The next stop on our travels across the United States isn’t so much a small town but it has small town charms and deep history. With its many theaters and museums, Memphis should be a go to destination on any road trip in the future. Boasting a population of over 600,000 people Memphis is the second largest city in the state of Tennessee. Being next to the Mississippi river made Memphis a bustling hub of barter and commerce. Today eager Memphis natives and tourist alike can take a ferry to see the sights along the Mississippi river using a ferry boat.