Smithsonian | Finding #Elvis Beyond Graceland

The King's Keepers: Five Quirky Locations for Finding Elvis Beyond Graceland | Travel | Smithsonian

On the tail of The King’s birthday, I thought this trans-America list of Elvis haunts from Smithsonian online would be noteworthy. Enjoy!

The King’s Keepers: Five Quirky Locations for Finding Elvis Beyond Graceland | Travel | Smithsonian.

In the decades following his death, the singer—who would have turned 80 on January 8—has been elevated to levels bordering on the religious: the sites he visited turned into pilgrimage destinations, the items he touched transformed into pop culture relics.

Graceland, his Memphis home, averages 600,000 visitors a year and has spawned duplicates both miniature and life-size. But beyond the neon lights and shag carpets, in places like Connecticut and Arkansas, live people who believe deeply in the importance of preserving the history—and legacy—of Elvis Presley in unexpected ways.

 

 

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