AAA Editor Notes
Elvis Presley's Graceland is off I-55 exit 5B (Elvis Presley Blvd. S.), 1.5 mi. s. of I-240 at 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. (US 51S). The Graceland complex is made up of the 14-acre Presley estate and an entertainment facility with museums, exhibits, eateries and shops. An all-new entertainment complex with new exhibits, Elvis Career Museum and Automobile Museum is scheduled to open in spring 2017.
The Graceland mansion and grounds are accessible via an audio/tablet tour narrated by actor John Stamos and featuring commentary by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. Visitors can see the Jungle Room, pool room, living areas, kitchen and racquetball building, plus exhibits about Elvis' life at Graceland. The tour ends in the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and family members are buried.
Across the street, the entertainment facility features exhibits about Elvis' music and movie career, including gold and platinum records, memorabilia and wardrobe. The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum highlights Elvis' renowned collection of vehicles. His 1955 pink Cadillac, a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk, a six-door Mercedes Benz limousine and a 1975 Dino Ferrari are among the automobiles displayed. At the north end of the complex, visitors can step inside Elvis' two private airplanes: the Hound Dog II, a Lockheed JetStar, and the Lisa Marie, a customized jet plane with luxurious appointments.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours, 30 minutes minimum.