Awesome 360-Degree Views of Memphis, Thanks to Google Trekker

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Get up close and personal with Memphis through Google Street View. Photo by Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau.

If you’re familiar with Google Street View, then you’ll love this. Through a project with Google Trekker, anyone in the world can now explore the coolest parts of Memphis on their desktop or mobile device (although, we’d love to have you visit in real life too). Check out some of the best places to see the history and culture of Memphis on Google Maps. 

Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley
Explore Graceland, the Meditation Garden (gravesite of Elvis and members of his family are located here) and the wall in front of the mansion, which is covered with special messages from fans. If you zoom in close, you may even spot a message you recognize!

 

Memphis Zoo
Skip, walk or virtually run through the Memphis Zoo with the help of Google Street View. See if you can spy an elephant or see Ya Ya and Le Le in the panda exhibit.

 

Shelby Farms Park
It’ll take quite a few clicks to make it through one of the biggest urban parks in the United States, but the views you’ll find are amazing. Explore the Chickasaw Trail, the Greenline and other paved trails. When you’re finished, dust off your bike and make plans to explore them firsthand.

 

Rhodes College
Prospective students and alumni will love exploring the beautiful campus of Rhodes College. Founded in 1848, the 100-acre wooded campus in a historic neighborhood is full of beautiful buildings and scenery.

 

Overton Park
Home to the Levitt Shell and Old Forest Arboretum (many trees are over 300 years old), Overton Park is 184 acres of public parkland including a nine-hole golf course, two play areas, a dog park and a 2.5 mile winding and paved shared use path. Use Google Maps to explore the shaded paths and scope out a place to have a picnic in the park.

Beale Street Landing and Memphis Riverfront
Get up close and personal with the Mighty Mississippi through Google Street View. Beale Street Landing (located at the foot of Beale Street in Downtown Memphis), serves as a welcoming pad for all those traveling by river. Head to the grass rooftop for spectacular views of the skyline and river.