Downtown Memphis, Tennessee is located on the Mississippi River between Interstate 40 to the north and Interstate 55 to the south. Downtown Memphis is the home of Beale Street, The Lorraine Motel (now the National Civil Rights Museum) where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the FedExForum, the Pyramid, the Peabody Hotel, and AutoZone Park. It is home to the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team.
The downtown Memphis skyline consists of several tall buildings. There have been several new proposals for Memphis, consisting of the first tallest skyscaper built in Memphis since 100 North Main. These buildings include One Beale, Trinity Tower, and The Horizon (consists of two high rise structures).
The South Main Arts District makes up the southern portion of Downtown Memphis. Two of the greatest points of interest in Memphis reside in this area. One is the National Civil Rights Museum. The other is the historic restaurant The Arcade. It is one of the oldest family owned restaurants in Memphis. The family that runs it is very nice and can be seen regularly operating the restaurant in its usual hours. These hours are primarily breakfast and lunch, though the restaurant can be rented out for private parties.