Gossett Hyundai South is proud to serve the great city of Memphis, TN with a wide selection of new Hyundai cars like the Elantra, Genesis and Santa Fe Sport. Read here for an overview of the Memphis area, including the history, attractions and culture located in our hometown!
Memphis, the newest ‘big’ city in Tennessee, was founded in 1819 by a group of wealthy Americans, including James Winchester, (would-be) president Andrew Jackson, and judge John Overton. Just over 30 years following its founding, Memphis seceded from the Union, becoming a Confederate stronghold for one short year. In June of 1862, the Union captured the city, making it a Union supply base for the remaining years of the Civil War.
Today, Memphis may be best known as a foundation for soul, the blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. Music icons like Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, and a long list of other world-renowned musicians got their start in sweet southern Memphis. For this reason, music enthusiasts worldwide make a pilgrimage to Memphis a priority. The historic Sun Records recording studio and Graceland, Elvis’s former home, are among the must-visit sites for residents and tourists alike.
Some of America’s most famed musicians, including Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, began their recording careers at Sun Studio, which now welcomes guests as a museum. Meanwhile, the Graceland museum is the second most-visited house in the country, coming in just behind the White House in visitors every year.
For those looking for culture and history, the National Civil Rights Museum and the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum are well-worth a visit. Looking to get outside? Memphis’ hot summer days and mild winters make outdoor attractions popular year-round. Catch a baseball game at AutoZone Park, go for a stroll at Shelby Farms Park, roam the Memphis Zoo, or hit the Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks for heart-racing adventure. During the NBA season, you can also grab tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game at FedExForum.
It wouldn’t be right to talk about everything Memphis has to offer without pointing out that some of the best food the South has to offer is found right here. The Memphis-style dry rub ribs at Corky’s BBQ are a must-try, the pulled pork at Central BBQ is worth the wait, and the chicken at Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken lives up to its title. For something a little fancier, check out the Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar.
If you are from the Memphis area and are in the market for a new car, consider checking out the selection at Gossett Hyundai! We have a huge selection of new Hyundai cars including the exciting Veloster, the efficient Elantra and the family-friendly Santa Fe. Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Gossett Hyundai and say “hey!” We’re proud to serve the areas of Collierville and Germantown, TN and Olive Branch and Southaven, MS.