The last time an expansion this big happened at Graceland, was probably right after Elvis discovered the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich . Honestly, it was back in 1982, when Graceland opened it's doors to the public for the first time.
Priscilla Presley was part of a ribbon cutting ceremony that kicked off a four-day grand opening celebration for “Elvis Presley’s Memphis.” The 200,000-square-foot, $45 million project is located across from Graceland, in the Whitehaven neighborhood.
What you'll find inside:
A 20,000-square-foot museum highlighting Elvis's music, movie, and live touring career, hundreds of artifacts, including a ski boat named Gladys after his mother. Elvis: The Entertainer will be the largest Elvis museum in the world.
The new complex will house the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum "Presley Motors"; Elvis Discovery Exhibits; Elvis’ Custom Jets, as well as Elvis-connected musical displays, including “Mystery Train: The Sam Phillips Exhibit” and “The Country Road to Rock.”
There are two restaurants named for Elvis' parents, Glady's ‘50s-themed diner and a BBQ eatery, Vernon’s Smokehouse.
When planning your trip, consider making reservations at the newly opened Guest House at Graceland, an elegant 450 room hotel just steps away from Graceland and the new entertainment complex.
So, how much does it cost? Well, it's a one for the money, two for the show...