During a recent trip to the US and whilst in Tennessee we decided to visit Graceland. Both my husband and I grew up listening to Elvis, and it has always been a wish to visit here! Before we went we unfortunately spoke to some friends who had been and said it hadn't impressed them that much. I still wanted to go and we opted to form our own opinion.
We took the mid-range tour because my hubby wanted to see the planes. The tours are extremely well-done and followed all the audio tour because it was so interesting. I did find it a tad eerie and quite melancholy. And being a soppy sod...I did actually fill with tears at one point during the tour. (This was when I really realized just want a generous soul Elvis had been as well as an amazing talent!)
The tour in Graceland does not include the upstairs, which I was initially disappointed in, but then kind of realized it was appropriate. It is a 1970s relic and it really is the weirdest feeling to walk around. We then visited the car museum and the plans and of course bought our Elvis souvenirs. I have to say I have NEVER seen so much merchandise with Elvis on! Although the one thing they did not appear to have was TCB condoms....that would be such a good sell!
Great experience! So glad we did it and it will be in my memory forever! We spent the next few days driving through Mississippi and Alabama listening to Elvis!
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