Hey all lookin for some suggestions the wife and I are thinking on going to Memphis, TN for our Anniversary in OCT. and plan to go to Graceland (my mom is a big Elvis Fan even got to see him once in concert when i was small course it was fat Elvis in a jumpsuit ) we also plan to go to Stone River Battlefield anywhere else you all would reccomend know that some of you all live close by.
Shiloh and Corinth are closer than Stones River (and in more pristine shape I might add) but the Natchez Trace is a nice if slow drive to Murfreesboro. You can see the site and monument where Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Calrk fame was murdered/committed suicide along that route. If you hit Stone's River, Franklin and Spring Hill are close enough to go there.
I've never stopped in Memphis for more than gas so I don't know what else to see or do there but I hear there is great nighlife and music on Beale St., if that is where your interests lie.
To get from Memphis to Murphreesboro by the most direct route, you must pass very close to Shiloh and Parker's Crossroads. To get from Nashville to Murphreesboro, you must pass very close to Franklin and Spring Hill.
What you can do in the time you have is limited only by your bride's tolerance for your time-consuming hobby. I got to visit Franklin on our 2006 vacation only because of the Carter House and Carnton.
It's halfway across the state. Shiloh is much closer and easiter to get to from Memphis. Parker's Crossroads is a ways down the interstate *40 that is , but you could visit there and be back to Memphis easy enough. It is nicely laid out . Not a major field but they have done a nice job with signage and driving tour.
Brice's Crossing is also close in Mississippi . They have a really well done video in the visitors center narrated by Shelby Foote . The battlefield again is small but interesting .
Holly Springs is also close by. They have the Marshall county historical museum which has some interesting items. Holly Springs changed hands back and forth many times.
Thanks for the info. Came up with a question while surfin the Shiloh website it says to go to the visitor center in Corinth first then got north to the site itself. Is it worth the trip? How far is it ? And is it necessary or can a person just go to the main site?
It's about 20 miles from Shiloh, and certainly worth it. Having said that, you can go to Shiloh without the Corinth sidetrip and easily spend a full day. Just make sure you eat at Hagy's. Best catfish - period!
If you have time, go to Corinth. The drive to Shiloh isn't that far and, if you're staying over, Corinth will give you a variety of places to stay. If you are short of time, sorry Calcav, go directly to Shiloh. Although a must-see, the Corinth interpretive center is on the site of one battery emplacement. At Shiloh, they're ALL there.
Re Hagy's. If you get to hankerin for food while at Shiloh, Hagy's is about your only choice. I think it's overrated, but you might get there on a good day.
Come prepared with really good maps. I'm convinced that, when it came time to budget for road signs, every state east of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio ran out of money. Oh yes, do have your most comfortable walking shoes with you.