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Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:11:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 6:13:06 PM EDT by cardboardkiller]
Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
When I drive through Memphis, 2-4 times a year, I always have a gun in my hand. Not in the seat, not in my lap, unholstered, spare mag on the console and my Glock in my hand. Fuck that place.

A company I used to work for had an office in Memphis that I went to twice. They found a dead body in the empty lot behind the office. They had a guard dog service drop dogs off every evening and had razor wire inside and outside the building. No female could be at the office by herself. Someone stole the wheels off of one of the office worker's cars and left a note demanding $200 for return of the wheels. She went to the bank, got the cash, left it under the wiper blade and had her wheels back 30 minutes later.

I never took my gun off unless I was in the shower or asleep.  


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The hotel did have cookies every day.

ETA: Page 2, Bitch.

We stayed at the Drury in Southhaven.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:12:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By edcurtis:
Originally Posted By EXCATM76:
Stay at a Candlewood Suites in Olive Branch Mississippi. Drive into town to do the tourist crap. Eat lunch at Interstate BBQ on 3rd street. Do not go there at night.


Also Memphis BBQ Co off of Goodman/55 is really good too.


good stuff but I do prefer Rendezvous dry rub ribs
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:12:21 PM EDT
If you want some good donuts try Gibson's donuts, love them.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:15:05 PM EDT
A couple years ago our family of 4 stayed at the Homewood Suite on Poplar.  Its eats of the city along the beltway.  if your going duing the week gthey have a nice breakfast and even a nice 2 hr happy hour with meals and adult beverages included in the rate.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:18:56 PM EDT
I'll back up what the others say. Do not stay in Mem. Stay in Cordova, or Germantown, and the good looking areas down near Southhaven. I worked for several years in Memphis, at Lamar and Kimble in an electronics repair shop. No retail sales. The goblins left us alone because they all wanted their stuff fixed, but we were constantly prepared, boss had a shotgun at the desk and a 1911 under the cash register, and the counter area locked off away from the rest of the shop. Nasty ass hookers trying to swap stank for a cheeseburger at the McD's . That kind of place. Be aware of your surroundings. Beale is ok mostly due to the police presence there, but be VERY careful. If it looks like a bad neighborhood, it's probably worse than you think.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:19:17 PM EDT
Some of ya'll are joking, some are pussies.lol

I can throw a rock and hit Park and Getwell from my house. I assume you were joking about that at least. Just dont go South East or South West from that intersection.

I go wherever, whenever, but don't go looking for trouble.

As far as tourist, depending on your personal level of situational awareness, I'd say Southaven isn't a bad option.

There was a shooting at the corner of Beale the other day at some club.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:21:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 6:28:48 PM EDT by helmutlent]
Let me add this,the Beale Street area has a nice club called"Club Crave".Be sure to check it out.
 
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:24:04 PM EDT
No closer than Atlanta, bring armor
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:25:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:33:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
When I drive through Memphis, 2-4 times a year, I always have a gun in my hand. Not in the seat, not in my lap, unholstered, spare mag on the console and my Glock in my hand. Fuck that place.

A company I used to work for had an office in Memphis that I went to twice. They found a dead body in the empty lot behind the office. They had a guard dog service drop dogs off every evening and had razor wire inside and outside the building. No female could be at the office by herself. Someone stole the wheels off of one of the office worker's cars and left a note demanding $200 for return of the wheels. She went to the bank, got the cash, left it under the wiper blade and had her wheels back 30 minutes later.

I never took my gun off unless I was in the shower or asleep.  


https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRsgSKdhFPoa4X3DepGlSQIwFneENXhuqOC0whG8­y3YlasU2_l4


The hotel did have cookies every day.

ETA: Page 2, Bitch.

We stayed at the Drury in Southhaven.


Bitch ?  There's no editing for page ownage ... fluff.


Not calling you a bitch. My first page ownage in years.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:34:04 PM EDT
I have reservations for

Four Points by Sheraton Memphis Southwind
4090 Stansell Ct, Memphis, TN, 38125 United States

What is this area like?

OP  the Liberty bowl is the 31st so that might limit your choices.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:34:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:39:12 PM EDT
I hear Whitehaven is nice.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:44:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By helmutlent:


Let me add this,the Beale Street area has a nice club called"Club Crave".Be sure to check it out.  






 
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:44:30 PM EDT
The Ramada across the highway from the dogtracks in west Memphis...stayed there this summer on the way to a beach vacation.  Made it up to the wife and kids the next night we stayed at a beachhouse resort at Kiawah Island, SC
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:44:35 PM EDT
Hampton Inn Peabody place is nice and right behind Rum Boogie. Nice garage attached, security,etc. And you can use the skywalk from the hotel over to the mall.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:44:47 PM EDT
The spousal unit and I go through Memphis on our way to the beach every year.

