Blanton is the perfect place to stay in West Memphis as many of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy reach. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Mud Island River Park and the much-loved Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island. Two more worthwhile attractions within a short distance of Blanton are the National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Orpheum Theater.
Savvy travelers in Blanton, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Step inside the many museums here such as the Fire Museum of Memphis in Memphis, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
If the weather is good get into the great outdoors and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. Follow the paths through botanical displays, take a few photos, or just soak up the sunshine at Handy Park in Memphis.
Sports fanatics visiting Blanton should get tickets for AutoZone Park, Memphis to see the Memphis Redbirds taking on visiting rivals. On weekends the stadium is filled with red, white and blue, as baseball fans join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.
At the end of a busy day taking in the sights around Blanton, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown, the Westin Memphis Beale Street, or the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel.