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Coming to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl

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Hi everyone, I will be traveling to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl later this month and I'm looking for some Memphis info. What is the best way to get to the Liberty Bowl Stadium? I'm staying at the Sleep Inn on Front Street. Would it be better to drive? How's parking? or Take the bus?

I'm staying in Memphis for 2 nights - the 28th and 29th. I'm thinking about spending the day in Tunica and maybe the night, also. Is Tunica worth going to? Any other suggestions?

Thanks a bunch.

Matt

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Hi everyone, I will be traveling to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl later this month and I'm looking for some Memphis info. What is the best way to get to the Liberty Bowl Stadium? I'm staying at the Sleep Inn on Front Street. Would it be better to drive? How's parking? or Take the bus?

I'm staying in Memphis for 2 nights - the 28th and 29th. I'm thinking about spending the day in Tunica and maybe the night, also. Is Tunica worth going to? Any other suggestions?

Thanks a bunch.

Matt

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Dont forget to see the ducks at the Peabody. Also we have the world's only completed half-built garage at the FedExForum.

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The Liberty Bowl isn't far from downtown. If you have a big group of people, get a limo. If not, then ride the MATA shuttle from downtown. You can find details at www.matatransit.com. It will take you straight to the game for $7. Tunica is great if you like to gamble. Everyone from Memphis goes to Horseshoe because its the best. They bring your drinks faster and comp better. The Grand is also a good one and has a lot of resort activities. Be sure to check out Beale Street and Sun Studios. The Smithsonian Rock'n'Soul museum is also cool if you like music. There's lots of great restaurants downtown. If you are looking for something in particular, I can help you find it.

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Dont forget to see the ducks at the Peabody. Also we have the world's only completed half-built garage at the FedExForum.

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6 stories. But we only built 5 and we're paying for it, so might as well make it a tourist attraction and make alittle money to help us along.

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If your driving....From Downtown head east on Union Ave. till you get to East Parkway, then turn right. Head South on East Parkway till you get Central Ave. Make a left, and head east again till you get to South Hollywood. Make a right and head south, and your there (you can't miss it, its the biggest bowl in the city). Parking should be on your right.

Well there you go......hope that isn't confusing.

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waccamatt and others, how was the Bowl? how was the Memphis experience?

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waccamatt and others, how was the Bowl? how was the Memphis experience?

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Crossroad, I'll try and be as honest and unbiased as I can be. I had a good time, but I was a bit disappointed in Memphis. Here are some highlights:

Likes:

The older highrises downtown

The downtown trolleys

Beale Street was cool, but the district was tiny and not nearly what I was expecting and I don't think it met the hype.

The residents were friendly and very accomodating; I know having a bunch of visitors descend on your city must get in the way

The riverfront park and parkwas was very nice

Needs improvement:

Memphis looked a bit dreary and past its prime as a city

The Liberty Bowl parade did not compare favorably to other bowl parades I've been to, especially the Outback Bowl parade in Tampa

The LB stadium definitely needs a facelift and updated concessions to compete with other bowl venues

Very slow drivers, lol

Tunica: (not Memphis, but nearby) Yikes! A much different experience than I've ever had at a casino location. I'll leave it at that.

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