Daniel J. Boorstin said, “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sightseeing.'" But if you wander wisely, interesting things will inevitably find you. Next time you're ready for a good meandering, head east of Memphis and check into one of the Collierville hotels. This Tennessee town was founded on the railroad and steeped in Civil War history. Here there's learning and adventure galore for you, if you go about it the right way.
When you've had a moment to rest in one of the hotels near Collierville, TN, make your way to the charming Town Square. Explore Collierville's railroad roots by checking out the old train depot, caboose, and more. There's also a log cabin, church, and gardens to admire. Don't hesitate to approach the friendly locals to learn more about the local history. As you well know, the residents of a place can tell you things you'll never learn online or in books, no matter how long you search. Browse shops along Main Street, grab a bite to eat at one of the quaint local cafes, or buy yourself an ice cream cone and stroll the sidewalks. The persistent traveler who explores unfrequented corners and asks the right questions will be rewarded with colorful local details (like the fact that some parts of town have a 19 mph speed limit), so don't spend too much time lounging in one of our hotels in Collierville, TN.
When you've explored to your heart's content and found answers to all your questions, get in one of our Collierville rental cars and continue west toward Memphis. The larger the city, the more lore it can hold, and Memphis is an excellent place to continue your quest for hidden stories. Travelocity will help you secure great hotels in Memphis for your stay so you can spend more time delving into the city's secrets and perhaps create a few stories of your own.