Downtown Memphis is the central business district of Memphis, TN. It is located along the Mississippi River between I- 40 to the north, I- 55 to the south, and I-240 to the east.
Downtown is the oldest part of the city and includes the riverfront and the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi river. Downtown includes the old central business and government districts. Beale Street and the Lorraine Motel (now preserved and operating as the National Civil Rights Museum, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968) are located in the Downtown area.
It is a popular regional destination for entertainment, dining, and tourism and includes attractions such as Beale Street, FedExForum, AutoZone Park, and the Peabody Hotel.