Monday we had a slow morning start and got to Graceland about 11:30. The tour operation went very smoothly. Three different packages are offered. We took the mid priced one, $37.00 X 2. It included; audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, tour of Elvis’ two airplanes, Automobile Museum, Elvis’ Live from Las Vegas, Elvis’ Tupelo, Elvis’ Hawaii and 68 Special Exhibit.
I think you must keep things in perspective as you tour the Graceland Mansion. When Elvis purchased it in 1957 at 22 years old for $100,000.00 it was situated on. 13 acres on the outskirts of Memphis. Not surrounded by urban sprawl as it is now. It could even be considered small by todays standards. Many people will find fault with the interior decorations because they are dated, but for the 50/60s they are pretty much right on. Not to mention entertainers taste are often “different”. So, what did I think of Graceland – it was much like I expected. It is certainly a historical landmark worth seeing, after all, “The King of Rock and Roll” lived there. Heck, it is worth visiting just for the musical history alone. The Mansion Tour does not include the second floor, Elvis’ private quarters.
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Living Room and Music Room Dinning Room
Elvis’ Mom's Bedroom Pool Table
Jungle Room – Elvis’ Man Cave
The “Meditation Gardens” (Burial site of Elvis, Mom, Dad, and Grandmother)
A few pictures from other exhibits
I found these tour links on youtube; ( A must view for fans and well worth the time for others)
Graceland Tour part 1 Graceland Tour Part 2
Graceland Tour Part 3 Graceland Tour Part 4
Graceland Tour Part 5 Graceland Tour Part 6
Graceland Tour Part 7
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
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