The Great River Road follows the Mississippi River as it runs along the western side of Tennessee. This scenic portion of the Lower Mississippi River offers diverse landscapes. See the Chickasaw Bluffs rising high above the flood plain. Explore the woodlands of Fort Pillow State Park, site of an important Civil War battle. Experience the beauty of the majestic bald cypresses at Reelfoot Lake State Park, a natural treasure and an important stop for migrating birds. In addition to natural vistas, the Tennessee Great River Road offers bustling cityscapes. Memphis is an important center for music and culture in the South. Memphis’s Graceland, Beale Street, and Sun Studio are considered to be mandatory stops on any music-lover’s journey through the region. Mud Island River Park in Memphis features an exact model of the Lower Mississippi, providing travelers with a clear view of the river’s might. Make plans to take a drive along the Tennessee Great River Road.
Tennessee Department of Tourism