The Ultimate Guide to Your First Visit to Graceland
Visiting Graceland for the first time can be a dizzyingly wonderful experience. Why? Because there is just so much to discover at Graceland. Visiting Graceland is literally walking in the steps that the King took in his legendary career, and here is a guide of what to expect when you visit Memphis and stay the Guesthouse at Graceland.
The Graceland Mansion is at the heart of the Elvis experience. The King built Graceland to his exact taste and sensibilities, and it reflects his core attitude, personality, and everything there is to know about him as a man and musician. An accompanying iPad tour hosted by John Stamos will provide additional insights about Graceland.
The complete tour includes the living room, the bedroom of Elvis’ parents, the large kitchen, the beloved living room, and pool room, and the Jungle Room, as well as the office that Elvis’ father used to use. The famous Jungle Room, which derives its name from Elvis’ rather exotic aesthetics that jumps from one era to another, features Polynesian accents and decorations, and it was added to the back of Graceland in the 1960s.
Elvis Presley’s Memphis
Elvis Presley’s Memphis is a top of the line art entertainment and exhibit complex that measures a whopping 200,000 square feet. This complex allows guests to follow closely and intimately, the career and lifetime of Elvis Presley.
The Entertainer Career Museum has hundreds of artifacts and photographs, and is the home of the Graceland Archives. You will also find here Elvis’ gold records and platinum records, as well as amazing memorabilia that simply do not exist anywhere else – including his jumpsuits that he wore to concerts and shows in Las Vegas.
The Presley Motors Automobile Museum on the other hand, showcases some of Elvis’ most beloved automobiles, from the iconic 1956 Cadillac Eldorado, to the stunning Rolls Royce sedans. Elvis was quite the automobile fanatic in his time, and the fact that there is an entire museum to feature his best cars is testament to this. The Elvis Discovery Exhibits features a myriad of unique displays from the Presley Cycles Exhibit, Icons: The Influence of Elvis Presley Exhibit, Mystery Train: Celebrating Sam Philips Exhibit, and Elvis’ Tupelo Exhibit.
The King had fine taste in transportation, and his cars show just one side of his love for travelling. Visit the Graceland of the Skies and see what a remodeled 1958 Convair 880 looks like.
The jet was named Lisa Marie after his loving daughter, and was purchased by The King in April 1975. This massive, customized jet has a conference room, living room, sitting, room and even a private bedroom. It even has flecked 24-karat gold sinks – a truly opulent jet that is ahead of its time.
Make a reservation today at the Guesthouse at Graceland and make your Memphis getaway a truly memorable and inspiring one. The Guesthouse is mere steps away from the Graceland mansion, and is also inspired by Graceland itself.