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Places to stay We recommend calling ahead in case hours of operation change. Rate scale: ª $100–$150 ªª $150 and up

Holiday Inn Express Medical Center 1180 UNION AVENUE (901) 276-1175

MCA preferred customer. Two miles from MCA. ª

Holiday Inn University of Memphis 3700 CENTRAL AVENUE (901) 678-8200

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Conveniently located on the campus of the University of Memphis. Ask for the MCA rate. All rooms are two-room suites with a living room. ª

The Peabody Downtown 149 UNION AVENUE (901) 529-4100

“The South’s Grand Hotel” is located in downtown Memphis. Ask for the MCA Preferred Customer rate. Quote the “PEPRS” number 3738323. Call 1-800-732-2639. ªª


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Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown 300 NORTH SECOND STREET (901) 525-1800

Located in downtown Memphis. Ask for the MCA rate.

Holiday Inn Select Downtown 160 UNION AVENUE (901) 525-5491

Ask for the MCA preferred customer rate. Three miles from MCA in the heart of downtown. ª

Best Western Plus GenX Inn Downtown 1177 MADISON AVENUE (901) 692-9136

TO STAY AT A HOTEL. SOME ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE, WHILE OTHERS WILL REQUIRE A BUS OR A TAXI. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK PRICES WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS.

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WHILE VISITING MCA AND MEMPHIS YOU MAY NEED

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Ask for the MCA preferred rate. Two miles from MCA. Renovated with a modern feel. ª


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MEMPHIS HAS EXPERIENCED A CULINARY EXPLOSION IN THE PAST DECADE. INDIAN, SOUTHERN, PACIFIC RIM, CAJUN, MEXICAN, CUBAN, JAPANESE, VIETNAMESE, VEGETARIAN, BARBEQUE, YOU NAME IT, MEMPHIS HAS IT. AND LUCKY FOR YOU, MANY OF MEMPHIS’ MORE DESIRABLE DINING

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DESTINATIONS ARE ONLY A FEW BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS.

t Places to Ea We recommend calling ahead in case hours of operation change.

Boscos

Huey’s

2120 Madison Avenue (901) 432-2222 Great menu, also a micro-brewery. A stone’s throw from the “Studio on the Square” movie theater. Open until 2 a.m. daily.

1927 Madison Avenue (901) 726-9693 Best burgers in Memphis! Live music every Sun. afternoon. Open daily until 1 a.m. and until 2:30 a.m. on weekends.

Golden India

Tsunami

Fino’s From The Hill

Memphis Pizza Cafe

2097 Madison Avenue (901) 728-5111 Best Indian in town! Lunch Buffet 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

1853 Madison Avenue (901) 272-3466 Italian grocery/restaurant. 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tues. - Sat.

928 South Cooper (901) 274-2556 A unique approach to Pacific Rim cuisine in the hip Cooper-Young area. Mon. - Sat. 5:30 - 10 p.m.

2087 Madison Avenue (901) 726-5343 Oven-baked gourmet pizza. Fun place to take dates or parents. Tree-shaded outdoor deck and patio. Open daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. weekends


Central Barbecue

2249 Central Avenue (901) 272-9377 Slow smoked Memphis Style. Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Beauty Shop

Bogies Deli Midtown

2098 LaSalle Place (901) 272-0020 Wonderful sandwhiches and the best pasta salad ever! Mon–Fri 6a.m.–6p.m. Sat 7a.m.–5p.m.

Pig & Whistle

2740 Bartlett Rd. (901) 386-3300 Great BBQ. Sun. - Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Rendezvous

966 South Cooper Street (901) 272-7111 Dine where Priscilla had her hair done. Open for lunch Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner Mon. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. weekends. Sun. brunch 10 a.m. - 3p.m. Reservations suggested.

