Graceland is the second most visited home in the United States after The White House.
Every die-hard Elvis Presley fan wants to visit Graceland once in their lifetime. Imagine walking the same hallways as The King is something we all want to do. Graceland was first opened its door to the public in the year 1982. Even though it has been more than forty years since Elvis passed away, but still the place is maintained and looks exactly the same as when he lived here. So, here are a few interesting facts about the ever-famous Graceland.
The name Graceland was actually named after the previous owners
Before Elvis brought his dream house, it was owned by the Toof family, whose patriarch S.C Toof was a renowned printing press owner. He named the property after his daughter Grace Toof Ward. Elvis didn’t change the original name, and the land and house are known till this day as Graceland.
Graceland was home to many animals
Apart from the common pets, Graceland was home to many other animals that included ducks, chickens, horses, hogs, and even donkeys. Elvis even owned a mynah and a turkey named Bowtie. It is said that Mynah learned to say sentences like “Elvis isn’t here” and “Elvis is asleep”. Other than these, Graceland had a monkey named Bambi and a chimpanzee named Scatter.
Graceland’s famous jungle room
Graceland’s jungle room was nothing short of a marvel. It was filled with hand-crafted furniture, and there was even a waterfall at one side. When Elvis used this room, it was aptly called”the den”. The fun part about this room is that it also doubled as a recording studio. It is believed that Elvis recorded his album “From Elvis Boulevard, Memphis Tennessee”. Not only Elvis, many other musicians have also used this room as a recording studio. Some of these names are Kid Rock, John Cougar, and Lisa Marie Presley.
There are even airplanes at Graceland
Elvis had a total of five airplanes, out of which two were on the grounds of Graceland. The planes the Hound Dog I and the Hound Dog II were the epitome of luxury with a bedroom, sitting room, bathrooms, a stereo system, conference room and attractive furniture. He even called his plane “Lisa Marie” after his daughter.
You can go on a tour in Graceland and still witness the grandeur, style, life and times of the one and only King of Rock n Roll, Elvis.