42 S. Camilla Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 526-1050
Fax: (901) 525-3219
There is nothing that relieves stress better than a good workout, with the possible exception of some time in the sauna. Both are available at the downtown Y, as well as top-notch exercise and weight equipment, three racquetball courts, an indoor track and pool and an on-site SmoothMoves Juice Bar. Better yet, part of the workout area offers a commanding view of the AutoZone Park, directly across the street.
See Memphis by land and water aboard one amazing vehicle. Discover the history, humor and heroes of this legendary town, and cruise the river as well. Entertaining and informative captains narrate this fascinating and fun expedition of downtown Memphis. See Sun Studio, Mud Island Riverpark, National Civil Rights Museum, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Pyramid, Beale Street and more. Explore the home of the blues and birthplace of rock and roll on this truly unique tour. Call or check website for further details.
At Mud Island, see the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans jazz to Memphis blues. See the Memphis Belle, a historic WWII airplane. The Mud Island Amphitheatre on the island hosts concerts in the summer. To get there, ride the monorail.
This is a great place to let go and have fun. For a reasonable price, you can vent your hostilities in a friendly 20-25 minute game of laser tag. Games are played in a big, specially designed maze with multiple levels, ramps and catwalks. The game is enhanced with lighting effects, fog, music and sound effects. You can play individually or on teams. About 27-38 players are usually in the maze at a time. The staff will work with you to customize games for special events, such as office parties or birthdays. Closed Monday, open other times for groups by appointment.
In a city as flat as Memphis, the rolling hills of the Galloway Municipal Golf Course are unusual and refreshing. Many golfers find this course the most fun to play because of the variations in the terrain. Reservations are taken, but not required for this public course. A pro shop is available during hours of operation.
Near the University of Memphis and the Oak Court Mall, Audubon Park offers several recreational facilities, including a golf course, playground, tennis courts, a soccer field and picnic areas. The jogging trails are popular with local residents, and several family groups and other organizations hold large picnics here each year. On certain weekends, an additional attraction is the chance to watch a local group act out medieval battles, complete with costumes and realistic props.
Get outside and enjoy a day at The Links at Audubon. This 18-hole golf course is public and features beautiful scenery and great amenities. There's rental equipment available, or you can outfit yourself with some great gear at the shop. The snack bar is great to visit after you've worked up an appetite on the links. Tank tops and cutoffs are forbidden by the dress code.
Memphis Botanic Garden is a collection of gardens that covers over 96 acres (39 hectares) in East Memphis. The lovely Japanese garden, with its bridges, ponds and goldfish is a favorite with visitors, who come for the candlelight evening tours in the summer. In the spring, the Ketchum Iris Garden glows with a myriad of colors, while the Municipal Rose Garden is at its best in May, June, and September. There is even a Sensory Garden that is designed to appeal to all five senses.
The Raquet Club of Memphis is one grand place to go ahead and spend time improvising those raquet skills. This 1,86,000 square feet facilities has loads to offer, which can keep the whole family happy. Apart from 5 racquetball courts the club offers an 8700 square feet fitness center with the state-of-the-art equipments, 28 tennis courts, a swimming pool, masseurs and much-much more. It also provides with a fine dinning option and hosts various events and tournaments.
Golf & Games Family Park offers fun for kids of all ages. There is miniature golf, of course, but you can also try your luck at the batting cages, in the go-karts or at a game of laser tag. For the kids, there is the fun track for young drivers, plus bumper boats and a host of age-appropriate rides. In business in Memphis for 35 years, this park specializes in group outings such as company picnics. The private area includes pavilions, volleyball and softball fields, a driving range, a nature trail and a swimming pool.
The Shelby Farms Greenline is a trail that connects Shelby Farms Park and Midtown Memphis. It spans 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) and is used by young and old alike for recreation and transportation. You can walk or bike along the trail, taking in the scenery. If you're lucky, you'll spot deer and other wildlife on your ride. It's a great way to get exercise and see more of Memphis.
Raccoons wander freely around this nature preserve and educational facility. The Lichterman family after whom the center is named willed their land to the city years ago, and portions of the block have since been developed into a shopping center, St. Francis Hospital and an apartment building. However, this 65-acre park still provides sanctuary for local wildlife. Children can see here how injured animals are treated and prepared for return to the wild. While the original Lichterman home that housed exhibits and administrative offices burned down a few years ago, most of the facility has been restored.