Loved Graceland the home of the King of Rock n Roll. The house was better than you can imagine. It was really packed though. They should limit how many people walk through at one time. It is hard to take pictures and videos. The Museums and shops were great. We are definitely going back to Memphis. This was a dream come true for me. My Dad was going to bring me since I was a little girl but he died when I was 10.
This is definitely a must see for Elvis Fans. They have upgraded the property and added several exhibit halls for the King's vehicles, gold records, costumes and personal items. You can stay across the street in the new Graceland Guesthouse. There are several dining options on the property as well as a bar. It is definitely worth the trip. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you go, try the peanut butter banana Ice cream...yum
I had so much fun going through Graceland. The prices were pretty reasonable I felt and I loved that at the end there is a gift shop. I picked up a few things for family members who I knew were Elvis fans. I like how when you're put into a group to be taken to Graceland (which is just across the street), the group isn't too large. When you get inside, you get a head set to hear information about the rooms, pieces inside, as well as Elvis and his accomplishments. The decorations are very reflective of the time period as well as Elvis' wealth. There are tons of clothing and memorabilia to see from past performances. I didn't do much research before hand so I was surprised to see tombstones for Elvis and his parents. But overall it was a fun experience and I'm glad his family has decided to keep Graceland open to the public.
Have not been since I was about 8. The complex and new shopping/eating area was quite impressive. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of depth of history of Elvis. However I understand it can't be too in depth due to having to get people in and out efficiently. There are countless documentaries and books on that. The home and grounds were very nice. It was a nice tour. It is a very nice exhibit and a must see for any Elvis Presley or just music fans!
Amazing place to visit. Most people cannot say that they've been to Graceland in their lifetime, but I can say that I've been twice, and would go back again. The history and atmosphere here is top notch and unforgettable. You will not get in here and spend 10 minutes, you will be an hour or more if you want to see it all and get pictures. Best part is that you are not timed, and you get a headset to eat room that you control, so there isn't a tour guide so you are free to go at your own pace. Sad you cannot go upstairs. Everyone wants to see where the king died, but it is not allowed. We talked with one worker there and she said she had worked there for 6 or 7 years and had never been upstairs either. Only family is allowed (when they come). Other than that it sits behind a velvet rope with guards. You will not regret coming here. Great trip with tonnes of cool photos and history lessons.