When I go through Memphis I drive as fast as I can through Memphis and leave at least one car length ahead of me a stoplights. I also make sure my CCW is next to me ready to go.

Other than Graceland and Sun Record Studio Memphis is a complete waste!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:44:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LJ6798:
Some of ya'll are joking, some are pussies.lol

I can throw a rock and hit Park and Getwell from my house. I assume you were joking about that at least. Just dont go South East or South West from that intersection.

I go wherever, whenever, but don't go looking for trouble.

As far as tourist, depending on your personal level of situational awareness, I'd say Southaven isn't a bad option.

There was a shooting at the corner of Beale the other day at some club.


Like anything else if you look like you fit in the area and know what you're doing, most times you'll be fine. But you have to admit, the place has been going to crap. Friend of mine I used to work with moved to Oakland a few years ago because his neighborhood went to crap. He used to live a few streets down from where that cop got shot Dec 14th. Back 7~8 years ago I'd spend the night at his place sometimes. You can't get me to drive down his old street at night now.

I'm certainly not a pussy - I did in-home service on big screens for years. I've been in some truly bad areas of town, and I'm not blind. Sure, things are usually OK, and if you have to deal with it, you do. But if vacationing in an unfamiliar area, there's no sense borrowing trouble. Lots of stupid wanna be gangsters out there, no need to tempt fate. I remember when there was a big nice mall with an ice skating rink, and nice stores on American Way, and they tore that multi-million dollar 885,627sq foot thing down due to crime and murder over there. So, yes, the place is going to crap, and has been for years.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:47:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Is "Knoxville" an option to stay in?  


I was thinking Crossville ...


Stay Away from west Knoxville....Gatlinburg is the place.

Anywhere toward the north/east side of Memphis should work...or Harrah's, Tunica....Paula Deans Buffet!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:49:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By zoe17:
Hampton Inn Peabody place is nice and right behind Rum Boogie. Nice garage attached, security,etc. And you can use the skywalk from the hotel over to the mall.


The Peabody Place mall?  Now you're just giving him suggestions so he does get robbed.. hah

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:49:22 PM EDT
I'll second the recommendation to stay in Nashville.

Mogadishu on the Mississippi is not a place to visit without a fire team (or larger) sized element.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:49:28 PM EDT



Originally Posted By skyflyer:


I have reservations for



Four Points by Sheraton Memphis Southwind

4090 Stansell Ct, Memphis, TN, 38125 United States



What is this area like?



OP  the Liberty bowl is the 31st so that might limit your choices.






 
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:51:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:52:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Oakenheart:
Originally Posted By LJ6798:
Some of ya'll are joking, some are pussies.lol

I can throw a rock and hit Park and Getwell from my house. I assume you were joking about that at least. Just dont go South East or South West from that intersection.

I go wherever, whenever, but don't go looking for trouble.

As far as tourist, depending on your personal level of situational awareness, I'd say Southaven isn't a bad option.

There was a shooting at the corner of Beale the other day at some club.


Like anything else if you look like you fit in the area and know what you're doing, most times you'll be fine. But you have to admit, the place has been going to crap. Friend of mine I used to work with moved to Oakland a few years ago because his neighborhood went to crap. He used to live a few streets down from where that cop got shot Dec 14th. Back 7~8 years ago I'd spend the night at his place sometimes. You can't get me to drive down his old street at night now.

I'm certainly not a pussy - I did in-home service on big screens for years. I've been in some truly bad areas of town, and I'm not blind. Sure, things are usually OK, and if you have to deal with it, you do. But if vacationing in an unfamiliar area, there's no sense borrowing trouble. Lots of stupid wanna be gangsters out there, no need to tempt fate. I remember when there was a big nice mall with an ice skating rink, and nice stores on American Way, and they tore that multi-million dollar 885,627sq foot thing down due to crime and murder over there. So, yes, the place is going to crap, and has been for years.


Oh yeah - Like I said if your from out of town, Southaven isnt a bad choice.

I guess Im just used to Memphis, and how it is. I don't tempt fate, but I do go where and when I want to.
I also know what to expect in certain parts of town, and don't necessarily get out of the car, but don't think twice about driving through.

Yep Memphis is going to crap - been trying to get my wife to move to OB for years - but she likes the convenience of the city.

Mall of Memphis was a joke from the start - why would they build it a mile from Lamar to start with - dumbasses.
That area wasnt nice when they built it.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:55:14 PM EDT
Jeeesus, there are a lot of PUSSIES in this thread.

Look, literally DOZENS of people visit Memphis every year and don't get killed, or even shot.

Seriously.






Stay out East.  There is a Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn right by the Wolfchase Mall, right off I-40.

About a mile from here.  Nobody has been killed there lately, and a Hooters is right across the road.

