on October 6, 2010
How could anyone visit memphis without a trip to Graceland. I did the first time but not on my return. Well im not an Elvis fan and believe me, even if youre not a fan please go here or you ll be missing out on an amazing insight into the home of the King. It really doesnt suprise me how anyone could not want to leave Memphis its a magical place. yes it hits the headlines for crime ghettos and high unemployment but take a look at the attractions and add to that the warmth of the people and the southern hospitality.I booked a trip as soon as i checked into my hotel and in 2 hours time the bus came to pick me up and off we went. I think it was about 25 bucks at the time and that included transportation and an entrance fee. Warning when you get to Graceland dont pay to get your photo taken its so phoney and it costs a fortune, they will have you standing by a cloth and it just isnt worth it.While youre doing the tour if you can ask someone to take a photo of you outside the entrance to the house but do this quickly as theres a constant stream of people. I found it amazing to go inside and look at his rooms and trophies, seeing the almighty jungle room and the stables outside. Looking at the beautiful gardens and finally the grave where he is laid to rest. Also when you come out you can also get on 2 airplanes he used and one of them the Lisa Marie Presley plane.I would go here with a tour group rather than drive and pay yourself. There are many good tour groups in Memphis and Blues City tours is one of them. If you are hungry when in Graceland they have a cafeteria there, the food is ok just a bit pricy. If i did it again I would eat in the Beale street area and try one of the great fish restuarants. All in all a great experience and i would recommend this highly, even to non Elvis fans.
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