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- 98%History Buffs
- 72%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (66)
- GracelandMember ofLocal CultureHistory BuffsNightlife LoversJun 14, 2013
My sister and I have loved Elvis since we were little girls and we were in awe of Graceland. We took the Sun Records tour which was worth every penny of the $12.00 admission fee and from there we took a free shuttle to Graceland. The mansion seemed so much bigger in my imagination but we were not disappointed at all. The shops across the street had almost every Elvis souvenir one could think of. It ends with the gravesite of Elvis and his family.
- GracelandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 22, 2013
When in Memphis, this is a must see. Even if you're not a big Elvis fan, it's a trip back in time. it also shows how big Elvis really was during his live and even after his death. Loved the cars, also!!
- GracelandApr 04, 2013
I don't love museums, so for that reason, I wasn't that excited about visiting Graceland on my trip to Memphis. When I got there, I realized it was the complete opposite of a museum and one of my favorite experiences on the trip. I loved the tour of the house, seeing the car exhibit, getting to go into the airplane, and even seeing the graves where the family was buried. I learned a ton but also felt that the whole experience was really interactive and fun. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Memphis.
- GracelandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Dec 20, 2012
I'd heard that I shouldn't set my expectations of Graceland too high since the idea of a mansion then is much different than we think about it today. It's a decent sized house on 14 acres and there are a couple of out buildings. The self-guided audio tour is excellent and there's a AAA discount.
I used the free shuttle from Sun Studio to get out to Graceland. It's not close to downtown.
- GracelandNov 20, 2012
When visiting Memphis, there's no way you can not go to Graceland. It is completely spilling over with tourists from around the world and has a multitude of tacky, kitschy souvenirs - but even so, it still has an atmosphere that oozes Elvis and his questionable taste in home decorating. The Trophy Room is a must see!
- GracelandNov 16, 2012
I will admit with pride that I am a frequent vistor to Graceland and love to pay homage to The King. Despite the touristy entrapments, the spirit of The King flows througout the omplex. To enjoy this, throw on some sparkles, get the VIP tour and be welcomed into the world of Elvis. I love that this slice of Americana has been preserved to retain its time period, a little grit, a little glam, a little kitsch and a ton of soul.
Music pipes through the complex and before you can give your leg a shake, you are a fan of this hunk of burning love. I have created many a convert.
The VIP tour is great if you want to visit the mansion several times. I do this as I can not get enough shag carpet. At the time of this writing you will get unlimited visits to the mansion, access to special exhibits, and access to the other displays including the car museum and the ever awesome Lisa Marie airplane.
If you have some time during Vigil Week in August, enjoy the respectful memorial service and subsequent candle lit walk up to the memorial garden. Be prepared for the heat and the time investment to get to the grave. You will be rewarded with many a good story. Someone usually reports to have seen him alive, has a conspiracy theory or knows someone who knew him.
On the fun side, check out the Elvis Tribute Artists from around the world who compete at the highest level to represent the best of The King. There's alot of bling and fling becuase of the jumpsuits, fringe and gyrations.
No place exists like this and I would suggest you see it while you can. I've seen some info that Graceland will under go a development endeavor which could likely turn this into a large sterile experience. Have fun!
- GracelandSep 12, 2012
As an avid Elvis fan it was obvious I would take full advantage of a visit to Graceland, and it's safe to say that I loved every minute of it. However, Graceland isn't just for avid Elvis fans, there were people in my group who do not particuarly like his music and all of them commented on how much they enjoyed the tour. Graceland is a piece of music history and any self-respecting music fan would be silly to not give it a visit
- GracelandJul 21, 2012
If you can somehow swing by Graceland, you won't regret it. I was staying in Nashville and being only 3.5 hours away from Graceland we knew we would regret not taking the short road trip. Am I an elvis fan? Well...yes and no. I enjoy his music but that's about it.
The house itself wasn't as big as I expected but for the time I'm sure it was huge. But everything inside was amazing and what you imagine in your head as "elvis". The piano in the living room as you walk in made you imagine him sitting there singing to all the ladies.
But the tour of graceland doesn't end with just the house. There are many parts to it including his back yard, music studio/office and many museum type rooms with collectibles. His collection of outfits were so amazing to see, many of which I recognized somehow. But boy oh boy his car collection was nice! I'm not into cars by any means but a girl can appreciate a room full of beautiful classic cars.
I normally don't like going back to tourist sites but I would actually consider going back to Graceland. There was so many things to see, I'm sure I missed quite a few details.
Whether you are or are not an elvis fan, you have to admit he is a big part of the American music/movie history. Graceland is well worth a special trip to see.