip to IKEA®
- IKEA® Memphis (0.4 miles)
This new IKEA® store features 271,000 square feet of space filled with unique home goods and furniture in addition to a children's play area and a 250-seat restaurant.
- Wolfchase Galleria (1.5 miles)
Before heading out for an evening in downtown Memphis, pick up a new outfit at Wolfchase Galleria, home to more than 130 retail stores, including Dillard's, Macy's and Forever 21. You can also grab a bite to eat or see a movie.
Phone: +1 (901) 381-2769
- Sun Studio (20 miles)
Visit the studio where the first rock 'n' roll single was reportedly recorded. Opened in 1950, the studio was the site of recordings by big-name blues and R&B artists like B. B. King and rock stars like Elvis Presley, lending credence to its claim of being the birthplace of rock 'n' roll.
- Beale Street (20.7 miles)
From breweries and nightclubs to specialty shops and restaurants, you can find it all here along the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Home of the blues, this historic district also hosts festivals and outdoor concerts, making it a popular tourist destination.
- Gibson Beale Street Showcase (21 miles)
Discover the intricacies of guitar-making during a tour of this factory in Memphis' Beale Street district, where skilled craftsmen create these instruments. See all facets of the process from neck-fitting to painting and buffing. At the end of the tour, drop by the store for your own souvenir Gibson guitar.
Phone: +1 (901) 544-7998 ext. 4075
- Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (21.3 miles)
Spanning decades of musical history, this museum offers a digital audio tour that includes more than 300 minutes of information chronicling Memphis' contribution to blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll. You can also browse seven galleries, home to more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical artifacts.
Phone: +1 (901) 205-2533
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music (22.2 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (901) 261-6338
- Graceland (22.8 miles)
No trip to Memphis is complete without a stop at Graceland, the 14-acre home of Elvis Presley. Tour the estate 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.
Phone: +1 (901) 332-3322
Family Fun and Learning
- Gameday Baseball (3.3 miles)
Our hotel is within minutes of this baseball training complex, where teams can practice batting, bunting and fielding or compete against other teams based on skill level.
Phone: +1 (901) 531-7410
- Shelby Farms Park (4.3 miles)
This 4,500-acre park offers fun for the whole family with zip-lining at Go Ape Treetop Adventure, 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.
Phone: +1 (901) 222-7275
- The Pink Palace Museum (13 miles)
Visitors of all ages enjoy this nearby museum, housed in a mansion, that offers exhibits intended to make learning entertaining. Walk through a replica Piggy Wiggly self-service grocery store, see exhibits on dinosaurs and browse the fossils collection.
Phone: +1 (901) 636-2362
- Memphis Zoo (13.8 miles)
Tour this nearby zoo for a fun-filled visit with thousands of animals. Don't miss the zoo's newest addition, an adorable baby hippo named Winnie.
Phone: +1 (901) 333-6500
- National Civil Rights Museum (21.7 miles)
Learn about the civil rights movement at this complex of museums and historic buildings. The site hosts special speakers and events in addition to exhibits, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind museum experience.
Phone: +1 (901) 521-9699
- Memphis in May, featuring Beale Street Music Festival, International Week and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (May)
- Memphis Italian Festival (June)
- Indie Memphis Film Festival (Oct/Nov)
- Memphis International Jazz Festival (November)
- Allenberg Cotton Co. (2 miles)
- AutoZone (21 miles)
- Dollar General (1.5 miles)
- FedEx (10.5 miles)
- International Paper (9 miles)
- Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Headquarters (10 miles)
- Unum (10 miles)