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“I've seen the jungle room”
Review of Graceland

Graceland
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$116.50*
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Elvis Presley's Graceland Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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$86.85*
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Elvis Presley Graceland VIP Tour
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$120.00*
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Transportation with Elvis VIP Plus Graceland Admission
Ranked #3 of 161 things to do in Memphis
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, is the home of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis Presley's Graceland is open daily with tours of Graceland Mansion, Elvis’ custom jets and our new entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The new complex includes a new automobile museum, Presley Motors, and Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, the world’s largest and most comprehensive Elvis museum in the world, as well as many more exhibits, restaurants and shops. The tour of Graceland Mansion features an interactive, iPad tour with additional enhancements including photos, video and more.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I am not a overly anxious Elvis fan but did enjoy seeing the mansion. It really was more than I expected. I would recommend it to anyone now. And Elvis is buried here with his grave on the tour.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

If you grew up with Elvis, you will definitely enjoy this place! If you’ve really had no interest in Elvis, this may perk your curiosity to find out more about him. For us, this place was the reason for a visit to Tennessee. We had always joked about going to Graceland, but finally said, “Let’s do it!”
We stayed next-door, at the Heartbreak Hotel, and got a package that included the “Entourage VIP Tour.” This tour ticket is also available without staying at the hotel. However, at $70, it is nearly double the cost of the “Platinum Tour” and I’m not sure it is worth it. The VIP ticket price for Senior, Students, or Children is $70. The Platinum is $37 for Adults; $33 for Seniors, Students, and Youth (13 to 18); $18 for a child (7-12). You could save a couple of dollars more and opt for the “Mansion Tour,” but you’d miss out on his jets, cars and other displays if they decide to check tickets. There are discounts for AAA members and military.
I’m not sure if it was because of the “VIP” tour, or it was Thursday (the day before Halloween), or because our tour began at 9:00 AM, but we had virtually no waiting and no crowds. There were probably only 14 people in our group. To tour Graceland, you will begin in the “shuttle building,” where you’ll get your audio headset and be directed to a van to take you across the street to the 14-acre estate on which Graceland sits. Once there, you’ll enter through the front door (beneath the window to the bathroom where Elvis passed away). In the 17,552 sq. ft. home, you’ll see the his living room, parents’ bedroom, stairway (nobody goes upstairs), dining room, kitchen, “Jungle Room” (family room), and basement with TV room and pool room. Everything is quite dated because it is like it was when he died in 1977.
After exiting the mansion, you will be ushered through Vernon’s office, a museum of Elvis memorabilia, and the racquetball court (with more memorabilia). Afterward, you will walk near the pool area to the “Meditation Garden” which is “The King’s” final resting place. It is a reverent place where his parents are also interred. From here, you’ll walk around the front of the house (photo op) to board the shuttle van to go back to Graceland Crossing where there are shops, restaurants, his jets, cars and…you guessed it…more memorabilia. (Before boarding the van, the “VIP” tourists also have an option of seeing the “Through His Daughter’s Eyes” exhibit.) Visiting Graceland was a very “touristy” experience, but I came away with a renewed interest in Elvis. I’m very glad I went.

3  Thank Geeste
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Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

It smells. Kinda reminded me of someone's drunk uncles house. You walk threw the winding hallways unable to go into any rooms, which makes the tour very crowed. Felt the like gift shops were bigger then the actual house. One of those places to check out just to say that you've gone. Plus there's not much else to do in memphis, besides seeing pandas at the zoo or ducks in a hotel.

1  Thank Matthew0027
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I loved seeing the old 70's decor. Wish they didn't have the headphone tour as it makes the experience feel impersonal, but I guess that comes along with being a tourist! Plan to spend a couple hours overall.

Thank susQnyc
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Just a drive by this time as we'd been before. Heard Pricilla and Lisa Marie sold it to investors. What a zoo! An amusement park ala Elvis.

2  Thank KerriSTL
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