Flying in and out of Memphis for a long weekend with a friend in early November. Looking for recommendations of scenic drives, nature/ wildlife, must see/do, off the beaten path, photography... We have no itinerary. Willing to explore in any direction...to 150 miles-ish.
I've only been there once but I do have a couple of off the beaten path or at least unusual things to do. I would check out the Peanut Shoppe Main Street. It's a shop full of every kind of peanut you can possibly imagine and it's worth going just for the smell!
Check out A. Schwab. It was once a five and dime but it's now this really odd sort of Cabinet of Curiosities--lots of weird novelty items.
The only other thing I can think of is that you should go see the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. It's a very touristy thing to do for Memphis, but where else are you going to watch a bunch of ducks parade through the lobby of a hotel?
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