Yes, it is a tourist trap, yes, it is expensive! But seriously what do you expect? Seeing Graceland has never been on my list of things I had to do, but I'm glad we went. We went during the off season, which is how we try to see most things, so there were no huge lines to wait in, etc. We were in Memphis for work, and decided to check it out. I grew up listening to Elvis and I liked him, but I was not a die hard fan. His life story is interesting, it is a rags to riches story. It's too bad that he was exploited and used in life, and still is in death. It's always about the almighty dollar no matter what, and this is no exception. You have to step back in time to appreciate the house, and what he paid for it way back in 1957. If you are expecting an elaborate mansion, you will be disappointed, but for that time period it was a mansion. We enjoyed the tour and what we learned about Elvis and his family.