Walking in Memphis
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Walking
This will get your from the front door to the car or from the bus stop to the juke joint, but that’s about it. This town is funky and sprawling. Walking in Memphis. Fairly square and not funky unless you do it right.
Walking in Memphis
MATA
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MATA
(901) 274-6282
Or you can call it “the bus”. The Memphis Area Transit Authority gets you most places if you know how to read the schedule. They painted the buses green and added leaves to the logo. Less than funky.
MATA
Shangri-La Projects Tour
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Shangri-La Projects Tour
(901) 359-3102
Sherman Willmott will drive you around town on a themed tour of your choosing. Thrift stores or gravesites, this guy knows Memphis like I know funky hot grits. Make it funky, Sherman!
Sherman Willmott
American Dream Safari Tour
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American Dream Safari Tour
(901) 527-8870
That’s Tad Pierson. He’ll drive you here and there in a retro car with retro sunglasses and a retro bowling shirt. This could be your thing if you know how to use the word “anthrotourism.” I don’t. Not as funky as he thinks.
Vista Inn
Memphis International Airport
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Memphis International Airport
2491 Winchester Rd #113
Memphis, Tenn. 38116
(901) 922-8000
The cheapest way to travel as long as you can squeeze your funky self in a FedEx flat rate box. Still, the airport won’t get you home after a night out on the town. Bad food and stale air. No funk whatsoever.
Memphis International Airport