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Memphis Claims Second Recognition

Beale Street, MemphisBeale Street, MemphisMemphis music heritage and attention to food and the outdoors helped the city make the ranks of such perennial travel destinations as Paris and Washington on the Microsoft News website. MSN Living’s website named Memphis among the Top 20 travel destinations in the world, making it the second Top 20 ranking for Memphis this year. In December, National Geographic Traveler named the city one of the 20 “must-see places” in the world.The international list included some entire nations, including Ireland, Nicaragua and Mongolia, but also some of the most traditional tourist cities in the world from Paris to Venice to Istanbul. It cited Memphis restaurants’ support of the farm-to-table movement, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the city’s 35 miles of bicycle lanes and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms, one of the largest urban parks in the nation.

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