"Avoid the MATA bus" Ride MATA Tip by lilbleufreu
Ride MATA, Memphis: 3 reviews and 1 photos
While the Trolley part of MATA is relatively safe and fun, I would NEVER suggest that a tourist take the city bus anywhere. I made the mistake of doing that while attempting to get to Graceland, and it was absolutely horrible. Lots of beggars, thugs, just a very generally unsafe situation. We were so stressed out by it that we ended off getting off early and walking 1/2 mile (which is also not safe) in order to get away from the other passengers. They were truly scary - we could hear them discussing things like how they commit crimes, etc. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BUSES, and if you do, go in a big group and/or with big scary men. I have been a lot of places, but that was the most afraid I have personally been.
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