Travel with FedEx: Memphis, TN

We’ve asked members of the FedEx family to help guide you on your travel adventures this year. Here you will find insider advice from our team members on the places they frequent and why they think these locations are hot spots you should add to your road trip checklist. Check out this section, which highlights Memphis and all of the great things the city has to offer. Stay tuned for more cities!

D.J. Vaughn

D.J. Vaughn is a Social Media Strategist for FedEx. He’s worked for FedEx for four years and lives in Memphis.

Favorite part of working at FedEx:

“I work with some incredible, hardworking colleagues whose passion for the corporation is contagious. In addition to the FedEx family, I’m thankful for the multiple experiences I’ve had since joining FedEx, from managing our domestic and international grantmaking initiatives to overseeing some of our social storytelling efforts.”

#1 Travel Tip

“TSA pre-check is a beautiful thing. Enroll in it, if you haven’t already. And be respectful to everyone along your journey. A friendly smile and a kind greeting could lead to free upgrades and complimentary refreshments. Regardless of the potential payoff, be kind – and prepare to have an amazing experience.”

Top things to do in Memphis

1. FedExForum®

2. Stax Museum of American Soul Music

3. National Civil Rights Museum

4. Sun Studio

5. Memphis Zoo

6. Orpheum Theatre

  • FedExForum® is the home of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis men's basketball team. Grizzlies fans refer to the arena as “The Grind House” in respect to the blue-collar work ethic of their NBA team.

  • The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a replica of the Stax recording studio and includes a 101-year-old Mississippi Delta church that speaks to the roots of the soul music that made the studio famous.

  • The National Civil Rights Museum was built around the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It also houses a replica of the U.S. Supreme Court room where segregation in public schools was ruled unconstitutional.

  • In 1951, Sun Studio recorded the first rock and roll single ever. Later, the record label discovered Elvis Presley, which makes this a go to spot for fans of the King.

  • The Memphis Zoo houses more than 3,500 animals. Lounge around by the Pelican Pool or meet up with your crew at Penguin Rock.

  • The Orpheum Theatre began bringing major Broadway productions to Memphis in 1928. Get in your seat before curtain call!