Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee Shows the King’s Impressive Wealth

Photos, story by Cassie Hepler

You’ve heard the king of rock and roll countless times. Now get a glimpse inside the place that Elvis Presley called home: Graceland.

I’ve always loved Elvis and his music. He was devilishly handsome until he got overly chubby (insert sandwich joke here). He was a rebel in a time of conformity and decadence. He gyrated his hips and made women go crazy (and probably some closeted gays too at the time). But a lot of the country at the time wasn’t ready for him or where his music originated from: African Americans. So the music scene needed a poster boy of sorts to allow other types of music to bleed into the mainstream (equivalent to modern day Justin Bieber injecting Spanish style “Despacito” into the USA mainstream today).

Enter Elvis Presley, who was born a twin but his brother Jesse Garon Presley died at birth, and that haunted him his whole life and left him feeling forever lonely. Imagine having unlimited wealth and the ability to buy all the modern day adult “toys” your heart ever desired in your 20’s. That’s what happened to the king but only proves money can’t buy happiness. See his mansion, private gardens, aircraft, luxury car collection and more below. For an unforgettable experience, go visit Graceland yourself but spring for the VIP tour so you aren’t treated like cattle. And if you’re a huge fan, stay at the Guest House in Graceland for the whole Elvis Presley experience.

The mansion is a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’s daughter, is currently the owner although no one actually lives on the property. It is located on the famous Elvis Presley Boulevard about 9 miles from downtown. Opened to the public as a museum on June 7, 1982, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland is the second most-visited house in the U.S. after the White House, creeping toward almost one million visitors a year.

Welcome to Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ticket prices for 2018 in Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Got out two tickets and ready to explore at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

But first a mandatory photo opp if you want it at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Our fellow photography friend Adarryll Jackson Sr. joined us for a day of exploring at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here is the front of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

We were ushered inside very fast at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The stained glass “P” for Presley at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Of course no mansion is complete without a chandelier at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The famous peacock living room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Because no one was allowed upstairs before, they carried on the tradition at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The back bedroom at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The dining room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The basement bar at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis never drank alcohol and loved Jesus, this was for entertaining purposes.

A pretty funky man cave den at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The billiard room was custom designed in fabric on the ceiling and walls at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The jungle room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Another view of the jungle room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The view popping out of the back of the house at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The back view of the mansion at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

His office cottage in the back of the mansion at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Some great humor on the office door at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Gun practice was a must to blow off steam at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

A back side view of the mansion at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The sad story of his twin dying at birth at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The best painting in the museum, the iconic outfit on velvet at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

A glimpse of the pool at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The back yard at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The horses had it good at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The studio behind the mansion at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis was very religious and this was his meditation space at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis and other family are buried at the mansion after multiple looted attempts at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stained glass sequence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stained glass sequence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stained glass sequence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stained glass sequence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The graves at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis’s tombstone at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The pathway to the meditation garden at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The house looking to the left when leaving at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The pool getting cleaned at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The meditation garden sign at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

We were then shuttled back quite quickly and delivered at the gate area at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Another shuttle takes tourists to see the same sights at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

You will see all sorts of Elvis graffiti at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

This one was my fave located on the street itself (don’t get hit!) Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The planes were up next and part of our tickets at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Lisa Marie plane in full view at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The puddle hopper right next to the Lisa Marie at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Inside the Lisa Marie plan at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stepping back into time at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

A full living room inside the plane at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

A full dining room too at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Couches and other furniture lined up railroad style at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Inside the puddle hopper at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Size view of the Lisa Marie at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

On grounds is also food, drinks and anything you can imagine to buy at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis loved cars and the Presley Motors Automobile Museum displays some of his favorites. Here are just some of the highlights of this most impressive Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. Get ready for some mind blowing and epic car porn!

Soon we found his massive auto collection, a separate building located near the tickets at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Portraits of Elvis records line the walls at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Motorcycles at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Custom made creations at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

A fancy golf cart at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

This place was massive at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Snowmobile at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dune buggy at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Small boat at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Custom made cars at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Back of custom made car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis had some funky taste at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

White car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Black car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pink car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Custom made at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Purple car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Back of purple car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Grey car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Limo at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Red car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

White car at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

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