Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

Visit Graceland, Home of the King.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, Graceland is the final resting place of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. The beautiful white-columned mansion sits on a 13.8-acre estate, and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States – the second most visited residence after the White House. In fact, many fans of Elvis make an annual pilgrimage to the site to pay their respects.

Visitors to Graceland will find quite a few interesting things to see. It offers people an opportunity to get close to one of the most beloved artists of all time. You might be amazed at all of the wonderful things you can do.

The Mansion

You get to see Graceland the way Elvis did, in all its eclectic glory. You can take an audio guided tour that features stories told by Lisa Marie as well as Elvis. You get to see the living room, the music room, the dining room, the kitchen, the TV room, the pool room, and even the famous jungle room. You can also see the racquetball building and his office.

Another part of the mansion tour that everyone seems to love is the trophy building. Here you can see a number of interesting artifacts and memorabilia, including Elvis’s gold and platinum records, costumes, jewelry, photos, and more.

The final stop of the mansion tour ends with a trip to the Meditation Garden. You can see the graves of Elvis and his family members there.

The mansion tour lasts between 60 and 90 minutes depending on how fast you want to go, and is available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch.

But there is still a lot left to see at Graceland!

Elvis’s Car Museum

At this one of a kind car museum, you will see more than thirty of Elvis’s favorite vehicles. Included are some Harley Davidson motorcycles, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, and the famous Pink Cadillac. Also located here are two Elvis-themed racecars from 1998 – the Elvis NASCAR and the Elvis funny car.

The Jets

You don’t want to miss this! Step inside two of Elvis’s custom jets. Walk through the "Lisa Marie" and check out the living room, seatbelts with gold plated buckles, and leather covered tables. Next, you can see his smaller Lockheed Jet Star, which has a customized yellow and green interior.

The ’68 Special
This is a free exhibit that is located at Graceland Crossing. It provides visitors with insight into Elvis’s 1968 television special. You can see videos, photographs, and even some of Elvis’s outfits from the show.
If you have even a slight interest in Elvis, then you can’t miss an opportunity to visit Graceland. Memphis also offers a variety of sights to see in the city and there are several hotel options available on HotelsCombined.com.

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