Big River Crossing

Access from Channel 3 Drive/Virginia Ave W.
Street parking available on Channel 3 Drive and lot parking available in Martyrs Park lot

AT NEARLY A MILE IN LENGTH, BIG RIVER CROSSING IS THE LONGEST PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI. Big River Crossing is also the country’s longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge. Perfect spot for a Dowtown Memphis fitness, landscape, skyline, friends, or family intagram post!

A Cali girl in two states.

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Main Street and Railcar Trolleys

Main Street

Trolleys are a distincive aspect of Downtown Memphis's environment. Catch a cool snapshot of one passing by or take a selfie as you cruise along for a ride!

A quick pit stop in Downtown Memphis📍#FindYourCountry

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The Arcade

550 S. Main St.

Memphis's oldest cafe is a prime spot for your next Downtown insta post! Capture the retro style of the restaurant Elvis was known for frequenting. With its famous neon sign, 50s-style interior, and historical importance, The Arcade is a destination for you and your social media!

Orpheum Theatre

203 S. Main St.

The Orpheum is a beautiful space for pictures of all kind. Pose with the notable exterior of the theater. Photograph the glamorous, ornate interior space. An intagram photo of the Orpheum is sure to be extravagant!

Carriage Tours

We are lucky to share our city with the beautiful horses of Downtown Memphis. Pose like Cinderella with the horses and their gorgeously decorated carriages, and let the insta likes roll in!

Beale St. Landing with Memphis Riverboats and Views from the Riverwalk

251 Riverside Dr.

The mighty Mississippi is even more instagrammable with a Memphis Riverboat floating across it. These boats were made to be photographed. Or better yet, go on a Memphis Riverboat cruise and take your photo from there! From either perspective, you could capture the magical Downtown Memphis sunset beautifully.

Take a pleasant stroll along the elevated Riverwalk and find gorgeous views of Downtown Memphis, including Tom Lee Park and Riverplay!

Alley Lights

Rendezvous Alley: 52 S. Second St.

For your foodie instagram shot, head to Rendezvous Alley, the BBQ headquarters of Downtown Memphis. The famous restaurant has been around for 70 years and has never failed to serve a good meal (or as a good photo op)!

Dinner!

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Barboro Alley: Bewtween Union and Gayoso

Wander through Barboro Alley to feel authentically Memphis with the stone walkway, eccentric murals, night lights, and occassional concerts and parties in a valley between Downtown Memphis buildings.

Greenbelt Park

Island Drive

Greenbelt park is a lovely open space with green grass and tall trees, alongside the Mississippi. Post on instagram a picture of your family picnic or your dog soaking up some sun. Take your wedding photos, senior photos, or prom photos at Greenbelt! A perfect setting for any occasion. 

Walking off all the popovers from Paulette’s and feeling very at home 🐝

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I Am a Man Sculpture by Clayborn Temple

Located adjacent to Clayborn Temple (280 Hernando Street)

"I AM A MAN" is a slogan seen all around Downtown, but this sculpture is an iconic, artistic display of the message. Reflect on MLK and the sanitation workers' movement at the powerful sculpture, and pay tribute by sharing with your friends. Illuminated at night, the art creatively portrays the significance of the history behind it.

I love my city! #IAmAMan #Memphis

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Lobby of Cotton Exchange Building

65 Union Ave.

Where Tom Cruise famously appeared in the movie The Firm! This fancy foyer would be a great spot for a special, distinct instagram pic with the ornate, gold elevators, shiny floors, and unique decorations in the architecture.

Stoppin' for a quick pic in the lobby of the cotton exchange building.

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Stax Museum

926 E. McElmore Dr.

Stax Museum of American Sould Music is such a cool place to be. Take a tour, listen to real Memphis music, and capture a few instagram-worthy pictures along the way.

The View Rooftop Bar - Residence Inn

110 Monroe Ave.

Memphis skylines are incredible to photograph, and what better view is there than from a rooftop? Instagram the city and have a pleasant experience with fun drinks atop a fine Downtown Memphis hotel.

Downtown Dining

Treat yourself to a nice dinner and a nice instagram photo opportunity! Downtown Memphis is full of special, unique restaurants for you to try. Two to get you started are Catherine & Mary's (272 S. Main) and Felicia Suzanne's (80 Monroe Ave.).

With Your Bike

Downtown Memphis is fortunate to have so many ways to get around. One of the newest additions is the Explore Bike Share system. Ride yours anywhere and include them in your winner shot!

Or Your Bird

Birds are the hip new scooters that will increase the quality of your instagram photo just by being in it!

South Main Historic Arts District

One block south of Beale

This up and coming fine arts district is perfect for an intagram photoshoot. Certainly an iconic spot for wedding/engagement photos!

Peabody Hotel Rooftop

149 Union Ave.

The Peabody is one of Downtown Memphis's biggest attractions. It has the ducks, the food, the ornament, the overnight experience. But it also has a rooftop that will take your breath away. And your instagram followers'.

Murals

Downtown Memphis is filled with beauty and art. It wouldn't be the same without the various creative and imaginative murals that help make Memphis so special. There is nothing more instagrammable than a chic pose in front of a mural, so use this guide to check them all out!

Turning mural pics into a lifestyle

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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave.

Sun Studio is an iconic stop in Downtown Memphis. Document yourself on instagram at the place where Elvis got started! 

Bass Pro Pyramid Lookout

1 Bass Pro Dr.

That big silver pyramid that you can't miss when you are Downtown? Yeah. You can go to the top of it. And take some really instagrammable photos.

Elvis Statue

115 Beale St.

Pose with the King himself. You and the Elvis statue belong together on your instagram.

Not a trip to Memphis without seeing the #ElvisStatue #elvispresley #elvisweek #elvisweek2017

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Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St.

Feel inspired as you spend a day at the Civil Rights Museum. We have right here in Downtown Memphis a place everyone in the world should visit. Let's show it off!  

FedExForum

191 Beale St.

Document any number of exciting events going on at the Forum. Instagram some of the best events you attend all year!

lived my best Memphis life tonight 🕺🏼

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Court Square

62 N. Main St.

This community park is always a nice place to be. Whether it's Food Truck Thursday or a sunny weekend afternoon, Court Square welcomes you and all your instagram needs.

Mud Island and the View From It

125 N. Front St.

Take the monorail to the exciting Mud Island! Take photos of the River Museum or concerts in the amphitheater or the Downtown Memphis skyline you see.

@widespreadpanichq at @mudislandriverpark was #tite

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AutoZone Park

200 Union Ave. 

Feel at home with the Memphis Redbirds and their instagrammable baseball stadium. In your next shot, capture the beautiful game of baseball surrounded by the buildings of Downtown (and an extra mural as well).

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