Elvis Presley’s Graceland among top visited private homes in the U.S.

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When Priscilla Presley opened Graceland, the home of her ex-husband, Elvis Presley, to the public on June 7, 1982, she had no idea how many people would come. To her surprise, the 3,000 tickets available to visit Graceland the very first day sold out. And now, almost 40 years later, Graceland is one of the most visited private homes in the United States. Graceland receives around 600,000 visitors each year, compared to The White House and The Biltmore Estate which both receive approximately 900,000 visitors per year. In 2016, Graceland welcomed their 20-millionth visitor.

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The Guesthouse at Graceland: High on luxury, low on Elvis

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In the summer of 2016, I¬†was so excited when they were building the new Guesthouse at Graceland luxury hotel right next to Elvis Presley’s mansion. As a frequent visitor to Memphis and Graceland, I have stayed both at the Days Inn Graceland across the street from the mansion and the Heartbreak Hotel next to the Graceland Plaza. Both had a lot of Elvis character but were low on luxury. A new hotel was much needed in this area for many years.

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Graceland’s new mega-complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a Disneyland for Elvis fans

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Upon entering the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex, fans will be overwhelmed by how much there is to see and do. The new $45 million, 200,000 square foot complex which opened in early March 2017 literally transformed a strip mall with a few Elvis attractions and turned it into an Elvis Presley theme park.

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New Elvis Presley museum to open in expanded Graceland visitor complex

Just five months after the new luxury hotel, The Guesthouse at Graceland, opened next to Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, there will be a new mega-entertainment complex opening across the street. “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” is a new $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment attraction set to replace the existing Graceland visitor center.

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