52 South Second Street (901) 523-2746 Memphis’ most famous barbecue in a fun, nostalgic atmosphere. No reservations . Expect a wait. Open Tues., Wed., Thurs. 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Bhan Thai

Cafe Eclectic

1324 Peabody Avenue (901) 272-1538 Casual, unique approach to Asian cuisine in Midtown. Great deck! Lunch Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., dinner Sun. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. weekends.

Young Avenue Deli

2119 Young Avenue (901) 278-0034 Great sandwiches, pool, and Foosball in the oh-so hip CooperYoung area. Open 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Brother Junipers

3519 Walker Avenue (901) 324-0144 Best breakfast in Memphis! Tues. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blue Coast Burrito

3546 Walker Avenue (901) 323-3730 Fresh West Coast-style Mexican food: “build-your-own” burritos, fish tacos, fresh salads! 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun.

El Toro Loco

2617 Poplar Avenue (901) 458-4414 Great, cheap mexican food. Open everyday 11a.m.–11p.m.

The BBQ Shop

1782 Madison Avenue (901) 272-1277 Great BBQ! Mon-Sat 11a.m.-9p.m. Sunday-Closed

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Sweet Grass

937 South Cooper (901) 272-1277 A neighborhood bistro serving low country style cuisine. Mon. Closed Tues. - Thurs. 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Sun. 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Jerry’s Sno-Cones

1675 Wells Station Road (901) 767-2659 Known by word of mouth. Best sno-cone ever – must try a “Supreme Wedding Cake SnoCone”. Open in warm seasons. Tues. - Sat., till 10 p.m. Cash only.

603 N. McLean (901) 725-1718 Coffee, tea, sandwiches with an old European cafe feel. Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Automatic Slim’s

83 South Second Street (901) 525-7948 A blend of Southwestern and Jamaican cuisine. Moderately expensive. Mon. - Fri. lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. dinner 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. open 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Blues City Cafe

138 Beale Street (901) 526-3637 Live music nightly. Good Memphis eats. Affordable prices. Happening place! Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sometimes till 5 a.m.

Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken 310 South Front Street (901) 527-4877 Best spicy, juicy, fried chicken in the Mid-South! Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., weekends until 10 p.m.

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25 South Belvedere Street (901) 725-0005 Your favorite sushi bar, as well as traditional Japanese fare. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 p.m. weekends. Early bird special 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. daily.

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MAKING YOUR WAY TO MCA IS ACTUALLY PRETTY EASY WITH THESE HELPFUL TRAVELING TIPS. ALL DIRECTIONS BELOW LEAD TO OUR COZY LITTLE CAMPUS NESTLED WITHIN MEMPHIS’ OVERTON PARK, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE SMACK-DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF AMERICA’S CULTURAL CROSSROADS.

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directions DIRECTIONS FROM MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT • Follow the signs from the airport onto I-240 West. • Take Union Avenue East exit. Continue on Union Avenue for about 3 miles. • Turn left on Tucker Street. Look for a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this corner. • Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues. • Follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue DIRECTIONS VIA I-40 FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE • Take I-40 West from Nashville to Memphis. Follow the signs. Do not leave the expressway route, although

you will see alternate directions for I-40. You will stay on the same road which will turn into Sam Cooper Boulevard, passing exits for Perkins Road, Graham Road, and finally Highland Street. DO NOT EXIT! Follow the THROUGH TRAFFIC ONLY signs. • Continue on Sam Cooper Boulevard through 2 stoplights until you come to a T-intersection. Turn left on East Parkway. • Go to the next traffic light, Poplar Avenue and turn right. • As you travel West on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of the park on the right and come upon the golf course area. After you have passed the lighted intersection at Cooper Street, take the first right turn into Overton Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf clubhouse. Continue straight ahead, the college is on the left. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue

DIRECTIONS FROM ALL POINTS IN ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI • Take I-55 South from Northern Arkansas or Missouri, I-40 East from Central and Southern Arkansas.

