Guide to East Memphis

Things to Do in East Memphis

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Home to the Clark Tower, the East Memphis skyline is most dominated by the college scene. Crichton College and the University of Memphis are both located here, and host concerts, sports and theater events on their campuses. Some of the largest hotels and shopping centers in the city were built in the area, too, including Oak Court Mall and Park Place Center.

The Memphis Botanic Garden at Audubon Park offers trails and gardens exhibiting the flora of the region and the Pink Palace and Planetarium is the region’s premier science and historical museum. Children will enjoy the renowned Children’s Museum of Memphis. The lush Dixon Gallery and Gardens is this area.

[Photo courtesy of University of Memphis]

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Economy Hotels

Homewood Suites Memphis East

5811 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119

Economy Hotels

Hampton Inn Poplar

5320 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119

Movies

Crew Training International IMAX Theater

3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

Those non-Southern visitors to Memphis may not know the still thriving Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain, but a tour of the Pink Palace provides so much information about founder Clarence Saunders' first self-service grocery store. Architectural fans marv

Asian Fusion

Sekisui - Pacific Rim

4724 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

Pan-Asian, Sushi. Sekisui Pacific Rim is an East Memphis favorite late night sushi bar, fusion restaurant and cocktail bar. Open until midnight during the week and 1am Friday and Saturday nights, Sekisui Pacific Rim delivers a hip, West Coast atmosphere

American Restaurants

Erling Jensen The Restaurant

1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

Continental. Erling Jensen creates globally inspired French fusion cuisine in his classy Downtown Memphis restaurant. The seared ahi tuna with sticky rice and rack of lamb with pecan, mustard, garlic and molasses crust are favorites at Erling Jensen The

Italian Restaurants

Andrew Michaels Italian Kitchen

712 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN 38117

A fresh perspective on traditional Italian

Italian Restaurants

Hog & Hominy

707 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN 38117

Bars

Interim Restaurant & Bar

5040 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

American. The Interim Restaurant and Bar is a satisfying dining experience in the core of Downtown Memphis featuring upscale American cuisine. The state-of-the-art kitchen can be seen from the dining room, giving patrons a chance to see their meals being

Scenes from East Memphis
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