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:59:05 PM EDT
Wife and I were there in Sept of this year. Do yourself a favor and stay in Tunica at one of the casinos. We stayed at Gold Strike and loved it. Just drive up to Memphis from there. IMO, there wasn't much in Memphis that was worth spending too much time at.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:59:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By skyflyer:
I have reservations for

Four Points by Sheraton Memphis Southwind
4090 Stansell Ct, Memphis, TN, 38125 United States

What is this area like?

OP  the Liberty bowl is the 31st so that might limit your choices.


Isn't that near where they found Lorenzen Wright's body?

We tend to use famous body dumps as landmarks for giving directions.



Link Posted: 12/26/2012 6:59:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:01:04 PM EDT by SchizoPathica]
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Tunica?



This, really.

Don't stay in Memphis. Even the nicer places aren't all that safe. Before you go, set up a fake wallet.
I call it my Memphis wallet.
You know those credit card applications that include those plastic or cardboard credit card looking things. Collect a bunch of those and put them in a wallet with 2 or 3 one dollar bills. When someone robs you, if you don't kill them first, give them the fake wallet and run, or get a few feet away then shoot.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:00:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Jeeesus, there are a lot of PUSSIES in this thread.

Look, literally DOZENS of people visit Memphis every year and don't get killed, or even shot.

Seriously.






Stay out East.  There is a Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn right by the Wolfchase Mall, right off I-40.

About a mile from here.  Nobody has been killed there lately, and a Hooters is right across the road.

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I visit that Hooters because we don't have one here in Jackson

I forgot about the Bowl games so the OP may be up a creek and it's New Years weekend.
Can you carry on Beale Street or is it posted? I seem to remember some commotion about if that was legal or not.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:00:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By skyflyer:
I have reservations for

Four Points by Sheraton Memphis Southwind
4090 Stansell Ct, Memphis, TN, 38125 United States

What is this area like?

OP  the Liberty bowl is the 31st so that might limit your choices.


Isn't that near where they found Lorenzen Wright's body?

We tend to use famous body dumps as landmarks for giving directions.





You must be on the Chamber of Commerce
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:02:02 PM EDT
Here's an idea: don't get a room in a shitty no-tell motel, just do regular tourist stuff, don't go shopping for drugs or prostitutes and you'll probably do just fine.
 
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:02:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:03:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Van_Wilder:
If you want some good donuts try Gibson's donuts, love them.


You really know your shit.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:04:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:05:01 PM EDT by cardboardkiller]
Originally Posted By Mullah_Atari:
Here's an idea: don't get a room in a shitty no-tell motel, just do regular tourist stuff, don't go shopping for drugs or prostitutes and you'll probably do just fine.  


Then why the fuck would you go to Memphis? Shit.







Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:04:36 PM EDT
Get on Hotwire.com or a site like that. Look in Southaven.



The hubby was in a wedding a few years ago and I found a hotel room around $50 at a place called Magnolia Inn I think the name was.

We were holding our breath. But it was a seriously nice place. Turns out they were having a sale through the websites.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:04:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:04:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mullah_Atari:
Here's an idea: don't get a room in a shitty no-tell motel, just do regular tourist stuff, don't go shopping for drugs or prostitutes and you'll probably do just fine.  


When a bum comes up to you (and they will), reach into the back waistband of your pants (like you have a pistol) and declare "I'm on the job".

If they persist, get PISSED with them and ask "Do you wanna go to fucking 201 tonight?"

They will scurry away.



Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:05:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Jeeesus, there are a lot of PUSSIES in this thread.

Stay out East.  There is a Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn right by the Wolfchase Mall, right off I-40.

About a mile from here.  Nobody has been killed there lately, and a Hooters is right across the road.


Snipped down for brevity.

That's not Memphis, that's Bartlett
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:09:13 PM EDT
Will say this with some discretion, because I don't want the source to get in trouble. Wife and I  happened upon a Memphis official and we asked them some questions prior to us visiting Memphis. We were told where to go to, to be basically safe. And we were told some insider info about some "famous" eateries, that we decided not to go to after hearing what we did. Yeah I know, sounds like friend of a friend type shit but this person was legit and their info worked out  for wife and I. Taking the interstate "loop" around Memhis was a sightseeing experience also. Like driving past the lions cage at a zoo for the most part.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:09:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By Mullah_Atari:
Here's an idea: don't get a room in a shitty no-tell motel, just do regular tourist stuff, don't go shopping for drugs or prostitutes and you'll probably do just fine.  


When a bum comes up to you (and they will), reach into the back waistband of your pants (like you have a pistol) and declare "I'm on the job".

If they persist, get PISSED with them and ask "Do you wanna go to fucking 201 tonight?"

They will scurry away.





For those who don't know, 201 Poplar's the jail
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:10:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Oakenheart:
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Jeeesus, there are a lot of PUSSIES in this thread.

