Overton Square today is home to thriving businesses anchored by five live-performance theaters and a multi-screen movie theater. This local landmark is developing into a new kind of arts and entertainment district that is a destination for locals and visitors alike.
If you are looking for something to do in Midtown Memphis day or night, with or without the family, just navigate to the corner of South Cooper Street and Madison Avenue. Bathed in colorful murals, Overton Square is filled with family friendly restaurants and tons of live music. Whether it is fresh guacamole made tableside, a steaming bowl of ramen, beautiful tandoori or a fresh hand thrown calzone with a local draft, you can't go wrong following the scents and sounds of Midtown.
Want to get a taste of nature? Overton Park is a large, 342-acre public park in Midtown Memphis containing the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Zoo, a 9-hole golf course, the Memphis College of Art, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, and other features. The Old Forest Arboretum of Overton Park, one of the few remaining old growth forests in Tennessee, is a natural arboretum with labeled trees along trails.