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Graceland offers tours that will have you living like the King

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When you're the king of rock 'n' roll, things can get a little wild.  It can also happen when you're Keith Kaiser, living like the King at Graceland.

This is the perfect year to bring your family to Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. Graceland, the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage, will take you on an unforgettable journey that showcases why, 35 years later, Elvis is still the king.

The Graceland experience includes:
Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes - NEW FOR 2012

This exhibit is included only as part of the Graceland VIP Tour. Born in 1968, Lisa Marie Presley became the center of Elvis' world. "Elvis... Through His Daughter's Eyes" looks at Lisa Marie's experience of growing up with a famous father and features 200 items assembled by Lisa Marie and the Graceland Archives team.  Home movies, toys and rarely-seen family mementos are among the many items that are on display.

SUMMER TOUR - Tour the Graceland Stables - SUMMER SEASON

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Graceland will open the Elvis Presley Stable Tour to the public for the summer season. Several artifacts are on display including saddles used by Elvis and his entourage, personal western wear worn by Elvis, and home movie footage of Elvis on horseback at Graceland. Graceland is currently the home to four horses - Max, Tucker, Bandit, and Candy. Tours will be open on weekends, extended holiday weekends, and during Elvis Week 2012. Daily tour times are at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Explore Elvis On Tour - NEW FOR 2012

At Graceland Crossing, take an in-depth look at "Elvis on Tour," the Golden Globe award-winning documentary about Elvis' multicity tour in April of 1972. This limited-time exhibit features artifacts such as the producer's Golden Globe award, jewelry and stage clothing worn by the king during the concerts, rarely-seen photos, video and more.

ICON : The Influence of Elvis Presley Presented by Fender- NEW FOR 2012

Curated by the Graceland archives team in partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this groundbreaking exhibit features 75 artifacts on loan from the famed Cleveland museum, along with items from the collections of many of today's biggest names in music who have been influenced by the King of Rock ‘n' Roll. The exhibit celebrates Elvis' status as a music pioneer and icon that paved the way for many of today's artists and celebrities.

Walk in Elvis' Steps at Graceland Mansion

Step inside Graceland Mansion and follow in the same steps as Elvis himself as you enjoy an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie. See where Elvis lived, relaxed and spent time with his friends and family. The Graceland Mansion tour includes Elvis' living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room.

After touring the Mansion, check out the other great parts of the 14-acre estate as you tour Vernon Presley's business office and Elvis' racquetball building. Also part of the Mansion tour you'll visit Elvis' trophy building that houses an amazing collection of his gold and platinum records, as well as other great memorabilia from Elvis' early career, his movies, his charitable endeavors and more.

The final stop on the tour of Graceland Mansion is Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.
Stroll Through The Elvis Presley Car Museum

Elvis loved cars and the Elvis Presley Car Museum displays some of his favorites. Stroll down a tree-lined street with a drive-in theater and see over 33 vehicles owned by Elvis. Highlights include his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, the red MG from Blue Hawaii and more. Also, see some of Elvis' favorite motorized toys, including a go-cart, dune buggy, motorized three-wheelers and a pedal car. Some newer additions to the Elvis Presley Car Museum include his Rolls Royce sedans, 6-door Mercedes Benz limousine and Elvis' John Deere 4010 tractor that he used on his ranch and at Graceland. 

Step Aboard Elvis' Custom Jets

Elvis purchased a 1958 Convair 880 in April 1975 and named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. He spent more than $800,000 having the jet remodeled. Climb aboard this customized jet that features a living room, conference room, sitting room, and private bedroom, as well as gold-plated seat belts, suede chairs, leather covered tables, 24-karat gold-flecked sinks and more.

Then, take a peek inside Elvis' smaller Lockheed Jet Star, customized by Elvis with a yellow and green interior, that was primarily used for taking Elvis' manager and his staff from city to city on his concert tours.

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