8840 Hamilton Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone: (662) 342-8222
Fax: (662) 280-2311
Jim Saucier Memorial Park is a beautiful and green stretch of land with a large lake in the center. The park has equipment for exercising and several trails for walking.
Whitehaven School is a public secondary school that opened in 1911 and was the only school till 1962. The school strives to provide students with skills that make them productive members of society. Several students have been invited to be part of well known universities for different programs. Being one of the best education institutes in the nation, the teachers here always maintain a professional outlook. They ensure students excel in academics as well as in extra curriculars.
Central Park, located on Stonegate Boulevard has a nature park, a lake, a picnic area and a playground which makes it a perfect setting for a day out with the family. It also has exercise equipment, meandering trails, a disk golf course and more.
Swinnea Park is a lush green park with shady trees and beautiful walking trails. It also has a playground for kids to play in.
This is it - the second most-visited house in the United States - preserved exactly as when Elvis Presley lived here, complete with the Jungle Room and shag carpeting. Elvis Presley bought this 13.8 acre (5.6 hectare) estate in 1957, and spent a large part of the rest of his life expanding and improving the opulent property. Elvis' grave is located on the estate and can be viewed by visitors. Additionally, you can tour the auto museum, see the Lisa Marie and Jetstar airplanes, and view the Sincerely Elvis exhibit, all of which are across the street from the mansion, along with the ticket office. On August 16, the anniversary of Elvis' death, a candlelight vigil draws fans worldwide.
Mafaid Attaqwa is a Muslim place of worship in Memphis. Along with the prayers that are held five times a day, they also utilize the premises for teaching the Holy Book (Koran), once a week to the children and youth. They also reach out and are active in social service of the community. Ceremonies like birth, marriage and the last rites are performed here.
This district was one of the loveliest residential areas during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The houses, with their Victorian gingerbread trim, languished in disrepair during the earlier 20th Century, but in the 1970s the area staged a comeback. The restored houses are worth a drive through the neighborhood on their own, but the area has also become a hip entertainment spot, with restaurants, nightclubs, and antique stores. One weekend each fall, the Cooper-Young neighborhood holds the Cooper-Young Festival with crafts, music, and food.
The Dixons were a childless couple who collected art, both fine and decorative, and left it all to the city when they died. The traveling exhibits, are often spectacular, and have included Faberge eggs, glass works by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly, and an explosion of color from Raoul Dufy. The 17-acre (7-hectare) garden is usually open for strolling, except during outdoor concerts, picnics, or theater productions. The museum shop often has items from Memphis' Great Wonders exhibits!
Al-Noor Mosque a Muslim Student Association of Memphis is a Muslim place of worship in Memphis. Along with the prayers that are held five times a day, they also utilize the premises for teaching the Holy Book (Koran), to the children and youth. The Student Association not only looks after the overall development of the students but also reaches out and actively participate in social service of the community. Ceremonies like birth, marriage and the last rites are performed at the Mosque.
This lovely 80-acre (32-hectare) cemetery is a wonderful place to go on a warm afternoon. Huge, shady trees protect the most interesting collection of graves and gravestones in the city. Elaborate Victorian monuments mark the final resting places of city founders such as Robert Church, the first black millionaire in Memphis, as well as Mayor E.H. "Boss" Crump and 19 generals from the Confederate Army.
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 Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, has been turned into the Civil Rights Museum. But the Mason Temple, where he gave his famous "I've Been to the Mountain Top" speech, is still a functional church—the headquarters of the Church of God in Christ. The church holds services on Martin Luther King Day in January in honor of his birthday. The church is included in the Heritage Tour of Historic Churches. Call church office for private tours.