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Graceland, Memphis

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Once Elvis Presley's private home--and the place he died in 1977 at age 42--Graceland now is a museum dedicated to the famous entertainer. The mansion sits on a large estate that opened to the public in 1982. Tour the 23-room house to see its opulent and often tacky decor, providing insight into the mind of one of the world's most beloved music icons. To suit his unusual tastes, Presley extensively modified the estate, most notably adding a wrought-iron gate shaped like a book of sheet music. Just a year before his death the singer converted one of the rooms into a recording studio, where he worked on his final two albums. Use our Memphis road trip planning website to visit Graceland on your trip to Memphis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • After waiting for 40 years to finally see Graceland it was like stepping back into 1960/70. So many things to see but felt like we were being herded through like cattle. Would have liked to lingered l...  more »
  • You are provided with an Ipad which has lots of information about each room. This makes the tour much more interesting and allows you to walk at your own pace.  more »
  • The house was smaller rhan i expected, but just beautiful, set on many acres of lovely gardens. The quiet garden where the graves are is very moving and well worth spending a bit of time there. Car mu...  more »
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  • I have never been here before. Yesterday was my first time going and I LOVED IT! The mansion is amazingly beautiful, the cars are spectacular, and his suits are in wonderful condition! All of the staff were super friendly and helpful with anything and everything you need! I definitely would love to come back around Christmas time to see how it's decorated! Thank you for the wonderful experience!! :)
  • If you are an Elvis fan, go to Graceland. This review isn't for you. This is for the generation after Elvis and the Beatles wanting to experience the euphoria of the early years of rock. Overall the prices are high. Other reviews provide the price and it can easily be found online. Amusement park prices for really a museum experience. Interesting pieces, but hard to justify the full cost for access to everything. There are no activities for kids. Thought the vintage fairgrounds would have something, but the only thing open was the concession stand. To add insult to injury was the absence of a baby changing table in the family restroom by the cars. Other locations did have them. The tour of the mansion felt rushed as you are constantly reminded you didn't pay for the tour guide, however you can only go as fast as the people blocking access to the remainder of the building. It was better once we got past that group. I recommend going to some of Memphis' other lesser known attractions unless Graceland is a must for your bucket list.
  • Anyone who loved Elvis should experience Graceland at least once in their life.. I just took my daughter, our first time going, and it was amazing.. We were very impressed.. the grounds are so well maintained, the staff friendly and informative, tons of memorabilia and great food.. a memory I will forever cherish..
  • Been a massive Elvis fan my whole 26 years, finally made it to Graceland. Having owned many books about it, I was prepared and just couldn't wait to see it all in person. Mansion was alright, felt overcrowded at many points but that's what popularity does. But the new complex really isn't well thought out or even finished I guess. Cars and suits were great to see, but other than that it was quite horrible. I was embarrassed with how Elvis' image has been displayed in many of the places, this place could be great with a few changes. There are many articles recently about Elvis' popularity dropping as the Beatles etc stay relevant, I believe mostly from horrible marketing of his amazing image. It just feels cheap, even the staff there were mostly rude, had no personality and, just like F1 superstar Fernando Alonso, they wanted to be anywhere else. It's a bad first impression but I hope one day when I go back the king's image will be better represented.
  • Having put off for 20 years it was in the top 3 places I have gone. do your research on Elvis watch some of his you tube videos in order to understand this one of a kind person who changed America since he first came into the spotlight. a true rags to riches story. sad I was 17 when he died and did not appreciate his talents till in my 50s I have been many places this place touched me because its real not fiction. its a must see on any bucket list went a second time to the new facility to be honest I liked to older version because it felt like Elvis home you get to see more in the new place but the feel has changed

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From budget to luxury, Memphis offers accommodations suitable for every traveler. If you're planning just a short visit, consider staying at an inexpensive inn near the airport. For easy access to the city's shopping, dining, and nightlife, book a room at a downtown hotel, offering complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. If you come to Memphis in order to splurge, stay at one of the city's luxury hotels overlooking the Mississippi River, featuring stylish rooftop gardens.
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