This is it—the second most visited house in the United States—preserved exactly as when Elvis Presley lived here, ... More
This is it—the second most visited house in the United States—preserved exactly as when Elvis Presley lived here, complete with the Jungle Room and shag carpeting. Elvis' grave is also here and can be viewed free. Additionally, you can tour the auto museum, see the Lisa Marie and Jetstar airplanes, and view the Sincerely Elvis exhibit, all of which are across the street from the mansion, along with the ticket office. On August 16, the anniversary of Elvis' death, a candlelight vigil draws fans worldwide.
When I was 10 yrs old I was an Elvis fan . Enjoyed his music and like most others got all happy and excited to see him perform on T.V... As I became a teenager my musicial interests changed and began enjoying..the English Invasion.
As far as I am concerned Elvis was the KIng and still is....I finally got to see Graceland for the first time on my 65th Birthday..I was amazed to see how many rooms were filled with his many awards. They had on display the jumpsuits that he wore at his shows, You could picture him in them and that brought on a sensitive moment. We took the platinum package which was sufficent ,with senior discount. We were there a few hours. I asummed that with all his success that the decor in the home would have been more lavish, but wasnt..Jungle room was interesting with furniture wood carvings. All in all it was worth the price and visit... A person should go and see Graceland at least once in their life.. I was glad we did and it made a memorable birthday experience.
I'm not an Elivis fan and have never really thought about him, but I was suprisenly impressed with this. It's not only a house, but a museum of the history of Elivis. It was wonderful, and I would have gave it a 5 stars if I was a fan, but everyone should go.
I loved that place I wish I had more time there. We were going home to Colorado,so it was a stop I am glad we made.His house the grounds were just like what you have seen in magazines/ tv shows .loved it loved it. If your truly a fan you will enjoy it .I will go back someday again.Yes it has the shops where you can buy stuff and spend alot or alittle.It is what you want to make of it .For me it was something that I alway wanted to do, I am gald I went it will be a great memory for me.I have to say thanks Alex my husband for stopping to make the time so I could see where the King lived.
My wife took me to Graceland for my 50th birthday. She knows I have been an Elvis fan for most of my life. My cousin and her husband went with us. The four of us did the VIP tour and it was worth every penny. The staff treated us like royalty. Graceland was smaller than I had pictured from the movies and such, but it felt like we were going into sombody's home, not just touring an empty museum. We were albe to talk to George Klien between sets at Graceland radio and he was awesome. The places around Graceland might be a little run down, but I had blinders on and didn't care a bit. The gift shops were great and I scored a XXL tour jacket for $199 on sale. Life is good and Elvis was a great man that deserves our respect. Rest in Peace Brother. TCB!
The operators have a very good set up of getting people in and out of the buildings and attractions. There are a few add ons that are just repetition of other buildings. The house and plane are quite interesting and provide a look into the rich and famous of the time period. I would say that everyone should do it once!
I have lived in Memphis and nearby for all my life and had never visited Graceland until the other day. Being from this area and being exposed to the diverse musical influences that entails, I have always been at least a so-so Elvis fan. I was born while he was in the Army and played some 45's my mother had and was impressed as a young child, but never considered myself a huge fan. I have grown to appreciate his unprecedented global impact.
I had heard many opinions of Graceland through the years and decided to go see for myself.
As I said in the subject line I was pleasantly surprised. I had heard tales of the overt "tackiness" which I can now say have been wrong. Yes it has a 1970's style, but it is a "time capsule". I loved it.
I expected some of the exhibits to have a seedy, tourist trap feel, but I was wrong about that as well.
Overall, I would recommend it to anyone whether you consider yourself a fanatical fan, or not much of a fan at all.
I will probably visit again, and take some "locals" who may suffer from the same preconceived ideas I had.
Our hotel wanted us to arrived at Graceland after 12 Noon. I am so glad I cancelled that reservation for the shuttle and arrived on our own at 10 a.m., because we did not leave until 4 p.m. and would not have had time to see everything and shop.
We stayed in Southaven, Mississippi and it is only 15 minute drive from there. We did have to pay a ten dollar parking fee, though, in addition to the 35.00 ticket price. The self guided audio tour is great!
All the employees there are very knowledgeable and will be sure to make your time at the mansion and grounds enjoyable.
THANKS LISA MARIE for sharing with his beloved fans.
L and J
After all the hype about Graceland, I was disappointed about the tour. I expected more from the tour. The house was extremely gaudy but of course you must think of the time when it was built, I would have expected more lavious interior then it was. It is awful that the surrounding neighborhood is deterioting. I would not want to go visit later in the day. I was apparant the he did love his only child, Lisa Marie
My daughters and I loved every minute at Gracelands We have been there twice and cant wait to go back over.....This had been one of the Most beautiful hightlights in our lives We will never forget........Elvis was such A beautiful human being and gave so much to this world. Im glad Lisa has allowed fans to visit inside Gracelands Thanks Lisa Im sure your Daddy would be pleased with your choice. I can see why Elvis loved his home Its so peaceful and Homely..You can feel the love Elvis had for his home...........Visiting Gracelands allows his fans to reflect on Elvis and what he achieved during his life....... how amazing he really was. .He was a man with Class with a Capital C Rest in Peace Dear Elvis We will always love and miss you .... God Bless Gracelands and the lovely Staff there......... Keep up the good work
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