The Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis is home to 16 regulation size soccer fields and a lot of tournament activity in the course of the year. With the family and the team all packed for your trip to play at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, you’ll be wanting things to do and places to eat when you’re not competing. You’re in luck.

Memphis, known as “Bluff City” and “The River City,” is not only the largest city in Tennessee, it’s also the biggest city on the Mississippi River. Famous for music, it’s where Elvis Presley first recorded at the legendary Sun Studio. His Graceland estate, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, and Blues Hall of Fame are all major attractions. With its famous BBQ, hip music, and history everywhere, this family-friendly city is just waiting to entertain you and your kids during your visit to the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Consider some of these excellent options.


Things to Do

I Escaped Memphis

I Escaped Memphis, located nine miles northwest of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, is an action packed escape room experience that you won’t want to miss out on. Race against the clock and find out if your team is up to the task of solving puzzles, finding clues, and figuring out how to escape in 60 minutes or less. I Escaped Memphis offers four escape rooms, all of which have their own theme, puzzles, and mind stumping situations. 5707 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN 38119


Mike Rose Soccer Complex  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsShelby Farms

Just 12 miles north of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex is Shelby Farms, a recreational oasis for residents and tourists alike. Five times larger than New York’s Central Park, Shelby Farms offers a ton of fun activities. Hiking and biking trails run all across the park, and you can rent bikes at Hyde Lake Wheelhouse or Greenline Wheelhouse for one, two, and four-hour blocks. Explore Hyde Lake in a kayak, canoe, or on a stand-up paddle board, all of which you can rent at the Hyde Lake Boat House. If you want to escape deep into nature, take a guided trail ride through the heart of the park on horseback. Visit the shooting range, go fishing, or have a picnic. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s enough to do at Shelby Farms to keep you in adventures all day long. 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38120


Pink Palace Family of Museums

“Not another museum!” cry your kids. “This museum is different!” you fire back. In the case of The Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums, which is located 16 miles northwest of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, you’re absolutely right. This enormous collection of technological, educational, and historic attractions includes some of the finest exhibits in the USA.

The all-weather Lichterman Nature Center comprises lush gardens with native wildflowers on 65 acres of meadow, forest, and lake. The Coon Creek Science Center in McNairy County contains one of the most important fossil sites in all of North America. The pre-Civil War Magevney House and Victorian Mallory-Neely House in downtown Memphis give you authentic glimpses of life in olden times. The Sharpe Planetarium together with Full Dome Digital technology is revolutionizing the planetarium experience. The CTI 3D Giant Theater employs the kind of digital technology that provides the best quality screen experience on the planet. Keep in mind that there is free admission on Tuesday afternoons for most attractions! 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111



Battlefront is the newest addition to Shelby Farms Park. They offer outdoor paintball and a unique type of outdoor laser tag. The activities are all played outside in the woods. Their fields are very large and heavily wooded, and they suggest that all players wear camouflage and good supportive footwear. Players must be ages 10 and up for paintball and seven and up for laser tag. Everyone agrees that Battlefront is the best place to play paintball and laser tag in Memphis! 6791 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120


Go Ape

Also in Shelby Farms Park is Go Ape. This high altitude adventure event is for the dare devils and thrill seekers. You’ll need at least two hours for this attraction, so plan accordingly. Buckle up and get ready for treetop courses where you’ll be flying down zip lines, balancing on boards, and more exciting activities. Participants must be at least 10 years old and be 4 foot 7 inches. Spend an afternoon in the trees and swing like a monkey at Go Ape. 651 N Pine Lake Dr, Cordova, TN 38018


Skyzone Memphis

Just seven miles west of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex is Skyzone Memphis. They are pioneers of  trampoline fun. There’s no better way to exercise than flipping and jumping all over the place. Bounce around however you want in the Freestyle Jump section. Dunk basketballs in Skyslam, throw them at your teammates in Ultimate Dodgeball, or spike them in Ultimate Volleyball. Your team will be jumping for joy once they find out they’ll be going to Skyzone. 5355 Distriplex Farms Dr #102, Memphis, TN 38141


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Places to Eat

Frida’s Mexican Restaurant

Just three miles east of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Collierville is Frida’s Mexican Restaurant. Named after Frida Kahlo, this restaurant continues to operate with the same passion and intensity  as Frida herself. This passion carries over to the food that Frida’s Mexican Restaurant delivers to its customers. Try Frida’s Fajita Nachos or Taquitos Mexicana, or some of the specialties like the Chili Colorado, El Jefe, Grande Burrito, or any of their 13 different kinds of Tacos. You will not be disappointed! 4650 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN 38017


The Silver Caboose

Mike Rose Soccer Complex  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Silver Caboose in Collierville opened its doors in 1996 thanks to the Smith family. Three generations of their family are actively involved in the daily operation of this home cooking restaurant. A recent daily lunch menu offered Boneless Fried Chicken Breast, Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Purple Hull Peas, Macaroni and Cheese, Baby Butter Beans, and Sweet Potato Casserole; to finish, Cherry Cobbler. 132 E Mulberry St, Collierville, TN 38017



Located four miles northwest of the Mike Rose Soccer Complex is Huey’s, home to the world-famous Huey Burger seasoned with Huey’s secret sauce. You have multiple burgers to choose from. Don’t worry about which one you decide on, because they’re all winners. Accompany your delicious burger with an order of fried pickles, nachos, or one of the many other sides. 2130 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017


Germantown Commissary

Just a short ways to Germantown is the Memphis-style BBQ restaurant the Germantown Commissary. Bring your appetite for this place because their portions are on the larger side. Between the barbeque shoulder, shrimp, sausage, combo platters, and other smokey, meaty, goodness, Germantown Commissary shows you why Memphis is known for their barbeque. 2290 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138


With all the good restaurants in the Memphis area, your team will probably want to skip the tournament and just do a taste testing of all of these great eateries. Convince them to go ahead and play, and you will feed them good fixins afterwards! Above all, enjoy Memphis and the competition at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.