Elvis, an industry in Memphis

Trip Start Oct 14, 2013
Trip End Apr 13, 2014

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Flag of United States  , Tennessee
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Driven today: 384 km
Driven to date: 3348 km

Today we drove from Nashville to Memphis. We are staying in an RV park that is directly across the street from Elvis Presley's Graceland.

This afternoon we toured Elvis’ home and planes, and saw some of his cars. The attraction is well set up with shuttles taking everyone to Elvis' home. There are no touristy type shops on the property so it is very homey and there is not the opulence I was expecting. However, on the other side of the road is another story. There are shops upon shops of Elvis souvenirs, everything you could possibly think of to put 'Elvis Presley’ on is here to buy from bobble heads to replicas of his costumes (about $2500.) and everything in between. TVs and speakers are everywhere playing Elvis movies, documentaries, songs, and interviews. It’s mind boggling how much money probably goes through here every day.
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Susan Campbell on

Hi Greg and Karen

You're on the road again! Once again, I'm really enjoying the blog and photos of all your exploits. Safe travels!


Mike Thibbidao on

Looks like a great start to another adventure. Stay safe and have fun. Keep on blogging. Love hearing about your travels and seeing your pictures.

Bev Francis on

Love it all

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