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Graceland's new feature to bring guests to Tupelo

Elvis Presley's Graceland has launched a new feature which will bring guests to Tupelo to visit Elvis's past.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:07 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2017 10:20 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Elvis Presley's Graceland has launched a new feature which will bring guests to Tupelo to visit Elvis's past.

It will be called Graceland Excursions. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to go to Tupelo or the Mississippi Delta.

"I think it would be for the Tupelo area for one thing it'll bring people here," said Barry Mathis, an Elvis Fan.

The hope is to encourage visitors to stay in Memphis for the weekend. The Tupelo experience would include trips to the Birthplace, Tupelo Hardware, and a driving tour of Tupelo.

"It'll be about a 7 hour round trip," added Dick Guyton, the executive director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace. “This will just be an additional amount of people. They want people to stay the entire weekend in Memphis."

The Glassel family from Michigan were staying at Graceland, but drove down to Tupelo to learn more about Elvis.

"I think that would be wonderful," said Jenifer Glassel. “I'm always wondering if I'm missing something. It would be nice to have it guided like that."

"I think it’s great," added Kirk Glassel. “I think I’d do it twice. Once to come here and once to go to the Delta."

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