Wow Well Worth the Price with Coupon. Graceland is amazing. If youve never been there than you really need to go. You get to actually see how elvis lived and its really cool. Everything is 100% authentic and you kinda feel like the king yourself as you walk through the mansion. The Platinum tour is great since you get to see the inside of his plane too. I used a 2 for 1 Graceland Coupon so I only ended up paying $35 for 2 platinum tours instead of the normal price of $70. I got my discount from a website for .75 cents so it was well well worth the price. If you would like to save some money too and get the same 2 for 1 Graceland Coupon just type the word PICounts into google to be take to the same place I got my discount from. Hope this helps.
Avoid Graceland's Parking Lot!. Avoid the parking lot at Graceland like the plague. If you can't find free parking on the street, you can find a nearby commercial lot that charges much less than the $8 fee at the Graceland lot. All the Graceland prices have gone up since the Presley family sold the property, but parking is the biggest ripoff.
Don't need a tour. Did you know you can get married at Graceland?, We did! Well, there is a little chapel behind the mansion where we held the ceremony. We even got to take our wedding photos on the mansion steps and front yard. Usually they only let a few people to be involved in the photo sessions, because of the tourists, but since they were decorating for christmas, the mansion was closed and everyone got to join in. The only problems were the time constraints to get ready and no changing room for the groom or groomsmen. The Rev sort of rushed through our vows b/c I went over the time allowed to get ready. Apparently they had booked a baptism right after our wedding... If I had known it would have taken me so long, I would have had my hair done before I got there!
Ogle the ornate splendor that was Elvis Presley's life..
Since it opened to the public in 1982, Elvis Presley's beloved Graceland has become the nation's most-visited home, second only to the White House. What's the attraction? Perhaps it's the decor, which runs the gamut from the royal blue-and-white living room with its limousine-sized couch, to the wildly tacky jungle room, where a ceramic monkey stands guard over the leopard-print sofas and faux waterfall.
Although the superstar is buried in the Meditation Garden here at Graceland, he lives on in the hearts of his fans. Visitors may marvel at Elvis' Hall of Fame, where all of his gold records are displayed. Don't miss the King's clothes, including his bejeweled costumes, capes, karate belts, his tuxedo and Priscilla's petite wedding dress. Visitors can choose from three types of tours: mansion only, the platinum option, or the ultimate VIP tour.
A great kitsch experience. I lived in Memphis for five years, and always brought family and visitors to Graceland. It's the ultimate camp, kitsch experience. The museum with trophies, awards and costumes IS very impressive, as a display of Elvis's impact. You can't really take Graceland really seriously, although the tour guides take it VERY seriously, almost reverentially, which makes it even more fun! Just don't make fun of it when the faithful come for "Dead Elvis Week".
Be Serious!. Of all the possible scenic and historical road trips in the U.S. I would put a trip to Graceland near the bottom. Why isn't Mt. Rusmore and the Black Hills; Yellowstone, Glacier and Yosemite National Parks; the Blue Ridge Pkwy.; the North Shore of Lake Superior; the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kittyhawk; Williamsburg, VA - to name just a few - . . . why aren't they on the list? The author's list is mighty shallow.
For any Elvis fan. This is a truely awesome place. It was smaller than I thought, and the decor was odd to someone who missed the 70's, but it was interesting to see what was cool back then. I made my first trip on the anniversary of his death, so there were thousands of people. Even so, it was still a moving experience. The accompaning monologue is full of information and it's nice to see up close the what a wonderful person Elvis was. As you move through the house, you can almost feel the memories. The staff seemed not to care where they worked, I would definitely recommend hiring Elvis fans, not teeny-boppers who don't know/care who he was. If you're not an Elvis fan, avoid the beginning of January and the middle of August.
I could almost taste the peanutbutter and bananas.
When walking through the rooms and tiny hallways of Graceland, your imagination conjures up Elvis having intimate parties in the den... playing solemn piano music when he was feeling sentimental.... and I swear you can see him in the kitchen rounding up a midnight snack.
The house, although dated and worn and always crowded with hundreds of people, still manages to feel warm... it feels like a "home."
The only thing negative about Graceland was the tour employees. They were basically very unfriendly and some were blatantly obnoxious. And funnily enough, they seemed completely indifferent to Elvis Presley. I personally think they should hire dedicated fans to host the tours... (they'd not have trouble finding qualified applicants!)
p.s. GO EARLY!!!!! (you'll be soooo glad you did)
Elvis Lives On. Viewing Graceland is a must for all Americans. I have been there twice and will go again soon. There is something new to see everytime you go. If people think it is tacky, then they didn't truly live in the 70's. The decor is the best part or the tour. It is what Elvis liked, not what hollywood expected. That's a real man, and a real human being. The awards for his generosity are awe inspiring. Two thumbs up and 5 stars.
User review by benjaminyc. AMAZING , TOUCH MY HEART ! , I WILL BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN EVERY YEAR
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