The Memphis Experience

Home of the Blues. Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Memphis is a thriving city of commerce, education, and global transportation. Nicknamed The Bluff City because of the city’s position overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis is known internationally as the center of blues music, fabulous barbeque, and the home of Elvis Presley.

Whether you are living in Memphis or coming in for intensive courses, take full advantage of the experience that our home town offers.

The myriad recreational activities include the Green Line, which provides a safe, wooded pedestrian and bike trail from eclectic Midtown to the park and lake at Shelby Farms, one of the largest urban parks in America.

There are many churches offering a variety of ministries always looking for people ready to work.

If social justice is a part of your passion, there are numerous non-profit organizations working hard to make a difference in our community such as Agape and HopeWorks.

bob-turner-julia-burgerYou can get the best under $7 lunch in America right here in Memphis!

– Bob Turner, HST Librarian

The award-winning Memphis Zoo and Children’s Museum of Memphis offer family-friendly excursions. Brooks Museum of Art is the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee, and the Memphis Botanic Garden, and the Dixon Garden and Gallery are both located adjacent to the HST campus.

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, is an important part of our cultural heritage.

"The Mansion" (E. H. Ijams Administration Building)

“The Mansion” in the Spring

Choose901 is more than a hashtag – it is a great way to explore what it means to truly be a Memphian.

Did we mention the mild climate and beautiful Spring season?

Sports? We have the Grizzlies, Redbirds, and Memphis Tigers.

Helpful links:

Memphis Tourist Resources
Memphis Chamber of Commerce
Colleges of Memphis