The Group Travel Leader

JUN 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E mementos. To give additional insight, each guest is issued an iPad that is preloaded with details about various aspects of the house, along with family photos and videos that help bring the mansion to life. If you have serious Elvis fans in your travel group, consider treating them to the Ultimate VIP Experience, a private, docent-led tour of the home that includes lunch or dinner, as well as the oppor - tunity to put on white gloves and interact with some Elvis artifacts. Groups of up to 15 can participate. Of course, touring the mansion isn't all there is to do at Graceland. This spring brought the opening of Elvis Presley's Memphis, a new 200,000-square-foot museum and visitor center. "The crown jewel is our exhibit 'Elvis the Entertainer,'" Kern said. "This is where the added space allows us to go further with our storytelling. We start at chapter 1 of the Elvis story with Sun Studios. We have about 30 of his jumpsuits on display, and for the first time ever, we have all of his gold records and Grammy awards on display." Also new is the Guest House at Graceland, a $92 million, AAA Four Diamond resort with 450 guest rooms and two restaurants. Photos courtesy A DISPLAY AT ELVIS PRESLEY'S MEMPHIS A KING SUITE AT THE NEW GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND A SELFIE AT THE NEW GRACELAND FACILITIES PR ESS PL AY RECORD For half a century the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum has shared in the joy of telling the story of country music. This year, as the Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary, we pause to remember the role it has played in preserving and interpreting that story. Spend a day with us, and discover our original song. #PressPlayRecord • #CMHOF50 • @CountryMusicHOF Downtown Nashville • © EPE. Graceland and its marks are trademarks of EPE. All Rights Reserved. Elvis Presley™ © 2017 ABG EPE IP LLC Featuring an All-New, Immersive Enter tainment Experience GRACELAND.COM/GROUPS • 800-238-2010 GROUP R AT ES A V A I L A B L E VISIT GRACELAND ® IN MEMPHIS

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