Value Place Memphis-Shelby Oaks, TN, is conveniently located off of I-40 and Sycamore Rd. (exit 12). Memphis is situated in the western corner of Tennessee in the area known as “the Mid-South,” and is the largest city in the state. Memphis sits in the center of a Mississippi River crossing for I-40 and I-55, and the site for barge traffic and numerous freight railroads making it a major transportation hub. In 2012, Forbes Magazine ranked Memphis as one of the top 15 cities with an emerging downtown area. Memphis’ famous barbeque also puts it on the map, and is home to more than 100 barbeque restaurants.
Memphis boasts several events, festivals, and celebrations as a result of its large melting pot of cultures. One of its largest, Memphis in May, is a month-long celebration of Memphis’ rich heritage that includes four main events: the Beale Street Music Festival, The World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest (largest port barbeque contest in the world!), the Sunset Symphony, and International Week. Downtown in April, arts, culture, and diversity are celebrated at the three-day long event—Africa in April or the April Cultural Awareness Festival. There you’ll find vendors, fashion, blues, and an international diversity parade. In June, musical acts, artisans, and Italian cooking competitions among other demonstrations and tournaments are held at Marquette Park during the Memphis Italian Festival. Another popular event, the Cooper-Young Festival, is held every year in September in the Cooper-Young District in Midtown. This is a market and arts festival featuring displays, contests, and local music. Throughout the rest of the year, you can always find live music or numerous other forms of entertainment and events—it’s where Memphis soul, Memphis blues, gospel, rock n’ roll, and other music genres began.
If you’re in Memphis with the family, there are plenty of exciting attractions to check out. Ride the Downtown Memphis Trolley or take a Hop On, Hop Off Tour to get a feel for the city’s unique culture and downtown areas. Explore Shelby Farms Park or the Memphis Zoo for some animal watching or head to the Children’s Museum of Memphis for some educational fun. Mud Island River Park in downtown offers unique experiences, including the Mississippi River Museum, Riverwalk, amphitheater, and The Mud Island Monorail ride.
While you’re staying at Value Place Shelby Oaks, you’re only 10 minutes away from all the excitement. There are so many things to see and try while you’re in Memphis, but don’t leave without trying some barbeque.
At Every Location
No matter which Value Place you choose, there are a few things you can
count on at every location—a truly affordable weekly rate and an astonishingly
clean room –all with modified kitchens. All in a more secure environment than
you’ll find at any other extended stay hotel or motel. How can we make this promise
to our guests? By keeping things simple and not building a lot of extra things
you don’t need padded into our pricing. Instead, you get to pick and choose
from the optional add-ons we offer. At Value Place, you get
affordable lodging that is clean and safe—every time, at every location.