The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, has been gone for over forty years now, but he is certainly not forgotten. We are reminded of the entertainer every time we listen to his music and watch his films.
Those of us who have been lucky enough to live in or venture out to Memphis, Tennessee, may have also had the chance to visit Graceland, where he lived with his family following his success.
Second to only the White House, Graceland is one of the most-visited houses in the United States with over 650,000 annual visitors. In 2006, the famous site was finally declared a National Historic Landmark.
Now owned by Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, the estate has long been converted into a museum dedicated to Elvis and his memorabilia.
Some of the world’s most famous individuals, including royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, have visited Graceland. In May 2016, it welcomed its 20 millionth visitor.
So if you’re like me and have never set foot on Graceland, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is, and what is on the inside that has people returning.
Well, in addition to getting a glimpse into what Elvis’s life was like behind the scenes, fans visiting the late singer’s 17, 552-square-foot property also get a chance to learn more about the things Elvis was passionate about, like cars and planes.
The property features 23 rooms, including eight bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, a music room, dining room, a “jungle” room, a kitchen, a TV and billiard room, a swimming pool, Trophy Building, the Meditation Garden, a stable for horses, and a shooting range.