5 places every Elvis fan should visit that aren’t Graceland

We’ve rounded up some spots where you can follow in the footsteps of the King.

More than 600,000 Elvis fans flock to his iconic Memphis mansion, Graceland, every single year.

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But if you want to go off the Elvis beaten track, there’s a few other places around the world where you can get closer to the King.

Here are five places every Elvis Presley fan should put on their bucket list:

1. Trousdale Property, LA

Fancy staying in one of Elvis’s actual homes? You can, with a visit to the Trousdale Property in LA.

This is the home he shared with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie in the late 1960s, and even has the original gates that Elvis used to talk to fans through. Click here to find out how to book.

2. Sun Studio, Memphis

If you’re already in Memphis to pay homage at Graceland, don’t miss the city’s other Elvis shrine – Sun Studio.

 

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It’s here that he recorded his early classics, including That’s All Right, and it isn’t called the birthplace of Rock N Roll for nothing - you can even take a tour of the studio and rumour has it fans have the chance to sing into the microphone Elvis himself used.

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3. Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii

Not only did Elvis make three movies in Hawaii, but it was here that he broadcast the first-ever concert to a world-wide audience.

 

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You’ll find traces of Elvis throughout Hawaii but it’s in downtown Honolulu that his presence is really felt; the former Honolulu International Convention Centre is the location of his Aloha from Hawaii concert in 1973 and is now home to a life-sized statue of the King. You’ll also spot some of the locations from the film Blue Hawaii, which was shot all over the island. Go slice some sand like Elvis did.

4. Little Church of the West, Las Vegas

Vegas was a regular haunt during Elvis’s career, and one of the most memorable Elvis sites is the Little Church of the West, the location where his character in Viva Las Vegas married Ann-Margaret.

Nowadays, you and your betrothed can marry there, with the ‘Now or never Elvis ceremony’, which includes an Elvis lookalike performing three songs, walking the bride down the aisle and officiating the ceremony.

5. Bad Nauheim, Germany

During his stint in the military, Private Presley was stationed at Ray Barracks in Friedburg and lived off-based in nearby Bad Nauheim, a resort known for its spas and natural springs.

Despite only being there between 1958 and 1960, Elvis obviously left an impression on the city – you can take walking tours to see all of Elvis’ favourite haunts (including Café Bienenkorb, which still bakes the chocolate cake that Elvis enjoyed there on his 24th birthday) or take part in the annual European Elvis Festival, a four-day fest marking the anniversary of his death.

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