The Great River Road

Old Man River, Father of Waters, “body of a nation,” Big Muddy—by any name the mighty Mississippi cuts a mythic figure across the American landscape.

Driving Across Memphis

Fans of pop-culture kitsch will love what the GRR offers in Memphis: The main road from the north (US-51) is Danny Thomas Boulevard; south of downtown, this turns into Elvis Presley Boulevard and runs right past the gates of Graceland. (However, if you’re continuing on to the Mississippi Delta, from Graceland you should switch onto US-61, which runs about two miles to the west.)

 

Memphis