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Follow In The Footsteps: Elvis Presley

Mar 22,2022read

Follow in the footsteps of the King himself, Elvis Presley from his childhood home to the epic Graceland! Found here on our next Family Days Out blog!

Whether you are a fan of Elvis Presley or not, you can't ignore that this "King of Rock and Roll" made an incredible impact on not only music, but pop culture as we know it. He transformed the 1950s, shaped a generation, and today is one of the most iconic talents to ever walk this planet.

But how much do you really know about him? Wouldn't it be an incredible learning experience for the kids if they actually followed in the footsteps of this worldwide icon - being inspired by his humble beginnings to worldwide domination?

Luckily for you we have listed some things to do with kids across the USA that will really allow you to really discover the incredible life of the one, and only, Elvis Presley!

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Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8th, 1935 and it's here that our adventure begins!

Aptly named Elvis Presley Birthplace, here you can visit the very two-room abode where Elvis started life. Very special to the family, the property was built by Elvis' father, grandfather and uncle, and it was here that Elvis picked up his first guitar, and was exposed to that gospel music that would influence him so much in his career.

During your visit you can select the regular admission which offers you access into the home, or you can enjoy the Deluxe Tour that also includes a museum and Elvis' childhood church.

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Our next stop on our Elvis Presley journey is Memphis, and no, we're not at Graceland yet. A music career needs to start in a recording studio and in the case of Elvis Presley, it was Sun Studio!

Whilst Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll, Sun Studio is the "birthplace of Rock'n'Roll". It was here that countless muscial legends were discovered, from B.B. King to Johnny Cash, from Jerry Lee Lewis and yes, Elvis too. 

A visit to Sun Studio will see you stand in the very spot that so many musical classics were recorded.  During your tour you can not only visit the studios but also hear recordings of the sessions!

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Elvis and Vegas go hand in hand, so make sure you detour to Las Vegas at some point!

You can take tours such as the Pink Cadillac Tour with "Elvis" himself, taking you through the streets, down the strip and even to where Elvis performed. 

There are often incredible tribute shows too, and learn all about the place that made that sparkling white jumpsuit so famous!

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Then, back in Memphis, your Elvis Presley tour naturally will come to an end at Graceland. Graceland embodied everything Elvis stood for, everything he loved, and everything he worked for.

A visit to this staple will really put into perspective how full Elvis's life and career was, and how much he achieved from those early days in Tulepo

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Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 in Graceland where today he remains. A visit here is a must even if you're not a huge Elvis fan. It's an incredible experience where you can see memorabila, cars, music collections and so much more.

They even do a summer kids camp where those talented little ones can sing and dance their hearts out!

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Why not follow in the footsteps of this incredible muscial icon and learn all about the man that was born in a small two room home in Mississippi and grew up to be the greatest entertainer that ever lived?

His story is one that will live on in history, so why not be part of it?

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