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Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee, USA. The city is located on the left bank of the Mississippi River and its harbor and many road and rail connections are an important transport hub. Here are the offices of one of the largest courier companies.

Memphis is known for its musical traditions. Here are a number of famous musicians and singers - Tina Turner, Al Green, Justin Timberlake and, of course, Elvis Presley. His Graceland Mansion is the most visited building after the White House with over 600,000 tourists per year.

There are many music museums in Memphis: The Stalls Museum of American Soul Music; The Museum at the Gibson Guitar Factory; The Memphis Museum of Rock'n'roll and others.

The Memphis Music Festival in May should not be missed, when amateurs and performers of popular music from all over the world are gathering.

Of the other museums in Memphis, interesting are: The National Museum of Civil Rights - this is the hotel where Martin Luther King was killed in 1968; The Museum of Cotton; The Art Museum of the Book; the Dixon Gallery and Gallery; The Mississippi River Museum and many others.

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