7726 U.S. Hwy 51 North
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: (901) 873-2222
Fax: (901) 872-6597
Memphis International Raceway is located in Millington, Tennessee. It is an auto racing track and is also known as Memphis Motorsports Park. It has a drag strip and a 1.8-mile (2.9-kilometer) road course. It opened in 1987 and has hosted the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the Camping World Truck Series and the ASA Late Model Series races.
If the sound of screeching tires and motors roaring gets your adrenaline pumping, then the Memphis Motorsport Park is the place to be! Possessed of a dirt track and a drag strip, this park hosts more than 215 racing events a year, including NHRA and NASCAR events. Information and racing schedules are available on their website, and you can also join their fan club if you want to keep abreast of the ongoing activities.
Justin Timberlake and his parents renovated Big Creek Golf Course - where he learned to play golf as a boy - to create Mirimichi as it is today. It is certified as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it one of the most eco-friendly golf courses around. This beautifully maintained course is public and available for private events.
If you get tired of the city lights, head 15 miles ( 24 kilometers) north to this 14,500-acre (5867-hectare) park. There's something here for everyone - jogging trails, a disc-golf course and an archery range for the athletic, nature trails and a nature center for those who want to learn about the local wildlife, and boat rentals on the lake for anyone who wants to get out on the water. Take brunch to the picnic grounds if you are spending the day, or rent a cabin for a longer stay. Admission is free, but there are various charges for boat and equipment rentals.
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.
Bring your own equipment or rent everything you need at the clubhouse and pro-shop. The park has six themed playing areas that you can explore for the whole day. Participants must be 10 years old or older. If you are on your own, staff will team you up in open groups, based on skill level and experience. Capture your opponent's flag and defend your own in the jungle, village, or Wild West playing fields. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended, as well as goggles.
Golfing takes place year round at Stonebridge Golf Course, a lovely course with country club facilities in East Memphis. Located out east on I-40, this course will give you that day-in-the-country feeling. While here, you can also improve your skills on the driving range or the putting green. The course is located close to the popular Wolfchase Galleria, so you can drop your spouse off for a day of shopping, then hit the links. Because the place is so popular, you should reserve your tee time at least five days in advance. Closed only on Christmas Day.
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.
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.
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.
Here, golfers can choose between playing on a full-scale golf course, practicing on a driving range or just putting around a miniature golf circuit. The more energetic might choose the go-karts or bumper boats. Kiddie rides include a train and Ferris wheel, and an entire children's birthday party can be hosted in the party room.
Get some fresh air and battle it out with friends, family, or coworkers at Battlefront Lasertag & Paintball. Play paintball with top-of-the-line equipment, running through the woods to capture the opposing team's flag. If the thought of paintball welts is too much for you, opt for a game of laser tag, which offers the same excitement as paintball, without the pain of getting hit. It's a great spot to host your next birthday party or a team building outing.