Stay out East.  There is a Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn right by the Wolfchase Mall, right off I-40.

About a mile from here.  Nobody has been killed there lately, and a Hooters is right across the road.


Snipped down for brevity.

That's not Memphis, that's Bartlett


Bartlett is North of 64, Memphis is South.  That is in Memphis.


Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:12:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LJ6798:
Originally Posted By Oakenheart:
Originally Posted By LJ6798:
Some of ya'll are joking, some are pussies.lol

I can throw a rock and hit Park and Getwell from my house. I assume you were joking about that at least. Just dont go South East or South West from that intersection.

I go wherever, whenever, but don't go looking for trouble.

As far as tourist, depending on your personal level of situational awareness, I'd say Southaven isn't a bad option.

There was a shooting at the corner of Beale the other day at some club.


Like anything else if you look like you fit in the area and know what you're doing, most times you'll be fine. But you have to admit, the place has been going to crap. Friend of mine I used to work with moved to Oakland a few years ago because his neighborhood went to crap. He used to live a few streets down from where that cop got shot Dec 14th. Back 7~8 years ago I'd spend the night at his place sometimes. You can't get me to drive down his old street at night now.

I'm certainly not a pussy - I did in-home service on big screens for years. I've been in some truly bad areas of town, and I'm not blind. Sure, things are usually OK, and if you have to deal with it, you do. But if vacationing in an unfamiliar area, there's no sense borrowing trouble. Lots of stupid wanna be gangsters out there, no need to tempt fate. I remember when there was a big nice mall with an ice skating rink, and nice stores on American Way, and they tore that multi-million dollar 885,627sq foot thing down due to crime and murder over there. So, yes, the place is going to crap, and has been for years.


Oh yeah - Like I said if your from out of town, Southaven isnt a bad choice.

I guess Im just used to Memphis, and how it is. I don't tempt fate, but I do go where and when I want to.
I also know what to expect in certain parts of town, and don't necessarily get out of the car, but don't think twice about driving through.

Yep Memphis is going to crap - been trying to get my wife to move to OB for years - but she likes the convenience of the city.

Mall of Memphis was a joke from the start - why would they build it a mile from Lamar to start with - dumbasses.
That area wasnt nice when they built it.


This is good b/c you will be protected by 3 BIG white crosses to the south!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:15:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:15:36 PM EDT by edcurtis]
Ok, since I'm a good guy, I have an offer for the OP.


I live in Southaven.  I have a two car garage that is empty except for a chair, riding mower, and work bench.  If you and your wife would like to stay in the garage, I've got an old mattress you can put on the floor to sleep on.

I offer a free continental breakfast which includes a jar of mustard and a half gallon of milk.  I have two pomeranians and they love guests.  So they may visit with you.

You can stay as long as you want for only $20 a night.  The rest of the house is off limits, but you can make the garage feel at home.  You will get the Memphis tourism experience.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:17:07 PM EDT
I always stay at the Residence Inn in Southaven.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:20:55 PM EDT
OP after reading this thread thoroughly.





Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:22:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:25:27 PM EDT by Oakenheart]
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:

Bartlett is North of 64, Memphis is South.  That is in Memphis.




Damn, I pulled out the mapbook. You're right. But you must concede that's a hellofa lot better part of town than Lamar and Pendleton
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:40:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:43:00 PM EDT by JHMC79]
OP

These guys are being honest with you.  Memphis is a Third world shit hole and the nicest people there are assholes (as opposed to murdering anal rapists).  If you are a normal guy that loves your family, please take the good advise offered in this thread and don't stay there over night.

I saw where one funny poster mentioned to visit Orange Mound.  I was advised as a teenager that's the place to go if I was looking to get my white ass killed.  That was 20 years ago and from all reports things have not improved.

If you don't walk away with anything else, remember this; Memphis makes Sodom and Gomorra look like Branson.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 7:42:46 PM EDT by nineteenhundred]
The wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown that is a block or so off Beale on Union Ave. It was pretty safe. Had a guarded parking garage. We walked all around the Beale St area and never had a problem. Food was awesome.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:52:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By edcurtis:
Ok, since I'm a good guy, I have an offer for the OP.


I live in Southaven.  I have a two car garage that is empty except for a chair, riding mower, and work bench.  If you and your wife would like to stay in the garage, I've got an old mattress you can put on the floor to sleep on.

I offer a free continental breakfast which includes some immitation crab meat, a jar of mustard and a half gallon of milk.  I have two pomeranians and they love guests.  So they may visit with you.

You can stay as long as you want for only $20 a night.  The rest of the house is off limits, but you can make the garage feel at home.  You will get the Memphis tourism experience.




FIFY....  
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 8:04:53 PM EDT
Poplar and 240 area has some decent hotels.  You may want to check out one of the Homewood Suites sites.  They are within your price range and you will have a little breathing room for your family.
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