West Memphis Travelodge
Travel Blogs from West Memphis
... being even better than we expected. The story that followed Nancy Ward's (Nanyehi's) life from her birth, through her time as a Cherokee warrior, to her time as Beloved Woman, the peace maker, and then to her death before The Trail of Tears was told (and sung) very well. Becky Hobbs did an outstanding job co-writing the play and writing ALL of the songs. We very much enjoyed our evening. In fact, those of you who live in East Tennessee will have the opportunity to see it in Johnson ...
... and we find Bluff City Coffee - a very cute coffee shop that didn't really fit with the other shops. A very large coffee and croissant later plus free Wifi (yay) and we hold our positions until 10am - maybe we should have left or at least brought another drink, but exhaustion appears and logic is surpassed. At 10am we decide to start the walk to our rented apartment. It is so so bloody hot! We make it in a disgusting way and meet our 'Rentee'. This place ...
... some spectacular mansions on the rise across from the foreshore over looking it. Apparently Cybil Sheppard used to live in one of them, but I'm not sure which one. From the river it was off to the Lorraine Motel where Dr Martin Luther King, leading Civil Rights activist, was assassinated during a visit to Memphis where he spoke in support if striking sanitation workers. There's plenty of conspiracy theories as to who was responsible, but it was James Earl Ray who ...
... also sings for us! The town has a shaded central square with businesses around. Our local musician tour guide takes us to his favorite 'record shop'... imagine a storage unit filled to the top and spilling out the door, then add a row of bikes and other items for sale out front. The owner has anything and can find everything, I just couldn't get in the 'door' to the ...
... the Barbershop Hall of Fame—a very high honor. I wanted to see the display and take a picture of his plaque that would be displayed proudly on the wall. I explained all this to the man.
He didn’t have a clue as to what I was talking about. He said that he’s not a barbershopper, as though that explained it. Then he called for someone from upstairs to come down and give us a tour. ...
Other places to stay in West Memphis
210 West Service Road, West Memphis | 3 star motelfrom $41
901 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, West Memphis | 1 star motelfrom $39
2501 South Service Road, West Memphis | 1 star motelfrom $40
3700 Service Road Loop, West Memphis | Motelfrom $44