- Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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With this city's strong musical identity, there's no question as to why Elvis Presley chose Memphis as his kingdom. Graceland, located approximately 12 miles south of Downtown Memphis, is the second most-visited home in the country (following closely behind the White House), and when you visit you can enjoy tours of the King's jungle room, pink Cadillac, record collection -- even his shoes and gifts sent to him from avid fans. Elvis' grave is also located on the Graceland grounds.
Some say Graceland is overpriced and too crowded, but most agree visiting is a must. One TripAdvisor user writes, "I was moved! It's well done and worth the trip! If you have the opportunity to go, do so and ENJOY!" If you hate crowds, avoid visiting Graceland in August, when Memphis hosts the annual Elvis Week festival.
You can visit Graceland on any weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Hours of operation may vary depending on the season. It's possible to visit Elvis' grave for free every day between 7:30 and 8:30 am. The cost of house tours and the adjoining Elvis Presley Automobile Museum vary, depending on which attractions you choose to visit. Visit Graceland's official website for more information.
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