A few blocks away sits historic Sun Records. A tour through this Memphis original offers a peek into the sound stage where Roy Orbison first sang about the greatest little girl he ever met, and a chance to pose with a microphone Elvis once used. Another studio-turned-museum is located deep in the heart of Soulsville: Stax Records, a museum dedicated to soul music and icons like Tina Turner and Isaac Hayes. Long before blue suede shoes walked brick-paved Beale Street, blues musicians crooned about hard times and lost loves in clubs along the infamous strip.
Step into the opulent lifestyle of a king with a visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. The tour highlights the formal dining room, living room, and a piano room just beyond the living room’s wall of stained glass. Embark on the Ultimate VIP Tour of Graceland Mansion with an expert guide, including a peek into Elvis’s custom jets, a show-and-tell session with items from his personal archives, a meal at Vernon’s Smokehouse, and a visit to the new exhibit complex, aptly named Elvis Presley’s Memphis.