The Top Things To Do And See In Germantown, Memphis

Swamp Lab on the Wolf River | © curated by Gary Bridgman/Flickr
Swamp Lab on the Wolf River | © curated by Gary Bridgman/Flickr
Photo of Kalpana Satish
9 February 2017

A suburb of the big city of Memphis, Germantown is a small, little historic area that encapsulates old America. This small getaway is a home-away-from-home that offers plenty of activities. Whether visitors are looking for some retail therapy, outdoor activities, or a few good laughs, most everyone can find something enjoyable here. Check it out…

Swamp Lab on the Wolf River | © curated by Gary Bridgman/Flickr

Take a trek near Wolf River

Dive into nature and make the trek out to Wolf River. This lush wetland environment offers a ton of activities for nature enthusiasts, such as paddling, walking, biking and much more. The location has become a conservation site for all the creatures and plants in the local area. If visitors are interested in learning more about the outdoors or giving back to the preserve, there are programs in place for both locals and newcomers to join right throughout the year.

Watch a play at the Germantown Community Theatre

Enjoy a theatrical show put on by the local people of the Germantown community at the Germantown Community Theatre. If you are looking to get a little more involved than just being a part of the audience, there are programs that people can partake in too. Whether they are auditions, trial classes, or summer camps, there is a little something for everyone at this fun old spot.

Drop by the Germantown Depot

What makes Germantown unique is the rich American history found at every corner. A particular location where all of this history congregates is at the Depot. Here, visitors can find a 1868 Memphis-Charleston Railroad depot, where early settlers first built homes. Today, this area is restored and is home to a wide variety of memorabilia to commemorate the earlier years of the town.

NW Caboose | © MatthewNichols/Flickr

Germantown Commissary

Keep indulging in the history of the town while visiting the famous local commissary. A commissary are small country stores that sell just about anything, from jeans to salami. The famous local Germantown Commissary is known for its amazing cured and smoked meats. The slow-cooked meat is prepared Memphis-style and all the flavors soak deep in, just as you’d expect from a real southern BBQ!

G-Town Dining Room | © SouthernFoodwaysAlliance/Flickr

Shop at Saddle Creek

Souvenirs are a must when hitting this historic and characterful area of Memphis, so why not visit The Shops at Saddle Creek. This outlet mall is home to chain stores such as the Loft, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Kendra Scott, and more. There always good deals to be found and occasionally an event or two, such as Holiday Happenings during the winter season!

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