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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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  • Well it has to be said that any fan of Elvis must do the trip. Graceland is an awesome place kept to an original state. The staff attention to detail is unbelievable and as for the resting place of El...  more »
  • A must see in Memphis. Of course very touristy. A walk through the legendary Chambers of the King beckons it. A look at the drive and the aircraft is possible. Don't forget to visit radio Elvis. Now listen in the car tuning
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  • Even if you're not an Elvis fan, this tour takes you back in time and gives you an appreciation of Elvis. I took my dad who is a big fan. We didn't know what to expect and we were thoroughly blown awa...  more »
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  • Graceland was beautiful! Just exactly what I expected! It was decorated just like a normally decorated home, back in the 50's, not too lavish, yet, not boring! Elvis' home is very moderate in size and decor. It's really cool to look at the different items! The best thing about being here is seeing his bikes and cars, and his plane! Then there's the room after room after room of his many, many, suits he wore, each placed in their own separate case, with their own lite highlighting it to show it off! Then there is the rooms were they display his albums! Record after record after record, each in it's own display case, displayed on a wall, and they go on forever! It seems endless! Items from their home are displayed in showcases, including Lisa Marie's crib, toy box, and other things from her nursery. Priscilla's wedding dress, Elvis's tux and cuff links, etc..... so many different things to see including the gravestones of Elvis and his father are here for you to see!
  • Wow!!! I wasn’t a big Elvis fan like my brother before going to Graceland, but now I am! We used Groupon and saved a ton of money on the $100 VIP tour. I HIGHLY suggest paying the extra for VIP. We were treated like royalty! Workers asked to see our tickets a couple of times and when they saw our VIP wrist bands they were so apologetic and let us through. We were allowed to cut about 100-150 people to go on our own personal shuttle over to Graceland, had 2 private exhibits, and a personal tour of the back yard at the mansion. Vernon’s Smokehouse was delicious, and is set up cafeteria-style, as is Gladys’. The meat loaf and ribs and sweet tea were great at Vernon’s. The peanut butter and banana sandwiches at Gladys’ Diner were not even made the way Elvis made them, and they weren’t that great. There are multiple gift shops here, and the prices are quite fair. Tax is high, but the low prices make up for it. The exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis were awesome, and I totally gained a new respect for him. I highly suggest anyone who enjoys history or music in general head to Graceland STAT!
  • I loved it , was amazing.it was just like I though it would be. The stable was the only place that I could really feel that Elvis was present. It was a very calming feeling it was some thing I have never felt in my life. It was very expensive, but to me it was worth it. A great big thank you to my father because she made it possible.if they only made cool cars like that today. Everybody should see it. My wish is to go back again. See you there. Our tour guide was so great she New all her facts, and they were right.people were so nice ,it was like the way people were before they, got rude, and fore got there values in life. Thank you graceland,
  • I grew up listening to Elvis Presley music and watched all of his movies. We were and still are Elvis biggest fans!!! It was amazing walking through his beautiful home and feeling his presence. There was so much to see!! It was a great experience to see his home videos with his precious daughter Lisa Marie, Priscilla, Elvis parents, family and friends....it looked like they had great times...sweet memories!! I loved the tour, I got a little emotional watching his videos and walking through his home. I really enjoyed the visit I would definitely go back. Highly recommend to visit Graceland!!!😊😊👍👍👍
  • This is such an amazing place to visit. Elvis was such an enormous part of American pop culture, it is fascinating to see his career laid out in this beautiful park. Conservatively, I would suggest the basic tour package of the house/compound. The iPad tours are great! The simple Graceland tour will keep you busy for a solid 3-4 hrs. Personally, I think that is the perfect amount of Elvis; 5hrs would have been too much for me.
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