Take or continue on I-40 East and cross the Hernando Desoto Bridge (the Northernmost one that looks like an “M”). • At the end of the bridge is an exit for Front Street. Exit South. The next intersection you will come to is Poplar Avenue. • Turn left on Poplar Avenue. Continue on Poplar Avenue for about 4-5 miles to Tucker Street (just past McLean Boulevard). • Turn left at the light and follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue


DIRECTIONS FROM MISSISSIPPI VIA I-55 • Take I-55 North into Memphis. I-55 turns into I-240 at a huge multi-interstate interchange, take I-240 West. Do not exit towards I-55/St. Louis signs. Continue straight North on I-240 to Union Avenue. • Take Union Avenue East exit. Continue on Union Avenue for about 3 miles. • Take Tucker Street to the left. There is a large buff brick Church of Christ building on this corner. Continue on Tucker Street, crossing Madison and Poplar Avenues. • Follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue

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DIRECTIONS FROM EASTERN MISSISSIPPI • Take Highway 78 West through Olive Branch. Highway 78 West turns into Memphis’ Lamar Avenue. • Take I-240 West to Airways Boulevard. Take Airways Boulevard North. Continue on Airways for about 5

miles. You will go past the Fairgrounds where the road changes names to East Parkway. • Soon after the Fairgrounds, you will come to a large intersection at Poplar Avenue. Be careful, there are two sets of lights to watch for here! • Take Poplar Avenue to the left. As you travel West on Poplar Avenue, you will pass the forested area of the park on the right and come upon the golf course. After you have passed the lighted intersection at Cooper Street, take the first right turn into Overton Park. You will come to a 4-way stop at the golf clubhouse. Continue straight, MCA is on the left. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue

DIRECTIONS FROM ALABAMA • Take 78 West all the way into Tennessee (this becomes Route 4). Exit onto I-240 towards Arkansas/Little

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Rock/downtown. • Stay on 240 until you see an exit for Union Avenue. Exit to the right taking Union Avenue East. Take Union Avenue until you reach Tucker Street (you will pass McLean Boulevard and Starbucks and a Walgreens). • Turn left onto Tucker Street and follow straight into Overton Park. MCA is past the Brooks Museum on the right. • Gibson Hall administration building located at 1939 Poplar Avenue


Places to see Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

National Ornamental Metal Museum

1934 POPLAR AVENUE (901) 544-6200 www.brooksmuseum.org Visit the oldest and largest art museum in the region! Adjacent to MCA. Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

374 METAL MUSEUM DRIVE (901) 774-6380 www.metalmuseum.org Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Memphis Zoo

2000 PRENTISS PLACE (901) 276-9453 www.memphiszoo.org Mar. 1 – Oct. 27: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 27 – Feb. 29: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

National Civil Rights Museum 450 MULBERRY STREET (901) 521-9699 www.civilrightsmuseum.org closed on Tues. Mon., Wed. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Summer Hours closed on Tues. Mon., Wed. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum

4339 PARK AVENUE (901) 761-5250 www.dixon.org Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Graceland

3734 ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD 901) 332-3322 www.elvis.com Graceland is open year round - hours are seasonal. Call for details.

Memphis Botanic Garden

2760 N. GERMANTOWN PARKWAY (901) 381-2769 Second largest mall in the state. Movie theatre, carousel, restaurants, etc.

Stax Museum

916 E. MCLEMORE AVE. (901) 943-7685 April – October: Mon. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. November – March: Tues. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Beale Street 203 BEALE ST (901) 272-3253

Sun Studio

706 UNION AVE. (901) 521-0664 Mon. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

750 CHERRY ROAD (901) 576-4100 www.memphisbotanicgarden.com Hours seasonal—call for specifics.

Flashback

191 BEALE STREET, SUITE 100 (901) 205-2533 www.memphisrocknsoul.org Open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

2304 CENTRAL AVENUE (901) 272-2304 Deco furniture and vintage clothing.

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